Number one: Schofield's Bar was named top cocktail bar earlier this month (February)

Behind the UK #1 cocktail bar's success

By Charli Tomney

Schofield's Bar was announced the number one earlier this month at the Top 50 Cocktail Bars list reveal, but what is behind the bar’s success?

Driving change: The mayors of the North and West Midlands discuss the night-time economy (Credit: Elspeth Moore)

Mayors of the North call for VAT cut

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Mayors of the North united to call for an industry-wide VAT cut in the Spring Budget at the Night Time Economy Summit last week.

Calling time: It's the end of the road for Manchester-based Squawk Brewing Co (credit: Getty/ilbusca)

Squawk Brewing Co announces closure

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Squawk Brewing Co, founded in Manchester in 2013, will close its doors for good, with a final beer coming out in March.

The Black Friar pub Salford now under independent ownership

Team takes full control of historic pub

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Full control of a historic pub in Salford will be handed over to the team who have operated it for the past two years, making it one of the only independently owned pubs in Manchester.

Diverse offering: the Old Abbey House has something for everyone

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Meet the winner of Community Hero 2023 sponsored by CCEP

By The Morning Advertiser

The Old Abbey Taphouse in Hulme, Manchester, is so much more than a pub to local people – it’s a place that drives social action that makes a real positive difference to their lives.

Additional deterrent: now is not the time to introduce tourism tax (Credit: Getty ChrisHepburn)

Manchester tourism tax 'disappointing' for pubs

By Rebecca Weller

Now is “not the time” to introduce tourism taxes and place “additional deterrents” on consumers, according to the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA).

Marked event: Adam Hyde is served a pint from apprentice brewer and nephew Tom Allkins to celebrate Hydes' 160th anniversary

Hydes celebrates 160 years of brewing

By Nikkie Thatcher

North west-based brewer and pub business Hydes is marking 160 years with a number of activities during 2023 including serving pints for £1.60.

Industry recognition: Greater Manchester will host next year's NTIA Summit (Getty/Ingus Kruklitis)

Greater Manchester to host 2024 NTIA Summit

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Greater Manchester will host the NTIA Night Time Economy Summit 2024, which the trade body claimed will be one of its most ambitious projects to date.

Night trouble: Communication is key in resolving noise complaints (Getty/fotoVoyager)

Why are noise complaints shutting down music venues?

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

“No one should have to go what we went through,” says Kwame Otiende. The licensee had to cash out more than £15,000 on legal fees, acoustic tests, sound proofing and construction after his pub – the Jago, Hackney – was slapped with a noise abatement notice...

Aid required: the Night-Time Industries Association urges the Government to support the sector in its March Budget (image: Getty/BrianAJackson)

8 in 10 firms ‘on knife edge’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Some 82% of night-time economy firms could be under threat as the new Energy Relief Scheme from the Government will have no impact on them, research has shown.

Release date: it is reported draft legislation for Martyn's Law is anticipated to be published early spring (image: Getty/djgunner)

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Martyn’s Law – What is it? Who does it apply to? When will it take effect?

By Alex Tomlinson, trainee solicitor, Poppleston Allen

With a view to stepping up the UK’s resilience to terrorism, the Government recently announced details for the Protect Duty, to be known as 'Martyn’s Law' in tribute of Martyn Hett, who alongside 21 others died in the Manchester Area terrorist...

Sad farewell: Another brewery bites the dust due to cost pressures (Getty/ Monty Rakusen)

Manchester Brewing Company ceases trading

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Manchester Brewing Company is the latest in a long line of operations forced to shut due to financial pressures, the business announced yesterday.

Out and about: Economic growth secure in cities but more support needed (Getty/ NORRIE3699)

Hospitality needs support to keep up growth

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Pubs, bars and restaurants are recording positive sales in Britain’s major cities – but high inflation is making real-terms growth very difficult, according to the latest Top Cities report.

Company growth: North is now at 10 sites including its taproom (pictured) on Sovereign Street in Leeds (image: John Slemensek Bokehgo)

North to open 10th site

By Nikkie Thatcher

Leeds-based business North Bar/North Brewing Co is set to open its 10th venue, which is located in Manchester.

The Great British Pub Awards: Can you spot yourself?

Were you spotted at The Great British Pub Awards 2022?

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

On Tuesday (4 October), The Great British Pub Awards (GBPA) 2022 were celebrated at Escape To Freight Island in Manchester in an action-packed, festival-themed event. Here, we round up the best pics from the evening. Can you spot yourself?

GBPA 2022: winners round-up

Pics of all the 2022 GBPA winners

By Rebecca Weller

Yesterday (Tuesday 4 October), saw Escape To Freight Island, Manchester, transform into a fun-filled festival site to celebrate the Great British Pub Awards (GBPA) 2022. Below is a round-up of this year's winners, including the Great British Pub...

Celebration night: this year's awards were hosted by comedian Russell Kane

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GBPA 2022: What the winners had to say

By Nikkie Thatcher

Last night (Tuesday 4 October), saw this year’s Great British Pub Awards revealed at Manchester’s Escape to Freight Island.

What's in the news 13 May 2022?

Review of the week

'Everyone has got so creative with outside space, it's fantastic'

By Nikkie Thatcher

Directors of Green Salmon Co Jason Green and David Salmon spoke with The Morning Advertiser's Nikkie Thatcher to discuss the top headlines of this week including outlining how they retain staff and a trading update on the business.

Celebrating success: Outstanding contribution winners

Supply chain heroes celebrated at Pride of Greene King Awards

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Teams who went above and beyond to ensure pubs were well stocked and smoothly run during the unprecedented challenges of the past year were recognised at the annual Pride of Greene King awards last Wednesday (4 May).

City centre: the next MA Leaders Club meeting will be in Manchester (image: Getty/ChrisHepburn)

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Manchester MA Leaders stellar line-up revealed

By The Morning Advertiser

This month (May) will see MA Leaders hit the iconic city of Manchester where we’ll also be hearing from a number of speakers and experts about business growth, the ongoing pricing issues and more.

Event details: the next MA Leaders Club meeting is set to take place in Manchester this May (image: Getty/Ingus Kruklitis)

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MA Leaders Club May location revealed

By Nikkie Thatcher

The next MA Leaders Club event will be taking place in May this year and we can now reveal whereabouts in the country it will be.

Safe space: Inclusivity, community and entertainment key to LGBTQ+ venues (Getty/Ladanifer)

Operators offer tips for running LGBTQ+ venue

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Community, entertainment, and inclusivity must come first when running a successful LGBTQ+ venue reveal operators, with the rise in homophobic hate crimes over the pandemic stressing the need for safe spaces.