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Perfect pictures are not crucial for pub success on Instagram

Get the picture: promoting your pub with Instagram

By Claire Churchard, Georgina Townshend and Stuart Stone

Humans are visual beings, making Instagram an ideal place to showcase your pub. Experts and operators reveal how they get over the line first in a photo finish.

Just pawfect: The Fox and Hounds has received multiple awards for being dog friendly

My Pub: the UK's most dog-friendly pub, the Fox and Hounds, Reading

By Georgina Townshend

Managers Jayne Tilsley and Miles Teece know a thing or two about keeping families and their four-legged friends happy. After winning multiple awards for keeping our canine companions content, Tilsley talks about what makes the UK’s most dog-friendly pub...

Long heritage: the King Arthur pub doesn't take plastic payment and only serves two beers

My Pub: The King Arthur, Worcestershire

By Phil Dixon

A new pub that doesn’t take plastic payment and only serves two types of beer – it can only be a Bathams pub. The Morning Advertiser journeyed to the Black Country to see how the brewery, which trades on its long heritage, has taken what it does best...

Cheers: Judi Newman with Terry Stork outside the shop

Pub is home to first village shop in over 30 years

By Georgina Townshend

After an absence of more than three decades, a village in Suffolk is welcoming the launch of a new village shop at the Oyster Inn, boosted by a grant from People’s Postcode Lottery.

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.

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