Barley production is set to fall to its lowest in four years this season

Barley shortage may force up beer prices

By Ewan Turney

Fears have been voiced over further beer price rises due to a fall in world barley production — global production is 43% down on last year.

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...

Hire an accountant to keep tabs on cash

Accounting for the slump in trade

By Noli Dinkovski

Licensees facing piles of bills may feel at a loss, but they could do a lot worse than get an accountant and a stocktaker, reports Noli Dinkovski.

Agnew: added services to pub

Horse & Hound: home turf

By Robyn Black

Lucy Agnew, licensee of the Horse & Hound tells Robyn Black why coming out of retirement to rejuvenate a community pub was the right move.

Brakspear: ale trail is back

Brakspear Ale Trail back for third year

By Ewan Turney

Brakspear's Henley Ale Trail returns this month for its third year with even more pubs taking part. This year, 11 tenanted pubs are taking part in...