United Kingdom

Big decision: Should we stay or should we go?

Brexit

PMA licensee poll: Brexit or Bremain?

By Mike Berry

In just over a week the electorate of the United Kingdom will make its biggest decision in modern political history - to stay in the EU or leave.

Super Saturday: The experience of watching 11 hours of sport in the pub

Summer of sport

Super Saturday: The experience of watching 11 hours of sport in the pub

By Liam Coleman

It is 11am on 'Super Saturday'. Despite it being nine hours until England kick off their Euro 2016 campaign, the Faltering Fullback in north London is already full to bursting with viewers of England's rugby union Test match against Australia....

Analysis: The food-led pub juggernaut rolls on

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Analysis: The food-led pub juggernaut rolls on

By Mike Berry

While UK pub numbers generally are in decline — with wet-led outlets losing out to food-led sites — vibrant city centres across the country are bucking the trend. Mike Berry reports.

MP takes ‘In’ campaign to brewery

EU referendum

MP takes ‘In’ campaign to brewery

By Nikkie Sutton

Deputy Leader of the Labour Party Tom Watson visited Little Valley Brewery – which launched a range of limited edition beers – as part of his EU Referendum campaign tour.

Queen's speech outlines new laws affecting pubs

Legislation

Queen's speech outlines new laws affecting pubs

By Oli Gross

The Queen confirmed the Government’s intention to devolve powers to councils in her speech today, with local authorities' retention of business rates set to be enshrined by legislation.

UKIP calls for smoking ban to be scrapped

Scottish manifesto

UKIP calls for smoking ban to be scrapped

By Oli Gross

UKIP has called for the smoking ban to be scrapped in an attempt to reverse laws that "pushed people away from their local and into the supermarkets".

Cameron: 'Brexit would be bad for wine and spirits'

EU Referendum

Cameron: 'a stronger alcohol industry lies within the EU'

By Nicholas Robinson

Britain's alcohol industry will be safer and stronger if the UK votes to stay in the European Union (EU), Prime Minister David Cameron has promised ahead of the referendum later this year.

Publican Awards 2016: Best late night operator

Publican Awards 2016: Best late night operator

By James Evison

The UK’s leading late night operator has been revealed as Deltic as it wins Best Late Night Operator, sponsored by Jägermeister, at the 25th anniversary of the Publican Awards.

Brexit could make chef recruitment woes even worse

CHEF SHORTAGE

Brexit could make chef recruitment woes even worse

By Daniel Woolfson

A British exit from the European Union could further exacerbate the shortage of skilled chefs faced by the country’s hospitality industry, a leading recruiter has warned.

British pork could be a thing of the past unless imports are reduced

Food

British pork could vanish from pub menus

By Nicholas Robinson

Home-grown pork could disappear from UK pub menus if the trade, as well as the wider food sector, doesn’t stop buying imports, pig big wigs have warned.

Pubs around the country are under threat from developers

Make Some Noise

Plans to save pubs from developers win parliamentary support

By Emily Sutherland

Labour MP and shadow culture secretary Michael Dugher is the latest MP to show his support for the agent of change principle, legislation which could protect pubs from closing due to noise complaints.

The award was first launched in September

Nominations due for new pub chef awards

By Nicholas Robinson

Members of Parliament are preparing to nominate the UK’s best pub chefs for the recently launched British Beer & Pub Association and All Party Parliamentary Beer Group’s Parliamentary Pub Chef and Young Pub Chef of the Year awards.

Magic World Cup moments still ahead for pubs despite England exit

Magic World Cup moments still ahead for pubs despite England exit

By Oli Gross

Licensees in England have been handed a double-blow this weekend –an early exit of the Rugby World Cup is a disappointment, and many predict it’ll be a financial hit for pubs due to less fans going out to watch the remaining matches.

Parliamentary Pub Chef award launched

Parliamentary Pub Chef award launched

By Daniel Woolfson

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), along with the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group and Nestlé Professional, has launched a new award to recognise the nation’s pub chefs.

London and South East hit hardest by pub closures

CAMRA

London and South East hit hardest by pub closures

By M&C Report

Regional statistics released by Campaign for Real Ale indicate that London and the South East are hit hardest by pub closures - with an average of 10.2 closing a week. 

Stand out announcements included a new national living wage of £9

Budget 2015: everything you need to know

By Emily Sutherland

Chancellor George Osborne announced his 2015 summer budget this afternoon, the first from a majority Conservative government for almost 20 years. The Publican’s Morning Advertiser brings you everything from the budget that might affect the UK pub industry.

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Disaronno Terrace 2015 parties announced

By Laurie Macdonald

Illva Saronno has announced the return of the Disaronno Terrace series. Following last year's UK launch, the 2015 campaign will kick off at London rooftop bar, Golden Bee, on Wednesday 24th June. The music-based events launch in the capital before...

SIBA urges parliamentary candidates to raise a patriotic pint

General election

SIBA urges parliamentary candidates to raise a patriotic pint

By Emily Sutherland

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) is encouraging all 2,000 prospective parliamentary candidates to link up with a local brewer in their constituency for a ‘patriotic pint’ on election day.