Robyn Black

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

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.

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.

Forget coffee is it all about tea now?

Fans of The Archers will know that recently Kombucha, a fermented tea, made its journey from hipster café to Ambridge, where Tom Archer had plans to sell it.

The power of the virtuous

At cocktail chain Be At One "virtuous" cocktails now make up seven per cent of the sales mix.

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Matthew Eley

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

A pub affair

I've secretly fallen in love with another pub.

Make sure you're ready for the Halloweekend

I love Halloween and I'm not afraid to say so.

The secret vegetarian

For the last six weeks I've been running a bit of an experiment, involving animals and not eating them.

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?

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Spencer Chambers and Richard Longhurst

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

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


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?

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.

The rise of the Googlebore

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

Nicking names

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

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


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

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

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

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

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.
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



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

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 

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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


All beer deserves to be treated with respect

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

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

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.


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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