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Who's in charge at the Morning Advertiser?

Changes at the top

By Ed Bedington

In a management reshuffle at William Reed, Lorraine Hendle, managing director for retail and manufacturing which includes several brands including The Grocer, will now welcome The Morning Advertiser and Big Hospitality brands into the division.

Metered access: Users will be asked to give their email address and basic industry-specific demographics after consuming a certain number of articles within 30 days

Morning Advertiser update

The Morning Advertiser website is changing

By Chris Lowe, publisher, The Morning Advertiser

Like many of the biggest media websites that have put journalism at the forefront of their strategy, we are implementing something called metered access – meaning users will be asked to register after consuming a certain number of articles within 30 days.

Future: The MA will focus on its growing online audience as well as F2F events

Morning Advertiser update

The MA's digital future

By Chris Lowe, Morning Advertiser Publisher

All of us have had to adapt our personal and business lives in ways we have never experienced before – and in its 226 years, The MA has lived through two world wars, several financial collapses and various revolutions.

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Britain’s greatest pub owner guest edits The Morning Advertiser

By Nicholas Robinson

In celebration of the great British pub, The Morning Advertiser (MA) has commissioned Heath Ball, Pub of the Year winner at the Great British Pub Awards 2018, to edit the current issue of the magazine – which is out this week.

Enterprising: Mr Miggins launched a successful pub business in the 1800s

MA at 225

‘We started selling beer from our living room and now we have a pub’

By Nicholas Robinson

Minnie Miggins and her husband Frank launched London’s Old Moon in the 1830s. While recent changes in law have thrown a few hurdles in the way of the business, new styles of beer and increasing footfall have seen things go from strength to strength.

Challenging high rents: what options are available to licensees who find their rent unsustainable?

How can licensees tackle high rent?

By Stuart Stone

The Morning Advertiser sought advice from Slater and Gordon lawyers on where licensees stood when it came to challenging high rent.

December 2016 pub openings


December 2016 pub openings

By Nikkie Sutton

The Morning Advertiser takes a look at new openings and pub facelifts in the last month of 2016.

The Drinks List: Lagers dominate the list

The Drinks List

Lagers dominate the top 100 brands list

By Nicholas Robinson

A total of 10 lagers have been highlighted as the top performers in The Morning Advertiser's list of the hottest drinks brands for the pub trade.

The White Lion Rempton new owner plans beer offer and refurb


How I plan to restore my local to its former glories

By Liam Coleman

In despair at seeing the downward spiral of the pub in the village where he grew up - the White Lion, in Rempton, Nottinghamshire - Russell Pytches and three other locals decided to fight back and buy the freehold. He tells The Morning Advertiser about...

Hangover-free beer on its way to the UK


‘Hangover-free’ beer on its way to the UK

By Sara Hussein

Hangovers will be a thing of the past, claims a Dutch brewery that has created a brand new beer that is designed to ease the effects of a heavy night on the sauce.

Bar & Pub Show 2016

Bar & Pub Show 2016

Bar & Pub Show 2016 in pictures

By Sara Hussein

After the first Bar & Pub Show was showcased last week (Monday 3 October- Wednesday 5 October), The Morning Advertiser looks over some highlights of the event.

Pub openings August 2016


Pub openings August 2016

By Nikkie Sutton

The Morning Advertiser takes a look at pubs which have been refurbished and reopened in August.

Pub openings in July 2016

Pub openings

Pub openings July 2016

By Nikkie Sutton

The Morning Advertiser takes a look at pubs reopened and renovated in July 2016.

Top 10 pub games: What's your vote?


Top 10 pub games: What's your vote?

By Oli Gross

The Publican's Morning Advertiser reveals an expert's top ten games for pubs - but which do you think is best?James Masters, managing director of Masters Games - which specialists in pub games - gave the PMA his top ten and explained why each...

Publican Awards Ceremony London 2015 UK Pubs Winners

Excitement builds for Publican Awards Ceremony 2015

By Jo Bruce

In under one week the Publican Awards, in association with Sky, will take place at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on Monday, 16 March, presented by comedian and television personality David Walliams.

Try January

PMA launches Try January campaign

By Jessica Mason

The Publican’s Morning Advertiser today launches a campaign for pubs and bars to reclaim January and challenge people to try new drinks and dishes and make the month more inspiring and experimental.

Preparing for business rates revaluations


Preparing for business rates revaluations

By Nicola Murrish

Last week, the Government announced that business rates assessments from 2017 onwards will be based on a property’s rental value on 1 April 2015. Nicola Murrish, associate at Vickery Holman, south-west commercial property consultants, provides the details

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Pictures: Spirit of Jack competition finalists

By James Evison

The Publican's Morning Advertiser and Jack Daniels asked the nation's pubs to post on twitter how they celebrated the spirit of music, using #spiritofjack, with the overall winner receiving £1500 of JD gear. Here are the finalists for the competition...

Top 10 tips for calling time on pub squatters

Top 10 tips for calling time on pub squatters

By Laura Rogers

Last month, the Publican’s Morning Advertiser reported concerns that the number of people squatting in pubs was rising. There have been calls for legislation covering residential squatting to be extended to cover commercial premises, but what can landlords...

JDW boss Tim Martin: 'Jamie Oliver is causing rents to rise'

JDW boss Tim Martin: 'Jamie Oliver is causing rents to rise'

By John Harrington

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) chairman Tim Martin has said the willingness of Jamie’s Italian, the restaurant group founded by high-profile chef Jamie Oliver, to accept high rent costs is causing rents for other operators to rise.

PMA readers give valuable feedback on pub trade's leading title

PMA readers give valuable feedback on pub trade's leading title

By Rob Willock

Have you heard the story of the frog and the pot of water? If you drop a live frog into a pot of boiling water, it will jump out. But apparently (though I’ve not tried it) if you place it in a pot of tepid water and turn up the heat it will unresistingly...

Refresh your pub staff with some legal training

Refresh your pub staff with some legal training

By Michael Kheng

Hopefully summer will arrive one day and with it more customers to our bars. Like us, some pubs will be looking at taking on extra staff over the summer period and training up the newly recruited members.

Welcome to the new Publican’s Morning Advertiser website

Welcome to the new Publican’s Morning Advertiser website

By Ewan Turney

The Publican’s Morning Advertiser, the one-stop shop for all news and information on the UK’s pub sector, today unveils its new website, making it even easier for readers in the pub and brewing sectors to stay ahead of the game.

Thrive on 5: campaign to cut VAT

Support grows for pub VAT cut

By Michelle Perrett

More than 1,700 people have signed a petition to the Government, submitted by the Publican's Morning Advertiser (PMA), calling for VAT to be reduced to 5% for the hospitality sector.