Cost

Wholesale price of Stella is up 7p a pint

InBev hikes beer prices by 7p a pint

By Ewan Turney

InBev UK has slapped an average 7p increase on the wholesale price of a pint from 2 February. The Stella Artois brewer increased prices on two...

S&N: prices are rising

S&N announces 5.74% price hike

By Gemma McKenna

Scottish & Newcastle (S&N) has announced an 5.74% price increase effective Monday 2 February 2009.

M&B: dividend suspended

M&B suspends dividend payments

By Ewan Turney

Managed operator Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has suspended dividend payments to shareholders in a bid to reduce its levels of unsecured medium term debt.

Chef & Brewer: Ye Olde Windsor Castle is in Surrey

Tye aims for Chef & Brewer turnaround

By The PMA Team

Spirit Group, the managed division of Punch Taverns, is hoping to reverse years of under-investment in its flagship 138-strong Chef & Brewer...

ALMR says Sky costs have rocketed

ALMR slams Sky's rocketing costs

By Andrew Pring

Pubs taking Sky are paying 463% more for subscriptions than in 1996, according to the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR), which this...

Good Pub Guide: price survey

Value demand keeps pub food prices down

By John Harrington

Customer demand for value has forced pub operators to increase food prices by just 2% in the past year. Meanwhile, the average pint has risen by 7%...

Neame: tough times are ahead still

Sheps: Most difficult year in memory

By Ewan Turney

Increasing costs, the smoking ban and the credit crunch have combined to make it as difficult a year as anyone in the industry can remember, according to Shepherd Neame boss Jonathan Neame.

Admiral: absorsbing price increase

Admiral absorbs second price rise

By John Harrington

Admiral Taverns has opted not to pass on to tenants the second wholesale price rises announced by four major brewers this year. In a letter to...

M&B: Serving 115m meals a year

M&B warns of tough year ahead

By Ewan Turney

Managed operator warns of "substantial" cost increases ahead but reveals a 4.8% increase in same outlet like-for-like food sales for the year as demand for its value formats continues to rise.

There may be some relief for food pubs

Food costs stabilising

By Ewan Turney

Food costs are finally stabilising following a 14% rise over the past year, according to foodservice analysts Horizon. Food costs rose 0.8% last...

Coors adds 3p to a pint

Coors adds 3p to a pint

By John Harrington

The Carling and Grolsch brewer cites massive cost inflation - after making just 2p profit per pint in 2007.

British Gas: 35% increase in charges

Trade braced for energy price hikes

By Tony Halstead

Licensees and operators have been warned to expect big energy price rises with other suppliers set to follow British Gas's massive 35% charges hike....

Stella Artois: Definitely reassuringly expensive

InBev announces further 3.3% price rise

By Ewan Turney

InBev has announced a second price increase this year of 3.3% in the on and off-trade from 15 September. The Stella Artois brewer is blaming steep...

Sky-high prices

Sky-high prices

By Matt Eley Matt

Licensees have slammed Sky's latest deals on sports packages for 'giving with one hand and taking away with the other'. Last week The Publican...

Bar Talk

Bar Talk

Has your Sky subscription increased? Adrian Clay Raikes Hall Blackpool I've just had to get the new Sky Ultimate package, costing an extra £69 per...

Bar Talk

Bar Talk

Has the big rise in raw materials meant a review of menu prices? Alan Vaughan Countryman Inn Shipley West Sussex We are having to think about...

Giving pubs a break

Giving pubs a break

When pubs are bought or refurbished, a tax break, called a 'capital allowance', is available on the part of the cost relating to business apparatus,...

Average pint will cost over £3

Average pint will cost over £3

By John Harrington

The pub trade is facing up to the prospect this year that the average price of a pint of beer will rise to £3 or more. Caledonian brewery chief...

Pubs face £3 pint

Pubs face £3 pint

By John Harrington john.harrington@william-reed.co.u

Licensees facing above-inflation costs may be forced to add 20p to price of a pint The pub trade is facing up to the prospect this year that the...

Brewers warn of big price hikes

Brewers warn of big price hikes

By John Harrington

Scottish & Newcastle's Willie Crawshay raises prospect of price increases way above inflation Two major brewers have warned the trade to expect...

Pub food prices unacceptable

Pub food prices unacceptable

By Tony Halstead

The price of pub food is soaring to unacceptable levels, according to the Good Pub Guide