Inbound opportunity: How can pubs showcase the best of British to overseas visitors?

Best of British: Attracting overseas visitors

By Claire Churchard

For foreign visitors wishing to visit this sceptred isle the time has never been better, with generous exchange rates encouraging guests to spend their money. So how can pubs make the most of this inbound opportunity?

Crowning glory: Food, bespoke weddings, garden and dog-friendly approach are seeing the Farnham Royal pub make a name for itself

My Pub: The Crown Inn, Farnham Royal

By Claire Churchard

Within a stone’s throw of the Burnham Beeches nature reserve in Buckinghamshire, the Crown Inn, at Farnham Royal, is busy making a name for itself – for its food, bespoke weddings, garden and dog-friendly approach. Licensee Ed O’Neill explains how he...

Walkies: the picture was returned one week after it was taken

Shaggy dog story with a happy ending

By Fred A'Court

It has to be said: Some customers are clearly barking! This is the tail about one that walked into the Grafton Arms in west London, had a nose around then calmly lifted one of several of the pub’s dog pictures off the wall.

Discretionary spending: consumers have reduced leisure spend to prioritise essentials

Fall in consumer spends in pubs and bars, research shows

By James Wallin, MCA

Consumers reduced their spending in pubs and bars by three percentage points (pp) and eating out by 2pp year on year in the first quarter of 2018, amid a wider cutback in leisure spending, research from Deloitte reveals.

Pub capital: Liberty Games declares Portsmouth the UK's pub capital

Liberty Games crowns Britain’s pub capital

By Stuart Stone

Games room specialists Liberty Games analysed the addresses of 51,566 pubs and crowned Portsmouth as the pub capital of the UK, based on the number of pubs per square mile.

Offering a place for people to stay at your pub can be so much more than a sideline of revenue, it could be your top earner.

Pub accommodation: Room for improvement

By Stuart Stone

Holidays in the UK are booming so, if you can offer rooms at your venue, you could be reaping a nice living – and not just running a trading side line

Wealth of experience: Jim Cathcart joins UKHospitality after a decade at the BBPA

Jim Cathcart lands UKHospitality role

By Stuart Stone

Cathcart joins UKHospitality as director of policy and regulation from the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) where he worked for 10 years as a senior policy adviser and policy manager.

Riding high: the pub attracts a wide mix of customers – locals and visitors, young and old

My Pub: North Riding Brew Pub, Scarborough

By Claire Churchard

After 13 years, the installation of one microbrewery, and a good few tap takeovers, licensee Karen Neilson explains how North Riding Brew Pub has won a place
in the hearts of locals and tourists alike.

Plastic is not fantastic: media coverage of the scale of marine waste has been a driver in ethical consumerism

Nine out of 10 Brits believe they are ‘ethical consumers’

By Stuart Stone

Global software partner for the leisure and hospitality industry, Fourth, has revealed that 90% of Brits believe they are ‘ethical consumers’, while a further 67% state they would boycott brands lacking an ethical conscience.