Long Live The Local

Desperate need of relief: sector petitions Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to fulfil his previous commitments (Credit: Getty/mammuth)

Sunak urged to fulfil previous commitments

By Rebecca Weller

Pubs and brewers in “desperate need of relief” as leaders from across the sector urge newly appointed Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to recognise the importance of pubs and breweries before it’s “too late”.

Raise a glass: the growth in 2019 equated to an extra 87m pints of beer being sold versus 2018

255 pints sold per second last year

By Alice Leader

It seems beer was a popular ask in 2019 as total beer sales toppled those in 2018 by 1.1%, equal to 255 pints sold every second – reaching a total of 8,059,495,997.

Go the whole Hog: pubs take on campaign to drive footfall during Dry January season

Pubs go ‘TEA Total’ to boost quieter trading times

By Alice Leader

Pubs are backing a ‘Support Your Local, Go TEA Total’ campaign this January to boost the quieter trading times operators can go through during this time of year, especially with the growth of Dry January.