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My Pub: Great British Pub of the Year 2017, Eagle & Child

My Pub: Great British Pub of the Year 2017, Eagle & Child

By Georgina Townshend

At the beginning of September, Glen Duckett, landlord of the Eagle & Child, in Ramsbottom, Lancashire, lifted the award for Best Pub of the Year in the Great British Pub Awards 2017, after first being named Partnership Pub of the Year. Here, Duckett...

Wi-Fi debate: is it possible for customers to abuse free service?

How publicans really feel about customers abusing Wi-Fi

By Georgina Townshend

As publicans continue to adapt to consumer demand, should pubs allow customers to stay for hours using the free Wi-Fi despite only buying one drink? Or, would they be right to ask them to leave?

Unique selling point: a lot of pubs claim to have a back story

9 things landlords claim about their pubs

By Georgina Townshend

From being the oldest pub in the village, to having a ghost, or having royalty over for tea, every pub has a story – some of which they appear to share with many others.

Hare and Hounds: Managing director Adam Regan talks about his Birmingham pub. Image by Wanye Fox Photography.

My Pub: Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

By Georgina Townshend

Around 10 years ago Adam Regan and his partners rescued the Hare & Hounds from disrepair. Since then, acts such as Ed Sheeran and Ellie Goulding have graced the pub – helping it to win Best Entertainment Pub at last year’s Great British Pub Awards....

Expensive tastes: the Qatari owners of Paris St Germain stumped up £200 million for Brazil’s Neymar

What sports pubs need to know about the transfer window

By Tommy Leighton

Last night, Sky Sports’ Jim White loosened his bright yellow tie, took a long, deep breath and brought another hectic transfer window to a shuddering halt. But what will your customers be talking about in the coming weeks and months? And were your local...

Have the competition licked: dog friendly pubs are quids in

Pubs are a dog owner's best friend

By Fred A'Court

‘Walkies’, it seems, means more than just taking the pooch for a stroll. Almost all dog owners (95%) pay a visit to their local pub and more than a quarter (26%) drop in more than once a week, according to the latest research.

Revenue stream: Families can be a valuable source of income for pubs

More than just child’s play

By Emma Eversham

You don’t have to install a state-of-the-art soft play centre, radically adjust your menu or ignore other customer groups to attract the family market to your pub

Holidays: staycations are more popular

Staycations grow hospitality sales by more than 8%

By Nicholas Robinson

Brits are now more inclined to holiday in the UK, providing the on-trade with a substantial boost, although the uncertain economic climate is preventing them from really splashing the cash.

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