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Matthew Eley

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

7.11.2018
Christmas is coming... but not just yet please

The nation starts drinking just before noon on Christmas Day, according to a recent survey.

27.9.2018
6.9.2018
Anna Mathias: a tribute

It was with incredible shock and sadness that we learned of the death of Anna Mathias at the weekend.

22.8.2018
Cask matters, so why is a perfect pint so rare?

I had a great cask moment the other day.

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James Evison

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

25.10.2018
Could scrapping footy booze ban cause pub closures?

The ban on booze in football stadiums during a match is being challenged. This week, nine Football League clubs have begun a campaign to overturn it. But if it is scrapped, how would this impact pubs?

 

8.8.2018
Anthony Bourdain and his love affair with the British pub

Following his death a couple of months ago, I have been re-watching the classic No Reservations and Parts Unknown television series by the chef, food writer and broadcaster Anthony Bourdain.

30.7.2018
The challenge of deciding on Britain's Best Pub Burger

 

The quality of entrants so far in the inaugural Britain's Best Pub Burger competition has been a wonderful example of how pubs are beating casual dining chains at their own game.

 

24.7.2018
Are campaigns to save pubs just fake news?

 

There is one fight that unites everyone – halting pub closures, which are sadly on the rise again. But this is a fight with many competing groups, and at times it all feels a bit...fake news.

 

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Robyn Black

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

10.9.2018
We need to do more to show pubs provide great careers

UKHospitality's report to address the misconceptions of jobs in the pub trade is a welcome move.

20.7.2018
The problem with kids' drinks in pubs

If only six per cent of what kids drank out-of-home last year was specific kids soft drink brands, we need to offer more choice for kids in pubs

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?

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Barstool Expert

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

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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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