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Saturday 6 February 2016


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 »

Landlady plasters pub with poppies

A landlady has transformed her pub into a war memorial by plastering its walls with 70,000 poppies in tribute to fallen armed service personnel and veterans.

Monday, November 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Cameron takes Xi Jinping to the pub

British prime minister David Cameron has treated the Chinese president Xi Jinping to a trip to his local pub, where his guest tucked in to fish and chips and a pint of IPA.

Friday, October 23rd, 2015 2 Comments »

Bones found in pub could be remains of English saint

A collection of bones discovered in a pub in Wales could be the remains of St John Plessington, a Catholic priest who was hanged, drawn and quartered and later canonised as martyr.

Monday, October 19th, 2015 No Comments »

Landlord escapes punishment for bulldozing pub

A Welsh landlord who bulldozed part of his pub at one in the morning after one of his staff refused to serve him after last orders will not face criminal charges.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Police chief in spat over glass of wine

Kent police commissioner Ann Barnes reduced a waitress to tears when a row erupted after she was overcharged for a glass of wine at a pub.

Friday, August 28th, 2015 1 Comment »

Famous Fleet Street bar El Vino sold

El Vino, the Fleet Street wine bar where journalists gathered to gossip and snoop in search of scoops has been sold by the family that founded it in 1879.

Friday, August 7th, 2015 1 Comment »

Irish pub’s list of drinking ‘rules’ goes viral

A list of rules dictating the proper etiquette when drinking in a typical Irish boozer has gone viral.

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 No Comments »

The rise of the independent pub

It is hardly news that times are tough in the UK pub industry. With pubs closing at a rate of 29 a week, publicans are being forced to be ever more inventive to stay open for business and remain profitable.

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 2 Comments »

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