Ask the Experts: Counterfeit cigarettes

In May, new legislation comes into force which will see cigarettes sold in standard packaging, a ban on the sale of packs of 10 and rolling tobacco sold in a minimum size of 30g.

Top 10 pompous ways to write a menu

"Deconstructed" dishes, imaginary flavour profiles and personified food - a playful poke at the slightly pretentious ways to write a menu.

Pub gives Valentine's Day takings to charity

On a day made for feeling the love, this London pub donated all its Valentine's takings to charity.

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PRS for Music launches Music Makeover 2017

PRS for Music has launched its Music Makeover competition offering a winning prize of a £10,000 Music Makeover to the winning pub.


Blossom Hill Spritz to launch in the on-trade

The burgeoning fruit wine category is to get a boost in the on-trade with the launch of Blossom Hill Spritz.

Posh Kopparberg hits the UK

Kopparberg is looking for a slice of the Prosecco market with the launch of two new sparkling ciders.

International Scotch Day launched

Forget National Lost Sock Day (May 9) or even National Bed Month (March) drinks giant Diageo has launched International Scotch Day.


What not to miss at Casual Dining Show 2017

This year's Casual Dining show will focus on pub menu innovation and profitability, as a host of big pub-names gather to give talks.

Plate or slate: the Galvin Brothers

They run Michelin-starred restaurants and have now branched into pubs - but where do the Galvin brothers stand on the really big questions? 

Food hygiene ratings could turn away sales

Research has found 44 per cent of customers would turn away from a business if faced with a food hygiene rating of three stars or fewer.


Inapub with...Robbie Savage

Listen carefully. Can you hear it? That's the sound of the Champions League theme tune getting turned up in the background.

Don't miss the Music Makeover deadline

Pubs that want to make the most of live music are being urged to enter a competition which could transform their business.

13 reasons to show rugby in your pub

With the Six Nations in full swing and a Lions tour on the horizon, 2017 is a huge year for rugby. It's all to play for in your pub. Here's why...

Don't let the music die

Live music is an integral part of pub life. Whether it be a group sat in the corner playing folk music, karaoke nights, acoustic open mic or busker style nights, vinyl and retro nights or fully plugged in live bands, every pub circuit should include at least one live music venue.

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Alcohol Research UK funds study into stating the bleeding obvious

Straight from the school of stating the bleeding obvious, psychologists at London South Bank University have revealed that drinkers are, "much less likely to notice responsible drinking messages on posters displayed in a busy pub environment than in a plain and simple room."

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