WSTA warns Government over post-Brexit bootlegging

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has warned Government that if Brexit talks do not achieve frictionless borders, delays and gridlocks at ports will “encourage the resurgence of alcohol smugglers”.

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England, Ireland and Wales all in football action

International football, a much-anticipated boxing rematch and Premiership rugby are all a part of the best sport to show in the pub this weekend.

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Fuller’s announces Chef of the Year finalists

London pub company Fuller’s has revealed this year's finalists for its in-house Chef of the Year competition.

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Government supports amendment that protects pubs from change of use

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has confirmed the Government will support an amendment that will make it harder for big chains and developers to buy out individual pubs.

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Low-calorie Skinny wine to roll out across M&B pubs

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) will introduce new wine brand The Skinny Fizz across a large segment of its pub estate next month.  

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Meantime launches double IPA based on head brewer’s DNA

Asahi UK-owned craft brewer Meantime is launching a limited edition double IPA based on the DNA of its lead brewer.

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Gallery: Fuller’s reopens the Half Moon, Herne Hill

London pubco Fuller’s reopened the Half Moon in Herne Hill this week after three years of closure. 

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Britvic to pass on cost of sugar levy to customers

Soft drinks giant Britvic, the manufacturer of products including Pepsi, will pass the cost of the sugar levy on to its customers, GB managing director Paul Graham has confirmed.

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World’s first ‘drip-free’ wine bottle unveiled by US scientist

The days of near-unavoidable tablecloth stains may be nearing their end, with a US scientist unveiling the world’s first drip-free wine bottle. 

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MP shines spotlight on pub development laws

Simon Danczuk MP has asked a Government minister to clarify the effect permitted development rights have had on pub closures.

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