Great Sausage Roll Off returns to Red Lion, Barnes

Great Sausage Roll Off returns to Red Lion, Barnes

Now in its sixth year, The Great Sausage Roll Off, at The Red Lion, Barnes, London, is back and will be taking place at 7pm on Wednesday, January 24, raising funds for Shooting Star Chase. Hosted by beer and food writer Melissa Cole, the competition will see chefs...
Opening date for Head of Steam Didsbury

Opening date for Head of Steam Didsbury

Camerons Brewery has confirmed the opening date for The Head of Steam bar in Didsbury. The venue, in the Manchester suburb on Wilmslow Road, will open to the public from 5pm on Thursday, February 1. Camerons began work on the former Sanctuary venue, which has been...
Capital for Downing Pub EIS One Limited

Capital for Downing Pub EIS One Limited

Metro Bank has announced that it has provided Downing Pub EIS One Limited — formed from the merger of Pabulum Pubs and Augusts Pub in October — with £7.7 million of funding. The capital will be used to facilitate the exit of investors who wish to relinquish their...

SBPA opposes Scottish leased pubs Bill

Responding to the announcement by the Scottish Labour MSP Neil Bibby that he will seek to introduce new legislation on the nation’s leased and tenanted pubs, the Scottish Beer and Pub Association (SBPA) has called for the MSP to “think again”. If...
How to cope with Christmas and New Year debt

How to cope with Christmas and New Year debt

After the expense of Christmas and, in many cases, early payment of wages in December, January can feel like a long month, with finances squeezed and difficult decisions to make. In January 2017, 60% of enquiries to the Licensed Trade Charity website and helpline were...
Brakspear appoints experienced BDM

Brakspear appoints experienced BDM

Pub operator and brewer Brakspear has appointed Steve Head (pictured) as a business development manager with responsibility for its pubs in Oxfordshire and London. Steve has worked in the hospitality sector for 25 years, starting as a barman. He joins from Greene King...

BBPA welcomes royal wedding hours consultation

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has welcomed the government’s decision to consult on extended pub hours for the royal wedding, on Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19, until 1am the following morning. The BBPA had written to the Home Office requesting the...
Kent campaigners win Pub Saving Award

Kent campaigners win Pub Saving Award

Campaigners in Kent have won CAMRA’s Pub Saving Award, which recognises communities that save their beloved local pub from closure. Judges were particularly impressed by how the residents of Stockbury came together to save a 200-year-old pub and turn it into a...

Wadworth licensee is BT Sport Manager of the Month

Wadworth is celebrating one of its business partners winning BT Sport’s Manager of the Month competition for November. Vicky Martin of, Cheltenham’s community pub, Sup and Chow, was chosen for her ongoing commitment to bringing customers every sport on their...