Good Pub Guide

'Pubs are for adults': Is it fair to ban children?

Marketing

'Pubs are for adults': Is it fair to ban children?

By Oli Gross

Many licensees face a dilemma when considering banning children: Some customers want an exclusively grown-up environment, away from pushchairs and babies, whereas others embrace a family-friendly atmosphere.

Tip the balance in favour of our sector

Tip the balance in favour of our sector

By Ed Bedington

The issue of tipping has hit the headlines this week, and it’s good to see that the likes of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers has made a move to announce it is revising its code.

Good Pub Guide 2014 quality pub

Five-star operators

By Mike Berry

A couple of things recently have got me thinking about the characteristics that differentiate a good operator from an average or poor one.

Good Pub Guide 2011: out today

Licensees who put up prices are 'foolhardy'

By Lesley Foottit and Jo Bruce

As the Good Pub Guide 2011 editor criticises hikes on pints, Lesley Foottit and Jo Bruce highlight the good work of the award winners. Licensees who...

Guiding light

Guiding light

Good Pub Guide 2008 editor Fiona Stapley talks prices, pub characters and bad soup with Lucy Britner This year's industry bible contains more than...

Pub food prices unacceptable

Pub food prices unacceptable

By Tony Halstead

The price of pub food is soaring to unacceptable levels, according to the Good Pub Guide

Comfort factor

Comfort factor

Paul and Jo Stretton-Downes won the Good Pub Guide's Licensees of the Year Award 2007. Humayun Hussain reports Why my food business is a success It's...

Good Pub Guide out today

Good Pub Guide out today

By Lucy Britner

The 25th anniversary edition of the Good Pub Guide 2007 is out today - with several retailers reverting to 1983's beer prices to celebrate. The Five...

Accent on access

Accent on access

Ex-managing director Peter Gatling achieved 60% sales growth by transforming the Merry Harriers in Clayhidon, Devon, from an exclusive gastropub into an accessible country inn. Ewan Turney discovers his secrets

Creative thinking

Creative thinking

Apart from the horse brasses and the floral red carpet, what's the first thing to go when an enterprising couple enter the pub game and head down the...

Must do better

Must do better

When it comes to preparing and serving food, we British are hopeless, says Andrew Jefford "More in sorrow than in anger" is, you will remember, the...

Local food heroes

Local food heroes

Twenty-two pubs have been highlighted in the Good Pub Guide 2005 for their focus on local sourcing. We look at the guide's roll of honour of local...