What's in the news 1 April?

The MA's Review of the Week

'We as an industry need to adapt'

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington caught up with the group md of award winning Liberation Group, Jayson Perfect, to get his thoughts on the weeks events. From winning three Publican Awards, to rising headwinds and the importance of outdoor trading.

GBPA winner: Making the most of your location and creating a welcoming atmosphere are key to the Best Pub of the Year's success

Best pub in the country owner shares secrets to success

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The co-owner of the Best Pub of the Year, the Brisley Bell, gave top tips for running an award-winning pub, including creating a “warm” atmosphere and making the most of the surrounding setting.

How can pubs profit from the low cost of pigs?

Pig price drop - hog the profits

By Ed Bedington

Pub operators are being urged to take advantage of low pork prices and stage a hog roast as the autumn gathers pace.

Pub garden: how can pub operators best utilise garden and pavement space?

Licensing Hub – Legal with Poppleston Allen

Legal Q&A: advice for using outdoor space

By Poppleston Allen

The latest legal Q&A from specialist licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen discusses how to best user front, rear and pavement pub space.

Creativity: unique outdoor and alfresco areas are more likely to increase customer dwell time and make it onto social media

How to make your outdoor space 'Instagramable'

By Stuart Stone

Hot off 2018’s record-breaking summer and with hard-to-reach Gen Z-ers and Millennials favouring shareable experiences and mindful drinking, the future looks bright for operators getting creative with their outdoor space.

Pub gardens and licensing laws, beer, legal

Licensing Hub – Legal with Poppleston Allen

Need to know: pub beer gardens and licensing laws

By Poppleston Allen

The pub garden, be it a grassed expanse, an inner city stone flagged sanctum or an elaborately planted feast for the eyes, is always a much sought-after idyll for a drink or a meal.

My Pub Garden: the Castle Inn, Lulworth, Dorset

In association with Fever-Tree

My Pub Garden: ‘This is how we created a G&T Garden’

By Nicholas Robinson

Set in the idyllic Dorset countryside, the Castle Inn, in Lulworth, has a sprawling garden and a terrace ripe for drinking a quenching gin and tonic. But general manager David Hargreaves-Putt explains there’s even more going on beyond the pub’s boundaries.

Not so secret gardens: turn your beer garden into a G&T Garden

In association with Fever-Tree

How to create your own Gin Garden of Eden

By Nicholas Robinson

It is no surprise the once humble gin and tonic is in steep growth, buoyed by increasing demand for exciting premium tonics, the proliferation of which has undoubtedly helped kick-start the gin revolution. So why aren’t we celebrating this enchanting...

Feel at home: John Lewis opens Britain’s

‘Smallest rooftop pub in UK’ opens in London

By Georgina Townshend

Department store John Lewis claims it opened Britain’s smallest rooftop pub last week capturing “all the charm of a favourite watering hole” whilst boasting panoramic views of London.

Grant's: change of direction

Fresh angle for Grant's

By Sonya Hook

Grant's whisky plans to shun traditional PoS material this year in favour of items that best support the brand's key themes of gardening and...

Fuller's pub offers gardening tips

Fuller's pub offers gardening tips

Two of London's top horticultural experts will be offering advice and tips to West London gardeners at the Hare and Hounds in Osterley. The Fuller's...

Summer gardens

Summer gardens

How gardens can grow your profits: Although the UK may not always have continental weather, there is no reason why customers cannot enjoy the great...