Staycation boom: operators such as the Devonshire Group (pictured) are optimistic about a summer of domestic tourism

Pubs with rooms anticipate holiday boom

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs with rooms are hoping to benefit from a domestic tourism trend this summer, although some operators say they are worried about a drop in trade.

Good hygiene: the video shows how to clean beer tap nozzles effectively

Waging war on dirty nozzles

By Nikkie Sutton

Beer hygiene experts have released a video, tackling poor nozzle hygiene practice and the ‘misinformation’ that goes with it.

Exciting plans: BKJ Leisure hopes to transform the Hurt Arms into a top wedding venue

Derbyshire multiple operator takes on first leased pub

By Stuart Stone

BKJ Leisure will conduct a £1m revamp of its first leased pub, the Hurt Arms, Ambergate, Derbyshire, in partnership with Star Pubs & Bars with a view to creating a top-quality country inn and wedding venue.

Pub grub: according to Sargeant, 'at its best, a meal in a pub can compete with any restaurant'

Top chef Sargeant eyes pub rollout

By James Wallin

Michelin-starred chef Mark Sargeant has told MCA he is keen to secure a joint venture to increase his portfolio.

Award-winning: the Coaching Inn Group took home Best Accommodation Operator at this year's Publican Awards

Coaching Inn Group acquires Ledbury site

By James Wallin, MCA

The Coaching Inn Group has acquired The Feathers Hotel in Ledbury, Herefordshire, for an undisclosed sum, as part of its £50m expansion programme.

The front of 185 Watling Steet, Towcester

My Pub: 185 Watling Street, Northamptonshire

By Georgina Townshend

Originally a coaching inn at the beginning of the 19th century, 185 Watling Street has also been put to a host of different uses. Epic Pubs operations director Jonathan Taylor explains how a major refurbishment by the company two years ago not only restored...

Award-winners: Bib Gourmands go to pubs seen as more affordable than those with Michelin stars

Which pubs have Michelin Guide Bib Gourmands?

By Nikkie Sutton

The Michelin Guide's prestigious Bib Gourmand is an iconic accreditation given to pubs and restaurants that are typically more affordable and comfortable than their Michelin-starred counterparts.

Disappointed: Kerridge is upset that plans for a restaurant in London have fallen through

Tom Kerridge's London restaurant plans scrapped

By Nikkie Sutton

The Michelin-starred chef-patron of the Hand & Flowers and the Coach, both in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, Tom Kerridge, will not now be opening a restaurant at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower in Knightsbridge, west London.

Targeting the community: improvements at the Empress will be jointly funded

Ei and multi-site licensees create 'community hub' pub

By Georgina Townshend

Ei Publican Partnerships and "experienced local multiple operators" are jointly funding a £130,000 renovation to create a "quality, traditional pub with a little something for everyone in the local community".

Glendola Leisure purchases Handmade Pubs

Glendola Leisure purchases Handmade Pubs

By Georgina Townshend

Glendola Leisure has said it is "delighted to announce" its purchase of Handmade Pubs, and is "proud" to add its two London pubs, the Fox in Shoreditch and the Lansdowne, Primrose Hill, to its portfolio of businesses.

Sales slow down: managed pubs have suffered recently

Managed pub, bar and restaurant sales slow down

By James Beeson

Like-for-like sales in Britain’s pub, bar and restaurant groups were ahead just 0.2% nationally compared to last August, according to the latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

Environmental campaign: Laine Pub Co stops serving straws

Laine Pub Co latest operator to ban plastic straws

By Georgina Townshend

Laine Pub Co has ceased serving plastic straws with drinks in all of its 55 pubs across London and Brighton - and estimates that this will stop more than 2m from entering the ecosystem.

Marston's: Ralph Findlay says changes make a

Peter Dalzell to leave Marston's

By Michelle Perrett

Peter Dalzell is to step down from his role as managing director of Marston’s Inns and Taverns, and from the board, on 29 September.

Revenue stream: Families can be a valuable source of income for pubs

More than just child’s play

By Emma Eversham

You don’t have to install a state-of-the-art soft play centre, radically adjust your menu or ignore other customer groups to attract the family market to your pub

Pubs unveiled: a number of pubs have reopened in August 2017 following refurbishment

August 2017 pub openings

By Georgina Townshend

The Morning Advertiser takes a look at pub refurbishments and openings throughout August.

Hard yards: Julie and Patrick Beaume have put in the effort and are reaping the rewards

My Pub: The Cartford Inn, Little Eccleston, Lancashire

By Daniel Woolfson

Julie and Patrick Beaume’s Lancashire pub the Cartford Inn was named Best Inn at 2016’s Great British Pub Awards, ahead of celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The couple discuss their journey and the secret to the inn’s success.

Marketing tool: the pros and cons of TripAdvisor

What pubs think of TripAdvisor as platform grows ever larger

By Georgina Townshend

Love it or hate it, you can’t deny the power of TripAdvisor. The site recently hit the impressive milestone of 500 million comments last month and data released by the site shows that it now receives 290 pieces of user-generated content every minute of...

Winners: NWTC scooped six awards

NWTC sweeps board at Publican Awards

By Ed Bedington

The New World Trading Company (NWTC) swept the board across six categories to dominate the prestigious Publican Awards.