Hot off the press, the latest pub trade news and industry updates designed to keep the busy licensee informed and up to date.

Is beer a healthy choice? Consumers don’t think so.
May27

Is beer a healthy choice? Consumers don’t think so.

Is beer a healthy choice? A new report released by the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) – entitled ‘A healthy perspective on beer?‘ – suggests it is. But it also shows that consumers do not realise. The study analysed the calorific content of 52 separate alcoholic drinks, and found that the majority of beers sampled contained less than 1g of sugar per 100ml, with higher alcohol beers rising to 1.5g per 100ml. A...

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Brits spend two years with a hangover
May26

Brits spend two years with a hangover

A recent survey of over 1,000 Brits showed that the average person will spend more than two years of their life with a hangover. The average Brit will suffer from headaches, nausea and fatigue for around 5 hours a week – usually a Sunday caused by a hard drinking session. Unsurprisingly, those aged between 18-24 were more likely to suffer from the ill effects of drinking. The average 18-24 year will suffer from hangovers twice a...

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Do you offer a beer menu? If not you could be missing out…
Apr22

Do you offer a beer menu? If not you could be missing out…

New independent research shows we may not be far away from UK restaurants offering a Beer Menu that rivals the quality of Wine Menus, providing restaurateurs act now to follow the trend towards craft-brewed beer. The independent research, conducted by M&C Allegra on behalf of the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), shows that more than 1 in 3 people would visit restaurants more often if they served a range of craft brewed...

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New SIBA logo officially launched
Apr11

New SIBA logo officially launched

SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, have officially launched their new look logo which is designed to reflect the changing face of British brewing. The new SIBA logo was first revealed to publicans and brewers in a sneak peek at the recent Craft Beer Rising event and then fully unveiled at BeerX back in March. The new look has been designed to reflect the direction of the association’s strategic plan and the exciting...

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Budget 2016: how is the pub industry affected?
Mar23

Budget 2016: how is the pub industry affected?

Neil Morgan, managing director of pubs & restaurants at Christie & Co reviews last week’s budget announcement and shares his thoughts on how the pub industry is likely to be affected. Amidst cuts, credits and controversy, the Budget 2016 was a bag of mixed emotion and opinion. Now the dust has settled, operators in the pub and bar industry can start to digest the changes and consider how their businesses will be affected...

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SIBA member’s survey highlights positive trends
Mar16

SIBA member’s survey highlights positive trends

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) annual members’ survey, published today, paints a confident picture for the brewing industry, with four out of five brewers expecting their turnover to increase in 2016 and one out of six breweries making ambitious plans to double turnover by 2018. “More and more drinkers are discovering the huge range of fantastic beer brewed by Britain’s independent craft brewers. SIBA’s members brewed 532...

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