Xmas gift ideas for the beer lover

With the festive season upon us once more, there are a hundred and one things to think about, particularly for those in the hospitality industry. With so much happening and the sense of anticipation palpable in every pub, restaurant and hotel around the country, we know that any assistance is useful, particularly when stuck for… Read more »

Xmas gift ideas for the beer lover

Serving real ale makes real sense

In the course of our work bringing the perfect pint to the Great British public, Beer Piper necessarily has a lot of contact with publicans, breweries and beer distributors and it is a source of continuous confusion that we hear a lot of publicans are still nervous about serving real ale. Some believe it is… Read more »

Serving real ale makes real sense

Cask Marque sets the cask ale agenda

With its recent publication of the 2018 Cask Report, Cask Marque has laid out in quite exhaustive detail the evidence for investing in the future of cask ale and the current tide of opinion in the on-trade industry. At Beer Piper, we’ve dedicated more than 30 years to saving labour for busy publicans and in… Read more »

2018 Cask Report

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

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 »

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

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

A Good Hygiene Rating Is Vital To Pub Survival

High levels of hygiene in pubs and restaurants is fundamental to good practice but reports suggest that the Local Government Association of Council leaders in England is pushing for an extension to legislation which will see pubs as well as other food outlets forced to display their hygiene rating prominently. The ratings, issued by the… Read more »

hygiene rating