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What's in the news 11 August

Review of the Week

'We're cheaper than McDonalds!'

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington caught up with Revolution boss Rob Pitcher to get his take on the week's news from inflation to late night closures and the opportunities for AI.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In Podcast 57

The Lock In podcast

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!

Jackpot: Free tacos if vouchers found

Revolution to give away 1,800 tacos

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Revolución de Cuba, a subset of Revolution Bars Group, has pledged to give away 1,800 free tacos as part of a national treasure hunt celebrating the launch of its new food menu.

What's in the news 1 July

The MA's Review of the Week

'Tax relief can help hospitality businesses to reinvest'

By Ed Bedington

Owner of the Veeno wine bar business, Rodrigue Trouillet shared his thoughts on the weeks news with the MA's Ed Bedington, from tax relief to the ongoing recruitment challenges.

Safe space: Inclusivity, community and entertainment key to LGBTQ+ venues (Getty/Ladanifer)

Operators offer tips for running LGBTQ+ venue

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Community, entertainment, and inclusivity must come first when running a successful LGBTQ+ venue reveal operators, with the rise in homophobic hate crimes over the pandemic stressing the need for safe spaces.

Vertical drinking: pub goers can order from and drink at the bar from Monday 19 July but some pub groups say they are keen to continue table service (image: Henrik Sorensen / Getty)

Pubs opt to continue 'relaxed' table service

By Emily Hawkins

Almost half of The Morning Advertiser’s (MA) readers have said they will continue with table service beyond next week and the relaxation of Covid-secure trading measures.

Covid impact: ‘As the effects of pandemic restrictions have seen all venues hit pause on operating as usual, these are felt in a unique way for LGBTQ+ venues and communities’ (Image: Getty/nrqemi)

Opinion – Pride 2021

‘Nights out should be about fun and freedom, not fear’

By Aliyah Rawat, associate trainer, Good Night Out Campaign

As a London-based trainer for Good Night Out Campaign (GNO), an event producer and DJ, I have seen first-hand the precarious position Covid-19 restrictions has placed the industry in.

How can pubs sell more cocktails?

Spirits Week - In association with Diageo

Cocktail-led outings 'much, much more of a reward'

By The Morning Advertiser

To introduce Spirits Week, brought to you by Diageo, drinks expert Douglas Blyde distils some of the key trends and new consumer behaviours shaking up the spirit and cocktail categories.

The Morning Advertiser has profiled the final five in the Best New Site category, sponsored by Heineken, at this year’s Publican Awards

Publican Awards 2021

Meet the finalists: Best New Site

By The Morning Advertiser

The Morning Advertiser has profiled the final five in the Best New Site category, sponsored by Heineken, at this year’s Publican Awards.

Two-week countdown: 'with so much still unknown, all we can do is sit tight and get ready for the day we've been waiting for,' Sacha Lord says

Opinion

The final countdown

By Sacha Lord, night-time economy adviser for Greater Manchester

We are now just over two weeks away from the 4 July - a date etched in our minds as when we might finally be able to reopen our doors to the public.

Encouraging performance: both Lounge and Cosy Club have continued to perform well says Nick Collins

Loungers revenue increases by 22%

By Stuart Stone

Loungers’ ‘broad, value-for-money proposition across multiple occasions’ has yielded year-on-year increases in both revenue and like-for-like sales according to its latest trading update.

Tighter purse strings: while the average consumer spends more than £70 per night out, revellers a strict in ensuring they stick to a budget according to Deltic's Night Index

90% of clubbers on a budget

By Stuart Stone

Only one-in-ten Brits head out on the tiles without money on their mind according to late night bar and club operator Deltic’s latest Night Index,

Rear window: what should the back bar look like?

What should the back bar look like?

By Emma Eversham

The back bar is a pub or bar’s shop window, where a well-thought-out display can really add to the bottom line. So what does a licensee need to think about when deciding what to put there?

Purple pound: what long-term changes can your business make to improve disabled customers' experiences?

What is Purple Tuesday?

By Emily Hawkins

Purple Tuesday – the UK’s first day focused on making shopping and dining out accessible for disabled customers – took place today (Tuesday 13 November).

Sober spaces: there is a growing market for venues offering a late night drinks in a zero-alcohol environment

Are sober bars growing in popularity?

By Emily Hawkins

Although many licensed venues have upped their game and stock more zero- and low-alcohol drinks, some customers want an alcohol-free environment too.