Professional Services & Utilities

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

Technology

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. 

Sea change: pubs will be able to choose a water supplier

Water

Five things to know about the new water regulations

By Liam Coleman

In April 2017, water supply is set to become a competitive retail market, like the gas and electricity markets. We spoke to independent water consultancy Waterscan to find out what it means for pubs.

Render: The new owners plan on doing a full outside render of the site

Property

How I plan to restore my local to its former glories

By Liam Coleman

In despair at seeing the downward spiral of the pub in the village where he grew up - the White Lion, in Rempton, Nottinghamshire - Russell Pytches and three other locals decided to fight back and buy the freehold. He tells The Morning Advertiser about...

Grahame Nutt at the Jacobs Well opts for decorations that are never

Christmas

Subtle? Glamorous? How to do Christmas lighting in pubs

By Liam Coleman

Christmas decorations are a must in pubs, but the finished look can vary enormously. While that is the case with the two licensees interviewed here, what they do have in common is a huge boost in festive trade as a result.

Music can lead to customers shouting to have a conversation

Bar talker

Licensees discuss the importance of music in pubs

By MA

Following research that nearly 80% of people have left a pub or a café early because of the level of noise in the venue, licensees discuss the benefits and perils of music in the pub.

Award winning: The Refinery in Regent's Place, London

Interior design

The tips of award-winning pub designers

By Liam Coleman

These three recently-opened venues have been crowned the best in the country at the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. We asked the designers for the secrets about their successful pub designs.

Growth spurts: Staff will hope to see their pensions become something substantial

Pensions

A step-by-step guide to setting up a workplace pension

By Liam Coleman

All employers – regardless of size – will soon need to set up a pension scheme for staff. Here’s a step-by-step guide to the process of auto-enrolment and putting a scheme in place.

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