Butcombe licensees to get subsidised BII membership

Butcombe Brewing Company is to offer all of its pub tenants and lessees subsidised annual membership of the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII). The BII is the professional body representing individuals working across the licensed hospitality industry. Butcombe has...

Stonegate re-opens iconic Tally Ho pub, Finchley

Two months after acquiring the iconic Tally Ho pub from J D Wetherspoon, Stonegate Pub Company has re-opened the three-floor Finchley property after a further £750,000 investment. Campaigners wanting to ‘save’ the pub, after Wetherspoon announced its sale, joined...

Tiny pub takes top title at Punch awards

Martin Bishop and his partner Alan, from The Wadkin Arms in Osgodby, Selby, won publican of the year at Punch’s third Norther awards event. Since taking over the tiny pub, they have transformed it from a rest point that largely attracted HGV drivers, to a pub...

Quirky Colonel Porter’s bar opens in Newcastle

A unique, quirky bar which brings to life the glorious age of the Victorian explorers and adventurers has opened its doors in Newcastle. Colonel Porter’s Tavern, Botanical Garden and Rhum Bar — named after the creator of Newcastle Brown Ale, Colonel J Porter — will...

Manchester pub helps Brooke’s Barmy Army

Joseph Holt Brewery’s Ape and Apple pub, in Manchester, is supporting a courageous young charity fundraiser who has been a hospital patient since the day she was born. Brooke Taylor (pictured), now 15, underwent lifesaving surgery at 11 days old to remove a huge...

Tap on the Line takes best pub breakfast title

Left to right: Tap on the Line pub manager, Marnie Richards; head chef, Samuel Hitchcock; Hattie Seaton, national account manager for KraftHeinz; and Bronya Smolen from Inapub magazine   Fuller’s The Tap on the Line, at Kew Gardens station, has taken the award...

Greene King has raised £3m for Macmillan Cancer Support

A major Greene King fundraising campaign has resulted in £3 million being raised for its charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support. The incredible figure comes five years into the partnership and follows a successful Macmillan May, Greene King’s month-long fundraising...

Wadworth continues huge investment in estate

Wadworth is continuing its commitment to sustained growth with three significant acquisitions into its managed house estate, representing an investment of almost £6.5 million. Set on the High Street in the picturesque market village of Botley, in Hampshire, The...

Quest for best bar staff and top IPAs

x The Tapsters, Imbibe Live’s new competition designed to find the best beer and cider team throughout the UK, makes its debut this year, alongside the return of the show’s annual beer competition, this year devoted to IPA. Imbibe Live’s beer ambassador, Mitch Adams,...