Waste not: pubs are encouraging consumer sustainability by promoting themselves as places to fill up water bottles

How pubs are helping reduce plastic pollution

By Emily Hawkins

Thousands of pubs are now promoting themselves as points for people to refill their water bottles, as awareness of plastic pollution increases on the agenda of businesses.

St Tudy Inn: Cornish pub was newcomer on this year's Top 50 Gastropubs

How to make: 'perfectly wobbly' panna cotta

By Daniel Woolfson

Emily Scott’s Cornish pub the St Tudy Inn came 39th in this year’s Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs awards. Here’s a classic dessert ideal for ending a lavish meal.

Water change: the BBPA is urging licensees to take note of new options from April

BBPA urges pubs to capitalise on new water laws

By Liam Coleman

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has called for pubs to make the most of the new competitive market for water and not let the changes wash over licensees.

Sea change: pubs will be able to choose a water supplier


Five things to know about the new water regulations

By Liam Coleman

In April 2017, water supply is set to become a competitive retail market, like the gas and electricity markets. We spoke to independent water consultancy Waterscan to find out what it means for pubs.

Water market open to competition from April 2017


How to prepare for the change in water law

By Liam Coleman

There’s water, water everywhere in the pub, used for nigh on everything. At the same time, it’s something that’s not usually much thought about. It’s taken for granted that H2O is just there, on tap when needed. 

Do you add water to your whisky?

World Whisky Day

Exclusive: Franklin & Sons launches whisky water

By Nicholas Robinson

Premium soft drinks maker Franklin & Sons has launched a new line of Scottish artesian waters – sourced from the Scottish Highlands – for the on-trade to mix with whisky.

The Tywarnhayle Inn in Perranporth yesterday

Cornish pubs hit by flash flooding

By Ellie Bothwell

Cornwall fire and rescue services had to pump water from two pubs on the north coast of Cornwall yesterday, one of which is likely to close for three weeks, after heavy rain caused flash flooding in parts of the county.


PMA readers give valuable feedback on pub trade's leading title

By Rob Willock

Have you heard the story of the frog and the pot of water? If you drop a live frog into a pot of boiling water, it will jump out. But apparently (though I’ve not tried it) if you place it in a pot of tepid water and turn up the heat it will unresistingly...

Harrogate Spring Water: growing in on-trade

Harrogate turns on the tap

By Sonya Hook

Harrogate Spring Water has revealed plans to "significantly grow" the on-trade side of its business. According to the company, independent research...

This Water: two new fruity flavours

This Water blends new flavours

By Sonya Hook

This Water plans to add two new fruity flavours to its range in time for spring. Oranges & Lemons and Raspberries & Apples will join the...

This Water: on-trade launch

This Water joins on-trade

By Sonya Hook

Natural soft drink brand This Water is heading to the on-trade for the first time. The on-trade launch will see This Water packaged in a bespoke...

Hatco: Win a spar day

Win a spa day with Hatco

By Lucy Britner

To celebrate the launch of its new Steam-Max Rapid Steamer, Hatco is giving one lucky caterer the chance to win a deluxe spa pamper day for two. The...

Jolly Sportsman

Jolly Sportsman

Owner/licensees: Bruce Wass Tenure: Freehold Head chef: Bruce Wass Turnover: £650,000 Covers: 80 Covers per week: 350-500 Wet:dry split: 30:70...