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Well worth a butcher's: Farmer-licensee Barbara Cossins explains how the Langton Arms rose like a phoenix from a devastating fire

My Pub: The Langton Arms, Tarrant Monkton

By Phil Mellows

After a fire that would have been the end for some businesses, the 17th-century Langton Arms came back fighting with a stronger food menu and its own butchery. Farmer-licensee Barbara Cossins reveals the strategy behind the rise of the phoenix

Top interior trends: Going back to comfort and tradition will be big in 2018 according to experts (Image: The Spotted Horse, Fusion by Design)

Pub design trends 2018: fix up, look sharp

By Georgina Townshend

If one of your new year’s resolutions was to refresh your pub’s design, you can get inspiration and advice on the top trends customers are looking for in 2018.

2017 review: a lot has happened in the pub trade this year

A year in the pub trade: 2017 review

By Georgina Townshend

From the freeze of beer duty, the Punch-Heineken deal, pub-specific business rates reductions, to the 10-year anniversary of the smoking ban, a lot has happened in the pub trade during 2017.

Keyboard warriors: Peeved punters taking to the internet to complain are becoming a recurring problem for publicans

Opinion: TripDespiser strikes again

By Pete Brown

A reasonable approach to unreasonable on-line reviews is the best policy in order to make it clear to observers that the reviewer is the one in the wrong.

Gig dreams: Will pubs always provide a place for live music?

Opinion: Pub music, food of love?

By Sophie Atherton

Times change, of course. Live music is not as commonplace as it once was and beer choices have improved hugely – but it’s hospitality that we crave.

Safe journey: the Uber Karaoke campaign focuses on the fun side of travelling home at night

Absolut creates song and dance over Uber journeys home

By Stuart Stone

In a video campaign fronted by Absolut Vodka, brand owner Pernod Ricard UK has teamed up with taxi service Uber to take a different tune in its annual anti-drink-driving campaign by introducing Uber Karaoke.

Cheers: What does 2018 hold for your pub? (Image: Deklofenak/istock/thinkstock.co.uk)

Survey: What does 2018 hold for your pub?

By Georgina Townshend

With warnings about the pub trade coming in thick and fast - with business rates, inflation, changes in consumer demand, declining beer sales and Brexit all looming over publicans' heads - what will 2018 have in store for your pub?

In trouble: Eastender's pub the Queen Victoria is under threat (Image: Matt Pearson)

Eastender's Queen Vic storyline inspires 'save your local' advice

By Georgina Townshend

As BBC's Eastender's beloved public house, the Queen Vic's, future is under threat, campaign groups including Crowdfunder and the Plunkett Foundation have taken to social media to give advice and tips on how to save struggling pubs across...

Paint it Black & Grey: The Morpeth pub used to bring in £500 a week but is enjoying a new lease of life under new management

My Pub: The Black & Grey, Morpeth

By Stuart Stone

Licensee Anna Redpath hoped to add more than just a heavy splash of colour to Morpeth’s once tired Black & Grey pub. Noted for its vibrant floral displays, Redpath talks about transforming the old coach house by one tipsy tea and up-cycled piano at...

Distressing drop: only one in three publicans is now a woman (Image: monkeybusinessimages/thinkstock.co.uk)

Number of women publicans at five-year low

By Georgina Townshend

The number of women licence holders has fallen by almost 44% in the past five years, according to new analysis by specialist hospitality recruiter The Change Group.

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