Year in review: Phil Mellows looks back at what happened in 2018

What happened in the pub industry in 2018?

By Phil Mellows

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… 2018 was the year the pub trade battened down the hatches for the Beast from the East, faced soaring business rates and worried about Brexit, but went on to revel in a long hot summer reminiscent of...

2018 round-up: from bolstering the country's football excitement to raising thousands for charity, there were plenty of heartwarming moments

The publicans who gave back in 2018

By Emily Hawkins

Amid statistics of increased closures and Brexit fears, publicans continued to work closely with their communities and enjoy success this year. The Morning Advertiser looks back at seven uplifting moments from 2018.

Preventive measures: wasp numbers have been on the rise this summer, but you can protect your pub with a few steps

7 things pubs can do to deter wasps

By Emily Hawkins

Wasps can create incessant buzzing, make children nervous and pose a risk to people with allergies - all things that can potentially ruin a dining experience.

Rub a dub: could wet-led pubs be soaking up more profit this year?

Will 2018 be the year of the wet-led pub?

By Peter Linden, MCA

Results from last year’s pub industry survey with licensees revealed wet-led pubs were in a better trading position than their food-led counterparts. The question is, could this trend become more pronounced in 2018?

Imposing sight: Victorian Grade II-listed corner pub was a haven for West Ham United fans

Remarkable Pubs acquires Boleyn Tavern freehold

By Claire Churchard

A drinking establishment much beloved of West Ham football fans has come under new management as pub company Remarkable Pubs confirmed it has acquired the freehold interest of the Boleyn Tavern in east London.

Top interior trends: Going back to comfort and tradition will be big in 2018 according to experts (Image: The Spotted Horse, Fusion by Design)

Pub design trends 2018: fix up, look sharp

By Georgina Townshend

If one of your new year’s resolutions was to refresh your pub’s design, you can get inspiration and advice on the top trends customers are looking for in 2018.

What will 2018 hold for your pub?

Spotlight: What will 2018 hold for your pub?

By Morning Advertiser Editorial

It’s a new year, so what do leading pub operators think are the opportunities and challenges in the next 12 months? The Morning Advertiser finds out