Festive Season

Good news: drink-led businesses had the best of festive trading

Christmas and new year sales drop for pubs

By Nikkie Sutton

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw like-for-like sales down by 0.1% over the six week Christmas and New Year period, according to research.

Licensees guide to party drinks at Christmas


A guide to party drinks at Christmas

By Nigel Huddleston

Christmas, New Year and the run-up to the holiday break is the busiest time of year for most UK pubs. But it is no good just waiting for the punters to pour through the doors. Now’s the time to plan ahead and make sure your drinks offer is what customers...

Reviving profits

Reviving profits

Following the poor summer, pubs really need to make the most of the festive season. Nigel Huddleston kicks off a four-page special with a look at...

Success on a palate

Success on a palate

Simon Loftus on a selection of wines that are the perfect accompaniment to the festive season As I write this on a grey November morning, with a...


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The Lower Chequer

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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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