United Kingdom

Football: games were screened illegally

Pub fined in TV footy case

By Adam Pescod

The licensee of a Lancashire pub has been fined £4,320 for using a foreign TV channel to show live football matches to her customers. Julie Hanson,...

Scotland: SNP wants a minimum price on alcohol

BBPA warning on Scots tax plans

By John Harrington, M&C Report

BBPA chief executive Brigid Simmonds has urged the Scottish National Party to reconsider its policies towards alcohol tax.

Pubs are a key employer

BBPA: pubs crucial for employment and tax

By John Harrington, M&C Report

The British Beer & Pub Association has outlined the crucial role of the sector in terms of employment and tax revenue for every local area in Britain.

Bud: sales surge in the UK

Budweiser volumes surge 36.1% in UK

By John Harrington

Budweiser volumes rose 36.1% in the UK during 2010 as A-B InBev reported a 3.4% increase in UK beer volumes overall during the year. Announcing its...

Charity: supports move to lighter evenings

Lighter options for the pub trade

By The PMA Team

Moving to British Double Summer Time before next year's Olympics would be a great boost to the pub industry, says The PMA Team.

Taylor Walker: Punch expansion brand

Punch badges 106 pubs with Taylor Walker name

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Punch Taverns has badged over 100 of its town and city centre pubs across the UK under one of Britain's most historic brewing names, Taylor Walker....

Penrose: Olympics is just one event of many Britain can take advantage of

Minister warns of Olympics 'displacement'

By Lorraine Heller, Restaurant

The Minister of Tourism John Penrose has warned the hospitality sector to be wary of a 'displacement effect' that could be caused by the Olympics....

La Tasca: new chief executive

Wilkinson named as new boss at La Tasca

By Mark Stretton, M&C Report

Simon Wilkinson, the former Kout Food Group (KFG) and Paramount Restaurants executive, is to take the helm at La Tasca.

BBPA: Dr David Long honoured

Brewing figures honoured

By Ewan Turney

Former BBPA director of brewing Dr David Long has been awarded an MBE and Everard's chairman Richard Everard an OBE.

Innis & Gunn: draught launch

Innis & Gunn Original launches draught

By Lesley Foottit

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn is launching Innis & Gunn Original on draught in January — it has previously focused on the off-trade.

Britvic: profit up

Britvic profit up against tough pub market

By Mark Stretton, M&C Report

Britvic, the soft drinks maker, has spoken of the ongoing challenges in the UK on-trade market. The group, led by Paul Moody, yesterday posted...

Foreign satellite football: saga rolls on

Novasports will pull plug on UK pub TV

By John Harrington

The Greek broadcaster behind Novasports has warned it will pull the plug on screenings of Premier League football via its systems in UK pubs....

Black for black: MA features editor Robyn Black pours a Guinness

Self-pour pints trial begins in Britain

By John Harrington

Trials of the Diageo-backed customer self-pour system, used widely across pubs in Ireland and the US, have begun in Britain. Draft Master, which...

Doorstaff: still need SIA licence

SIA: no change before Olympics

By John Harrington

No significant changes to the SIA doorstaff licensing regime will take place before the London 2012 Olympics.

Drink drive limit: discussions on cutting the limit

MPs to discuss drink-drive limit

By Lesley Foottit

A group of MPs and other relevant bodies will meet in Parliament next week to discuss the proposed reduction in the drink-drive limit. It comes...