Pub & Bar

Nick and Amanda Hemming take the trophy from the BII's Steve Alton (r) and Sky's Damian Saunders (l)

Heron Inn scoops top award

By Ed Bedington

A Cornish operator was celebrating after taking home the prestigious title of Licensee of the Year (LOYA) yesterday.

What's in the news 17 June?

The MA's Review of the Week

‘Deliveroo, over my dead body’

By Ed Bedington

Hospitality and experience will be key in the fight for the consumer spend according to Sarah Weir as she discusses the events of the week and the market challenges with the MA's Ed Bedington.

Can the sector survive the economic challenges?

Industry facing 'two years of hell'

By Ed Bedington

The industry is facing “two years of hell” and needs to “batten down the hatches and probably pray” according to one leading sector investor.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In Podcast episode 44

The Lock In Podcast

Do pubs need to improve on tech?

By Ed Bedington

Are pubs behind the curve when it comes to the digital world? Are we not embracing technology enough? The Lock In team tackle the subject with a range of guests debating everything from back of house tech, to whether customers should be allowed to google...

What's in the news 27 May

"We've been here before"

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington catches up with Kuckoo's Rich Powell for his take on the current headlines, from rising costs and brewery sales through to continued confidence and business expansion.

No slowdown yet in consumer demand for pubs (Credit: Getty/Henrik Sorensen)

No consumer slowdown for pubs yet

By Ed Bedington

The latest ONS figures which show a boost in off-trade sales does not signal a slowing down in the on-trade, industry watchers report.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 43

The Lock In Podcast

Can pubs be better employers?

By Ed Bedington

With staffing challenges continuing to cause headaches for pub operators, the Lock In team tackle some of the issues that are causing the sector problems and have a bit of discussion about baldness discrimination...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 42

The Lock In Podcast

Can pubs shake up the cocktail market?

By Ed Bedington

The Lock In team look to shake things up when it comes to cocktails, and take a look at how pubs and bars can up their game when it comes to tapping into the growing cocktail sector.

Should calorie labelling apply to pubs?

Calorie labelling an unnecessary disaster for pubs

By Ed Bedington

Once again the fun police have been let loose on the hospitality sector, and while the sector is used to handling and weathering well-intentioned, but ill-thought out legislation, the timing of the introduction of calorie labelling on menus couldn’t be...

How is the Pedalling for Pubs challenge going?

PEDALLING FOR PUBS

Pedalling For Pubs Live(ish): Day four

By Chris Lowe

A team of intrepid riders from across the pub sector are going from Dead to Red, cycling over 335kms across Jordan in aid of two great causes, Only a Pavement Away and the Licensed Trade Charity. We'll be charting their progress here, day by day...

Which companies are finalists in the Publican Awards?

Publican Awards

Finalists in The Publican Awards 2022 revealed

By Ed Bedington

The race is under way to find out the best companies in the trade as The Publican Awards gears up for the next stages of judging and announces those in the running.

What's in the news 12 November

Rising costs are 'frightening'

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's editor Ed Bedington speaks to Brian Whiting of WH Pubs for his views on the week's news, from inflationary pressures and premiumisation through to the debate over dogs in pubs.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 24

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: Can't get the staff, literally...

By Ed Bedington

One of the key challenges of reopening has been on the staffing front, from re-energising long furloughed team members, through to recruiting replacements and training teams back up to speed. The Lock In podcast team take a deep dive into those issues,...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 18

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: Show us the money!

By Ed Bedington

We're talking finance and funding in this week's episode of the Lock In podcast. From the growing rent debt problem to thoughts on how to crowd funding, the podcast team speak to a couple of special guests on the topics and also discuss how...

E-pub: Keep track

E-pub: Keep track

EPoS systems help keep tabs on sales and trends.Today's customer demands a wider choice of food and drink than ever. The challenge to the pub...