Christmas sales: pubs sold more drinks on key festive dates this year but sales for the month were flat

December sales dampened

By Emily Hawkins

Like-for-like sales across pubs and restaurants were static in December (last month) as wet weather deterred many from venturing out.

Extra presents: publicans can expect their pubs to be busier than usual this Christmas

Early Xmas celebrations could bump up sales

By Alice Leader

Christmas could come early this year as Brits get into the festive spirit, starting their celebrations before they normally would, according to CGA analysis.

Cocktail offer: three-quarters (75%) of the nation's bars sell cocktails

In association with Diageo

Get the cocktail message across

By Nicholas Robinson

Having a great offer when it  comes to cocktails is a proven way of increasing trade, but making sure you convey what you have to customers is the crucial aspect in building sales. Nicholas Robinson reports.

Suspicious mind: Sellers of alcohol will have to be registered with HMRC from April so make sure they are

How to have a nose for fake alcohol

By Poppleston Allen

Our legal experts give advice on how to spot when there might be something amiss with a new drink you're being offered.

Nude: part-time barman Luke Hogan was Mr January on the pub’s naked charity calendar


Licensee strips off for charity calendar

By Nikkie Sutton

A Draycott licensee has taken his kit off with another member of staff and customers in a bid to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Property agent role in selling a pub


The secret life of an agent

By Liam Coleman

With more than 35 years of experience selling licensed properties at Guy Simmonds, Stephen Taylor has seen almost everything. Here’s his take on the role of the agent in selling pubs.