Rugby World Cup

GK leisure tracker: London eating out spend falls

GK leisure tracker: London eating out spend falls

By M&C Allegra

Household spending on eating out in London declined at a steeper rate than the rest of the country with household spending in October down by 11% in the capital compared to 4% nationally.

European Champions Cup action gets underway from 12 November on Sky Sports

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Stars on show for Sky's rugby coverage

By Sky Sports

With the dust now settled on the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Sky Sports is the place to keep new and existing fans of the sport in touch with the game.

Magic World Cup moments still ahead for pubs despite England exit

Magic World Cup moments still ahead for pubs despite England exit

By Oli Gross

Licensees in England have been handed a double-blow this weekend –an early exit of the Rugby World Cup is a disappointment, and many predict it’ll be a financial hit for pubs due to less fans going out to watch the remaining matches.

More than quarter plan to spend more this Christmas

More than quarter plan to spend more this Christmas

By James Wallin, MC Allegra FS

More than a quarter of UK adults plan to increase their spend on Christmas this year and over half will match last year’s spending, according to the latest Greene King Leisure Spend Tracker.

A game plan for the Rugby World Cup

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A game plan for the Rugby World Cup

By Poppleston Allen

Excitement, patriotism and a little ‘tipple’, comes to the forefront once again as Twickenham and a dozen other UK venues play host to the 48 games of the Rugby World Cup 2015.

Pubs are expected to take a big chunk of the £2.1bn the Rugby World Cup will bring to the UK economy

Top tips for serving Rugby World Cup food

By Nicholas Robinson

Food-serving pubs will make a bigger play of Rugby World Cup-themed dishes this year, after Deloittes reported the event would bring £2.1bn to the British economy, the majority of which would be spent in the hospitality sector.

The World Cup kicks-off on 18 September


Rugby World Cup: New BBPA guidance for pubs

By Mike Berry

Just days before the big World Cup kick-off, the BBPA has produced a new guidance booklet for pubs to help ensure that the matches are a success for licensees and rugby fans alike.

Top tips for World Cup TENs


Top tips for World Cup TENs

By Poppleston Allen

With the Rugby World Cup just around the corner, now is a useful time to set out a few dos and don’ts when it comes to issuing Temporary Event Notices (TENs).

The two teams will work with the Redchurch Brewery and Sambrook's

Brewing battle to celebrate the Rugby World Cup

By Emily Sutherland

Draft House, the pub group operated by Charlie McVeigh, is pitting its three east London pubs against its four west London pubs to celebrate the Rugby World Cup.

England take on France in two Rugby World Cup warm-up matches

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Rugby World Cup: It’s a scrum for the bar

By Mike Berry

The Rugby World Cup is heading to England next month, and fans of the home nations are all optimistic of their team’s chances, and optimism among fans of any sport is usually good news for pubs

Young's Stephen Goodyear says drinks sales up 7.1%


Revenue up 7% for Young's

By Mark Wingett

Young’s has this morning reported a 6.5% increase in like-for-like sales across its managed estate in the year leading up 30 March, with total revenue up 7.6%.

High-powered: David Evans and ops director Jane White

Sports Bar & Grill rejects JDW acquisition bid

By Rob Willock

Bar Holdings – the company behind the Sports Bar & Grill chain – rejected an acquisition bid from JD Wetherspoon earlier this month that initially valued the estate of seven London sites at more than £17m.

Sports Bar & Grill’s sixth site is due to open in Canary Wharf’s Crossrail development on 1 May

Sports Bar & Grill sites achieve record sales

By M&C Report

Bar Holdings Ltd, the owner of the multi-award-winning Sports Bar & Grill restaurant group, has announced that all four of its restaurants with historical comparisons achieved record sales in 2014.

Apply now: Licensees in TV licence warning for Rugby World Cup

TV Licence warning for Rugby World Cup

By Adam Pescod

Licensees have been reminded to apply for a TV Licence if they want to show the remainder of the Rugby World Cup in their pubs.

Kick off: The Rugby World Cup starts next week

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.

Brancott: Rugby World Cup deal

Brancott wins Rugby World Cup deal

By Robyn Lewis

Brancott Estate has been named as the Official Sponsor of the Rugby World Cup 2011. The major global sponsorship deal follows last week's...