Professional Services & Utilities

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.

Business rates revaluation: changes are on the way

Business rates

Q&A on the 2017 business rates revaluation

By Liam Coleman

With the dust settling on the announcement of provisional business rates for 2017 onwards, we take a look at the essential questions ahead of the new rates being introduced in April 2017 with some help from Christie & Co's property valuer Adam...

Bar & Pub Show 2016

Bar & Pub Show 2016

Bar & Pub Show 2016 in pictures

By Sara Hussein

After the first Bar & Pub Show was showcased last week (Monday 3 October- Wednesday 5 October), The Morning Advertiser looks over some highlights of the event.

Whiting & Hammond have installed gazebos from Crown Pavilions in their sites

Design

Making your beer garden a winter wonderland

By Liam Coleman

Since the smoking ban almost a decade ago, beer gardens often seem like an afterthought. The result is they are well populated in summer but, can be a depressing loss in trade in the winter months. Here are three pubs that have converted their outside...

Spot the difference on the likely dilapidations bill

MA Property

How to avoid a dilapidations disaster

By Kevin Marsh, director of licensed leisure at Savills

A dilapidations bill can be a crippling expense at the end of a tenancy. Can that expense be avoided by something as simple as keeping the pub in a good state of repair?

TripAdvisor: point of contention for countless operators

OPINION

TripAdvisor: who gives a hoot?

By Daniel Woolfson

TripAdvisor: love it or hate it, if you work in hospitality, you’ve got an opinion. And the chances are it's a strong one.

How to win the recruitment war

Recruitment

How to win the recruitment war

By Greg Pitcher

Music festivals, YouTube videos, Snapchat clips and celebrity endorsements could all be weapons in the pub sector’s armoury as it fights the war for talent.

Water market open to competition from April 2017

Water

How to prepare for the change in water law

By Liam Coleman

There’s water, water everywhere in the pub, used for nigh on everything. At the same time, it’s something that’s not usually much thought about. It’s taken for granted that H2O is just there, on tap when needed.