Christmas Tree

Feeling festive: a pub at Christmas is just the best!

7 reasons why people love a pub at Christmas

By Georgina Townshend

Yes, we all know a pub is for life, not just for Christmas. However, the magic of going down your local boozer throughout the festive period - especially Christmas Eve - is undeniable.

Eager: General manager Joanne Johnson said people thought she was crazy putting the tree up so early

Christmas comes early for Bristol pub

By Georgina Townshend

A publican has “bookings coming out of her ears” for the festive season after putting up a fully-decorated Christmas tree – five months early.

Christmas trading increase for pubs


Christmas trading boom for pubs

By Nikkie Sutton

Christmas trading was above expectations for pubs last year with many, reporting sales had increased significantly compared to the same period in 2015.

Greene King reports positive results across estate

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Greene King reports positive results across estate

By MC Allegra FS

Greene King has reported like-for-like sales up 2.2% in its retail estate with the Spirit managed pubs seeing like-for-like growth of 1.1%, for the 40 weeks to 7 February.

Licensees guide to party drinks at Christmas


A guide to party drinks at Christmas

By Nigel Huddleston

Christmas, New Year and the run-up to the holiday break is the busiest time of year for most UK pubs. But it is no good just waiting for the punters to pour through the doors. Now’s the time to plan ahead and make sure your drinks offer is what customers...

TCG Christmas trading

TCG reports strong Christmas trading

By John Harrington

Turnover for TCG, the managed operator, grew 7% over the Christmas and New Year period, the company has said.Food sales grew 10% across the business, according to chief operating officer Nigel Wright.

Festive trading brings positive results

Festive trading brings positive results

Pub operators saw positive trade over the festive period, hailing the two long weekends and Christmas falling on a Sunday as an excuse for more people to go out.

Festive spend stretcher

Festive spend stretcher

By Lesley Foottit

The economic headlines may be gloomy, but if there is one time of year people will spend it is Christmas. The difference is that they choose their venues more wisely and rely heavily on venues’ online presence to decide, claims The Mystery Dining Company.

MA Forums return after break

MA Forums return after break

The Morning Advertiser's forums are now back live after the Christmas and New Year break. We're looking forward to reading your comments on the...