Running your pub

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

Operations overview: the shortlist in this category have highlighted their keys to success


Meet the finalists: Best Pub Operations Team

By The Morning Advertiser

The award for Best Pub Operations Team will be presented to the team that demonstrates its effectiveness in innovation, leadership and business success best.

Irish eyes: St Patrick's Day, Cheltenham races and Six Nations rugby victories helped the on-trade last week (credit: Getty/wundervisuals)

St Patrick’s Day trumps final Six Nations weekend

By Gary Lloyd

A bumper week saw pubs take advantage of Cheltenham races, St Patrick’s Day, the Six Nations rugby tournament and Mother’s Day with the Irish patron day running out a clear winner.

Food finalists: the trio of companies in this category showcased how important their food offer is to their business


Meet the finalists: Best Food Offer

By The Morning Advertiser

Judges for the Best Food Offer category were looking for the finalists to demonstrate food as a key part of the business’s total sales.

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How to run a pub quiz

By Ed Bedington

The Lock In team tackle the topic of pub quizzes, much to the delight of Heath - the do's and don'ts of running a great quiz!

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