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 »

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 »

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 »

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

Creating meaningful connections with your customers

It’s a safe bet that the reason people enter the pub trade is that it is a highly sociable profession. The conversation and the buzz of a busy bar make the long hours of preparation, stock control, endless housekeeping and accounts seem worthwhile. The connections you find easy to make on a personal level can… Read more »

Creating meaningful connections with your customers

Avoid the January slump

The pub trade always looks like the place to be during the festivities of Christmas and New Year when customers are eating, drinking and being merry. This can all look a long way off when in the midst of a January slump. Looking for ways to give your business a boost may well be keeping… Read more »

Avoid the January slump

Gluten free beer making headway in consumer choice

Whether out of necessity or dietary choice, the availability of gluten free beer has to be great news for consumers. If you are looking for a beverage to offer coeliac friends or wondering where to go for your own dietary needs, check out our list of top brewers that have perfected the art. With the… Read more »

gluten free beer

Get your Christmas business off to a flying start

With around three quarters of the population planning to eat out over the Christmas period, it is a time when pubs and restaurants are at their most stretched. We’ve compiled a checklist of tips to help you get a head start on the festive season. While potentially making up financially for the leaner months at… Read more »

Christmas pub business