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Feeling isolated: employees from three pubcos can talk to lonely people who have worked in the trade

Pubcos team up with LTC to combat loneliness

By Georgina Townshend

Leading pubs companies Mitchells & Butlers, Ei Group and Punch have teamed up with the Licensed Trade Charity (LTC) to help tackle loneliness among those who have worked in the trade.

Pub tracker findings: quarterly figures also revealed growth for independent pubs and family visits

Promotions lose allure in driving visits to the pub

By Stuart Stone

According to latest figures published by the NPD Pub Tracker, which publishes quarterly insights into sales and visit patterns at British pubs, footfall in the year ending September 2017 was less driven by promotions.

My Pub: The Bickley, Chislehurst

My Pub: The Bickley, Chislehurst

By Georgina Townshend

When Bickley Pub & Restaurant general manager Garry Wood noticed Wednesday steak night was proving a real success, he opted to go more premium by focusing on steaks at the Redcomb Pubs site yet still maintaining a community feel.

José Mourinho presents BT Sport Manager of the Month trophy

By Stuart Stone

Despite being edged out of October’s prize for Premier League bosses by rivals from Burnley, Arsenal, Tottenham and - most painfully - the blue half of Manchester, The Special One still managed to get his hands on a trophy this month – albeit briefly....

More choosy: Britain’s managed pub, bar and restaurant groups like-for-like sales are up 0.3% against last October

October sales see pubs and bars fare better than restaurants

By Georgina Townshend

Industry insiders have warned the festive trading season could be "the difference between survival or failure" across Britain’s managed pub, bar and restaurant groups with like-for-like sales up just 0.3% against last October, the latest figures...

Increased footfall: the Autumn Internationals' opening weekend attracted the second-highest level of MatchPint searches since September

Autumn Internationals provide 4% sales kick

By Stuart Stone

New data provided by MatchPint and beer quality expert Vianet shows that year-on-year beer sales during Rugby Union's Autumn Internationals have increased.

Doctor's orders: Pubs can learn about their customers through sociology

How sociology can help pubs understand their customers

By Phil Mellows

Doctor Tom Thurnell-Read is not a medical man, but he can help you with the health of your pub. Meet the sociologist whose research can teach publicans about their customers and their drinking culture.

Passion: The North London derby has produced some fiesty encounters. Photo: Ronnie Macdonald

North London derby dominates this weekend’s sport

By James Beeson

High flying Tottenham travel to the Emirates to take on an inconsistent Arsenal side in what could be Arsene Wenger’s biggest North London Derby yet, while England meet Australia in Rugby Union action.

Dispute resolution: the PGB has reminded large pubcos its services are available to them

Low-cost resolution service 'still an option' in pub rent disputes

By Stuart Stone

The Pub Governing Body (PGB) has reminded licensees with agreement under the statutory code that the Pubs Independent Rent Review Scheme (PIRRS) resolution service remains an option if there are tied rent disagreements – even in cases where the market-rent-only...

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