Rural Pubs

Ray Thompson won a national marketing award for his Ale Trail

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How one community local beat the big guns to win an award

By Emily Sutherland

Marketing can be tough for small or single-site operators, who often don’t have the budget to compete with multiple site operators or the big managed pub chains.  But one Yorkshire licensee has scooped a major marketing award and driven more trade to...

Steve Tredwell, Bill Downes, Richard Turner

Community liaison officer at Arkell's

By Adam Pescod

Arkells Brewery has introduced a "ground-breaking" initiative to help save its rural pubs that are under threat of closure. The Swindon-based...



Drink-drive law is hard on rural pubs I read your publication every week, and I have to say that I often find the views of Roger Protz to be rather...

Dorset pubs online

Dorset pubs online

Locals On Line, the service which plugs isolated rural pubs into the internet, has spread to Dorset. Five pubs from the county are now providing...