Licensees need to make it clear when tiem is up, says Pete Brown

Call time on barstaff dabbling in telepathy

By Pete Brown

There’s a fascinating new development happening in our hostelries late at night. In a bold, ground-breaking experiment, a rising number of pubs are experimenting with telepathy as a way of communicating with customers.

Heated debate: the Spinney in Doncaster, where gas bills have rocketed in the past year

British Gas apologises in meter reading dispute

By Gurjit Degun

British Gas has apologised for an ongoing meter-reading issue which has resulted in a South Yorkshire licensee being sent bills ranging from £19,000 to £40,000 a quarter, since April this year.

Greg Mulholland: Believes it a 'myth' that tied pubs are less likely to close than freehouses

Tied pubs 'not less likely to close'

By The PMA Team

The All Party Parliamentary Save the Pub Group has published evidence that it claims disproves tied pubs are less likely to close than freehouses....

Cellar & Kitchen: set for rollout

Adnams: Cellar & Kitchen stores to expand

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Suffolk brewer Adnams plans to open another five or six Cellar & Kitchen stores in the next two or three years as its re-confirms its long-term...

Thrive on Five: campaign to cut VAT

Economist to join MA campaign

By Ewan Turney

The Morning Advertiser is to invite Treasury ministers to meet influential French economist Jacques Borel — the man behind the VAT cut for the...

Smith leaving Noctis at end of December

Looking to a joined-up future in pub trade

By Paul Smith

As Paul Smith leaves his role as executive director at Noctis, he reflects on his time at the organisation and predicts the future of the industry.

Magners: action to halt on-trade volume slide

Magners still finding pub market tough

By Ewan Turney

Magners continues to have a tough time in the on-trade in Great Britain — recording a 14% volume drop against flat sector growth. However, the...