Force for good: CAMRA wants its new campaign to unite businesses to promote pubs for summer

CAMRA wants a ‘summer of pub’

By Emily Hawkins

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has written to pubs across the country to participate in its ‘summer of the pub’ campaign.

Batemans has announced its plans for 2014 and 2015

Batemans reveals seven-figure acquisitions fund

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Batemans, the Lincolnshire brewer and pub operator, has a seven-figure sum available for acquisitions for the coming three years and also plans to dispose of nine pubs during 2014 and 2015.

Summer fizz: Champagne is light and stylish, making it perfect for warm weather

Top 10 tips: Getting your drinks offer right for the summer

Weather conditions on these shores are erratic at the best of times, but this year it’s more unpredictable than ever. March, which was officially the third warmest on record, was quickly replaced by April’s seemingly endless showers. One can only guess...

Scotch and cola: available in cans

Pre-mixed can from Whyte & Mackay

By Robyn Lewis

Busy on-trade outlets have been offered a helping hand by the launch of a canned range of pre-mixed whisky and cola. Whyte & Mackay has launched...

Britain is set for a good summer

Britain set for stonking summer

By John Harrington

It's not all bad news for pubs, then. Britain's weather is set to be better than average this summer, according to the Met Office. The long-range...

Tips for trade

Tips for trade

Funny old lot, the British. At the first sight of a ray of sunshine, a hint of blue sky or an ice-cream van there is a national stripathon. Off come...



Sun and heat may be the normal keys to booming summer business for licensees, but as TIM HAMPSON points out, football, in the shape of Euro 2004,...

The heat is on

The heat is on

Bitter sales have traditionally suffered in the summer. Ben McFarland investigates how brewers are pulling in new drinkers with lighter brews.The pub...