Healthy portions for children are key to keeping parents happy

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5 tips to make your pub more family friendly

By Sara Hussein

Pubs are popular go-to venues for families to socialise and spend quality time with one another as well as meet up with other families. Yet there are many that are not making the most of their facilities to create a child-friendly atmosphere, which could...

Making the most of Mothering Sunday

Making the most of Mothering Sunday

By Nigel Huddleston

It’s one of those blue riband days in the pub calendar, the day when mums the country over are being treated to a meal. In fact, demand for space in pubs on Mother’s Day is at such a level that bookings can be extended to all day parts and across the...

More than quarter plan to spend more this Christmas

More than quarter plan to spend more this Christmas

By James Wallin, MC Allegra FS

More than a quarter of UK adults plan to increase their spend on Christmas this year and over half will match last year’s spending, according to the latest Greene King Leisure Spend Tracker.

Father's Day is now big business

Business booster

Father's Day is now big business

By Phil Mellows

Once dismissed as a gimmick, now the annual day is an opportunity to cash in. PMA reports.

Spirit’s Flaming Grill is the top brand that is most likely to capture custom from “hard-pressed families”

Pub value brands capturing ‘hard pressed family’ vote

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Spirit’s Flaming Grill and Fayre & Square concepts, plus Greene King’s Hungry Horse and Whitbread’s Brewer’s Fayre, all feature in the top 10 brands that are most likely to capture custom from “hard-pressed families”, according to new research by...

August's wet weather drove customer away from pub gardens, according to the Greene King Leisure Tracker

UK leisure spend grows 2% year-on-year

By John Harrington, M&C Report

The average British household spent 2% (£5) more on leisure in August than in the same month last year, driven by growth in eating out (+11% to £98.09) and mitigated by a 2% fall in drinking out spend (to £50.35).

Party animal: 'Uncle Tom' still going strong at the ripe old age of 90

UK's oldest clubber puts Snifter to shame

Snifter thought he was getting a bit too old for the nightclub scene, but try telling that to the “UK’s oldest clubber” who celebrated his 90th birthday at Batchwood Hall nightclub in St Albans on Saturday 8 December.