Technology

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.

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.

Debate: how do mobile phone affect the pub?

Bar Talk

Are mobile phones 'horrible for atmosphere' at pubs?

By Nikkie Sutton

Following on from Hove bar the Gin Tub installing a Faraday cage in their ceiling so mobile phone signals are unable to enter the site, this week’s bar talk asks licensees what they think of mobile phones in pubs.

Immersive: Innis & Gunn is offering beer drinkers a free virtual reality experience

Virtual reality

Innis & Gunn brings virtual reality to UK pubs

By Liam Coleman

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? It's hard to tell at 50 pubs dotted across the UK where Innis & Gunn is inviting drinkers to don a virtual reality headset when trying its beers.

Grow sales: use newer technology for food and drink pairings

Technology

Snapchat your food and drink for better sales

By Nicholas Robinson

Operators must embrace newer social media outlets such as Snapchat and Instagram, and ditch older forms like Twitter to maximise food and drink pairings, a research organisation has said.

how to make your pub more productive

Productivity

Cash in with top tips

By Greg Pitcher

Improving your pub’s profitability is the holy grail for operators, so what can you do to get more return from the effort you put in? Four experts give their top tips here

App-ortunity calls for brewers

Technology

App-ortunity calls for brewers

By James Evison

Cask Marque has called on brewers to supply information and artwork for upgrade to CaskFinder app.

BII launches revamped website

Technology

BII launches revamped website

By James Evison

The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) has revamped its website including a new 'marketplace' for members.

No signal: the Gin Tub, Hove, East Sussex is a signal dead-zone

Technology

Licensee: “Mobile phone users like smokers”

By Nikkie Sutton

A bar in Hove, East Sussex has installed a Faraday cage in the ceiling of the venue to block mobile phone signals, meaning customers have to go outside to make a call.

7 ways to be a digital marketer

Marketing

7 ways to be a digital marketer

By Chris Lowe

Digital marketing is a must for any business, big or small. It can be daunting, but fear not, there’s a lot you can do on a modest budget to start or enhance your journey.