Positive outlook: chief executive Jonathan Neame

No room for mediocre pubs, says Shepherd Neame boss

By Nicholas Robinson

Shepherd Neame’s focus on revitalising its managed pub estate through investment and acquisition has provided great profits for the Kent-based operator, but that does not signal the demise of the independents.

Remarkable Punch publicans: pubs have a 'rosy future'


Outgoing Punch chief executive on the future for Punch pubs

By Claire Churchard

Following the news that Punch chief executive Duncan Garrood has decided to leave the business, after Patron completed its deal to buy the group's pubs, The Morning Advertiser gets the inside track on why he isn’t staying for the transition period...


EU referendum

Brexit: "It's time for cool and calm thinking" - and a new PMA

By Ed Bedington

Well, that was unexpected! I was planning to write about change in this week’s issue, as we prepare for the biggest relaunch of the Publican’s Morning Advertiser (PMA) in decades, but I wasn’t expecting to have my thunder stolen by Brexit!

Price: Declining student consumption means need to stay in tune with changing habits


Guv'nor: Work harder to keep students spending

By Lee Price

Students in Aberystwyth do like to be beside the seaside, but the cost of education has led to a fall in numbers, and brought about a more conservative approach to spending.

If there is an issue with noise of smokers outside, consider recording the behaviour if you don't consider it disruptive

How to deal with a licence review

By Poppleston Allen

The arrival of an application to review your premises licence is almost certainly the most stressful time that you will face as a premises licence holder or designated premises supervisor (DPS). Even well-run premises can be reviewed but it is not necessarily...

Fleurets' Simon Hall: 'Being a licensee is a lifestyle choice - it will become your job and your social life'

Top tips for pub buyers

By Simon Hall

Purchasing a pub can be hugely nerve-racking, with a multitude of things to consider before you get your name above the door. Simon Hall, director and head of pubs at Fleurets, shares seven points to consider before making the leap

Pubs for sale: Christie Group says they are becoming more affordable

Pubs have become more affordable, says Christie Group

By Mark Wingett

Advisory firm Christie Group has reported this morning that pubs have become more affordable and that funding remains available for experienced operators, but the sale of distressed assets by banks has slowed.


The time has come for Government to deliver

By Robert Sayles

Representatives of the drinks industry have certainly been proactive of late; increasingly desperate it would appear to get their message across via the media. However, in their haste to win the battle of hearts and minds we do appear to be receiving...