The MA's Ed Bedington catches up with Lincoln Green Brewing's founder Anthony Hughes to talk beer, recycling, unsustainable price rises and what challenges the next few months hold for brewers and pub operators across the UK.
The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has called on the Government to help the on-trade, as it revealed the average price of a 175ml glass of wine has increased by 21p compared to the same period last year.
Reducing the number of dishes on the menu, tapping into technology and keeping staff at the forefront of the business are some of the ways operators can combat rising food prices, according to data experts.
Wine experts have warned that the severe economic uncertainty left by Britain’s vote to leave the EU is likely to disrupt the UK’s wine industry and raise prices. But how tangible will the knock-on effect be on UK pubs and should licensees be worried?
Operators are continuing to offer very competitive price points for entry level dishes but charging significantly more for their most expensive ‘exit’ food items, according to the Menu & Food Trends report from Allegra Foodservice.
The average sale price of a pub has increased for the first time since 2007 and a record number of pubs are remaining as pubs after sale, according to the latest research from property agent Christie+Co.
A lot has been written, said and debated about the north/south property divide in recent times — particularly in relation to the housing market. Yet, the discussion hasn’t been limited to residential premises — indeed, the north/south divide in the pub...
Greene King claims it has worked hard to keep its prices competitive after being accused in The Sun of increasing the price of beer sold at its pubs by as much as 11p per pint weeks after the 1p-per-pint reduction in beer duty.
Fewer than half (48%) of all bottom-end freehold pubs sold in the year to 30 September went for alternative use - six percentage points fewer than last year - and the slowdown in conversion rates is expected to continue, according to Fleurets.
So I seem to have spent much of the last ten days fending off questions from customers about just what the Minimum Price legislation would mean to them. It’s amusing to watch how a little bit of pub maths and a lot of hyperbole can make somebody’s perception...