Entries open for Pub Design Awards

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has launched its national Pub Design Awards for this year in a quest to find the most stunningly designed pubs nationwide. The awards, held in association with Historic England, recognise high standards of architecture in the...

New World boosts its Anthology of Ale

New World Trading Company (NWTC) is introducing 22 new beers and ciders to its Anthology of Ale. There are new beer styles that draw inspiration from the east and west coasts of America, the UK and Europe. The collection of beers is available nationwide in The...

Smart Mirror ensures constant sunshine

Meantime Brewing Company has unveiled a ‘Smart Mirror’ which will be used to reflect the sun’s rays and keep beer gardens in constant sunshine this summer. The innovative device uses cutting-edge technology combined with GPS tracking to follow the trajectory of the...

‘Superhero’ father wins pub for a day

Proud father Paul Lightfoot was crowned the winner of Fuller’s Father’s Day competition, winning the ultimate Father’s Day present — his own Fuller’s pub for the day. His local Fuller’s pub is The Turk’s Head, Twickenham, which was transformed for the whole of...

Greene King sets ambitious waste target

Greene King has announced a new target of zero waste sent to landfill by 2020. The declaration follows the launch of its partnership with waste management company SWR in April 2016, and its commitment to Courtauld 2025 to create a best practice waste solution. The aim...

Lord Smith appointed chair of Best Bar None

Philip Smith — Lord Smith of Hindhead, CBE — has been appointed chairman of Best Bar None (BBN) as the scheme moves to its next stage of development. Lord Smith (pictured), who was a leading contributor to the Licensing Act 2003 Select Committee review, has worked...

Beer tastings see huge rise in popularity

Beer tasting is set to become more popular than wine tasting across the UK as 2017 sees breweries across the country grow to more than 1,700, and beer production increasee by 16% year on year. The New World Trading Company, which offers beer tastings for its 80...

Warwickshire landlord is BII licensee of the year

Mark Higgs, of the Castle, at Edgehill, has named licensee of the year by the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII). Mark runs the Warwickshire Hook Norton pub with his wife, Claire. The accolade recognises the country’s top-performing licensee with a passion for the...

Brakspear appoints new BDM for pub estate

Brakspear has appointed Gavin Mansfield as a business development manager, with responsibility for pubs stretching across its estate from Henley-on-Thames to Dartford. Gavin has worked in the hospitality sector for almost 20 years, including a six-year stint as an...

CAMRA wants pub pledges in Queen’s Speech

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is calling on the government to deliver on its manifesto commitment to review the business rates system and relieve the burden on the pub sector. CAMRA is very concerned that pubs are facing a punitive tax burden, which sees the...