Java juice: London Coffee Festival kicked off at the Truman Brewery last week (credit: Getty/ nastasic)

How can pubs boost their coffee offering?

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Coffee culture has taken the UK by storm, so we caught up with roasters at the London Coffee Festival as to how pubs can crack the market.

Fourpure No Passport Required Cosmic Café Coffee Sour

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Taste test: Fourpure ‘No Passport Required’ beers

By Nicholas Robinson

Fourpure has launches a series of six beers to take drinkers on a ‘no passport required’ journey, featuring a gose, a SIPA, two sours, a DIPA and a coffee stout.

Bean there: UCC says many businesses make the same mistakes with serving coffee

UCC launches video series

By Nikkie Thatcher

Supplier UCC Coffee UK & Ireland has unveiled a series of videos in a bid to bring to life its data-driven approach to coffee excellence.

Hot topic: Brits drink about 95m cups of coffee every day according to The British Coffee Association

Pubs considered a ‘coffee destination’

By Stuart Stone

Almost one in 10 customers (9%) rate coffee served in a pub as being better than that served by the likes of Pret A Manger, Costa Coffee or Starbucks according to new research.

Caffeine fix: one operator compared specialist coffee to the rise of craft beer

How important is it for pubs to offer specialist coffee?

By Emily Hawkins

With figures showing that two pubs have closed for every coffee shop that has opened in the past five years, industry experts and operators shared their thoughts on how pubs can draw coffee lovers into pubs for a caffeine fix.

Partnership: Liverpool's Bold Street Coffee will reopen with a bar element after working with bar and restaurants company Graffiti Spirits Group

Popular Liverpool coffee shop to expand into bar

By Emily Hawkins

Bold Street Coffee, a Liverpool city coffee shop will reopen with a bar element after partnering with independent bar and restaurants company Graffiti Spirits Group.

Full of beans: Why a great cup of coffee will keep customers happy

Cup and away: How to choose the right coffee machine for your pub

By Georgina Townshend

As the popularity of coffee shows no signs of abating, customers expect to get a high-quality beverage wherever they go – including pubs. The Morning Advertiser (MA) looks at the machines that can help you deliver what your customers want.

Unlocking potential: Ei Group is constructing a coffee offer that can help pubs take on high street coffee chains

Ei Group licensees to take on coffee chains

By Stuart Stone

Ei Group has unveiled a tailored ‘Beerista’ coffee offer to support publicans across the country tap into the UK’s coffee market – worth £3.7bn per year.

Changing face: the redesign focuses on Fentimans heritage

Fentimans unveils £1.2m new look

By Nikkie Sutton

Soft drinks supplier Fentimans has overhauled its image with a £1.2m rebrand, the biggest in its history.

Wi-Fi debate: is it possible for customers to abuse free service?

How publicans really feel about customers abusing Wi-Fi

By Georgina Townshend

As publicans continue to adapt to consumer demand, should pubs allow customers to stay for hours using the free Wi-Fi despite only buying one drink? Or, would they be right to ask them to leave?

Trend: brewers are developing new and exciting styles of coffee beers (Photo: Matthew Curtis/Good Beer Hunting)

Could coffee be the next big trend in craft beer?

By James Beeson

The image usually associated with coffee beer is that of a heavy, dark-coloured stout, with strong roasted malt aromas and harsh, bitter flavours. A niche product, enjoyable for those who want it, but not a mainstream drinks trend of any significance....

Great British Pub Awards 2017: The winners will be revealed at the Hilton on Park lane on 7 September

Meet the GBPA nominees: Best Managed pub

By Ed Bedington

With less than a month to go until the John Smith’s Great British Pub Awards 2017, it’s the turn of the nominees for Best Managed Pub to be previewed. 

'Continued passion': Casual Dining Group takes on airport pubs

Airport pubs to be converted into 'ale and coffee houses'

By Georgina Townshend

Casual Dining Group (CDG) – operator of Bella Italia, Café Rouge – has moved into pub operations after winning a competitive tender process to run two Heathrow airport pubs, which it plans to turn into “ale and coffee houses”.

Following the curve: Seedlip uses botanicals in its non-alcoholic recipe

Top drinks trends revealed

By Nikkie Sutton

Drinks trends to be on the look out for this year include using nuts and seeds in beverages to create healthier serves, according to research from Mintel, which also predicts an increase in product launches.

All-day trading tips for pubs

All-day trading

How pubs are changing to widen their appeal

By Nikkie Sutton

With consumers turning away in droves from traditional pub offers at traditional times, it is little wonder that the UK’s pub closure rate still stands at around 21 casualties a week. For some pubs the remedy is to open up under-used space for daytime...

From zero to cofee hero: Your guide to coffee in pubs

Your guide to coffee

What’s hot, black and sells well in pubs?

By Nicholas Robinson

More than 3.6 million cups are sold in pubs every week and coffee sales in the boozer are growing faster than in branded coffee shops. Find out how to go from zero to coffee hero ALISON BAKER REPORTS

Keeping up with the bar equipment

Keeping up with the bar equipment

By Fiona McLelland

Outdated bar and catering equipment can leave a pub behind the times. Here, some of the trade’s leading suppliers give us the lowdown on the latest must-have kit.

A panel of diners had their brainwaves tested


Which colours will arouse your customers?

By Nicholas Robinson

Brainwave technology has been used to determine how colour affects diners’ moods and eating experiences in the leisure sector, revealing eight colours pubs should consider when dressing their businesses.

M&B to trial own coffee blend

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M&B to trial own coffee blend

By MC Allegra FS

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) is to trial its own coffee blend across it Ember Inns and Sizzling Pubs estates.

Simple and easy festive cocktails

10 simple Christmas cocktails

By Jessica Mason

It’s the time of year when your festive drinks offer might be in need of some inspiration. Here are 10 easy Christmas cocktails to master.

Report: Pubs challenged by cafes as consumers moderate drinking

Carlsberg UK Consumer Insights Report

Report: Pubs challenged by cafes as consumers moderate drinking

By Oli Gross

Consumers are spending more than ever before in the on-trade, but pubs face a challenge from cafes and restaurants as people look to moderate their drinking, according to the Carlsberg UK Consumer Insights Report.

Use the #TryJanuary initiative to boost trade

So, what’s all this about #TryJanuary?

By Jessica Mason

It’s a positive campaign to help UK pubs and bars boost trade for one month during the start of the year. To encourage people out to ‘try’ new drinks and dishes. That is all, really.

The conference was followed by a London study tour

ALMR conference

How to gain investor interest in your business

By Nicholas Robinson

The ALMR conference drew wise words from sector dignitaries — with advice to those seeking investment in the future. Nicholas Robinson reports

Hybrid & niche venues remind us pubs need to stand out

Could these new venues be killing pubs?

By Nigel Huddleston

From cafes serving beer through to niche outlets where standard pubs don't answer the need, The Publican's Morning Advertiser looks at differing business models - the threats as well as the lessons.

Boost sales with winter warming hot drinks

Hot drinks

Hotting up: winter alternatives to coffee

By Noli Dinkovski

The temperature is dipping, collars are being turned up and customers are looking for something to warm the cockles of the hearts. The answer, says Noli Dinkovski, is a diverse coffee offer that is adaptable to the seasons.

Revolution to offer blended cocktails

Revolution to offer blended cocktails

By Mark Wingett

Revolution Bars Group, the listed, premium bar operator, said it is continuing its drinks innovation programme by being the first company to launch a range of “blended cocktails” across its entire estate. 

Pubs seen as genuine assets to communities

Pubs seen as genuine assets to communities

By Ed Bedington

The recent Greene King Leisure Tracker makes good reading for anyone running a pub — almost two out of three adults rate their pubs as an important community asset and a big contributor to community life.

Loungers' Nick Collins shares the secrets of a successful all day concept

Loungers' Nick Collins shares the secrets of a successful all day concept

By Emily Sutherland

It’s a topsy turvy world for multiple site operators. Research from CGA Peach showed there’s a ‘strong appetite’ for coffee shops serving alcoholic drinks, with up to £77m extra revenue up for grabs from serving cocktails alone. June’s Greene King Leisure...

Focus on hot beverages: boiling point?

Menu focus

Focus on hot beverages: boiling point?

By Daniel Woolfson

Despite strong competition from a seemingly relentless horde of newly opened coffee outlets, licensees are in the ideal position to take advantage of growth in the category. Daniel Woolfson looks at ways licensees can capitalise over the coming summer.