Matthew Eley

Matthew Eley

Matthew Eley

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

8.2.2016 Drink

Do you know how much profit is chilling in your back-bar fridge?

8.2.2016 Play

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.

5.2.2016 Eat

Pubs could be missing out on the growing Oriental food market according to a report published to coincide with the start of the Chinese New Year.

4.2.2016 Back bar

Pub closures are slowing down but there are still 27 shutting up shop every week according to CAMRA.

Back bar
3.2.2016 Play

A famous London pub has re-opened after a major refurbishment to help it make even more of its literary connections.


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.  

1.2.2016 Eat

Christmas saw a modest increase in the numbers of people choosing to eat out.

29.1.2016 Blogs

Here is a list of some of the things that have made me happy over the last week or so


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.

26.1.2016 Play

After a fairly disastrous Champions League campaign for the English clubs last season, things are starting to look up — and the same could be said for pubs too.