Karen Murphy: she is leaving her pub the Red White & Blue in Southsea, Hampshire

Karen Murphy: Local pubs under threat

By Karen Murphy

Licensee Karen Murphy is known by some as the brave heroine who took on the Premier League over foreign satellite football. Here, in an exclusive comment piece, she explains why she is leaving the pub trade.


Sales for show, profit for dough

By Rob Willock

Another week, another survey highlighting the problems being faced by pub licensees. This one happens to be our own, commissioned for our Pub Market Report among a cross-section of the PMA’s readership.

Food inflation: hitting most food groups

Food inflation to surge for pubs in 2013

By Lesley Foottit

Food inflation will increase by more than one-third from 3.3% to 4.5% this year, according to Prestige Purchasing’s annual Food Inflation Report.

Cost pressures: BBPA report shows that small wet-led pubs are bearing the brunt

Small wet-led outlets suffer as costs of running a pub increase

By Rob Willock & Adam Pescod

Total operating costs of running tenanted and leased pubs increased significantly last year — with smaller, wet-led pubs bearing the brunt, according to the British Beer & Pub Association’s (BBPA’s) latest Running a Pub benchmarking survey of companies...


Mark Daniels: The birth of the £6 pint…

By Mark Daniels

So last week, following a concerted effort by many publicans, industry personnel and beer lovers to generate a near religious movement on sites such as Twitter that saw an e-petition receive over 100’000 digital signatures, MPs finally had a debate about...


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The Lower Chequer

- Tenancy

The Lower Chequer is tucked down Crown Bank in the quaint town of Sandbach, a thriving market town most well-known for its ancient Saxon Crosses...

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