Blackburn pub becomes artist’s canvas

The Adelphi street art just prior to completion   The Adelphi pub, in Blackburn, is championing art in the local community by offering one of the pubs’ outside walls as a blank canvas for internationally renowned artist, Andy Faraday. Run by licensees, Steve and...

BBPA urges caution over wages

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has urged a cautious approach when it comes to increases in the national minimum and national living wage (NLW) rates, given economic uncertainties and the big increases in costs the industry is facing this year. The BBPA...

Ocean Colour Scene duo play Radio X gig in pub

Guests out for post-work beers at a Manchester pub were treated to an exclusive performance by members of Ocean Colour Scene. Simon Fowler and Oscar Harrison from the Birmingham-based band took to the stage for an intimate gig at the Kings Ransom on Britannia Road,...

Harry is new national board games champion

Harry Rush (pictured), representing the Admiral’s Arm micropub in Queenborough, Kent, has been named national board games champion 2017. He triumphed in a hard-fought final at the One Inn the Wood micropub, in Petts Wood, staged in association with sponsor, Pork...

BBPA reiterates opposition to late night levy

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has responded to the second consultation on the introduction of a late night levy in Tower Hamlets, London, after errors in the previous consultation process led the local council to withdraw its initial levy proposal. In...

It’s Your Round: a pub quiz with a difference

Creative Scene’s The Local and theatre company Scary Little Girls are visiting real ale pubs and a community centre to present a fast-paced comedy performance, described as a ‘cabaret pub quiz’. The move to bring live performance into pubs has been welcomed by...

Star Tavern is West London pub of the year

Star Tavern manager Marta King with members of West London CAMRA   Fuller’s Star Tavern, in Belgrave Mews West, London, has been named pub of the year by the West London branch of CAMRA. The Star Tavern was up against some tough competition in the area....

Why beer and pubs matter so much

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has released The Beer and Pub Story 2017, setting out why beer and pubs matter so much to the UK economy. The new leaflet has been produced in association with the Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA), the Society of Independent...

Wolves makes peace and collaborate on gin

The dispute between BrewDog, which owns the Lone Wolf distilling brand, and The Wolf, the Birmingham beer bar, appears to be over after the two bonded over a session in Scotland. A Lone Wolf spokesperson said: “Our union with The Wolf symbolises our commitment...