Pub Industry

Rob Willock:

The tie untied

By Rob Willock

And so it came down to just 13 MPs. Decades of political wrangling about the legality and fairness of the beer tie ended with a slim Parliamentary majority of 25 voting to give pub tenants of the largest pubcos a ‘market rent only’ (MRO) option – thus...

pub football foreign satellite

Karen Murphy: Local pubs under threat

By Karen Murphy

Licensee Karen Murphy is known by some as the brave heroine who took on the Premier League over foreign satellite football. Here, in an exclusive comment piece, she explains why she is leaving the pub trade.

Charity: The Bull's Head bursts through traditional parameters

The Bull's Head — the genre-busting pub

By The PMA Team

The task for the bulk of the pub industry is about evolving the offer — and it could do worse than looking at the Bull's Head in Repton.

Bish: we need a credible threat

Legal threat plea over licensing reform

By Phil Mellows

The pub industry may have to threaten legal action over the breaches of human rights contained in the government's licensing proposals.

Ramsay: pub has not met expectations

Gordon Ramsay closes Devonshire pub

By Becky Paskin, Restaurant

Gordon Ramsay Holdings has closed one of its pubs, the Devonshire in Chiswick, blaming the state of the pub industry for its demise. Having opened...

Donkey Darling: killing pubs

Trade fury at Darling's duty rise

By Ewan Turney

The pub industry is in a state of utter shock this morning after the news that alcohol duty will rise again by 8% from Monday — representing a 17% increase for the year. The increase, unlike the VAT cut, is permanent.

Al Fresco: Step out

Al Fresco: Step out

The coming smoke ban is undoubtedly a testing challenge for the pub industry. More testing, even, than licensing reform, especially for the more...

Cream of the crop

Cream of the crop

An extraordinary line-up from both inside and outside the pub industry has been drawn together for this year's Publican Conference on November 3....

We're 30!

We're 30!

Editor Caroline Nodder casts her memory back as The Publican Newspaper reaches a milestone birthday.Thirty years ago I had just uttered one of my...

ALMR's perfect ten

ALMR's perfect ten

It's a decade since a group of small pub operators decided to form the ALMR. Kerry Rogan went along to the 10th birthday celebrationsTen years ago...