Mobile Phone

Empowered: How can offering phone charging services benefit your pub?

How phone charging can boost trade

By Emily Hawkins

Several pub companies are addressing a demand for phone-charging facilities because research shows some customers decide whether to stay or leave a venue based on whether they can charge devices.

Pubco power: customers will not be able to charge their phones behind the bar of JDW pubs

Would you let customers charge their phones behind the bar?

By Nikkie Sutton

Following national reports that JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has banned customers from charging their phones behind the bar of its pubs, The Morning Advertiser spoke with licensees about their policies on the issue.

Customers using mobile phones in the pub

Bar Talk

Are mobile phones 'horrible for atmosphere' at pubs?

By Nikkie Sutton

Following on from Hove bar the Gin Tub installing a Faraday cage in their ceiling so mobile phone signals are unable to enter the site, this week’s bar talk asks licensees what they think of mobile phones in pubs.

Hove bar blocks phone signal

Technology

Licensee: “Mobile phone users like smokers”

By Nikkie Sutton

A bar in Hove, East Sussex has installed a Faraday cage in the ceiling of the venue to block mobile phone signals, meaning customers have to go outside to make a call.

5 reasons to offer free Wi-Fi at your pub

Top Tips

5 reasons to offer free Wi-Fi at your pub

By Poppleston Allen

Free Wi-Fi has become widely available in all sorts of locations during the past few years. Customers visiting pubs are beginning to expect free Wi-Fi as part of their experience. Here are a five reasons why you should offer the service.

10 tips on getting your pub website to click

EXPERT INSIGHT

10 tips on getting your pub website to click

By Mark McCulloch

Mark McCulloch, former head of marketing at Pret A Manger and YO! Sushi, and founder and CEO of consultancy WE ARE Spectacular, offers tips on making sure your website is fit for purpose.

Novus Leisure digital investment

MA300: Novus Leisure invests £2m in digital operations

By Jessica Mason

Novus Leisure, which owns 48 venues — predominantly in London — has “made a £2m investment” into its digital operations to boost online bookings and adapt to the changing needs of the smartphone generation.

Text your view: progress in Camden

Licence consultation by text

By Gurjit Degun

Pub licensing consultations in Camden are set to change from the end of April, as the council asks residents to sign up for email and text alerts....

Smart phones: is your website catered for their use?

Pubs advised to be smartphone friendly

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Pubs and restaurants are missing a trick by not having websites that are designed to function properly with mobile phones, according to research from...

Apprenticeship schemes: career opportunities in pubs

BII unveils pub apprenticeship scheme

By Ewan Turney

The BII has unveiled the first pub specific apprenticeship scheme to coincide with the launch of National Apprenticeship Week. The organisationis...

Voucher offer: the deal on the Pint Drop website

Bucks pubs try out pint-by-text scheme

By John Harrington

Three Buckinghamshire pubs are trialling a scheme that lets punters buy friends a drink from a pub remotely via text-message vouchers. Pint Drop...

Lancashire pubs to push responsible drinking

Pubs show film to help stop attacks

By John Harrington

More than 30 Lancashire pubs have agreed to screen a short film warning customers to be aware of safe drinking to help prevent sexual assaults.

Pubwatch: scheme to catch thieves

Decoys to catch pub thieves take off

By John Harrington

Around 28 Scunthorpe bars have used decoy possessions like bags and mobiles to catch thieves in action. Two people have now been banned from all the...

Soccer: mobiles help fans locate the action

Need a footy pub? There's an app for that

By John Harrington

Football fans can locate pubs showing games via their mobile phones thanks to a new application. The application is from Samsung and...

Court not Caution: judge upheld custodial sentence

Nation-wide pub ban overturned

By Ewan Turney

A Bath man who attacked a barman has had his seven-year nation-wide pub ban overturned on appeal.

Mobiles: extra charges

Pubs urged to join battle to cut mobile rates

By John Harrington

Licensees are being urged to join a campaign to scrap extra charges for calling mobile phones. When calls are made to a different mobile network, or...