Professional Services & Utilities

The pub name ’George and the Dragon’ became popular under King Edward III

What's in a name? The stories behind pub monikers

By Claire Churchard

Pub names are part of the social fabric of Britain. But have you ever wondered why your local is called what it is or why its name may have changed over the years? Here, we take a look at the stories behind the names

Withdrawn: the paper 'fiver' cease to be legal tender tonight, ©Thinkstock

Paper £5 notes no longer legal tender

By Liam Coleman

The paper £5 notes, featuring Elizabeth Fry on the back, will cease to be legal tender from midnight tonight (Friday 5 May). The Morning Advertiser looks at what you need to know.

Clean break: beer hygiene is under the spotlight

7 day beer line cleaning rule ‘not strictly true’

By Nicholas Robinson

Cleaning beer lines every seven days is not necessarily the tell of good hygiene, on-trade cellar sanitisation firm Avani has claimed after a report outed the ‘dirtiest’ beer in Britain.

Pub success: Going multiple

Pub success: Going multiple

By Liam Coleman

You’ve squeezed everything you can out of your site and are now ready to move on up and run a second site. What challenges await you on the journey to becoming a mighty multiple operator?

Pursue your goal: Don't give up your vision of what you really want

Pub success: Starting out

By Liam Coleman

Owning a pub is the aspirational dream for a significant minority of people who regularly soak up the atmosphere in a pub. But just what do you need to know about the trade before starting out and what challenges lie ahead for first-time operators?

What lies beneath: Mastering the cellar is key to a successful pub

Becoming a master of cellars

By David Blakelock

You might have a great reputation for live sport, you might have a super chef who can knock spots off your opposition and you might have one of the best back bars around, but if your cellar isn’t up to scratch, then at best you’re losing profit from the...

Water change: the BBPA is urging licensees to take note of new options from April

BBPA urges pubs to capitalise on new water laws

By Liam Coleman

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has called for pubs to make the most of the new competitive market for water and not let the changes wash over licensees.

EPoS can drive footfall, service levels and customer retention

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Technology: Why up-to-date EPoS systems can benefit your pub

By Fiona McLelland

It may seem a big ask for pub and bar operators to keep up with the pace of technological improvements and developments when it comes to EPoS systems, but the benefits for staff and customers alike make this imperative. 

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