Sacha Lord (pictured): cost of a pint could increase by as much as 20p in coming months

Sacha Lord forecasts up to 20p increase in cost of a pint

By Rebecca Weller

Night-Time Economy Adviser for Greater Manchester, Sacha Lord, has forecasted a 16 to 20p rise in the cost of an average pint over the next 3 months as inflation, increased VAT pressures, and surging gas prices hit hospitality operators.

Welcome boost: BBPA predicts 24.5m pints to be sold in pubs during Six Nations matches for the weekend of 11 March 2022 (Credit: Getty/The Good Brigade)

BBPA predicts 24.5m pints to be sold during Six Nations matches

By Rebecca Weller

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has estimated 24.5m pints could be sold in UK pubs during the Guinness Six Nations Rugby Championship this weekend (Friday 11 and Saturday 12 March 2022), according to the BBPA’s beer sales volume survey alongside...

Trading places: customers often think they know best

Bar staff insider: know-it-all customers

By Bar staff insider

When you’ve been working in the trade for as long as I have, there’s not much worse than ‘teaching your grandmother to suck eggs’. 

Beer prices to soar by 30p a pint


Beer prices could soar by 30p a pint

By Michelle Perrett

The price of a pint of beer could be set to soar by 30p as pub companies face a “triple whammy” of pressures in the New Year, The Sunday Times has reported.

Only 12% of UK men opt for a pint in a pub


Only 12% of UK men opt for a pint in a pub

By Emily Sutherland

A poll has found that only 12% of British men over 30 name beer or lager as their drink of choice in a pub, with one in five citing calories as the reason for their choice.

Punch set to launch free pint promotion

Punch set to launch free pint promotion

By Mike Berry

Punch Taverns has teamed up with lager brands Carlsberg and Carling on a nationwide promotion giving drinkers the chance to enjoy a free pint in Punch pubs.

Price hikes defy logic

Editor's Comment

Price hikes defy logic

By Rob Willock

Pub customers are understandably confused. And so are licensees. And so am I, frankly.

The Hunters Inn in Southampton sells 10p pints

Southampton pub sells pints for 10p

By Helen Gilbert

A Hampshire pub relived the swinging sixties in more ways than one when it served up 10p pints to mark 45 years of being in business. 

Young's birthday promotion

Young's offers free pints to celebrate 182nd birthday

By John Harrington

Young’s, the London-based pub company, is giving away free pints of Young’s beer at its outlets in the capital via vouchers in City AM, Evening Standard, and Time Out, to celebrate its 182nd birthday.

Technology in pubs

How to pour a beer using your just your mind

By Robyn Black

In the same week it was announced that the new iPhone offers “Touch ID,” which replaces the need for PINs with fingertip recognition, I poured a pint of beer using the power of thought.

Why we love lager

Why we love lager

By Robyn Black

It is not overstating the case to say that standard lager is the most important pint you pull and glass you pour in your pub.

Call time on unhealthy pub food

Call time on unhealthy pub food

By Pete Brown

As someone who loves pubs and thinks we spend too much time drawing attention to what’s wrong with our industry and not enough championing what’s right, I always feel a bit bad about using this column to criticise pubs.

Looking forward to the green shoots of spring

Looking forward to the green shoots of spring

By Steve Haslam

First of all, happy new year to everybody and hopefully it was a great Christmas for you. But we know what follows now — back to the reality of the January blues.

Dragons Done?

Dragons Done?

By Publican Sam

It’s not often that the TV makes me want to write about it, but the latest episode of BBC TV’s Dragon’s Den (series 9, episode 7) caught my attention to such an extent that I want to share a few thoughts.

Fair Pint: concern over churn rate

Fair Pint: 'Five pubs fail every day'

By Ewan Turney

Anti-beer tie group Fair Pint believes the failure rate of pubs may be as high as five per day — it disputes figures given by BBPA.

Tom and Ed Martin: run ETM Group

Pub food: business boosters

By Jo Bruce

Ideas for driving food and drink sales at your pub including a ten-pence sale, art exhibitions and a customer-run kitchen and bar.

The VAT rise is expected to hit pubs hard

VAT rise adds 6p on a pint of beer

By Ewan Turney

The Government should consider a lesser rate of VAT for the hospitality trade after today's rise to 20% is expected to add 6p on a pint. That's the...