Pub Sector

Right wing: More than half (61%) of respondents to The MA's snap survey indicated they would be voting Tory on 8 June.

General Election 2017

Pubs want Conservative Government

By Ed Bedington

The pub industry seems to be leaning towards a continuation of Conservative Party rule according to the results of our general election survey, with many citing Brexit as the key battleground for their votes. Ed Bedington reports.

Snacks: new options rose by 60% this year


Snacks, sides and nibbles key focus for pub menus

By Daniel Woolfson

UK operators are boosting customers’ average spend by increasing starter and dessert prices as well as focusing on side dishes and snacks, new research claims. 

Scottish pubs code published

Code of practice

Scottish pubs code published

By Oli Gross

A pubs code for tenanted and leased pubcos in Scotland has been published.

How your business can make the most of technology


How your business can make the most of technology

By Michelle Perrett

Whether you consider technology an advancement or a hindrance in the pub, Michelle Perrett discovers why it is here to stay and how your business can get real benefits from it.

2015: the year in pub food

2015 review: the year in pub food

By Daniel Woolfson

As 2015 draws to a close, Daniel Woolfson takes a look back at some of the events and trends that shaped the sector throughout the year.

Neil Morgan:

Latest deals are good news for wider sector

By Neil Morgan

Phew! It’s good to draw breath after the recent flurry of deal activity in the pub sector. It hasn’t been this active on the major transactional front since pre-recession — and there’s no indication that it’s about to slow down either.


It’s time for pubcos to reassess their approach

By Mike Benner

Campaigning activity on pubco reform has intensified as the Government’s decision grows near. The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is resolutely determined to secure reform of the beer tie as operated by the large pubcos. As a consumer group, we want to...

Business boosting: Money-making ideas are essential in 2012, says Gerry Price

Be in it to win it in 2012 by working smarter

By Gerry Price

Tim Martin has been on BBC Radio Four, with his droll manner and demands for VAT and duty reductions. Ralph Findlay’s Personal View was published in The Telegraph’s business pages, saying that the pubcos have done ever such a lot and can now make codes...

The Big Interview: Jim Fallon

The Big Interview: Jim Fallon

By Phil Mellows

He was the banker who funded Enterprise Inns as it grew to be the biggest pub company in the country. He advised on, backed and brokered countless deals during the industry’s M&A heyday.