In association with Heineken
Understanding data and predictive technology have been highlighted by Heineken as two ‘smart-tech’ trends to look out for in pubs, according to the beer giant’s Pub of the Future report.
Asahi Super Dry, the premium Japanese lager, is to be brewed ‘in house’ in Europe for the first time, Asahi UK has announced.
Future Trends: Spirits
Cocktail trends can be tricky to predict, but having a process in place to help find the future patterns can pay dividends for operators.
Future Trends: Spirits
Demand for rum is being driven by the enthusiasm of top bartenders and the growth in interest in cocktails, according to a leading global rum ambassador.
The New World Trading Company (NWTC) has confirmed that its Reading site will open on 29 May, as company chief executive Chris Hill says he plans to announce more south-east and south-west sites “over the coming two months”.
Ei Publican Partnerships has revealed two new digital tools designed to help publicans run “successful, efficient pub businesses” while attracting new entrepreneurs into the trade.
JD Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin has hit back at BBPA chief executive Brigid Simmonds following her claims that Brexit and its consequences will be the main challenge for the sector next year.
Spirits sales in pubs are rocketing, so it’s time you looked at how to maximise sales in your pub. Whether you’re looking to polish your cocktail menu or premiumise your spirits offer, we’ve got it all at the Future Trends: Spirits event in London on...
Charles Brook of leisure group Arm Grip began his interest in competitive sports when he started martial arts.
JD Wetherspoon has pulled out of campaigner Jacques Borel's VAT Club.
In my experience, the art of negotiation and debate is a fine one — being able to manage the situation in a professional and calm manner is crucial in getting your point across.
Pub Market Report
Publican’s Morning Advertiser readers are experiencing a more positive trading environment with more than half reporting a rise in turnover during the past year and almost six in 10 licensees planning to invest in their pub in the coming 12 months.
There’s some encouraging results from the Publican’s Morning Advertiser’s reader survey, with more than half of respondents reporting turnover on the increase, and almost the same number saying profits are also up year on year.
So, as my predecessor jets off into the sunset and sands of Dubai, it’s my turn to step up to the bar, if you’ll forgive the pun.
Lee Brooks, who was been promoted from his role as training development chef at the company, replaces Paul Robbins who has worked for the company for 25 years.
Future pubs special
With a history spanning a thousand years, Pete Brown argues it’s unlikely we’ll drop the idea of the pub community any time soon.
Future pub special
The pioneering car maker Henry Ford was reported once to have said: “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”
More than half (54%) of pub customers would visit a pub more often if it provided additional food occasions, and 20% would stay longer, new research from him! suggests.
Star Pubs & Bars hopes to dispose of 50 sites this year and could look at significant acquisitions once the “uncertainty” around the proposed statutory code for the sector is lifted, trading director Chris Jowsey has said.
Marston’s plans to build 10 Two for One pub-restaurants and convert a further 15 to the format from its existing estate this year, chief executive Ralph Findlay told the Numis Travel & Leisure conference last week.
A community group in Oxfordshire that has bought its local pub — the Seven Stars in Marsh Baldon — is looking for a tenant to run the venue.
Jobs at risk as part of Thwaites restructure
Thwaites, the Lancashire brewer and pub operator, has announced that 16 jobs are at risk in a proposed restructure of its brewery operations.
Vianet says first quarter trading is "in line with expectations"
Vianet, the beerflow monitoring company formerly known as Brulines, has reported that first quarter trading has been “in line with management’s expectations”.
Richard and Kathy Savage celebrated their 25th anniversary at the Honest John freehouse in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, giving customers a chance to sample beer at 1987 prices.
As one wag once said: “Forecasting is very difficult, especially if it is about the future.” Indeed, if yesterday was a dependable indicator of tomorrow, stocks and shares would be an entirely safe and predictable haven.
Eight brewers join Project William talks
Everards, the Leicestershire pub operator and brewer, is in “advanced discussions” with another eight brewers about taking pubs under its Project William scheme.
Hydes to close Queens Brewery and withdraw from free trade
Manchester brewer and pub operator Hydes has announced plans to close its Queens Brewery in Moss Side and move to a new facility as part of £2m investment.
Suffolk microbrewer St Jude’s has bought its second pub and is looking to open a second brewery.
A village group has protested against Greene King’s application for planning permission to turn a village pub into housing.
With plenty of time, effort, planning and marketing, pub events can't go far wrong, says Graham Rowson.
Pro-pub MP Greg Mulholland has written to community pubs minister Bob Neill asking him to support six key policies to safeguard the future of pubs...
Stonegate reveals £2m spending plan
New pub company Stonegate has revealed that it is set to complete a £2m refurbishment programme in the first quarter of 2011. The work has seen 20...
Future of pubs to be debated by MPs
The future of pubs is set to be debated by a host of MPs in Westminster later this week. MPs present at the debate on Thursday will include pubs...
US group looking to buy Highgate Brewery
An American brewery has apparently expressed an interest in buying the Highgate Brewery site in Walsall. According to a spokesman for Empire Star...
Job swap vicar boosts pub takings
A vicar fulfilled her part of a job swap with a licensee when she pulled pints for an evening - and boosted bar takings by 35 per cent! The Reverend...
The future of troubled London music venue the Half Moon has been secured — with a new agreement between the tenant and Young's pub company. At the...
Mulholland slams BBPA over pub industry debate
Greg Mulholland, the Lib Dem MP who chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Save the Pub Group, has slammed the sector's leading trade body for refusing...
Best Bar None-accredited bars could have their status withdrawn if they don't adhere to best practice. That's one plan from BBN chief Neil...
Suburban Style Bars goes into administration
Bradford-headquartered Suburban Style Bars (SSB) is currently on the market after going into administration. The business, formerly owned by Andy...
BII chief Neil Robertson has made it clear the group will not shirk from criticising and acting against pub operators — and individual licensees...
Premium lager declines to continue
A new report has predicted that the premium lager market will contract radically in the coming years. The report, by research group Key Note, says...
Greene King: Fit for the future?
A passing remark from Greene King chairman Tim Bridge in the brewer's results announcement - that the Suffolk brewer had made no acquisitions during...
Anti-pubco lobby group Fair Pint has invited Punch and Enterprise to a summit meeting to discuss a way forward for the pub industry following the...
The promise of change makes it an exciting time and, if the pubcos are genuine in their desire to evolve, the future will be fairer for licensees, says Andrew Pring.
Pubs warned green standards will get tougher
Licensees been warned to make their pubs as energy-efficient as possible because green standards are set to become even more stringent. Since October...
Jobs to go at Wells and Young's
Around 15 jobs look set to go at the Wells and Young's brewery in Bedford. A statement from the company confirmed it has entered "into consultation...
The anti-pubco campaign group hits out at claims it is "ill-informed".
Krishana Singh, negotiator, Fleurets (London)
Bar 08: The future starts here
The future is here… BAR.08 opens in London in just a few weeks and, as past shows have proved, it's the place where operators sharpen their cutting...
Coors has promised "substantial" financial support to keep its Brewing Museum open