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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
Pubs can apply for up to £50,000

£300,000 funds available to rural community pubs

Got some plans that need funding? The Prince's Countryside Fund is open to grant applications from country pubs and other rural businesses from tomorrow (January 9).

Pubs can apply for up to £50,000
Ideas for pubs for Try January, Dry January and Veganuary

Is 2019 the time to give Try January a try?

That January is a tough month to run a pub is not news to any licensee, so it's no surprise that back in 2015 a chain of bars sought to boost business with a campaign called "Try January".

Ideas for pubs for Try January, Dry January and Veganuary
The Licensed Trade Charity is there to help the pub trade this January and beyond

Feel like you need some help to kick start January?

It's not just the punters who over indulge at Christmas – pub workers do too, so the Licensed Trade Charity (LTC) has put together some advice to help.

The Licensed Trade Charity is there to help the pub trade this January and beyond
Prince Charles shows support for community locals

Prince Charles shows support for community locals

The Prince of Wales popped into a community owned pub last week to highlight the importance of rural pubs serving their local residents.

Prince Charles shows support for community locals
40 years of service rewarded for publican

40 years of service rewarded for publican

 

The longest serving publican in Wakefield, Shaun Slater, has received an award in recognition of his dedication to the trade.

 

40 years of service rewarded for publican
Pubs play part in keeping customers from the water's edge

Pubs play part in keeping customers from the water's edge

Pubs near water are being urged to do what they can to ensure customers get home safely.

Pubs play part in keeping customers from the water's edge
Church creates 'pop up pub' as local boozer faces uncertain future

Church creates 'pop up pub' as local boozer faces uncertain future

 

St Boniface church in Woodgreen, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, has set up a 'pop up' pub to provide drinks for the village while locals fight to take over the Horse and Groom.

 

Church creates 'pop up pub' as local boozer faces uncertain future
Pub reopens almost 100 years after calling time

Pub reopens almost 100 years after calling time

A pub has been brought back to life in Oxford after spending nearly a century as a suit shop.

Pub reopens almost 100 years after calling time
A quarter of pubs close in the past decade - but positive news from those which remain

A quarter of pubs close in the past decade - but positive news from those which remain

Figures from the Office for National Statistics have shown that more than 11,000 pubs have closed since 2008.

A quarter of pubs close in the past decade - but positive news from those which remain

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