2016

Positive: Shepherd Neame posts strong sales results (pic: Jonathan Neame)

‘Food pubs are not dead’ says Shepherd Neame boss

By Nicholas Robinson

Recent upheaval in the casual-dining sphere does not signal the death of the eating-out market, but highlights the pitfalls of “putting all your eggs in one basket” instead of offering variety, according to Shepherd Neame chief executive Jonathan Neame....

Parliamentary reception: winners will be announced on 5 February at a reception at the House of Lords

Finalists announced in National Best Bar None awards

By Stuart Stone

Bolton, Sheffield, Plymouth and Torquay have made it through to the final of the ‘National Best Bar None awards’ to be presented at a reception at the House of Lords on 5 February.

Good year: Beds and Bars has reported a 5% increase year on year on like-for-like sales

Beds & Bars reports 'another successful year' for 2017

By Georgina Townshend

Backpacker bar and hostel operator Beds & Bars has reported that like-for-like sales have increased 5% year on year, rising to £47.7m from April 2016 to March 2017 despite "political, social and economical obstacles hitting the businesses hard".

Delighted: Peter Borg-Neal reports profit growth over 2016/17

Oakman Inns reports 'strong sales and profit growth' over 2016/17

By Georgina Townshend

Oakman Inns has reported a strong performance over 2016/17, with group turnover up by 20.4% at £23.3m and like-for-like sales up 3.5% - despite being "negatively impacted" by the weakness of sterling and a snowy Christmas period.

Wages: men are paid on average more than women

Men paid 14p an hour more than women

By Michelle Perrett

Male workers in the hospitality sector are paid more per hour than women, research from software company Fourth has revealed.

Lack of trust: Jemima Withey fears inside theft after £21k stolen

Operator awarded £1 after manager stole £21k

By Georgina Townshend

A Suffolk publican has hit out after being awarded £1 from a former manager who admitted stealing more than £20,000 from the premises over the course of a few months.

Cost-saving: CAMRA national chairman Colin Valentine assured members there was no cause for concern

CAMRA implements emergency cost-saving measures

By Nikkie Sutton

A potential shortfall in income has lead Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) leaders to take evasive action and put cost-saving measures in place, the organisation revealed in a letter to members.

Happy as is: Pugs Pubs has put plans for rapid expansion on the backburner

Pug Pubs puts expansion plans on hold

By Michelle Perrett

Pug Pubs, the three-strong pub chain, has put plans for rapid expansion on the backburner to focus on its current operation.