Lancashire

Spikeys: Prevent drink spiking

Police offer drink spiking help

By Ewan Turney

Police in Bamber Bridge, Lancashire are supplying pubs and off-licences with devices aimed at preventing drink spiking. The device, called Spikey, is...

Leader of the herd

Leader of the herd

Alison Ashworth tells Amanda Wragg all about trade secrets at the Craven Heifer Chef/patron Nick Wharfe, his partner Susie Dinsdale, and Alison and...

Closures hit north-west

Closures hit north-west

By Tony Halstead THals22851@aol.com

The north is struggling with smoking ban A heavily industrialised region of the north-west has been hit by a rising tide of pub closures with more...

Ribble Valley Inns acquires third pub

Ribble Valley Inns acquires third pub

By The PMA Team

Ribble Valley Inns, the company run by Nigel Howarth, has acquired its third pub - the Clog and Billycock in the village of Pleasington

Bar Talk

Bar Talk

How was trade over the Bank Holiday weekend? Ian Rigg The Taps Lytham Lancashire Absolutely brilliant. We had the first decent weather this year...

Three Fishes

Three Fishes

Mitton, Lancashire leasehold from private company Set within some of England's most beautiful countryside, the Three Fishes has been a haven for...

Room 101

Room 101

We ask pub chefs what they would like to see banned from pub menus John Rudden White Hart, Lydgate, Greater Manchester It would have to be...

Bar dishes winner

Bar dishes winner

Michael Ward, head chef, the Highwayman, Burrow, Kirkby Lonsdale, Lancashire, 01524 273338 www.highwaymaninn.co.uk Tenure: The second pub from Nigel...

BarTalk

BarTalk

What do you think about the potential ban on outside patio heaters? Ian Rigg The Taps Lytham Lancashire We've got six electric heaters mounted to...

BarTalk

BarTalk

What do you think of the proposed Punch-Mitchells & Butlers merger? Graham Rowson Plungington Tavern Preston Lancashire I don't think this merger...

Lancashire hot pub

Lancashire hot pub

Kath and Chris Bell tell Amanda Wragg about the trade secrets of Enterprise's White Bull, in Ribchester, Lancashire Our background Chris: I started...

Thwaites celebrates Lancashire Day

Thwaites celebrates Lancashire Day

Thwaites has kitted out a multitude of pubs with party packs ahead of Lancashire day on 27 November. The Lancashire brewer will be pulling out all...

Diverse interests

Diverse interests

Tony Halstead meets Paul Baker, the man behind Thwaites' multi-layered business strategy Northern drinkers tend to associate Daniel Thwaites with...

Rising star

Rising star

Tony Halstead traces the growth of Thwaites from humble beginnings to one of the best-known names in British brewing The Daniel Thwaites story...

Lancaster Bomber

Lancaster Bomber

Thwaites Lancaster Bomber shot to fame when England and Lancashire cricketer, Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff, endorsed it during the 2005 Ashes series win...

A sporting chance

A sporting chance

Whether it is a small amateur club or a major national team, Thwaites believes in backing sports of all scales Thwaites Brewery is not just about...

Hunt for karaoke conman hots up

Hunt for karaoke conman hots up

By John Harrington

The campaign to catch the pub karaoke conman stepped up a gear this week, with hosts and police in Chorley, Lancashire, uniting to catch the scammer....

Say cheese at JW Lees

Say cheese at JW Lees

By Lucy Britner

A brewery has teamed up with a cheese company to offer drinkers the perfect food match to their real ale. Manchester-based J.W Lees has gone local...

BarTalk

BarTalk

How has the smoking ban gone so far? Gail Brockbank Levers Arms, Darcy Lever, Bolton, Lancs It's been a bit difficult, especially as more than 60% of...

Andrew Pern and Justin Brosenitz

Andrew Pern sets up new company

By Jo Bruce

Michelin-starred chef Andrew Pern from the Star Inn at Harome, North Yorkshire, has set up a new speciality food company. Andrew has teamed up with...

Tony Callaghan

Yesteryear sells off 9 venues

By The PMA Team

Yesteryear Pub Company, founded by Tony Callaghan, is selling nine of its north-west sites.