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James Evison

James Evison is Inapub's multimedia and food writer. He tweets @jamesevison. Email: james@inapub.co.uk 

15.5.2018
It’s National Vegetarian Week and I’m going vegan - are pubs doing enough?

Last year, to celebrate National Vegetarian Week, Inapub's Matt Eley went veggie. I've decided to take Matt's experience one step further and go vegan. Why? The better question would be: why not?

17.4.2018
Independent pubs must stay on social media despite Wetherspoons decision

 

There will be many licensees this morning considering their social media use following JD Wetherspoon’s (JDW) decision to quit all platforms yesterday. The answer is: don’t do it. 

 

29.3.2018
Can pubs help feed the poor with their food waste?

There is often talk about retailers – especially supermarkets – giving edible food waste to charity. But are pubs doing enough to help their local residents?

 

 

12.3.2018
How pubs can be at the heart of the public health debate

Recently, Public Health England has called on manufacturers, and the places that sell food, to cut calories in products by 20 per cent. Can pubs take hold of the opportunity and become public health ambassadors during the obesity crisis?

 

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Robyn Black

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

1.5.2018
How The White Post, Yeovil, serves Britain’s Best Pub Roast

Ever heard of the "aggregation of marginal gains"? It's a theory that was used to huge success by Sir Dave Brailsford when he was performance director of British Cycling.

24.4.2018
Why the recent CAMRA vote is more positive than you might think

As disappointing as the rejection to support "all pub-goers and beer, cider and perry drinkers" is, perhaps we can still see some rays of hope?

23.1.2018
Will 2018 finally be Sherry's year?

I can't remember the first time I wrote about how Sherry was going to be the next "big thing". Actually I can, it was back in 2003.

19.12.2017
Is the sugar tax a good idea?

By all accounts one introduced in Jamie Oliver's Jamie's Italian chain back in June 2015 has been a huge success.

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Matthew Eley

Matt Eley is an Inapub contributor. Follow him on Twitter @mattheweley

19.4.2018
The games we play

"We've got football, two darts teams, pool and a bagatelle team as well."

21.3.2018
Tapping into the esports market

I recently found myself in a pub drawn to a big screen showing Spurs playing Arsenal.

8.2.2018
Spoons provides 'appiness with quick service solution

I'm scared of robots.

Not in a 'they're going to destroy us and take over the world' sense. I just don't want to be served by one of them at the bar.

25.1.2018
Forget Dry January, this is Why January is great to go to the pub

How has January been for you?

Dry? Wet? Middling?

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Spencer Chambers and Richard Longhurst

Spencer Chambers and Richard Longhurst are the drinks indsutry veterans behind the revival of Hofmeister

11.12.2017
How we're reinventing Hofmeister

This month our marketing director, Zoe Howorth, talks about how carefully targeted activity and marketing is helping re-invent the new Hofmeister

 

17.8.2017
Hofmeister: why we brought it back as a Bavarian Helles Lager

Where can you stand out in an industry that used to have just 250 breweries in 1993 and yet has over 1,300 today? How can you make a difference to a market that saw an incredible 1,600 new beer products launched in 2016 alone?

21.6.2017
Why we brought Hofmeister back from the dead

We all know how easy it is to come up with what we think is a great business idea over perhaps one too many pints, which quickly gets forgotten about the morning after.

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Richard Molloy

Richard Molloy has worked in and managed pubs across Devon for the last two decades. He is the landlord at Molloy’s in Torquay and managing director of four-strong pubco White Rose Taverns and the microbrewery Platform Five. Read more of his work. https://richardmolloy.wordpress.com/

28.7.2017
The rise of the Googlebore

The googlebore is a recent and damaging addition to the drinking establishment.

7.7.2017
Nicking names

How many people have you know in your lifetime? Impossible to answer yet I reckon I've met more than most.

30.6.2017
The graveyard shift

Einstein’s theory of relativity, in layman’s terms, states that time moves faster or slower depending on the observer.

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Bronya Smolen

 

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

 

3.7.2017
Is milk & 7 Up the magic your drinks list is missing?

It turns out mixing milk with 7 Up is a “thing”.

24.4.2017
The chef shortage: surely it’s time this got easier?

The second most accurate way to describe recruiting decent chefs is “an utter headache.”

5.4.2017
Wasted food is trendy and here’s how you can cash in
Londoners have been paying big bucks to eat food made from ingredients like cod’s heads, used barista milk and stale cupcakes.
24.3.2017
When a scathing TripAdvisor review turns into flourishing sales

One pub posted its reply to a scornful TripAdvisor on Facebook – and the response was wonderful.

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Stephanie Brown

Stephanie Brown is senior funding manager at Ashley Finance

 

 

30.5.2017
Business rates: Get the relief you need

For the first time in seven years, business property revaluations are taking place, which will see business rates rocket, particularly in London and the South East.

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Roger Protz

Roger Protz is one of the world's leading writers and authorities on beer. For more of his work visit www.protzonbeer.co.uk

19.5.2017
What now for family brewers after £55m Charles Wells sale?

As the dust settles on the shock sale of Charles Wells' Bedford brewery and brands to Marston's for £55 million, the key question hangs in the air: Is there a future for Britain's dwindling band of family brewers?

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The Pub Landlady

A candid view from the frontline of the pub. Find her on Twitter at @NorthernSnippet 

4.5.2017
The hot soup card

When a busy bank holiday involves feral children underfoot, how do you take control? No details spared - The Pub landlady tells all.

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Michael Motskin

Michael Motskin, PhD is the director & co-Founder of Pint of Science

3.5.2017
Why is science and beer the perfect match?

Pint of Science is a non-profit organisation that brings some of the most brilliant scientists to the local pub to discuss their latest research and findings.

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Steven Pike

Steven Pike is the managing director of guest experience management experts HGEM.

3.5.2017
Is the pub sector ready for a tech transformation

In a world of digital-savvy consumers, pressure has never been greater on operators to integrate technology into the guest experience.

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Paul Ainsworth

Paul Ainsworth is the chairman of CAMRA's Pub Campaigns Group

4.4.2017
Cheers to Community Pubs Month

In April, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) will be celebrating Community Pubs Month, which seeks to encourage more people to visit their local.

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Beth Hooper

Beth Hooper is the nutrition manager at Nestlé Professional

15.3.2017
It’s time to dispel the myths about healthy food in pubs

Beth Hooper, nutrition manager at Nestlé Professional, explains why for pubs, better menus can mean better business. 

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Barstool Expert

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

15.3.2017
All you need to know about St Patrick's Day

St Patrick's Day is almost upon us (March 17) but what do you really know about the world's most widely celebrated Saint's day?

Inapub's resident Barstool Expert is ready to tell everything he knows...

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Dave Manson

Dave Manson is the licensee at live music and sports pub The Frankland Arms in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. Read more of his blogs here.

17.2.2017
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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Camille Allcroft

Camille Allcroft is a freelance food and drink writer. Read more of her work at www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

14.2.2017
What happened to service with a smile?

As a food and drink writer I visit plenty of bars, but I am just as happy in a cosy pub because to me the pleasure of food and drink is all about variety.

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Jonny Garrett

 

Jonny Garrett is an award-winning beer writer and founder of the Craft Beer Channel. Find more of his work at The Craft Beer Channel

 

8.2.2017
All beer deserves to be treated with respect

Last week I had pretty much the worst beer I've ever drunk.

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