Local Pub

A tough trade: despite research showing the pub sector is expanding, licensees give their views on what’s going on behind closed doors

Why is the local pub still under threat?

By Alice Leader

Despite a busy year in the sector that has included highlights such as huge pub chain acquisitions, there are still concerns of how to uphold the traditional, British institution of the local pub.

Running a pub can mean juggling a number of different issues

Business advice

Running a pub - part 1: Starting out

By Glynn Davis

The first in a three-part series of looking into the enduring challenge of running a pub. Glynn Davis offers insight, practical advice and best-practice case studies with successful operators at key stages of their pub-operating journeys to give others in...

Wiggo does his bit for the pub trade

Wiggo does his bit for the pub trade

Customers at the Original Farmers Arms in Ecclestone, Lancashire, have been treated to a piece of sporting history with their pints, as Tour De France winner and Olympic gold medallist Sir Bradley Wiggins has lent the pub his BBC Sports Personality of...

Use Your Local: new parcel delivery scheme

New pub parcel delivery scheme launched

By Ewan Turney

People can now have their parcels delivered to their local pub rather than the sorting office under a new scheme. Scottish & Newcastle (S&N)...

Residents bid to buy pub lease

Residents bid to buy pub lease

A group of Peterborough residents are hoping to buy the lease on their local pub and make it hub for the local community. Members of the Parnwell...

Our survey said…

Our survey said…

You licensees know what you think about licensing reform, a smoking ban and binge-drinking issues - but what about your customers? Here's what...