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Great British Pub Award winner The Gun Inn

Great British Pub Awards

Inventiveness key to success, says GBPA winner

By Ed Bedington

Standing still is not an option for the pub trade, adaption and inventiveness will be key according to the winner of the Great British Pub of the Year Awards.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 47

The Lock In Podcast

Will pubs get the support they need?

By Ed Bedington

The podcast team returns for season three of the award-winning (James's mum gave us a rosette) Lock In podcast and we get to grips with the challenges facing the sector.

Great British Pub Awards and Wetherspoons results show diversity is key

Diversity is key for the Great British pub

By Ed Bedington

The recent Great British Pub Awards was a triumphant celebration of the diversity and richness of the UK’s pub offer, with businesses of all stripes recognised for excellence across the board.

GBPA 2022: hosted by comedian Russell Kane (pictured) this years awards took place on Tuesday 4 October in Manchester

Where are the best pubs in the country?

By Rebecca Weller

With the Great British Pub Awards (GBPA) 2022 now over, The Morning Advertiser (MA) has put together a useful map of all this year's winners.

PM needs to act on energy crisis for pubs

Action is needed now Liz

By Ed Bedington

So the wait is finally over and the one MP most of her colleagues didn’t think was up to the job is now moving into number 10, but hey ho, what do they know that the wider Conservative membership doesn’t…

Who won the BII Licensee of the Year Award?

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.

Why do we sell cask beer too cheaply?

Let's stop being cheap with cask

By Ed Bedington

Our consistently cheap approach to the sale of cask beer is one of the main reasons we struggle to ignite the category.

ONS figures do not mean a slowdown in spend for pubs

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.

Quality is key for cask beer

Are you getting it right on cask?

By Ed Bedington

Are you selling your cask beer within the three day window? That’s the question we’re asking as part of The Cask Project.

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.

What's in the news 29 April

The MA's Review of the Week

Pubs must remain an affordable treat

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington catches up with Anglian Country Inns md James Nye to get his take on the week's news, from inflationary pressures, the return to the "new normal" and tackling the recruitment crisis.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In Podcast episode 41

Tackling the crippling cost increases

By Ed Bedington

With sky-rocketing costs across all aspects of the trade, the Lock In team take a look at what's driving those, and any steps operators can take to mitigate and make savings.

What's in the news 1 April?

The MA's Review of the Week

'We as an industry need to adapt'

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington caught up with the group md of award winning Liberation Group, Jayson Perfect, to get his thoughts on the weeks events. From winning three Publican Awards, to rising headwinds and the importance of outdoor trading.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In Podcast episode 40

The Lock In Podcast

The challenges of outdoor trading

By Ed Bedington

With summer threatening, the Lock In team take a look at whether pubs are ready or not for outdoor trading, looking at some of the challenges, and how recent legislative changes have impacted on the classic pub garden.

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...

Is this the best budget for pubs in years?

Autumn Budget 2021

Best budget for pubs in a generation?

By Ed Bedington

Despite all the leaks, from a government that makes the Titanic look like a viable operation, there were still a few rabbits in Rishi Sunak’s hat as he stood up in Parliament today (27 October 2021).

What's in the news October 22

Cautious optimism for the future

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington catches up with industry legend Peter Borg-Neal, chairman of the Oakman Group, to get his views on the news that have shaped the sector this week.

How can pubs profit from the low cost of pigs?

Pig price drop - hog the profits

By Ed Bedington

Pub operators are being urged to take advantage of low pork prices and stage a hog roast as the autumn gathers pace.

Which pub was named Community Hero?

GBPA Community Hero: The Last Post & Remembrance Bar

By Ed Bedington

Community operations have really come to the fore during the coronavirus crisis and one pub certainly stood out, taking home the title of Community Hero in the Great British Pub Awards 2021.

Which pub is best for families?

GBPA Best Pub for Families: The Onslow Arms

By Ed Bedington

A West Sussex pub that offers a little something for everyone was celebrating after being names the Best Pub for Families at the Great British Pub Awards 2021.

Which pub is best for late night?

GBPA Best Pub for Late Night: The Phoenix Arts Club

By Ed Bedington

Emerging from the ashes of the pandemic, the Phoenix Arts Club is celebrating after taking home a much deserved win in the Great British Pub Awards 2021, being declared the Best Pub for Late Night.

Who is the Stonegate pub of the year?

GBPA Stonegate Pub of the Year: The Myrtle Tavern

By Ed Bedington

Nestled in one of the leafier suburbs of Leeds, the Myrtle Tavern occupies a higgledy-piggledy building with many tempting corners to sit and sup a pint, and the site is now celebrating after being named Stonegate Pub of the Year in the Great British...

Which pub is best for food?

GBPA Best Pub for Food: The Unruly Pig

By Ed Bedington

The Unruly Pig is proudly a pub that also happens to serve some of the best food there is to have in the UK, netting it the title of Best for Food in the Great British Pub Awards 2021.

Who is the Hawthorn Pub  of the Year?

GBPA Hawthorn Pub of the Year: The Robin Hood

By Ed Bedington

The coronavirus crisis has revealed how important community pubs are to the people that depend on them, and they don’t come more special than the Robin Hood in Overseal.

Who is the Punch Pub of the Year?

GBPA Punch Pub of the Year: The Wise Man Inn

By Ed Bedington

Set in stunning surroundings, the Wise Man Inn was celebrating after taking home the title of Punch Pub of the Year in the Great British Pub Awards 2021.

Which pub has the best beer garden?

GBPA Best Pub Garden: The Brisley Bell

By Ed Bedington

There’s been a lot of change at The Bell in the north west Norfolk village of Brisley since co-owners Amelia Nicholson and Marcus Seaman came on board, and that has netted them the title of Best Pub Garden in the Great British Pub Awards.

Which pub is best for rooms?

GBPA Best Pub for Rooms: The Knife & Cleaver

By Ed Bedington

Recent investment by Copper Birch Inns to transform the Knife & Cleaver has seen a struggling site more than triple its turnover and net it the title of Best Pub for Rooms in the Great British Pub Awards 2021.