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stingiest tippers live in Yorkshire

Bar staff and customers remain confused by tips

A new survey shows that Brits on both side of the bar remain unsure of how tips work – and that the stingiest tippers live in Yorkshire and the most generous in the South West.

stingiest tippers live in Yorkshire
How to fund your pub business

Bankrolling a B&B

 

Need funding to expand your business? Find out how Paul Hope, owner of The Saxon Inn near Bishop Auckland, County Durham, got the cash to add B&B rooms to his pub.

 

How to fund your pub business
The Lamarsh Lion opened a cafe and games room with Pub is The Hub funds

More money for rural community pubs

76 new pub projects will benefit from extra funding for Pub Is The Hub

The Lamarsh Lion opened a cafe and games room with Pub is The Hub funds
improve your hygiene rating

9 tips for a super spring clean

It's not just a cliché, spring really is a great time to get down and dirty with a mop in your pub, according to the experts.

improve your hygiene rating
PPL to raise fees of Specially Featured Entertainment (SFE) licenses

PPL to raise fees of Specially Featured Entertainment (SFE) licenses

Both the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and UKHospitality have slammed the move.

PPL to raise fees of Specially Featured Entertainment (SFE) licenses
Sky and Molson Coors open up deal to more independent pubs

Sky and Molson Coors open up deal to more independent pubs

The two say their new "game changing" deal for licensees is bigger and better than before.

Sky and Molson Coors open up deal to more independent pubs
Keeping it in the community

Keeping it in the community

Community-owned pubs are the only segment of pub ownership that hasn't seen a single closure in recent years. So is this the golden age of the community-owned pub?

Keeping it in the community
LTC gives £1.1m to pub and bar staff in need

LTC gives £1.1m to pub and bar staff in need

The Licensed Trade Charity (LTC) has been doubling its efforts to help thousands more people from the pub trade in the last year.

LTC gives £1.1m to pub and bar staff in need
UKHospitality welcomes high street report

UKHospitality welcomes high street report

 

A report into high streets has been welcomed by trade association UKHospitality as it outlines the crucial impact of pubs on the health of our town centres.

 

UKHospitality welcomes high street report
14 pubs close every day, down from 18

Pub closure rate slows but CAMRA demands action

The rate of pub closures is slowing, according to new figures released by CAMRA.

14 pubs close every day, down from 18
Comedian James Dowdeswell has written A Pub Manifesto: A Comedian Stands Up For Pubs

Plate or slate? Comedian James Dowdeswell on the really big pub questions of our time

Perhaps best known as Count Fuckula in Ricky Gervais's Extras series, James is also a stand-up comedian and the son of a publican. Over the last three years he has been touring all over the world with his show, James Dowdeswell's Perfect Pub, and has recently published a book based on his love of pubs, described as an "ode to pubs and a call to arms to try and save them." 

Comedian James Dowdeswell has written A Pub Manifesto: A Comedian Stands Up For Pubs
The UK's most romantic pubs

Top 10 most romantic pubs for Valentine's Day

Love is in the air at these Valentine's victuallers - here's our pick of some of the most romantic pubs in the UK...

The UK's most romantic pubs
British hospitality workers experience largest cut in hourly rates last year.

British hospitality workers experience largest cut in hourly rates last year.

The average hourly pay received by British workers in hospitality fell 5 per cent from £8.04 in June to £7.65 in November, according to new figures from hospitality analytics firm Fourth.

British hospitality workers experience largest cut in hourly rates last year.
Ei expands school leavers scheme for next generation of publicans

Ei expands school leavers scheme for next generation of publicans

Pubco Ei Group has expanded its programme to encourage school leavers into the pub trade.

Ei expands school leavers scheme for next generation of publicans
Ei expands school leavers scheme for next generation of publicans

Ei expands school leavers scheme for next generation of publicans

Pubco Ei Group has expanded its programme to encourage school leavers into the pub trade.

Ei expands school leavers scheme for next generation of publicans
Against a backdrop of pub closures, community locals thrive

Against a backdrop of pub closures, community locals thrive

The growth in local community pubs has continued at its strongest levels, according to a new report.

Against a backdrop of pub closures, community locals thrive
Best British pubs abroad

Top 10 British pubs abroad

Where to get a pie and a pint beyond British soil

Best British pubs abroad

First ever Parliamentary Pub of The Year crowned

Amid the chaos in Westminster this week, The Four Elms, Cardiff, picked up the inaugural Parliamentary Pub of the Year award at a ceremony in the House of Commons on Tuesday evening.

BII LOTY 2019 open for entries

BII LOTY 2019 open for entries

The best in the business are being invited to stake their claim for the title of BII Licensee of the Year.

BII LOTY 2019 open for entries
The Fleurets Survey of Pub Prices report has been released

The average sale price for a freehouse pub is now £445,537

That represents an increase of 6.9 per cent, according to the Fleurets Survey of Pub Prices report, which also shows great regional variation in prices and sales.

The Fleurets Survey of Pub Prices report has been released

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