What's in the news 15 March

Review of the Week

‘Confidence is starting to rise’

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington caught up with the BII's Steve Alton to get his take on the week's news, ahead of his epic trip to Kenya for Pedalling 4 Pubs.

What's in the news 28 July?

Review of the Week

'We've got to support each other'

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington caught up with the Vaulkhard Group's Ollie Vaulkhard to talk about challenges, positivity and the price of a pint.

Was January trade positive for pubs?


January trade - win or loss?

By Ed Bedington

Against a backdrop of rocketing price rises, rampant inflation, and closures and sales, it’s been interesting being on the road for the Publican Awards judging this week.

Combatting costs: Price rise hike needed for sector recovery (Getty/ Peter Cade)

Prices expected to rise by 11% across sector

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Prices across the hospitality sector are expected to rise by 11% throughout the year, as businesses try to combat cost pressures and rising VAT rates, a UKHospitality (UKH) survey has revealed.

Rebecca and Joseph standing outside of the Royal Oak Hotel

Cumbrian pub opens only shop in village

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Publicans of the Royal Oak Hotel in Beckermet, Cumbria have come to the rescue of local residents by opening the only store in the village.

What is the trade expecting for Christmas?

Christmas optimism high

By Ed Bedington

Optimism for the Christmas period is running high with people working in the hospitality sector, despite concerns over Government plans for the winter.

'Good news': 'The benefits of a tariff-free, quota-free UK-Australia trade deal are great news for British producers exporting English wine and spirts to Australia,' Miles Beale, chief executive of the WSTA said

UK/Australia trade deal to save UK wine businesses £16m, claims WSTA

By The Morning Advertiser

The first major trade deal negotiated by the Government since the UK left the EU has been welcomed by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) for reducing costs for drinks businesses and positive knock-on effects for hospitality firms.

Spurring sales: Ei gears up to offer customers free pints next month

Ei to boost January trade with 100k free drinks giveaway

By Alice Leader

Ei Publican Partnerships is launching the ‘Cheer Up January’ initiative that will donate 100,000 free drinks to drive footfall and drink sales for publicans during the notoriously quiet post-Christmas period.

When is the right time to buy a closed pub?


When is the right time to buy a closed pub?

By Simon Chaplin

If you are considering buying a closed pub, do your homework and you could be on the way to fulfilling a dream, according to Simon Chaplin, director of pubs at Christie + Co

NACM cider makers predict export boom

British cider producers predict export boom

By Ruth Williams

British cider producers have predicted a rise in exports of an extra 704m pints a year by 2018 led by the growth in popularity of cider in recent years.

Brunning & Price: Black Jug in Horsham is part of the TRG estate

Big freeze hits Restaurant Group

By Ewan Turney

The Restaurant Group, which owns the Brunning & Price pub estate, has reported a 1% drop in like-for-like sales as the big freeze took its toll.

Pub Revolution: wants direct action

Pub Revolution support swells

By Ewan Turney

The Pub Revolution group, calling for a mass "beercott", claims it has had interest from 10% of the tenants in the country.

JD Wetherspoon: looking for another pub in Newquay

Wetherspoon set for second Newquay site

By The PMA Team

JD Wetherspoon has confirmed it is looking to open a second pub in Newquay, but denied it is interested in a Barracuda site. The company already...

Pring: little suprise industry hit with sin tax

'Trade must solve own troubles'

By Andrew Pring

Blaming Fair Pint for Darling's decision to raise duty makes us much sense as blaming the pubcos for every ill, says Andrew Pring.

Griffiths: helping underperforming pubs

South Yorks pub rescue company

By Tony Halstead

Two South Yorkshire trade stalwarts have joined forces to launch a new company aimed at reviving the fortunes of pubs threatened with closure....



Ceri Edwards head of public relations RTA Business Sales Countless articles have been written about pub sales, many penned by leading industry...