Olympic Games

Greene King Leisure Tracker Olympics pub

Greene King Leisure Tracker

More than a third to watch Olympics in the pub

By Oli Gross

More than a third of people are planning to watch the Rio Olympics at the pub, this month’s Greene King Leisure Spend Tracker revealed.

Palmers operates 55 tenanted pubs as well as its brewery

Poor weather hits Palmers' profits

By John Harrington

Palmers, the Dorset-based brewer and pub operator, has reported a drop in profits and turnover in the year to 31 March 2013 as it suffered from poor weather and the Olympic “stay away factor”.

Turnover at the UK arm of Heineken dropped slightly

Heineken reports dip in on-trade beer volumes

By John Harrington

Heineken UK says the poor summer weather and “challenging” consumer environment in 2012 led to a fall in consumption in the on-trade in the year, although its share of the beer market increased.

London Olympics: one year on, pubs in Stratford have seen good trading

Pubs report positive trading after Olympics

By Gurjit Degun

One year on from the Olympics, licensees around the park area in Stratford, east London, have seen good trading, and say they are optimistic about the future.

Shepherd Neame reports slight drop in pre-tax profits

Shepherd Neame reports slight drop in pre-tax profits

By Mark Wingett

Kent-based brewer and pub operator Shepherd Neame has reported a “solid performance” in the 26 weeks to 29 December 2012 despite a slight drop in pre-tax profit, with turnover up 2.6% to £69.2m.

The Railway Tavern in Stratford saw a 40% trade boost during the Olympics, but business has slowed down again since

Stratford pubs report post-Olympics trade boost

By Adam Pescod

The Olympic Games will have a positive long-term impact on pubs in Stratford, east London, where trading figures are higher than they were a year ago. That is the feeling of licensees who were visited by the Publican’s Morning Advertiser as part of its...

Enterprise Inns reports improvement in like-for-like trading

Enterprise Inns reports improvement in like-for-like trading

By John Harrington

Enterprise Inns, the tenanted and leased pub company, has reported an improvement in like-for-like trading in the 44 weeks to 4 August, with like-for-like income across its total estate down 1.2% against a fall of 5.1% in the same period last year and...


London 2012 Olympics: Toast the Games with the best of British beer

By Greg Mulholland

Well, here we are, the culmination of this quite remarkable summer of Jubilee, sport and rain — the London Olympics. Last Friday’s wonderful opening ceremony focused on much that is associated with London, England and the UK. Yet amid the sponsors’ logos,...

Top 10 Morning Advertiser stories in July 2012

Top 10 Morning Advertiser stories in July 2012

These are the top 10 stories on the Morning Advertiser website in July 2012. Top of the hits league is our London 2012 Olympics picture gallery, showcasing how pubs across the country are celebrating the Games.

Game on: the Olympics are a great opportunity for pubs, but they must follow the advertising guidelines

Play by the Olympic rules at your pub

By Clare Eames

Following swiftly on from the Diamond Jubilee and Euro 2012, the next couple of weeks represent a huge opportunity for the hospitality industry to capitalise on an influx of tourists and public interest by screening live coverage of the Olympics.