The Hunters Walton Park turns into Whoville for Christmas

Pub turns into Whoville for Christmas

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Lancashire-based pub the Hunters has boosted December trade through transforming into Whoville for the festive period.

Pooch perfection: the Bellflower offers a plethora of facilities for four-legged customers

GBPA 2023

Meet the winner of the Best Pub for Dogs 2023

By The Morning Advertiser

The Bellflower in Garstang, Lancashire was named the Best Pub for Dogs for the second consecutive year at the 2023 Great British Pub Awards.

Room at the inn: Spend well and stay core to your values, is this operator's advice

‘Buy once and buy right’ when investing in rooms

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The operator of the Lancashire-based gastropub Freemasons at Wiswell has advised pubs to “buy once and buy right” if they’re looking to invest in accommodation at their site.

Celebration: Licensee looks back on her time at Lancashire pub

Licensee celebrates 40 years behind bar

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Licensee Lorraine Hewitson celebrated her 40-year milestone behind the bar at the Lancashire-based coaching inn the Royal Oak, citing the "extended family" of the community as her favourite part of the job.

Let's get the party started: Pubs look forward to the Platinum Jubilee weekend

Platinum Jubilee weekend: How are pubs celebrating?

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

With licenced premises permitted to open for two hours extra across the Platinum Jubilee weekend, pubs are pulling out all the stops with events ranging from beer festivals to art exhibitions, Rolls Royce rides to BBQs, and afternoon teas to fancy dress...

What makes a pub different to a restaurant?

A pub should have banter, says Gareth Ostick

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The casual atmosphere and homely feel is what sets fine-dining pubs apart from restaurants, according to the joint-owner of the White Swan at Fence, East Lancashire.

Tall order: the prestigious accolades are awarded to those who have made achievements in public life and committed themselves to serving and helping the country

Pub trade recognised in Queen’s honours list

By Nikkie Thatcher

A number of on-trade figures, including a Great British Pub Awards finalist, have been recognised among celebrities, hospital workers and footballers in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for their services to the industry and community.

Confidence hit: operators have shared their stories of reduced trade after new restrictions

'Not sure we'll make it to spring'

By Emily Hawkins

Publicans have said they experienced some of their worst trading days on record at the weekend after stricter coronavirus measures came into force.

Last orders: more pubs will be ordered to close earlier in a fresh set of local measures covering large parts of England.

More pubs hit by curfew measures

By Emily Hawkins

Further restrictions have been announced for parts of north west England, the Midlands and West Yorkshire to curb rising coronavirus cases.

North-west investments: Greene King Pub Partners has made three refurbishments in the region (image: DV8 Designs)

Greene King invests £350k into Blackpool pub

By Emily Hawkins

A Blackpool pub has been given a £350,000 refurbishment by Greene King Pub Partners – and the team behind its revival have a personal connection to the site.

Rising trend: the nation was spilt between sweet and savoury pies as their favourite flavour

The nation’s favourite pies revealed

By Nikkie Sutton

A mixture of sweet and savoury pies varied throughout the nation, according to a survey conducted by delivery company Hungry House.

Paul Newman departs New Moon Pub Co

New Moon Co

Paul Newman departs New Moon Pub Co

By Daniel Woolfson

One of the founders of prominent northern gastropub group New Moon Co has parted ways with the company.

‘Brexit’ beer hits pubs

‘Brexit’ beer hits pubs

By Nikkie Sutton

Pubco the Withy Arms Group has brewed a real ale called Brexit following a huge amount of discussion within their pubs by staff and customers. 

Licensee tied up in Lancashire pub robbery


Licensee tied up in Lancashire pub robbery

By Nikkie Sutton

Police were called to the Black Bull in Great Eccleston, near Preston, in the early hours of yesterday (31 May) morning following a report that the licensee had been robbed.

Daniel Thwaites Craft Dan brewery publicans brew cask ale week


Pub brews own beer for Cask Ale Week

By James Evison

Tottington pub, the Dungeon Inn, has paid homage to its roots by developing its very own beer, named Whimbury Hill.

MA300: Seafood Pub Co eyes further expansion

MA300: Seafood Pub Co eyes further expansion

By Mark Wingett

Seafood Pub Company is planning to grow to up to 20 sites during the next few years, through a mixture of its eponymous concept and other “food formats”, founder Joycelyn Neve told MA300 delegates last month.

The Grapes at Lees, Greater Manchester, is a new additional to the Inglenook estate

Inglenook adds five Punch leaseholds

By Mark Wingett

Inglenook Inns & Taverns, the Lancashire-based pub group, has continued its expansion by adding five Punch leaseholds to its estate.