Beer Garden

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 62

The Lock In Podcast

Wasp wrangling and other tips for summer success

By Ed Bedington

Wasps can ruin many a pub garden experience, but how best to handle them? The Lock In team tackled the perennial pests and other top tips on making the most of summer trade.

Which pub has the best beer garden?

GBPA Best Pub Garden: The Brisley Bell

By Ed Bedington

There’s been a lot of change at The Bell in the north west Norfolk village of Brisley since co-owners Amelia Nicholson and Marcus Seaman came on board, and that has netted them the title of Best Pub Garden in the Great British Pub Awards.

Post lockdown: while some operators described a quiet first week back, sales data shows the sector saw a boost after indoor trading was allowed to resume from Monday 17 May

'Shockingly quiet' first week of indoor trade

By Emily Hawkins

Operators have described the first week of indoor trading after lockdown as “shockingly quiet” but said they are optimistic as sales data shows a boost.

Government permitting: as part of a four stage plan, pubs can trade outdoors from April (credit: Getty/ GZeroOne)

What are the rules around outside trading?

By Nikkie Thatcher

With pubs being able to reopen for outdoor trading only as of 12 April, The Morning Advertiser takes a look at the rules around external structures and pavement licences.

Can you have a beer garden without a licence?


Can you have a beer garden without a licence?

By Poppleston Allen

Summer is fast approaching and the forecasters are predicting a three-month heatwave, so now is the time to put those green fingers to good use and get your beer garden looking great in time for what the less cynical among us hope will be a summer of...

Pick of the pubs

Pick of the pubs

By James Wilmore

Mid-Devon freehouse the Red Lion is the only pub in the village of Shobrooke, five miles from Exeter. The pub is a large, detached, stone property...

South East

South East

The Swan at the Vineyard Lamberhurst, Kent Vanessa and Sean Arnett aren't exaggerating when they say the beer garden at the Swan is a "massive draw"....