Social Responsibility

Major review: National Pubwatch has called for people to fill out a new survey (Credit: National Pubwatch)

National Pubwatch announces 'major review'

By Rebecca Weller

National Pubwatch has called for people to take part in a new survey as part of a “major review” into the impact of its initiatives in creating safer drinking environments.

Raising awareness: Star & Timothy Taylor joined forces to release collaborative charity brew


Star and Timothy Taylor's release charity brew

By Rebecca Weller

Star Pubs, the pub arm of Heineken UK, has joined forces with Timothy Taylor Brewery to introduce a new limited-edition cask ale in a bid to tackle loneliness.

Work to be done: business administrations have risen (credit: Getty/okeyphotos)

NTIA: new Gov must stop rise in administrations

By Gary Lloyd

The Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA) has demanded the incoming Government take action after research showed there has been a 16% surge in business administrations so far this year.

Legal advice: looking out for vulnerable people (Credit:Getty/shironosov)


Is a vulnerable person safe in your premises?

By Andy Grimsey, senior associate solicitor, Poppleston Allen

Nowadays it is expected – and quite rightly so – that licensed premises should have a policy, and their staff are trained in it, to recognise and deal with vulnerable persons on their premises.

Licensing hub: Poppleston Allen Q&A  (Credit: Getty/alvarez)


Paying attention to policy consultations

By Felix Faulkner, solicitor at Poppleston Allen

Solicitor Felix Faulkner answers your questions around licensing policy in this week's column from Poppleston Allen.

Wonderful space: North-Wales pub opens community garden and outdoor events space

Community-owned pub opens outdoor events space

By Rebecca Weller

A community owned North-Wales pub has opened an outdoor events space in a bid to help improve health and wellbeing, tackle loneliness and give the opportunity for locals to learn new skills.

Cornerstones of our lives: pubs provide a vital and ongoing role in their communities


OPINION: Everlasting appeal of the pub

By Ed Bedington, editor of The Morning Advertiser

Having recently spoken to a number of celebrity pub operators (all right two and a half), it’s a timely reminder that pubs retain a special place at the heart of this country.

Earth Day: helping the planet is a must for all sector businesses (credit: Getty/Jesper Mattias)

How the sector is marking Earth Day

By Gary Lloyd

From re-using a weekly by-product of 10 tonnes of spent grain to brewing a new beer using leftover ingredients, the hospitality sector is doing its part for Earth Day.

Who is behind lesbian bar La Camionera London

Meet the founder of London’s new lesbian bar

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The founder of a new east London lesbian bar, which has hit its fundraising target of £50,000 to launch a permeant venue, has opened up about future plans.

Cash laws: New tipping legislation will come into force on 1 July (Credit: Getty/Drazen Zigic)

How can pubs prepare for new tipping laws

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

WMT Troncmaster Services managing director Peter Davies has offered advice on how pubs can prepare for new tipping laws which are due to come into force this summer.

Top tips: we've got advice how to boost your green credentials (image: Getty/J Studios)

8 ways to hit your sustainability goals

By The Morning Advertiser

The Morning Advertiser has joined forces with Heineken UK to showcase a number of simple and straightforward steps operators can take to cut the footprint of your business.

Apprentices are taking the industry forward: BBPA chief executive Emma McClarkin


Back apprentices who are the future of the sector

By Emma McClarkin, CEO, British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA)

As National Apprenticeship Week 2024 draws to a close, we once again raise a glass to celebrate integral role of apprentices in the UK’s vibrant and dynamic hospitality industry.

New ways: Lucky Saint research offers insight into changing consumer habits (Credit: Getty/NoSystem images)

74% Brits see pub as key to community

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Three quarters of Brits (74%) see the pub as key to the community, research from alcohol-free beer brand Lucky Saint has revealed.

Progress being made: Be Inclusive Hospitality CEO Lorraine Copes says there is more data now on the understanding of inclusivity


Progress in EDI is on the horizon for 2024

By Lorraine Copes, CEO of Be Inclusive Hospitality

Our industry has all the essential ingredients to stand as the beacon of inclusivity and opportunity – becoming the industry of choice where individuals from diverse backgrounds can develop and flourish in their careers.

Call on Government: BII CEO Steve Alton (left) with The Morning Advertiser editor Ed Bedington

BII demands Gov support for pubs in Budget

By Gary Lloyd

The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) has demanded Government investment in pubs in the upcoming Budget as more than six out of 10 pubs reported revenues losses or flat trade in 2023.

Finding more ways to prosper: Professor Victoria Wells


Pubs have had to diversify to survive

By Victoria Wells, Professor of Sustainable Management School for Business and Society, University of York

As a pub researcher I’m almost always given pub (or beer) related gifts for Christmas and birthdays – Christmas 2023 was no exception.

Overnight stays: Voucher sales for pub accommodation website soar (Credit: Getty/ Kathrin Ziegler)

Pub accommodation predicted to grow in 2024

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Pubs with rooms website Stay In A Pub has predicted pub accommodation to grow in 2024 after it reported a 50% increase in voucher sales over the Christmas period.

We have to change: Hamish Stoddart is also a coach or non-executive to other smaller businesses.


Everyone has to start saving the planet soon

By Hamish Stoddart, founder of Peach Pubs and strategic adviser to Punch Pubs

COP26 was the moment the UK and our industry came together to commit to try to play our part in keeping global warming to below 1.5°C.

Community care: Every year the Alexandra hosts free lunch for those spending Christmas Day alone

These pubs are serving up free meals this Christmas

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Enter one Wimbledon pub on 25 December and you’ll find a warmly lit sports bar twinkling with tinsel and abuzz with a mix of widowers, retail workers, au pairs, army lads and NHS staff sharing Christmas dinner over laughter and wine.