Paint it Black & Grey: The Morpeth pub used to bring in £500 a week but is enjoying a new lease of life under new management

My Pub: The Black & Grey, Morpeth

By Stuart Stone

Licensee Anna Redpath hoped to add more than just a heavy splash of colour to Morpeth’s once tired Black & Grey pub. Noted for its vibrant floral displays, Redpath talks about transforming the old coach house by one tipsy tea and up-cycled piano at...

Distressing drop: only one in three publicans is now a woman (Image: monkeybusinessimages/

Number of women publicans at five-year low

By Georgina Townshend

The number of women licence holders has fallen by almost 44% in the past five years, according to new analysis by specialist hospitality recruiter The Change Group.

Glendola Leisure purchases Handmade Pubs

Glendola Leisure purchases Handmade Pubs

By Georgina Townshend

Glendola Leisure has said it is "delighted to announce" its purchase of Handmade Pubs, and is "proud" to add its two London pubs, the Fox in Shoreditch and the Lansdowne, Primrose Hill, to its portfolio of businesses.

Rising costs: foodservice inflation hit its highest rate in three years in June 2017

How pubs can survive rising food prices

By Nikkie Sutton

Reducing the number of dishes on the menu, tapping into technology and keeping staff at the forefront of the business are some of the ways operators can combat rising food prices, according to data experts.

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.