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Cheers: What does 2018 hold for your pub? (Image: Deklofenak/istock/

Survey: What does 2018 hold for your pub?

By Georgina Townshend

With warnings about the pub trade coming in thick and fast - with business rates, inflation, changes in consumer demand, declining beer sales and Brexit all looming over publicans' heads - what will 2018 have in store for your pub?

Pubs should be exempt from deposit scheme costs says BBPA

By Stuart Stone

British Beer & Pub Association chief executive Brigid Simmonds has highlighted the pub industry’s good record on recycling in response to a call for evidence by the Department for Environment & Rural Affairs on the subject.

In trouble: Eastender's pub the Queen Victoria is under threat (Image: Matt Pearson)

Eastender's Queen Vic storyline inspires 'save your local' advice

By Georgina Townshend

As BBC's Eastender's beloved public house, the Queen Vic's, future is under threat, campaign groups including Crowdfunder and the Plunkett Foundation have taken to social media to give advice and tips on how to save struggling pubs across...

Paint it Black & Grey: The Morpeth pub used to bring in £500 a week but is enjoying a new lease of life under new management

My Pub: The Black & Grey, Morpeth

By Stuart Stone

Licensee Anna Redpath hoped to add more than just a heavy splash of colour to Morpeth’s once tired Black & Grey pub. Noted for its vibrant floral displays, Redpath talks about transforming the old coach house by one tipsy tea and up-cycled piano at...

Call for inclusion: the ALMR wants to see the sector included in skills reform

ALMR calls on Government to nurture hospitality workers

By Stuart Stone

With the Department for Education hosting its inaugural Skills Summit today (30 November), the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has implored the Government to include workers in the eating and drinking-out sector in plans to promote skills...

Cream of the crop: licensees and pubs were recognised at Wadworth's annual ceremony

Best of the best recognised at Wadworth awards

By Stuart Stone

South-west pub operator and family brewer Wadworth held its annual Best of the Best Awards on 28 November, recognising which members of its portfolio of 200 managed and tenanted pub estates had stood out during the past year.

Casual gaming: harnessing the fun of computer gaming can offer pubs the chance to turn a profit

How can pubs make the most of eSports?

By Stuart Stone

Since May 2014, IT engineer Tino Moreno, founder of FifaPub, has been organising and hosting pub-based tournaments using EA Sports’ football title.

Distressing drop: only one in three publicans is now a woman (Image: monkeybusinessimages/

Number of women publicans at five-year low

By Georgina Townshend

The number of women licence holders has fallen by almost 44% in the past five years, according to new analysis by specialist hospitality recruiter The Change Group.

Perfect order: some customers need a little help when asking for a drink

Bar staff insider: beer education

By Bar staff insider

As bar staff we know that beer comes in all kinds of weird and wonderful varieties. Stout, IPA, porter, lager, keg, cask, not forgetting the infamous craft and many more.

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