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Speaking out: Pubs are putting on events to raise money for people in Gaza

Pubs fundraise for Palestine

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Pubs are putting on events to raise money for Palestinians in the Gaza strip, as Israel continues its assault on the area.

Sobering view: non-alcoholic occasions should be seen as an opportunity says Hari Fell


Sober October deniers’ pubs will struggle to survive

By Hari Fell, Tudor Farmhouse Hotel, Clearwell, Gloucestershire, and founder of NoLo Cocktails

As a hotelier of 20 years and having given up alcohol more than four years ago, I read Gav Young’s opinion piece ‘A Pub is for life not for 10 months of the year’ with dismay.

Listen up: Late-night sector rallies to protect hearing health (Credit: Getty/ XiXinXing)

NTIA campaign champions hearing health

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) is aiming to publish free training for nightclubs on hearing health as part of the ‘Listen for Life’ campaign launched last week.

Staffing fears: industry workers may be thinking about a different career but job satisfaction levels have risen (credit: Getty/Charday Penn)

Career change considered by 42% of industry staff

By Gary Lloyd

More than two in five workers in the hospitality sector are considering a career outside the industry despite job satisfaction levels increasing ‘significantly’ during the past 12 months.

Significant challenge: sector vacancies up by 12,000 (Credit: Getty/Alvarez)

Sector vacancies see ‘surprise increase’

By Rebecca Weller

A “surprise increase” in vacancies across the sector demonstrates the “significant challenge” staff shortages still pose for hospitality firms, trade body UKHospitality (UKH) has said.

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Publican Awards 2024 open for entry

By Ed Bedington

The hunt is on for the best operators in the hospitality sector as the industry’s leading awards gets underway for 2024.

Operator opinion: Gav Young of the Plough and Barleycorn in the Isle of Wight has his say on Sober October


'A pub is for life, not for 10 months of the year'

By Gav Young, the Plough and Barleycorn, Isle of Wight

As if ‘Dry January’ wasn’t enough, the geniuses at Macmillan have joined in with Sober October. I guess when your CEO earns in excess of £190,000, originality is too much to ask!

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Over 4,000 venues start net zero journey

By Nikkie Thatcher

Some 375 hospitality companies, spanning 4,738 sites have signed up to UKHospitality (UKH)’s carbon calculator, which was launched in partnership with the trade body, Zero Carbon Forum and Sky Zero.

Awards finalists: the White Horse's Tosh Lakhnai (centre) and Sunny Hodge (right) of Diogenes The Dog

Trade great for finalists in BIH Spotlight Awards

By Gary Lloyd

Two of the finalists for Pub/Bar of the Year in the Be Inclusive Hospitality (BIH) Spotlight Awards have revealed how trade at their sites has improved so much since the pandemic.

Active role: the Plough ticks all the boxes when it comes to operating a great pub

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Meet the winner of the Punch Pub of the Year 2023

By The Morning Advertiser

With its thatched roof and quirky interior, the Grade 2 listed Plough looks the quintessential country pub, and thanks to the care and attention of tenants Emma and Paul Gibbon it’s grown into much more, a family-friendly venue that plays an active role...

Environmental ethos: Stroud Brewery Taproom’s dedication to sustainability makes it a worthy winner

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Meet the winner of the Best Sustainable Pub 2023 sponsored by Heineken UK

By The Morning Advertiser

Former environmental scientist Greg Pilley launched Stroud Brewery as one of the country’s few all-organic breweries in 2006, expanding in 2018 into its current site where, over three floors, the taproom and events spaces demonstrate not only a commitment...

Energy savers: here are 5 of the best eco-friendly pieces of equipment, according to Brewfitt

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Brewfitt's top 5 energy-saving products for dispense

By Brewfitt

In today's environmentally conscious world, reducing energy consumption is not only a noble endeavour but also a smart one, especially for businesses in the hospitality industry.

Where can pubs find resources about sustainability?


What have we learned about sustainability?

By Nikkie Thatcher

Three months on from launching a dedicated initiative around sustainability, we’ve rounded up what we’ve learned so far.

Previous experience: judges were impressed with operator Steve Banks’ transformation of the pub

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Meet the winner of the Stonegate Pub of the Year 2023

By The Morning Advertiser

A strong grip on training and developing careers, alongside some great sustainability credentials which has helped create an urban oasis, has seen the Woodman named Stonegate Pub of the Year at the Great British Pub Awards 2023.

Offer evolving: the team at the Kings Arms are always adding to their entertainment repertoire

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Meet the winner of the Best Pub for Entertainment 2023

By The Morning Advertiser

From the moment you step into the Kings Arms you’re welcomed with open arms by the tight-knit group of bar staff. Whether you want to dine in the restaurant, soak up some sun, or get some peace and quiet in a remote corner, this pub has a spot for everyone....

Sporting focus: the Royal Dyche impresses judges with its dedication to all sports

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Meet the winner of the Best Pub to Watch Sport 2023

By The Morning Advertiser

The Royal Dyche is an institution in Burnley – it’s where everyone goes if they’re a sports fan and, in particular, a fan of the town’s Premier League football side.

Pooch perfection: the Bellflower offers a plethora of facilities for four-legged customers

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Meet the winner of the Best Pub for Dogs 2023

By The Morning Advertiser

The Bellflower in Garstang, Lancashire was named the Best Pub for Dogs for the second consecutive year at the 2023 Great British Pub Awards.

Operation adaptation: judges describe the Boot & Shoe as a fantastic community pub

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Meet the winner of the Admiral Pub of the Year 2023

By The Morning Advertiser

Extensive investment into its garden, along with an impeccably run operation has seen the Boot & Shoe named as the Admiral Pub of the Year in the Great British Pub Awards 2023.

Be smart: technology can be used in front and back of house at your premises

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FEATURE: How tech can free up time for your staff

By Fiona Griffiths

Times are tough right now. Pub and bar operators are being hit from all sides with consumers tightening their belts, struggles over recruitment and costs soaring across the board.

Transformation time: the pub has received a full refurbishment over the past two years


Meet the winner of the Best Pub for Families 2023

By The Morning Advertiser

The Plough at Normanton-on-Wolds, Nottingham, is a charming rural pub that prides itself on a warm welcome for all, catering for every member of the family.

Diverse offering: the Old Abbey House has something for everyone

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Meet the winner of Community Hero 2023 sponsored by CCEP

By The Morning Advertiser

The Old Abbey Taphouse in Hulme, Manchester, is so much more than a pub to local people – it’s a place that drives social action that makes a real positive difference to their lives.

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