There are few events that provide the excitement — or the need to sup nervously on a beer — of a cup final. The good news for pubs is that the next month or so is packed with them. Here's what's coming your way.
Danny Grayson and James Dobson teamed up to launch micro sports bar concept Sport Shack in September. They have already opened three venues in Sheffield and are aiming to expand the business across Yorkshire.
Live sporting fixtures are often a great opportunity to get people through the doors. Home fans may be the bread and butter, but don't overlook the travelling supporters, who will be after a friendly welcome and somewhere to rest their weary heads.
Have you got an old acoustic guitar knocking about that you never got around to learning? Bringing instruments into the pub for customers to play has proved a simple way of creating atmosphere and entertainment at venues across the country.