Café culture: Fuggles Beer Café has opened a sequel and both sites are thriving

My Pub: Fuggles Beer Café, Tunbridge Wells

By Phil Mellows

Owner and licensee Alex Greig might be surprised that Fuggles Beer Café survived its first year, but since opening in Tunbridge Wells in 2013 his concept has been a hit and a second site has launched in nearby Tonbridge

Opportunity to nurture: charity Only A Pavement Away looks to tackle homelessness and job vacancies

Finding hospitality jobs for the homeless

By Stuart Stone

Only a Pavement Away (OAPA) has been established to work with licensed hospitality and help the homeless and more vulnerable into jobs within the sector.

Out of pocket: Britain's bar staff are tipped less often than hairdressers and takeaway delivery drivers

Only 29% of Brits tip bar staff

By Stuart Stone

According to research conducted by online marketplace, Britain’s bar staff are tipped less often than hairdressers, taxi drivers, waiters and takeaway delivery drivers.

Protection plea: CAMRA welcomes news that five more pub buildings, built after WW2, have been saved

CAMRA calls to protect more post-war pubs

By Stuart Stone

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has welcomed Historic England’s decision to list five new post-war pubs, and is calling for more post-war pubs to be given similar treatment.

Alfresco trading: Making the most of outside areas now the weather's warming up

Alfresco trading: get inside out

By Michelle Perrett

At the first signs of summer, the thoughts of many consumers and operators alike turn to that classic image of drinks and food in an attractive alfresco setting. But bear in mind, expectations are constantly rising, with punters looking for all the mod...

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.