Perfect pictures are not crucial for pub success on Instagram

Get the picture: promoting your pub with Instagram

By Claire Churchard, Georgina Townshend and Stuart Stone

Humans are visual beings, making Instagram an ideal place to showcase your pub. Experts and operators reveal how they get over the line first in a photo finish.

New dish: the pub's owners Marston's lauded the introduction of a menu (picture credit: Google Maps)

Residents create petition to stop pub serving food

By Nikkie Sutton

Local residents in a Staffordshire village have started a petition to prevent a pub from serving food, citing keeping the trade of regular drinkers and visitors as their reason.

Loss of trade: Publican talks about parking 'nightmare' due to seafront roadworks

Trauma after licensee loses £100k due to roadworks

By Georgina Townshend

A publican from north Wales has spoken about his “traumatic 12 months” after losing around £100,000 in trade due to nearby roadworks and a 130% rise in business rates.

Pursue your goal: Don't give up your vision of what you really want

Pub success: Starting out

By Liam Coleman

Owning a pub is the aspirational dream for a significant minority of people who regularly soak up the atmosphere in a pub. But just what do you need to know about the trade before starting out and what challenges lie ahead for first-time operators?

Takeover approaching: Stonegate will complete on the Robert Ransome

Stonegate takes on more JDW pubs

By Liam Coleman

Ever-expanding pub company Stonegate has bought two more JD Wetherspoon (JDW) pubs, meaning that it has now acquired a dozen JDW sites in the past four months.

Levy: The late-night levy is introduced by some local authorities

Legal Q & A: Late-night levies and TENs

By Poppleston Allen

Our legal experts tackle your questions on the basics of a late-night levy and obtaining a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) for sporting events.

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Rise or fall: creating a solid summer menu

By Daniel Woolfson

The British summer is a volatile beast, isn’t it? One day it will be tropical-style torrential rain, the next it’s sunscreen-doused noses, ill-fitting shorts and burned pink skin as far as the eye can see.