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Do you know how to serve the perfect Hendrick's G&T?


Hendrick’s hits the road with serving lessons

By Nicholas Robinson

Hendrick’s is hitting the road and visiting 100 mainstream bars nationwide starting today (29 May), to show staff how to serve the cucumber- and rose-infused gin – with cucumber slices.

Chefs on the top 50 list create dishes that are second to none

Top 50 Gastropubs Awards 2016

Win a Top 50 Gastropubs Award

You and your pub could be immortalised as a winner of one of the three specialist awards categories open to entry at next year’s Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs Awards.

Editorial: ACV delays clouds issue


Editorial: ACV delays clouds issue

By Ed Bedington

The claim that Westminster City Council is sitting on assets of community value (ACV) applications adds yet further fuel to the fire when it comes to the ACV debate.

Food offering from the Ring O'Bells in Christleton, Cheshire

My Pub

My Pub - The Ring O' Bells

By Alison Baker

From a picnic lawn to farmers’ markets, Trust Inns lessee Ian Wade tells Alison Baker how he has transformed his Cheshire pub, the Ring O’ Bells in Christleton, into a family-friendly haven

Tips for pub food and drink offers

Top tips for pubs on driving midweek custom

By Felicity Allen

With news that weekday visits are now driving the growth in footfall for many pubs, now is the time for operators to keep that momentum going by planning marketing tactics that grow customer spend once they’re in the door. Here are some top marketing...

Online pub reviews top tips

Top tips for making the most of online reviews

By Elliot Adams

Customer reviews are playing an increasingly important role on the success of a business. These days everyone has an opinion on the experience they have and they want to share with people in a similar situation. Reviews have the potential to boost sales...


Will high-street revival pop up?

By Jonathan Smith

Let's hope licensing authorities embrace the Government’s spirit of flexibility in supporting new high-street businesses, says Jonathan Smith at Poppleston Allen.

Charity: pub world is changing

The freehold option lifeline

By The PMA Team

A freehold option lease could unlock the potential in struggling pubs — attracting high-quality licensees who will invest, says The PMA Team,

Charity: is it possible to get a charter of 10 things theindustry can agree on?

Pubs need a clearer voice

By The PMA Team

Retailers must speak with one voice if they are to even begin the process of winning over political hearts and minds, says The PMA Team.

The Weir: reaching potential

Community pub: the Weir factor

By Noli Dinkovski

Licensee Jason Brown tells Noli Dinkovski how he turned around the fortunes of the Weir pub near Glasgow, and recreated its community atmosphere.

E-learning: helping train staff

Spirit launches online training for staff

By Ewan Turney

Punch's managed division Spirit Group has rolled out a new online training resource for its pub teams across its 867-strong estate. Following a trial...

WKD gets romantic

WKD gets romantic

WKD owner Beverage Brands has launched a Valentine's Day promotion for WKD Red, all in its inimitable tongue-in-cheek style.The company has produced...

Sara Lewis, Diageo GB

Sara Lewis, Diageo GB

By MA reporter

The main purpose of any loyalty scheme is to put more cash in the till by giving something of value back to the customer. Good schemes are an...

Get 'em In

Get 'em In

By MA reporter

So you want to get publicity, or market your pub, in your local community? Well, simply read on because we got our Get 'em In panel of industry...

Pubs urged to use car parks for extra cash

Pubs urged to use car parks for extra cash

By Ewan Turney

A Newcastle licensee is urging hosts to make use of their car parks by allowing motorhomes to stop overnight. Kevin Bird said he takes £1,000 a week...



Ali Carter Outdoor space can add value to a premises, so it makes you question why we didn't do it sooner, says the former BII Licensee of the Year...

Donations in time

Donations in time

The LTC is making a real difference to people's lives through its team of volunteer visitors, who give their time, rather than money, to help those...

A ray of sunshine

A ray of sunshine

Hazel Nicholson of Derby's Rising Sun has doubled trade since introducing food at the previously wet-only pub Nicholson took over the Marston's Pub...

Camel pie

The pies have it

By Lucy Britner

Despite criticism from Stella McCartney and celebrity chef James Martin, camel pie is proving popular in Notting Hill. Lee Dunning's dogged...