Following confirmation that all pubs in England can reopen from 4 July, the ‘Long Live The Local’ campaign is encouraging people to visit their local pub to help it get back on its feet after months of closure. Backed by Britain’s Beer Alliance, the campaign aims to remind pub-goers of the great drinks, food, atmosphere …

The Pilchard Inn

On Wednesday 14 August, the Burgh Island Hotel will be hosting its annual Tom Crocker Day Festival, celebrating the life and death of a locally renowned pirate. Burgh Island has a rich history and heritage, with a distant past enshrined in lawless pursuits and scandal. The island was a favourite among smugglers – most notorious …

Mental Health Awareness Week

Results of a recent survey conducted by the Licensed Trade Charity (LTC) reveal that more can be done to improve mental health in the industry. A survey of 370 workers to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, from 13 to 19 May, provided insight into the impact of mental health issues within pubs and bars. …

Pub Grub for Dogs

Yorkshire-based on-trade distributor and snack manufacturer Mr Scratching has agreed a deal to distribute Get Your hound Inn’s range of Pub Grub for Dogs. The new deal marks a move by Get Your Hound Inn to expand its product distribution to the 2,000 venues that Mr Scratchings already trades with and visits regularly. It is …

Casual Dining

Many of Britain’s biggest pub and bar operators will be heading to London later this month for Casual Dining, the definitive trade show for the UK’s bar, pub and restaurant sector. 2019’s visitors include Ei Group, Marston’s, Mitchells & Butlers, Greene King, Stonegate Pub Company, Punch Taverns, Star Pubs & Bars, Shepherd Neame, Young & …

Playing cards

Heading to a bar or pub is something nearly ubiquitous, not only in UK culture but across the world. You’ll go there with friends and sometimes you’ll just want to relax on your own with a drink and a little bowl of peanuts. It’s one of the principal public places to enjoy the company of …

PUB19

A look ahead to bar and pub industry show Pub19, returning to Olympia London on 5 and 6 February Pub19 is a key calendar date for the industry, presenting an exciting arena for networking with likeminded individuals, discovering upcoming trends and sharing information to help drive businesses forward. 2019’s highly anticipated show will feature a …

The Gun, Spitalfields

East London Pub Co is opening the doors to its newest venue The Gun, located on the south side of Spitalfields market. As part of its vision to breathe new life into the London pub scene, the operator has created a “character-rich space” which sets out to offer a modern-day pub experience built on traditional …

Slot machines

Gambling in pubs isn’t a modern-day activity – it dates back to the 1400’s. Henry VII restricted indoor games in 1495 when he realised how they were distracting Tudor pub men from playing archery. Over the years, as technology has advanced, so too have pub gaming machines. The pub slots you see today are a …

Perky Nel artist's impression

Independent South London pub group Livelyhood has announced its acquisition of Clapham South’s Gigalum site with plans to transform it into a new neighbourhood pub for spring. Livelyhood will close the late-night DJ bar in early January for a complete refurbishment, reopening as The Perky Nel neighbourhood pub in February. Just minutes from Clapham South …