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Mixed bag: More than £50m pints pulled across bank holiday weekend but trade down vs 2023 levels (Credit: Getty/SolStock)

Pubs report mixed results for bank holiday

By Rebecca Weller

More than 50m pints were estimated to have been pulled across the May Day bank holiday (3 – 6 May), though sales were down against 2023 as pubs report mixed trading results.

More time: operators have a few more days before the deadline for entries closes

Deadline for 2024 GBPA extended

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pubs up and down the country now have more time to enter this year’s Great British Pub Awards as the deadline has been extended.

Card report: Barclays reveals overall spending was up 1.6% (image: Getty/Sergii Kolesnikov)

Spending up more than 4%

By Nikkie Thatcher

The hospitality and leisure sector saw a rise in consumer spending of 4.1% in April, according to new figures.

Mark the occasion: Pubs hope for sales boost over bank holiday weekend (Credit: Getty/andresr)

Hopes for bank holiday sales boost

By Rebecca Weller

Consumers set to mark bank holiday occasion in the pub as operators remain hopeful for a repeat of last year's uplift in sales.

Back of the net: score big with the Euro 2024 tournament (credit: Getty/Aksonov)

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FEATURE: Know the score with the Euros

By Matt Eley

Once the final whistle is blown on the domestic football season, the attention of fans will quickly veer to Euro 2024.

GBPA: A trip down memory lane

GREAT BRITISH PUB AWARDS

A trip down GBPA memory lane

By Rebecca Weller

With the deadline to enter the Great British Pub Awards (GBPA) 2024 fast approaching, The Morning Advertiser (MA) has taken a look back at the last five years of the event.

Earth Day: helping the planet is a must for all sector businesses (credit: Getty/Jesper Mattias)

How the sector is marking Earth Day

By Gary Lloyd

From re-using a weekly by-product of 10 tonnes of spent grain to brewing a new beer using leftover ingredients, the hospitality sector is doing its part for Earth Day.

Special place in people's hearts: Coronation Street's Rovers Return named Britain's favourite TV pub (Credit: Getty/Giuliano Benzin)

Nation's favourite TV pub revealed

By Rebecca Weller

The nation’s favourite pub has been revealed thanks to new research from insurance provider Simply Business.

Great British Pub Awards 2024 cash prize and new category

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Cash prize and new category for GBPA

By Ed Bedington

Cash prizes are up for grabs for Community Pub of the Year in the Great British Pub Awards, courtesy of Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP).

Love Hospitality: The Burnt Chef Project event was attended by people across all sections of the sector

Russell Kane hosts Burnt Chef Project gala dinner

By Gary Lloyd

More than 360 people from across the hospitality sector came together to celebrate and highlight the importance of mental health at The Burnt Chef Project’s second gala dinner, titled ‘Love Hospitality’.

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March consumer spending up 3.2%

By Nikkie Thatcher

FA Cup fixtures, the Six Nations tournament and St Patrick’s Day helped drive a 3.2% rise in consumer spending last month (March) up from 1.1% in February, according to reports.

Alastair Scott talks about improving on Mother's Day

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OPINION: Mum’s the word

By Alastair Scott, owner of Malvern Inns and CEO of S4labour

During the past 10 years, we have been trying to get Mother’s Day right and I am still not sure we have.

Importance of gas when serving drinks in pubs

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Let’s get fizzical

By BOC

Dispensing gas is one of many factors that influence the quality of beer, cider and soft drinks in a pub or club. Yet it’s often left out of training courses about the perfect pour. Carl Goode, Product Manager at BOC Sureserve®, explains why ‘fizzical...

Publican Awards 2024 Best Pub Operations Team winner

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Publican Awards Best Pub Operations Team winner: Heartwood Inns

By The Morning Advertiser

The judges were impressed by Heartwood Inns’ innovative approach to its operational structure, adopting a dual approach, with separate teams for the core estate and the new openings that are coming on stream at a rate of knots.

It's party time: guests enjoyed entertainment, food and plenty of drinks

PUBLICAN AWARDS 2024

Were you papped at the Publican Awards?

By Gary Lloyd

The glorious Evolution London venue welcomed pub and bar operators and bosses from across the UK last week (Wednesday 27 March) to celebrate the 2024 Publican Awards.

Publican Awards 2024 Best Premium Food Offer winner

PUBLICAN AWARDS 2024

Publican Awards 2024 Best Premium Food Offer winner: Anglian Country Inns

By The Morning Advertiser

2024 was an exceptionally tight year for Best Premium Food. In a fierce competition brimming with talent, Anglian Country Inns stood out to claim victory at the final judging panel, celebrated not only for their passionate approach to gastronomy but also...

Publican Awards 2024 Best Food Offer winner

PUBLICAN AWARDS 2024

Best Food Offer winner: Brucan Pubs

By The Morning Advertiser

Retaining the Best Food Award for the second year running, Brucan Pubs ultimately impressed the judges with its passion for hospitality and commitment to consistency.

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