Amendment on pub planning issues welcomed

News that the Government will put forward its own, new amendment on pub planning issues has been welcomed by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA). it will support a measure to close a planning loophole in England which has...

Pub of the year double for Castle Rock

There’s a double celebration for Castle Rock Brewery and the staff at The Poppy and Pint, in Lady Bay, and Bingham’s Horse and Plough as they are become their respective CAMRA branches’ pub of the year. For the Horse and Plough, the award was made by the...

Punch cautiously supports pub planning change

Pub company Punch has announced its intention to support the campaign for permitted development rights, but has cautioned against the “unforeseen consequences” of rushed legislation. Following the recent announcement by the Department for Communities and Local...

Lords to report on Licensing Act findings

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003 will publish its report on Tuesday, April 4. In the 11 years since it has been in force, hardly a year has gone by without major amendment to the Licensing Act 2003. This report scrutinises how effective it...

Pubs need to be vigilant against terror threat

Yesterday’s tragic events in London are a reminder that it is important for pubs to be vigilant to the threat of terrorism, says the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA). Chief executive, Brigid Simmonds, said: “Pubs should monitor advice from the police,...

Prince of Wales visits Wadworth Brewery

His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales visited the Wadworth brewery in Devizes, taking a tour of the site as part of a celebration event for Pub is The Hub initiative. He chatted with the brewery team and had a chance to see the artists in residence who create the...

Fuller’s re-opens Half Moon, Herne Hill

Fifteen months after taking on the pub, Fuller’s has announced that The Half Moon, in Herne Hill, London, has been fully refurbished and is ready to open its doors again. This Victorian gem has been restored to its former glory with the original windows,...

BBPA welcomes exemption from laundering legislation

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has welcomed the result of the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 consultation. This has followed a BBPA recommendation in granting pubs an exemption to new regulations, recognising their status as a low-risk gambling...

Speedwell Bar is Tayside pub of the year

Tayside CAMRA chairman, Alex Faulds (left) presents the pub of the year award to Jonathan Stewart   The Speedwell Bar, AKA Mennie’s, has been named pub of the year by the Tayside branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). Tayside CAMRA chairman, Alex...