Craft Beer Rising announces 2018 festival dates

The dates for London’s Craft Beer Rising festival for 2018 have been revealed. 

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Rat-infested fridge and filthy kitchen lands pub with £42k fine

The owners of an Essex pub have been fined more than £42,000 and stopped from selling food after rats were found nesting under the fridge in its kitchen.

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Niche sports can create 'something magical' in pubs

If pubs get behind niche sports such as handball, wrestling, netball and NBA basketball, it can “really add to their business”, according to leading managers in the trade.

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New study reveals 'ongoing importance of pubs' to the UK

More than half of all pubgoers champion their local pub as the place for food and drink, with one in five visiting between once and three times a week, a study has found.

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Frozen food: thawing profit opportunities

The stigma around frozen food is melting and operators should look at the segment to cut their costs and still deliver a great quality meal. Nikkie Sutton reports.

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Hawthorn Leisure reveals 'strong' third year results

Hawthorn Leisure, the Avenue Capital-backed pub operator, saw group EBITDA increase 10.1% to £9m in the year to 25 December 2016, its third year of “significant growth” since its creation in May 2014.

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SIBA independent brewery logo to be used at Great British Beer Festival

Drinkers will be able to identify beers produced by independent breweries at this year’s Great British Beer Festival (GBBF), thanks to a partnership between the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) and the festival’s organisers. 

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Coach stages dinner date

Elite chefs met for the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs regional dinner and enjoyed a taste sensation from three of the very best in their field. Nicholas Robinson reports.

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Wetherspoon apologises after rat spotted in busy pub

Pubgoers were left horrified after a rat was filmed scurrying across a leather booth in a popular JD Wetherspoon pub.

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If TV soap pubs were real, this is how much disasters would cost

Disasters at the UK’s favourite TV soap pubs would costs hundreds of thousands of pounds if the incidents happened in real life, according to security experts.

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