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Hartridges have launched a new tonic water range

Hartridges launches two new tonic waters

Based on a 130 year-old family recipe, soft drinks maker Hartridges has developed new tonic waters.

Hartridges have launched a new tonic water range
Coca-Cola European Partners is bringing back its Designated Driver scheme this Christmas

Coca-Cola Designated Driver scheme returns for its 10th year

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is bringing back its reward scheme for designated drivers for the 10th year this Christmas.

Coca-Cola European Partners is bringing back its Designated Driver scheme this Christmas
Butcombe shows bottle for ambitious growth

Butcombe shows bottle for ambitious growth

West Country brewer Butcombe has revealed details of its multi-million-pound growth project.

Butcombe shows bottle for ambitious growth
Strongbow launches Halloween promotion

Strongbow plans CarnEvil promotion for Halloween

Pub goers buying a pint of Strongbow this Halloween will get the chance to win a five night stay in New Orleans and attend Mardi Gras.

Strongbow launches Halloween promotion
Cider sells in winter as well as in the summer

The long read: how to sell cider this winter

Apples, and pears for that matter, are traditionally an autumn fruit. They are natural bedfellows of wintry flavours like cinnamon, clove and nutmeg, so why does the pub trade continue to view cider as solely a summer tipple?

Cider sells in winter as well as in the summer

Boddingtons and Melanie Sykes are back

As promised Melanie Sykes has returned as the face of Boddingtons.

Krombacher Low Alcohol Pils is a best seller in its native Germany

Krombacher low alcohol launched

The latest entrant to the UK low and no alcohol beer scene is this lager from German brewery, Krombacher, containing less than 0.5 per cent ABV.

Krombacher Low Alcohol Pils is a best seller in its native Germany
Who is most likely to Go Sober for October?

Who is most likely to Go Sober for October?

Thousands of people are going Sober for October – but it is not just those doing it for charity who aren't buying booze at the bar.

Who is most likely to Go Sober for October?
Botonique can be aged like a fine wine

Vintage non-alcoholic wine launched

As the popularity of alcohol-free grows this new entrant to the market claims to be a zero alcohol drink that can be aged just like a fine wine.

Botonique can be aged like a fine wine
Is it time to ditch cask beer?

Is it time to ditch cask beer?

We've all been there. A pint of cask-conditioned beer, much anticipated, but flat in the glass, brimming with off-flavours and possessed with as much character as the Invisible Man. 

Is it time to ditch cask beer?
Schweppes 1783 launched

Schweppes gets all "distinguished"

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is taking on the posh tonic market with a relaunch of its Schweppes brand, a new premium range and a £6.6m marketing push between now and the end of the year.

Schweppes 1783 launched
Could you charge more for your cask?

Could you charge more for your cask?

Cask drinkers spend more than most customers and help pubs grow their trade.

Could you charge more for your cask?
It's official: pubs make us happy

It's official: pubs make us happy

It may come as no surprise to readers of these pages, but we can now officially reveal that millions of Brits are at their happiest when they are in the pub.

It's official: pubs make us happy
Bitter price rise for pubs to swallow

Bitter price rise for pubs to swallow

The average price of a pint of bitter has risen above the £3 mark for the first time.

Bitter price rise for pubs to swallow

Old Mout cider aims to save the Kiwi

Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan have joined forces with Old Mout cider to try and save the Kiwi bird.

CAMRA wants business rates cut for all

CAMRA wants business rates cut for all

Pubs need more support than ever before.

That was the message from CAMRA as it launched the 45th edition of its Good Beer Guide this week.

CAMRA wants business rates cut for all
Cask Ale Week 2018

Marston's goes big for Cask Ale Week

Cask Ale Week kicks off next week (Thursday September 21 to October 1) and brewer Marston's has announced a raft of activity.

Cask Ale Week 2018
with 81 per cent of punters more likely to order a hot chocolate if it is made from chocolate flakes

Thorntons aims to add some luxury to the booming hot chocolate market

Hot chocolate is currently the second most popular hot beverage to order out-of-home, after coffee  - cue the launch of Thorntons Luxury Chocolate Flakes 

with 81 per cent of punters more likely to order a hot chocolate if it is made from chocolate flakes
Gordon's Premium Pink gin has been launched

Gordon's adds a pink gin

Following a successful launch in Tesco, a pink version of Gordon's gin is set to hit pubs and bars.

Gordon's Premium Pink gin has been launched
Surrey is now the most expensive place in the UK for a pint

London no longer the most expensive place to buy a pint

For the first time The Good Pub Guide's annual survey of drink prices finds the capital is not the priciest in the country.

Surrey is now the most expensive place in the UK for a pint

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