2006 Albums

What makes a Great British Pub?

What makes a Great British Pub?

By Ed Bedington

The UK pub sector is, without a doubt, a diverse and exciting sector — pubs and bars come in a wide range of flavours, but there’s no getting away from the fact it’s a dynamic and fast-moving business for those at the top of the game.

The Southfield in Middlesborough saw sales grow by 60% post-conversion

Stonegate's Common Room concept set to grow

By John Harrington

Stonegate, the managed operator, expects to have another dozen sites converted to its evolved student-bar concept Common Room by the end of summer, after sales grew 60% at the first outlet to operate under the format, chief executive Toby Smith has told...

Killer Queen wrap: enter now

Mission Foods' new website

By Lesley Foottit

Mission Foods has launched a new website and competition for pub chefs to celebrate British Sandwich Week, which kicks off on Monday.

British Pie Week Pub Pie Competition

Pubs have five days to enter pie competition

By Lesley Foottit

Pub chefs have just five days left to get their entries in for British Pie Week's Pub Pie Champion Competition, in association with Jus-Rol and in...

Hastings: has left the BBPA

Mark Hastings leaves BBPA

By John Harrington

Mark Hastings has left his position as British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) communications director.

Joseph Browne: licensee was in dispute with British Gas

MA helps licensee with shock bills

By John Harrington

British Gas has promised to help a licensee — whose electricity bills increased four-fold — after the Morning Advertiser got involved. Bills at...

MA & Innserve are looking for the best cellars

Search is on to find best pub cellar

By MA Reporter

Are you the licensee with the nation's best-kept cellars? If so, Innserve and MA are looking for you to enter this year's Great British Pub Awards.

Cutsforth: joining Peach

Peach appoints first ops director

By Ewan Turney

Peach Pub Company has appointed former Barracuda man Paul Cutsforth as its first director of operations. Cutsforth was formerly head of operations in...

EPCs: Transition period introduced

Morning Advertiser victory on EPCs

By Ewan Turney

Pressure from the Morning Advertiser has helped to secure a temporary reprieve for pubs requiring an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) — with a transition period being introduced until 4 January.

Best Bar None support from Home Office

Best Bar None support from Home Office

The Home Office, police and BII have agreed a joint approach to develop the highly successful Best Bar None initiative. The scheme will come under...

Terrace

Terrace

Outside is where most of the work has been done. Before the refurbishment, the garden was plain, bland and soulless. Now a smart terrace has been...

Licensing mess

Licensing mess

I run a pub which was recently sold by a major pub company as part of an Office of Fair Trading ruling. This pub company had offered to take full...