Events

Small beer festivals are a chance to help cask ale

THE CASK PROJECT

Can a rise in smaller beer festivals save cask ale?

By James Ramm, head of sales, Woodforde’s

Questions have been raised over the viability of big name beer festivals with the postponement of some of Britain’s biggest – but exciting alternatives for brewers remain in the rise of smaller festivals, writes Woodforde’s head of sales, James Ramm.

Celebration: England makes it through to the finals of the Euros 2024 tournament (Credit:Getty/FG Trade)

Pubs celebrate as England secures place in Euros final

By Rebecca Weller

Pubs celebrated after England made it through to the finals of the Euros 2024 tournament yesterday (Wednesday 10 Jul) and on-trade bookings for the final game soared after the final whistle.

Football fever: the BBPA predicts up to 8m pints could be consumed in the run up to and during the match this evening

4 in 10 pubs to open later for Euros semi-final

By Nikkie Thatcher

Some 40% of pubs are preparing to stay open later for the Euros semi-final tonight (Wednesday 10 July) where England will fight for a place in the final against the Netherlands.

Mixed bag: More than £50m pints pulled across bank holiday weekend but trade down vs 2023 levels (Credit: Getty/SolStock)

Pubs report mixed results for bank holiday

By Rebecca Weller

More than 50m pints were estimated to have been pulled across the May Day bank holiday (3 – 6 May), though sales were down against 2023 as pubs report mixed trading results.

More time: operators have a few more days before the deadline for entries closes

Deadline for 2024 GBPA extended

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pubs up and down the country now have more time to enter this year’s Great British Pub Awards as the deadline has been extended.

Mark the occasion: Pubs hope for sales boost over bank holiday weekend (Credit: Getty/andresr)

Hopes for bank holiday sales boost

By Rebecca Weller

Consumers set to mark bank holiday occasion in the pub as operators remain hopeful for a repeat of last year's uplift in sales.

GBPA: A trip down memory lane

GREAT BRITISH PUB AWARDS

A trip down GBPA memory lane

By Rebecca Weller

With the deadline to enter the Great British Pub Awards (GBPA) 2024 fast approaching, The Morning Advertiser (MA) has taken a look back at the last five years of the event.

Great British Pub Awards 2024 cash prize and new category

GBPA 2024

Cash prize and new category for GBPA

By Ed Bedington

Cash prizes are up for grabs for Community Pub of the Year in the Great British Pub Awards, courtesy of Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP).

Alastair Scott talks about improving on Mother's Day

OPINION

OPINION: Mum’s the word

By Alastair Scott, owner of Malvern Inns and CEO of S4labour

During the past 10 years, we have been trying to get Mother’s Day right and I am still not sure we have.

Publican Awards 2024 Best Pub Operations Team winner

PUBLICAN AWARDS 2024

Publican Awards Best Pub Operations Team winner: Heartwood Inns

By The Morning Advertiser

The judges were impressed by Heartwood Inns’ innovative approach to its operational structure, adopting a dual approach, with separate teams for the core estate and the new openings that are coming on stream at a rate of knots.

Publican Awards 2024 Best Premium Food Offer winner

PUBLICAN AWARDS 2024

Publican Awards 2024 Best Premium Food Offer winner: Anglian Country Inns

By The Morning Advertiser

2024 was an exceptionally tight year for Best Premium Food. In a fierce competition brimming with talent, Anglian Country Inns stood out to claim victory at the final judging panel, celebrated not only for their passionate approach to gastronomy but also...

Publican Awards 2024 Best Food Offer winner

PUBLICAN AWARDS 2024

Best Food Offer winner: Brucan Pubs

By The Morning Advertiser

Retaining the Best Food Award for the second year running, Brucan Pubs ultimately impressed the judges with its passion for hospitality and commitment to consistency.

Publican Awards 2024 Best Brewing Pub Company winner

PUBLICAN AWARDS 2024

Publican Awards 2024 Best Brewing Pub Company winner: Everards Brewery

By The Morning Advertiser

Everards has completely reinvented the Leicestershire family business, resolutely pursuing a brave decision to scale down its brewing operation to a state-of-the-art flexible plant, move out of freetrade sales and pin its success almost entirely on selling...