James Evison

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

The value of a dish: can you sell cauliflower steaks for £28?


Forget Brexit, for me the news story of the week is pubco Young's £28 sharing plate of cauliflower steaks. How much?! But there is a hidden truth behind the social media storm.


Sugar: Is it the new smoking?


The stories in the past few months about public health and sugar intake will undoubtedly remind many publicans of the smoking ban.


Pub toilets are good enough for royalty – but do you give access to all?

Pub toilets are good enough for royalty – but do you give access to all?

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?


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Robyn Black

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

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.

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

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.

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Barstool Expert

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

All you ever needed to know about COOL CASK ALE

We haven't heard from our resident Barstool Expert for a while but here he is, ponificating on the temperature of cask beer - what do you serve yours at?

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Matthew Eley

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

Who's up for a pint of no or low beer?

Do you ever feel like the only sane person in a mad world?

The Welcome Inn

No pub can be all things to all people but every pubs mean something to someone.

Christmas is coming... but not just yet please

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

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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”.

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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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