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Bright future: New York's late-night sector is bouncing back from the throes of the pandemic

NYC night czar: ‘Nightlife is a need not a luxury’

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Since Covid, a late-night Renaissance has dawned on New York City. We caught up with the city’s night czar, as she rounds off her term, on how New Yorkers are fuelling post-pandemic recovery with fresh zeal.

Vibrant, young & fun: Sarah Willingham bursts with pride for her team (credit: Nicky Johnston)

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Willingham 'blown away' by double Publican Awards win

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Sarah Willingham was “blown away” after she won big at The Publican Awards, scooping both the Business Leader of the Year title and Best Late Night Operator award for her business Nightcap.

Champions of cask and keg: the winners at MaltingsFest – Eight Arch and Yonder Brewing

Eight Arch and Yonder win best cask and keg SIBA titles

By Gary Lloyd

Eight Arch Brewing Co and Yonder Brewing have taken home the two Overall Champion awards in the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) South-West Independent Beer Awards, which took place last night (Thursday 20 April) at the MaltingsFest beer festival...

Cheers: plenty of beers, ciders and spirits will be available at MaltingsFest

SIBA launches renewal of MaltingsFest

By Gary Lloyd

The south-west of England will be home to a giant beer festival featuring 300 cask ales, craft beers, lagers and ciders from Thursday 20 April until Saturday 22 April.

Fundraising event: British Institute of Innkeeping chief executive Steve Alton is leading the UK edition of the charity cycle ride

50 sector leaders taking part in Pedalling 2 Pubs

By Nikkie Thatcher

Organisers of the Pedalling for Pubs charity bike ride have launched a UK edition to get more fundraisers involved and raise more money for the sector’s good causes.

Venturing outdoors: the sunshine helped sales lift during Easter (credit: Getty/william87)

Sun shines on Easter weekend sales

By Gary Lloyd

Draught beer and cider sales throughout the Easter weekend surpassed figures from 2022 as the sun shone in the on-trade.

Green credentials: M&B's approach to sustainability impressed the judges

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Best Sustainable Pub Company winner, sponsored by Sky: Mitchells & Butlers

By The Morning Advertiser

With great scale comes great responsibility and as the UK’s second largest pub operator, with 1,660 sites, Mitchells & Butlers’ (M&B) size is both its biggest strength and greatest challenge when it comes to reducing its impact on the planet.

Winning team: Barons Pub Company took home the title of Best Pub Operations Team

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Best Pub Operations Team: Barons Pub Company

By The Morning Advertiser

The energy, dedication and attention to detail on staff welfare shown by the operations team at Barons was hugely impressive.

Best Pub Brand / Concept winner at Publican Awards 2023

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Best Pub Brand/Concept, sponsored by Moet Hennessy: BrewDog

By The Morning Advertiser

Craft brewer and bar operator BrewDog continues to push the boundaries and has demonstrated its strength with huge site openings in London Waterloo and Las Vegas despite economic headwinds battering the sector.

Food focus: the knowledge and enthusiasm demonstrated by the Brucan team impressed the judges

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Best Food Offer winner: Brucan Pubs

By The Morning Advertiser

Brucan was the undeniable winner for the “Best Food” category in 2023, according to the judges.

Brew offer: Brewhouse & Kitchen wowed with its beer focus

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Best Brewing Pub Company winner: Brewhouse & Kitchen

By The Morning Advertiser

In less than a decade Brewhouse & Kitchen has established a sound business across not one but 22 breweries in pubs around the southern half of England.

Rooms right: Grosvenor Pubs impressed judges with its accommodation offer

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Best Accommodation Operator winner: Grosvenor Pubs

By The Morning Advertiser

The judges were blown away by the energy and passion of owner Jason Myers and his team in creating a package that sets new standards for modern pub accommodation.

Double win: sport will help increase footfall and licensees can win prizes too (credit: Getty/The Good Brigade)

Sporting days out for licensees up for grabs

By Gary Lloyd

Licensees who have a Sky Sports subscription are in with a chance of driving a Formula 1 car or watching a day of Ashes cricket and will be able to drive footfall with increased summer sporting content.

Glittering event: the 2023 Publican Awards took place at Evolution London

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Publican party pics: were you spotted?

By Nikkie Thatcher

Operators from across the nation gathered in Evolution London this week (Wednesday 29 March) to celebrate the 2023 Publican Awards.

Celebrating the sector: Attendees took to social media to share the best moments

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Publican Awards 2023: social media highlights

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The hospitality sector came together to celebrate the UK's best pub & bar groups at The Publican Awards at a stand-out ceremony in Battersea, south London yesterday (Wednesday 29 March).

Accommodation info: research surveyed both consumers and operators on the pubs with rooms market (image: Getty/structuresxx)

60% of consumers prefer staying in a pub to anywhere else

By Nikkie Thatcher

Six in 10 consumers who have stayed in a pub in the past two years would prefer to stay overnight in the on-trade rather than other types of accommodation for the same spend and location, new research has revealed.

Prestigious ceremony: the Publican Awards have now been running for more than 30 years

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2023 Publican Awards happening tonight

By Nikkie Thatcher

This year’s Publican Awards is taking place tonight (Wednesday 29 March) at Evolution London in Battersea.

Group details: we’ve delved into each of the category finalists

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Meet the finalists: Best Tenanted/Leased Pub Company (up to 500 sites)

By The Morning Advertiser

The tenanted and leased sector continues to evolve and the family brewers are not resting on their laurels. Three strong finalists in this category represent the best in the business and are delivering real innovation and powering their partners to succeed.

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