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Monday 25 July 2016 loc: GB


Wetherspoon founder loses £18m after Brexit

The founder of UK pub chain Wetherspoon, who donated £224,000 to the ‘vote leave’ campaign, has seen £18m wiped off the value of his shares following last month’s result.

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 No Comments »

Tim Peake welcomed home with roast dinner portrait

A UK pub chain has marked Tim Peake’s impending return to earth by creating a portrait of the astronaut made entirely from roast dinner ingredients.

Thursday, June 16th, 2016 No Comments »

Beer-drinking cockatoo barred from pub

A beer-drinking cockatoo banned from a Wetherspoon pub has become a regular at another after its landlord took pity on the barred bird.

Friday, June 10th, 2016 No Comments »

Symington helps open by-the-bottle Port pub

A UK-based pub chain has teamed up with Symington Family Estates to open a pub dedicated to serving Port by the bottle.

Friday, April 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

Pub fined £120k for illegally screening Sky Sports

A Surrey-based pub company has been fined more than £120,000 after it was found guilty of illegally screening Sky Sports in three of its premises.

Thursday, April 7th, 2016 No Comments »

Pub bans quiz team trio that keep winning

Three friends have been banned from a pub quiz because their “constant winning” left punters disgruntled and caused attendance numbers to dwindle.

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 1 Comment »

Man finishes three-year pub crawl

A London tube enthusiast has visited his 270th pub – one for every stop on the London Undergound network – in a challenge that has taken three years to complete.

Monday, March 7th, 2016 No Comments »

Former nightclub named Pub of the Year

Just three years after opening, a pub in a Grade II listed building on the site of a former nightclub has been awarded the Campaign for Real Ale’s coveted Pub of the Year award.

Thursday, February 25th, 2016 No Comments »

UK spending review a mixed result for pubs

Pubs will benefit from the extension of Osborne’s small business rate relief for another year following the autumn spending review, but the end of another scheme will cost the trade £46 million, says the BBPA.

Thursday, November 26th, 2015 No Comments »

UK pub tax burden slammed by study

British pubs carry one of the heaviest tax burdens in the country, with each one paying an average of £140,000 in tax every year, according to a new report.

Monday, November 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

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