BBPA opposes Hackney late night levy

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has responded to a consultation on the introduction of a late night levy in Hackney, London, arguing that it would be, in effect, a direct tax on local businesses. It says the council should, instead, look to pursue a...

Pop-up ramen bar coming to Brewery Below

Adam Rawson, who will be running a pop-up ramen bar. Picture: Lateef Okunnu   Following the sell-out success of his Japanese tasting dinner Sakura, chef Adam Rawson will team up with Borough Wines & Beers again this April for #Rawmen, his new pop-up ramen...

Laine buys nearly all New Pub Co venues

Laine Pub Company, with venues in London and Brghton, has bought all but one of the pubs belonging to the New Pub Company, which has seven houses within the M25. The pubs which have been purchased are: The Camden Eye, Camden; Charles Holden, Colliers Wood; Glasshouse,...

Former strip venue takes top pub design award

Best in Britain: the Scottish Stores, in London The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is today unveiling its best pub designs across Britain, including a former strippers’ pub, a 300-plus-year-old public house and a stunning Edwardian street corner local. The pubs will be...

Brewhouse & Kitchen opens in Bournmouth

Brewhouse & Kitchen has added to its nationwide portfolio of brewpubs with a launch in Bournemouth, joining Poole and Southbourne as the third site in the conurbation. Boasting its own microbrewery, Bournemouth’s dedicated brewer will be responsible for...

Lords: Licensing Acts need ‘radical overhaul’

In the 11 years since it has been in force, hardly a year has gone by without major amendment to the Licensing Act 2003. The House of Lords Committee set up to scrutinise the Act now wants to bring an end to these frequent piecemeal changes, and is recommending a...

Reactions to Lords licensing recommendations

House of Lords Select Committee recommendations to radically overhaul the Licensing Act have been broadly welcomed by the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA). Chief executive, Brigid Simmonds, said: “I very much welcome the committee’s statement that...