You have been served: England suffered a record loss but fans kept the on-trade going (credit: Getty/Ridofranz)

Sales up by 25% for latest Six Nations fixtures

By Gary Lloyd

England may have suffered their heaviest loss at Twickenham in the Six Nations tournament at the weekend but the UK on-trade was left cheering as sales grew by 25% versus an average weekend.

Restarting recovery: Restrictions on hospitality businesses to be lifted as of 28 January with crowds back at sporting events the week before (Credit: Shutterstock/ComposedPix)

Welsh Six Nations games to be played in Wales

By Rebecca Weller

Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed Wales’s Six Nations rugby matches are to be hosted in Wales as planned after restrictions were lifted, offering a chance for hospitality businesses in the country to recoup some revenue from lost trade...

Rugby match-up: Martin St Quinton (left) with brewery owner Jared Brown

Rugby club owner invests in brewery

By Alice Leader

A rugby club owner has invested in Gloucester Brewery to help boost its brewing production to 800,000 pints a year by the end of 2020.

Eyes on the prize: can England secure a second consecutive grand slam?

RBS 6 Nations reaches its climax

By Liam Coleman

An epic Saturday afternoon of rugby brings the RBS 6 Nations to its conclusion this weekend with many questions still to be answered.

Full of Pep: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will be looking for a win

No six nations? No problem

By Liam Coleman

There may be a break from the RBS 6 Nations rugby this weekend, but there is still football, boxing and Premiership rugby union to show in the pub over the coming days.

6 Nations, Super Bowl, and Chelsea v Arsenal on TV in pubs

RBS 6 Nations gets under way

By Liam Coleman

The opening encounters of rugby's most passionate northern hemisphere tournament take place this weekend. But that's just half of an epic weekend of sport taking place in the pub.

Bring the best of the nation's sports bars into your pub

Summer of Sport

How to run a sports bar: learning from the leaders

By Michelle Perrett

Getting your food and drink offer right during this summer’s big sporting events could mean bumper profits. Michelle Perrett talks to some top sports bar operators to discover more

Pubs can boost their takings during the rugby


Rugby: Making the most of the Six Nations Championship

By Nigel Huddleston

How can pubs maximise sales around the prestigious rugby tournament? The Publican's Morning Advertiser offers top tips on getting the viewing experience right for customers as well as how to sell food and drink effectively before, during and after...

Sky Sports signs southern hemisphere rugby deal


Sky Sports signs southern hemisphere rugby deal

By Oli Gross

Sky Sports has bagged rights to air rugby starring World Cup semifinalists New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Argentina with a new five-year deal with SANZAR. 

Phil Vickery and Lee Mears go behind the bar for Rugby World Cup

Rugby World Cup

Rugby legends get behind the bar

By Emily Sutherland

Rugby legends including Phil Vickery, Lee Mears, Andy Gomarsall and Tim Stimpson have got behind the bar at Young’s pubs to help celebrate the Rugby World Cup.

Six Nations Rugby: Making the most of it

Six Nations Rugby: Making the most of it

By Phil Mellows

As England prepares to host the Rugby World Cup next September, the Six Nations tournament, which kicks off in February, is set to be even bigger than usual, and pubs could find themselves entertaining a whole new demographic.

Make your pub a destination for rugby fans

GP Generator: Rugby Six Nations

By Phil Mellows

The eagerly-anticipated Six Nations rugby union tournament kicks off soon and licensees should make the most of the opportunity. As The Publican's Morning Advertiser finds, there is plenty they can do to entice the fans.


Why rugby is well worth a try

By Rob Willock

It’s always pleasing to have your long-held opinions and prejudices confirmed. And so it was at our MA300 business club event for multiple operators at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium last week that two highly regarded sports bar operators revealed a snippet...

The trying game

The trying game

By Noli Dinkovski

Noli Dinkovski looks at the opportunities presented by the Rugby World Cup, which kicks off in Auckland, New Zealand on 9 September.

Coming soon to pubs: The Rugby World Cup

Scrums of comfort

By Noli Dinkovski

Licensees need to plan ahead to capitalise on this up-and-coming tantalising timetable of televised sport in pubs. As Noli Dinkovski discovers, there are plenty of ways to increase footfall and boost business.

Sky commentators anf former England stars Stuar Barnes (L) and Dewi Morris (R) wearing 3D glasses

Sky's rugby union coverage goes 3D

By Ewan Turney

Sky is to screen two rugby union games in 3D at pubs this weekend — the Premiership final and England v Barbarians.

The Alma

The Alma

Wandsworth, London Young's managed house The Alma lives up to its Victorian heritage. It is packed with classic furniture and fittings such as solid...



Will you be screening the Rugby World Cup? Bill Skehan Skehan Free House New Cross London We are showing it at the moment, although there haven't...

Building a 10-fold increase in trade

Building a 10-fold increase in trade

Mel Charles, son of former Welsh football legend John Charles, tells EWAN TURNEY how high standards and hard work helped net a 10-fold increase in trade at the Airedale Heifer in Battyeford, West Yorkshire

The Haxey Hood Game

The Haxey Hood Game

The "hood" in question is actually a cylinder made of leather, which teams from each of the local pubs try to "sway" in the mannerof a rugby scrum...