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Robyn Black

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

22.6.2017
The last straw

You do your bit for the environment don't you? Recycling, reducing waste, reusing where you can rather than just throwing things away. But have you thought about straws?

7.6.2017
Why aren't you selling more premium spirits?

Alcohol sales in pubs, bars and restaurants rose by 1.8 per cent in value during 2016 to £24.4bn, according to the latest figures from CGA Strategy.

15.5.2017
What it's like to go on tour with Iron Maiden

So, I went on tour with Iron Maiden.

13.4.2017
Why you need a fruit cider on tap this summer

With summer on the horizon you may well be turning your thoughts to your cider selection. Perhaps you are wondering whether that Durian & Kumquat variant still justifies its space in the fridge but have you considered what fruit cider to have on tap?

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Spencer Chambers and Richard Longhurst

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

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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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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Bronya Smolen

 

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

 

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.

20.3.2017
Beer and food matching needs more kudos
My grandma says beer tastes like “soapy water”.
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Matthew Eley

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

11.4.2017
Knowing the value of everything and the price of a pint

How can it be that a pint costs £2.15 in one pub but double that just a mile down the road?

2.3.2017
Are you anything like Orwell's Moon Under Water?

The story about leading Vote Leave figures meeting for an important Brexit strategy session at a south London Wetherspoon's would have brought a wry smile to the faces of many in the trade.

1.2.2017
The greats are always looking for the next winner

I found myself alone in a room on Sunday giving a standing ovation to a multi-millionaire playing sport on the other side of the world.

9.1.2017
So, what exactly is a pub anyway?

What is a pub? It sounds like a daft question bearing in mind that you most likely work in the sector, and we write about them all of the time.

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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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Jill Whittaker

Jill Whittaker is the managing director at HIT Training

7.3.2017
How to: implement an apprenticeship programme

As part of the 10th annual National Apprenticeship Week (March 6-10). Jill Whittaker looks at what pubs should consider when setting up a scheme.

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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.

22.12.2016
Craft to come of age in hazy days of 2017

I think we can all agree that 2016 was a terrible year. But the fates have been kinder than we might think – along with the losses we were given some of the best British beers ever made to solemnly toast with.

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Lucy Pedrick

Lucy Pedrick is Bidvest Foodservice's business and consumer insights manager

26.1.2017
Myth busting: food trends and what should you bother with?
With constant claims of “the next big thing”, which food trends should you actually take note of? Don't worry, it’s not all about avocado on toast.
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Chris Jay

 

Chris Jay is the executive chairman of disability awareness charity Enable Me, which offers guidance on improving disability awareness and inclusivity in pubs.

 

4.1.2017
Closing pubs is not the answer to improved access for all

Last year, a report from the House of Lords argued that the pubs which are failing to provide access for disabled people should not be granted licenses.

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Anna Tolley

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

16.9.2016
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Mark Ellis

Mark Ellis works for online hospitality booking system Welcome Anywhere 

6.9.2016
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
26.7.2016
The latest challenge facing pubs: Pokémon Go!

Funny old year, 2016, isn't it?

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