Pub

What's in the news 12 July?

Review of the Week

Cautious optimism for new Government

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington caught up with Market Taverns' Richard Peachment to get his take on the week's news, from the new Government to football hopes and trade confidence.

Do you need a licence to show live sport?

Questions raised around MPLC licensing calls

By Ed Bedington

Licensees have been reporting phone calls from a film and television licensing body claiming, incorrectly, that they need a licence to show the Euros tournament in pubs.

The Hound in Chiswick launches

JKS expands with third pub site

By Ed Bedington

A former police station is set to open as a leading London pub operator gears up for its third drinking and dining destination site.

Bohem bring Czech twist to London pub

Czech style brought to London pub

By Ed Bedington

London-based brewer Bohem has announced the opening of their second site after taking on the lease of pub in Finsbury Park.

Jerry Brunning closes Henry Potts pub

Brunning mothballs city centre site due to WFH

By Ed Bedington

Pubs Limited, the north-west-based pub company launched by industry legend Jerry Brunning has announced the closure of its Chester site, laying the blame at the working from home culture.

What's in the news 5 July

Review of the Week

'Light at the end of a gloomy tunnel'

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington caught up with pub operator and top chef Gary Usher to get his take on the week's news, as the country absorbs the result of the General Election.

Co-op anti-pub advert misses the mark

Opinion

Co-op promotion a slap in the face

By Ed Bedington

While the Co-op’s decision to focus on the pub sector with its recent sniping advert might be viewed internally as a bit of “light-hearted” fun, it's gone down like a cup of cold sick with the people it’s targeting.

Co-Op Euros advert targets pubs

Co-op slammed by pubs for Euros ads

By Ed Bedington

The Co-op has come under fire from pub operators after its latest adverts urged punters to shun the pub and stay home to watch the football.

Jeremy Clarkson buys Cotswold pub

Clarkson to open a country pub

By Ed Bedington

Having demonstrated how hard the farming game is, television presenter Jeremy Clarkson has now turned his attention to the pub sector with the reported purchase of a Cotswolds-based venue.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In Podcast episode 79

The Lock In Podcast

Are you being served?

By Ed Bedington

Customer service is key to making your business a success, in the season finale, the Lock In takes a closer look at a key aspect that can make or break a pub.

The Morning Advertiser's Lock In podcast episode 78

The Lock In Podcast

Making the most of your ghost

By Ed Bedington

Pubs and ghosts go together like, well beer and pubs! Most pubs will lay claim to a ghost or two, so the podcast team take to the airwaves to talk all things spooky!

JKS expand to three pubs with Chiswick purchase

Third site for JKS and Jacobs

By Ed Bedington

JKS Restaurants has announced the opening of a third pub with operator Dominic Jacobs in Chiswick, West London.

Nest franchise aims for expansion

Video Exclusive

Greene King aim to build Nest to last

By Ed Bedington

As Greene King launch its first Nest franchise site, the MA caught up with franchise operations director Penny Baldwin to find out more.

The Morning Advertiser Podcast episode 71

Going down the pan!

By Ed Bedington

Top toilets are vital for any pub operation, but are we always getting it right. The Lock In team go beyond the u-bend to find out how you can up your loo offer!

The Morning Advertiser's Lock In Podcast episode 69

The Lock In Podcast

Snowball anyone? Anyone?

By Ed Bedington

The Lock In team take a look at Christmas, from how to handle the irregular customers (Doreen from Accounts, we're looking at you) through to nostalgic tipples!

Windmill Taverns celebrates 30 years of trade

'I was lucky!'

By Ed Bedington

As the McElhinney family celebrate more than three decades in the UK pub trade, the MA speaks to founder Jack, and son Ryan, to find out the secrets to their success.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In Podcast episode 67

Why are pubs hooked on fish and chips?

By Ed Bedington

Fish and chips are a staple of the pub menu, but why is that? The Lock In team cast their net to find out where the tradition comes from and why it's such a popular menu item.

Community pubs 10,000 pound boost from Coke

Community hero gets £10,000 boost

By Ed Bedington

Community events at an award winning pub have been given a £10,000 boost from Coca-Cola, following its success at the Great British Pub Awards.

Government needs to recognise pub community role

Pubs community role needs recognising

By Ed Bedington

The Government needs to recognise and support the important role pubs play in the community, according to the chief executive of a leading family brewer.

Heineken teams up with Marmalade Trust to tackle loneliness

£90,000 raised to help tackle loneliness

By Ed Bedington

A charity to help solve the challenges of loneliness has been given a £90,000 boost thanks to a glittering gala ball hosted by Heineken UK.

Oisin Rogers gears up for Devonshire opening

'The best pubs are chaotic!'

By Ed Bedington

Pub legend Oisín Rogers is all set to open his new pub project with Charlie Carroll, the Devonshire at Piccadilly, London

Who were the winner in the Punch awards?

Best pubs in Punch estate celebrated

By Ed Bedington

The best Punch pub operators have been unveiled following a rigorous process to pick out the best from the company’s 1,300 businesses.

How can pubs target their MPs on rates campaign?

Call for pubs to step up on rates campaigning

By Ed Bedington

With many pubs struggling to break even, operators are being urged to increase pressure through their local MPs around business rates relief as the Government Autumn Statement approaches.

What's in the news 25 August?

Review of the Week

'I don't feel represented'

By Ed Bedington

Top chef and pub and bistro operator Gary Usher calls for more passion from lobbyists, greater support for independent businesses, a reduction in VAT and talks about the challenges around recruitment in the MA's Review of the Week.

Crooked House Dudley should be a reminder of pub plight

My Shout

Where is the outrage for all pubs?

By Heath Ball

The justified anger and passion from the general public, members of parliament, and the press regarding the suspected arson of the beloved Crooked House near Dudley has truly captured the nation's attention and fuelled our collective outrage.

How can pubs tackle the energy crisis?

The Power Struggle

Act now to tackle the energy crisis

By Ed Bedington

With volatile energy costs and operators locked into sky-high deals, the Morning Advertiser has teamed up with UKHospitality to launch a campaign, The Power Struggle, to ensure the industry is heard loud and clear as part of a consultation process.

What's in the news 28 July?

Review of the Week

'We've got to support each other'

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington caught up with the Vaulkhard Group's Ollie Vaulkhard to talk about challenges, positivity and the price of a pint.

What's in the news 14 July

Review of the Week

‘It’s a bit of a war out there’

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington caught up with Heartwood Collection chairman Mark Derry to discuss the week's news, from duty rates to recruitment and the need to be more upbeat.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 62

The Lock In Podcast

Wasp wrangling and other tips for summer success

By Ed Bedington

Wasps can ruin many a pub garden experience, but how best to handle them? The Lock In team tackled the perennial pests and other top tips on making the most of summer trade.

How to survive in the pub trade

'Total war' - surviving 20 years in the trade

By Ed Bedington

Surviving 20 years in the pub trade without going backwards is no mean feat, but the founders of the Three Cheers Pub Co can look back with a real sense of achievement.

Banning alcohol at work events

Perspective needed on work parties

By Ed Bedington

If things can’t get much worse for the pub sector, the fun-police are now out trying to ban drinking at work parties.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In Podcast episode 59

Lock In Podcast

Getting your cask offer right

By Ed Bedington

Cask beer is a key component of the pub operation, but are we getting it right? The Lock In team takes a look at where pubs are going wrong with cask and how you can up your game on a category that is key to a good operation.

Gary Usher opens new pub

Chef Gary Usher's first pub off to a flying start

By Ed Bedington

A chance encounter and a life-long love for pubs has seen one of the north-west’s leading chefs open his own site to great success and he’s already eyeing up a second!

The Morning Advertiser Lock In Podcast 57

The Lock In podcast

How to run a pub quiz

By Ed Bedington

The Lock In team tackle the topic of pub quizzes, much to the delight of Heath - the do's and don'ts of running a great quiz!

The Morning Advertiser Lock In Podcast 55

Making the most of your roast!

By Ed Bedington

A great roast dinner is the cornerstone of many pub operations, and a cultural touchstone for many - but why is that? And what we are getting right or wrong when it comes to the classic dish. The Lock In team take a deep dive into the world of roasts,...