Do you know how much profit is chilling in your back-bar fridge?
Around 300 years ago, Benjamin Franklin said 'nothing is certain in life except death and taxes'. In the intervening years the pub trade has been vociferous about one of those subjects. Less so when it comes to the other.
We caught up with Scott Foster, manager at The Chequers in Marlow. The pubs is one of eight in Henley operator Brakspear's growing managed estate. Among the delights at the 16th Century high street pub are the Butcher's Block where customers can choose their cut of steak, and craft beer bar The Churchill Tap.
As part of our golden anniversary celebrations (50 issues, not 50 years) we have been thinking about the things that make pubs great. In no particular order, here they are.
Oh and we suspect some of you could disagree with our choice so let us know what you think with a comment or by contacting the team @inapub.