Online News Coverage

Countryfile: Pub saved from closure by villagers is named best in Britain

From closure to crowning glory - village local scoops CAMRA National Pub of the Year title

03/03/2017

Click to read the full article

Good Housekeeping: This is the best pub in the UK

Access to a great local pub is a perk for many communities, so when a small country inn in north Yorkshire almost went bankrupt, the local residents grouped together to save it.

03/03/2017

Click to read the full article

This is Money: Now the price of BEER is hit by the business rates shake up: Cost of pint could rise by up to 30p in April

There are fears drinkers could pay more for a drink after the government's business rates shake up. Rents and rates specialists CVS said the cost of a pint at British pubs in general could go up by 5p - or as high as 30p when other factors are taken into account.

19/02/2017

Click to read the full article

Daily Star: Price of beer to SOAR as government prepare crippling new pub tax

Pub favourites Wetherspoons could be among the many pubs in the firing line for the increase. As many as 17,160 of pubs in England and Wales could be affected by the price change in April, according to rents and rates specialists CVS.

20/02/2017

Click to read the full article

Daily Mirror: Cost of pint of beer set to soar as pubs struggle with massive Tory business rates hike

Drinkers could reportedly pay up more for a pint of beer after the Tory government's changes to business rates.

19/02/2017

Click to read the full article

Daily Mail: Now the price of BEER is hit by the business rates shake up - Cost of pint could rise by up to 30p in April

There are fears drinkers could pay more for a drink after the government's business rates shake up.

19/02/2017

Click to read the full article

drinks-insight-network.com: Does the UK pay too much tax on its alcohol?

With Brexit looming and a weak pound projected, the alcoholic drinks sector in the UK looks incredibly uncertain. With calls from drinks bodies nationwide for cuts to alcohol duty, Elliot Gardner looks into how much tax people actually pay on their booze.

16/02/2017

Click to read the full article

Imbibe: CAMRA sets sights on restaurants, bars and hotels as part of Revitalisation Project

Wondering about the future of CAMRA, in light of its recent Revitalisation Project? Wonder no longer, as the answer is contained within the pages of the project's final report.

13/02/2017

Click to read the full article

Financial Review: The battle to save the great British pub

It's a Thursday evening in the British winter, when the UK is plunged into darkness by 4.30pm. But the White Swan Inn, opposite All Saints Church in the village of Hunmanby on the edge of Yorkshire's picturesque Dales, is heaving. As landlord Andy Bowles explained, this is bingo night, with proceeds going to village charities.

10/02/2017

Click to read the full article

Local Government Chronicle: ‘Pubs have less planning protection than payday loan shops. Councils must help’

Well-run pubs play a pivotal role in communities.

10/02/2017

Click to read the full article

The Times: We’re only here for the beer, so don’t take it away

The Campaign for Real Ale is warning that Heineken's proposed acquisition of 1,900 pubs from Punch Taverns could reduce choice for millions of beer drinkers around the country.

09.02.2017

Click to read the full article

The Sun: Cheaper pints please - Government urged to take another penny off beer duty to protect jobs with tax on a pint 10 times what it is in Spain and Germany

The government is being urged to take another penny off beer duty to protect jobs – with tax on a pint in Britain still 10 times what is it is in Spain and Germany.

06/02/2017

Click to read the full article

1p off a pint? Camra pushes for beer duty cut in March budget

Campaign for Real Ale calls for duty cut to help both the ailing pub trade and drinkers hit by post-Brexit vote price rises

06/02/2017

Click to read the full article

Daily Express: City news: Employment age bias, Thomas Cook and beer duty

THE Government is being urged to continue cutting the duty on beer to encourage investment in the industry and protect jobs.

06/02/2017

Click to read the full article

The Mirror: Britain pays second highest tax rate on beer in the whole of Europe amid calls for cuts

Million of beer drinkers are being urged to get behind a new campaign to cut the tax on a pint.

21.01.2017

Click to read the full article

MUNCHIES: There Are More Coffee Shops and Less Pubs Than Ever Before

According to new stats released by Local Data Company, an organisation that visits towns and cities to collect information about British leisure activities, cafes are pushing pubs out of UK towns at an alarming rate.

17.01.2017

Click to read the full article

Roger Protz defends cask beer quality

Pete Brown used his Publican's Morning Advertiser column to highlight his problems with cask beer quality - Roger's experience differs as he outlines on his website

17/1/17

Click to read the full article

Sunday Mirror: Soaring business rates and Brexit could see price of pint raised by 30p

Pubs in England and Wales are looking at a cost increase of £421million over the next five years as business rates have been revalued for the first time in seven years

15/1/17

Click to read the full article

Daily Star: Going to the pub is ESSENTIAL for your wellbeing - experts claim

The research found going to your local "directly affects" the size of your network of friends and holds the key to keeping healthy.

6/1/17

Click to read the full article

Daily Mail: The power of the pub

Visiting your local makes you healthier, happier - and boosts community spirit, experts say

6/1/17

Click to read the full article