British Food Fortnight 2017

The national British Food Fortnight, positioned to focus on the harvest season, occurs at the end of this month giving pubs and restaurants the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to locally sourced food & drink and cook up a storm with some of the best produce in the world. We think there are some real… Read more »

British Food Fortnight 2017

Winners at The Great British Beer Festival 2017

Last month saw the 40th Great British Beer Festival organised by CAMRA at London Olympia showcasing 900 real ales, ciders and perries. With so much choice and variety currently on offer in the UK, it’s a tough job for the judges to select the best of the best but tasting the wares from the the… Read more »

Winners at The Great British Beer Festival 2017

Keeping customers after the summer

As the summer months fizzle out with less predictable weather there are bound to be a few nights when numbers will have dwindled and the draw of the garden is less appealing. We’ve compiled some hints for livening up the indoor bar area and maximising the interest in your business. Community charity events Remaining central… Read more »

Keeping customers after the summer

Strange brews and cool beer facts

The world of brewing has seen some incredible innovations over the centuries and brewers are always looking to stand out from the crowd. Inevitably, strange recipes and seemingly far-fetched facts are to be found around the world. The world’s best-selling beer If you thought that the ubiquity of huge brands such as Budweiser and Carling… Read more »

African elephant balancing on a beer barrel.

Beer on the big screen

While there’s nothing better than setting yourself down on a bar stool and committing a few hours to sampling some of the best beer on offer in a well-kept hostelry, there are times when the sofa beckons and a quiet night in with some carefully selected bottled conditioned brews allows you time to recharge the… Read more »

Beer on the big screen

Sisters are brewing it for themselves

When our ancient ancestors discovered that by settling and cultivating grains they would have a regular and plentiful food source, it was only a matter of time before beer became a part of everyday life. Ever since those early times women have been the driving force behind brewing so we felt a celebration of the… Read more »

Women brewing beer

Beer Piper USA making a splash across the pond

Beer Piper’s revolutionary system has been wowing UK bar owners for over thirty years but in one of the world’s greatest beer drinking nations, the United States of America, the benefits are now being felt across the water. Expansion of the Beer Piper brand was always an option for our hassle free, money saving approach… Read more »

Beer Piper USA making a splash across the pond

Source locally for a competitive edge in your pub

Running a pub is no different from running any other business; requiring a strong sense of what your customers need from an establishment and delivering the experiences they crave. Despite the pub trade suffering in the last few years with many factors impacting the industry; uncertainty surrounding MRO ruling, rises in duty and falling attendance… Read more »

Source locally for a competitive edge in your pub

Life inside a microbrewery

If you were to take a poll of the people you know and ask what their dream job might be, it is likely that working in a brewery would elicit considerable response. Adur Brewery in Steyning, West Sussex is just one co-operative that offers the chance to experience working – and even owning a share… Read more »

Life inside a microbrewery

Ale lovers may yet be tempted by good craft lager

Often shunned as a style associated with mass production, lack of flavour and irritating ubiquity by those seeking a more premium experience, craft lager has achieved renewed interest among discerning drinkers. Despite the occasionally sniffy attitude of the die-hard real ale lover and particularly in view of the unfortunate stereotypes associated with its consumers, lager… Read more »

Ale lovers may yet be tempted by good craft lager