Scotland to adopt minimum alcohol pricing

The Supreme Court has backed a bid by the Scottish government to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol, despite a challenge from the drinks industry. The move was actually approved by the Scottish Parliament five years ago, but the Scottish Whisky Association claimed...

Greene King pubs in Lord Mayor’s Show

Greene King represented the UK pub industry in the Lord Mayor’s Show by bringing to life its most iconic London pubs, including the Punch and Judy, Golden Lion and Shakespeare’s Head, on a bespoke float using one of its drays. BBC presenter Sonali Shah interviewed...

MPs put pressure on Treasury ahead of Budget

With the Budget just over a week away, MPs have stepped up the pressure on the government to deliver measures that will help keep pubs afloat. A letter signed by 50 MPs from all parties has been delivered to the Treasury to demonstrate the support for British pubs. It...

Owls Nest wins community pub award

The Owls Nest, in St Helens, Merseyside, owned by pub company Red Oak Taverns, has won a regional award for best community pub. The award recognises the hard work of tenant partners Debra Cunningham and John Walker and the substantial six-figure investment from Red...

Angel is best Cotswold pub for third year

The Angel at Burford, owned by Hook Norton Brewery, has been named best pub at The Cotswolds Awards for the third year in a row. Run by Terence King and Gemma Finch, the Angel fought off stiff competition to pick up its award, which is voted for by the public. Terence...

New manager for Pear Tree, Hook Norton

Hook Norton Brewery has appointed Kitty Wright, 21, as manager at the Pear Tree, Hook Norton. Kitty has worked at the Pear Tree for the past two years and, following the end of the current tenancy, stepped forward to take up the reins. She is looking forward to...

Pubs set to benefit from Great Walks campaign

Hundreds of pubs on and near Britain’s great national trails stand to benefit from a new tourism promotion. Seven Great Walks of England will be showcased in a new campaign worth more than £1.2 million, targeting key overseas markets. The campaign is being funded...

Punch develops trio of new menus

As part of an ongoing commitment to help publicans grow their businesses, Punch has developed three new menus — categorised by pub and customer type — to maximise food sales. For the first time, these menus will be made available to the pub company’s tenanted and...