Saying goodbye: Cornish pub announces closure with a

Britain’s most southerly pub to shut doors

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The most southern pub in Britain has been forced to close its doors after factors impacting the sector made it “impossible” to maintain the establishment.

Competition time: here are the six contenders for Punch Pub of the Year

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Meet the finalists for Punch Pub of the Year

By The Morning Advertiser

With the Great British Pub Awards just days away from announcing and celebrating some of the best bars in the business, we take a look at some of the finalist that are in the running to take home some silver. Today it’s the turn of the bars that are competing...

Pub Flex: St Austell Brewery launches new flexible working scheme

St Austell announces new career scheme

By Rebecca Weller

Southwest based brewery and pub company St Austell Brewery has announced the launch of Pub Flex, a new flexible and inclusive career scheme, acknowledging the way people work has changed post-pandemic in a bid to attract more staff.

Your Adventure Starts Here: St Austell Brewery launches six-figure recruitment campaign

St Austell Brewery launches six-figure recruitment campaign

By Rebecca Weller

Independent brewery and pub company, St Austell Brewery, has launched a six-figure campaign to attract new talent to the hospitality industry and highlight the adventures in store for employees who choose to work in the South-West.

Rule change: while those who are double jabbed will no longer have to isolate after coming into contact with a positive Covid case, they are advised to continue wearing a face covering (image: Getty/AleksandarGeorgiev)

Self-isolation rules end for double jabbed

By Nikkie Thatcher

Double-jabbed adults will no longer have to self-isolate if ‘pinged’ from today (Monday 16 August) for those in England and Northern Ireland.

Staycation future: the trend is set to continue into Autumn

Staycation boom set to stay

By Michelle Perrett

The demand for UK staycations is set to continue into the Autumn, Cornwall-based brewery St Austell has revealed.

'Best possible alfresco experiences': 'We’re delighted to have been able to invest this funding in our managed pub estate, to ensure that we are well positioned to meet the evolving needs of our customers,' St Austell's Kevin Georgel said

St Austell reopens managed pubs

By MCA Insight

St Austell Brewery reopened 18 of its managed houses for outdoor service on 29 April, having made significant investments in its al fresco spaces.

Staycation boom: operators such as the Devonshire Group (pictured) are optimistic about a summer of domestic tourism

Pubs with rooms anticipate holiday boom

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs with rooms are hoping to benefit from a domestic tourism trend this summer, although some operators say they are worried about a drop in trade.

Vocal minority: pubs have said the majority of customers have been guidance-compliant and respectful


‘Difficult customers a minority’

By Emily Hawkins

Since reopening, many pub operators have taken to social media to lament experiences of customers being rude to pub staff or leaving unreasonable reviews online.

Uncertain future: licensees set up crowdfunding page to save pub (Image: Google Maps)

Crowdfunding page set up to save Cornish pub

By Georgina Townshend

A local has set up a crowdfunding page on behalf of licencees to raise enough money to buy their pub to save it from being closed and prevent their family “from being turned out”.

Publican Awards winner's story - St Austell - Best new site

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Publican Awards winner's story - St Austell - Best new site

By Helen Gilbert

The Samuel Jones Ale & Smokehouse, a stunning waterside development in a Victorian warehouse in Exeter, was a new concept for St Austell Brewery so they were naturally excited to see how well it would be received when it opened last year. The answer...

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My Pub: The Rashleigh Arms, Charlestown, Cornwall

By Sara Hussein

After winning Licensee of the Year at the 2016 British Institute of Innkeeping Awards, Rob and Lucy Brewer discuss the secret to their success and how far they’ve come since they first entered the site 10 years ago

Regional focus on... the south and the south-west


Regional focus on... the south and the south-west

By Liam Coleman

In the first part of a new series looking at the pub market in the regions around the country, we turn our eye to Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

BII Licensee of the Year announced


BII Licensee of the Year announced

By James Evison

Rob and Lucy Brewer of the Rashleigh Arms - a St Austell managed house and former Publican Awards winning pub - have won this year's BII Licensee of the Year award at the institute's annual summer event in London.

St Austell announces record annual turnover


St Austell announces record annual turnover

By Nikkie Sutton

The South West brewery has revealed 2015 has reported a 7.6% rise to £135.5 million in operating profit before other items in the 53 week period to January 2 2016.