Bronya Smolen


Bronya Smolen is Inapub's food writer and multimedia journalist. Follow her on Twitter @BronyaWrites


How to recover from being a victim of your own success
This is a tale about accountability, recovery and 300 roast dinners.
Why your bar snacks could prevent an argument

We’re a nation of snackists, apparently. But is the pub industry tapping into this enough?

Why ‘locally sourced’ isn’t the only way to impress customers

Everyone talks about sourcing food locally, but what about getting top quality ingredients from places a little further afield?

Your pub is a modern day spa

People want more rest and pubs are the place to do it.

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Matthew Eley

Matt Eley is the Inapub editor. Follow him on Twitter @mattheweley

How to ruin a great recovery

They say first impressions count, and they do, but so do final ones.

Has the craft beer rebellion begun?

There's a point when something goes from being niche and cool to mainstream and everyone wants to start giving it a bit of a kicking.

Thought millennials were tough? Meet Generation Z

I've been thinking a lot about students recently, probably because it is now exactly 20 years since I became one myself - I know, I know, hard to believe...

Why pub-shy students should head to the bar

We get plenty of spurious reports and research sent to the Inapub Inn, much of which is designed to push whatever product someone is trying to sell.

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Robyn Black

Robyn Black is Inapub's drinks expert and deputy editor. Follow her on Twitter @MrsRobynBlack

Borderline obsessed with hygge? Pubs have the answer

It's got no direct English translation but the Danish concept of Hygge (pronouced something like Hue-gah... I think) has nonetheless swept across the nation in recent years reaching peak hygge this autumn it seems.

The importance of decent bar equipment

"Trying to make a good drink with substandard equipment is like trying to fillet a salmon with a butter knife."

How to sell drinks this Christmas

The wine is mulling, the tree is up and the parties are in full swing - there's no denying we are well into the festive season now.

We've a plethora of Christmas drink ideas for you here but also some top tips to make sure your drink sales fly as high as Rudolph himself this December. 

A pub Christmas in numbers

Nearly three-quarters of the UK's adult population visited an on-trade venue last Christmas.

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Anna Tolley

Anna Tolley is legal and corporate affairs director at AB InBev North Europe.

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Mark Ellis

Mark Ellis works for online hospitality booking system Welcome Anywhere 

Six tips for choosing the perfect pub EPOS system

Choosing an electronic point of sale (EPOS) system for a pub isn't always easy. There are now a huge number of vendors to choose from, all of whom claim to be the best. So, if you're opening a new pub, or need to replace an ageing till system, where do you start?

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Jack Carroll

Jack Carroll is the owner of artisan Suffolk brewery HellHound. Follow him on Twitter @HellHoundBeer
The latest challenge facing pubs: Pokémon Go!

Funny old year, 2016, isn't it?

So your favourite craft brewery has been sold? Don't cry into your pint, find another...

The sale of Camden Town Brewery to the world's biggest drinks company, AB InBev, raised more than a few eyebrows in the beer world.

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Barstool Expert

The Inapub Barstool Expert is always ready with an informed opinion on any subject.

Everything you ever needed to know about the Queen's 90th birthday

Ever wondered why the Queen gets two birthdays or what the heck this year's Patron's Lunch is all about? By Royal Decree* our Barstool Expert is here to explain all...

*Not really

Everything you need to know about Dry January

Is #DryJanuary a disaster for the pub trade?

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George Vezza

George Vezza is the managing director at Nestlé Professional.

Young talent can solve the chef shortage crisis

There has been a huge buzz around the talent shortage recently, and there's no denying that it poses a threat to the future of the pub industry.

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Ed Davies

Former licensee, Ed is the Digital Services Manager at Inapub. Follow him on Twitter @edavieswork

We need to let bad operators go to the wall

Not the most inspiring title I grant you, but if the industry is going to adapt and survive, it needs to happen.

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Mark J Daniels

Follow Mark on Twitter @markinapub

Use Twitter Polls To Increase Engagement

Are you using Twitter Polls to increase your reach and engagement?

Verify Your Facebook Page

Give yourself a tick on your Facebook Page to let people know they've found the official page for your business!

Connect Your Instagram To Your Facebook Page

Instagram is one of the fastest growing social platform for brands at the moment and more and more pubs are getting involved.

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Stephen McGowan

Stephen McGowan is partner and head of licensing (Scotland) at law form TLT LLP and chairman of BII Scotland. Email

The new year brings yet more seismic change to Scottish licensing

Scottish licensing law continues to change at a dizzying speed.

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Ashley McCarthy

Ashley McCarthy is the chef and owner of Ye Old Sun Inn in Colton, North Yorkshire, and with his wife Kelly, a former BII Licensee of the Year.

How can we solve chef shortage in our industry?

Even chefs with high reputations and Michelin stars are struggling to fill their kitchens with the correct number of skilled individuals who make the place work, putting more demands on the existing teams

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Bruce Dickinson

Bruce Dickinson is the lead singer of heavy metal band Iron Maiden, who have sold more than 80 million albums. He is also a qualified commercial pilot and was once ranked Britain's seventh-best fencer. The band's ale Trooper, a 50-50 venture with brewer Robinsons, is named after their 1983 hit single.

British beer's global appeal

"Maybe it's only when you spend so much time touring the world that you realise just how special the British pub is."

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