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A Few Tips on How to Improve Your Pub’s Facebook Page

Here are a few quick tips to make sure that your Pub’s Facebook page is working for you –

Make sure as much information as possible is added and, more importantly, correct

This should include opening times, contact information, address, etc.

Make sure the page has an appropriate profile picture and cover photo

Neither image should be blurry, so make sure you have uploaded a correct size

Post at least once a week with deals …

Apple Pay is Here! And What it Means for your Pub

On 14th July 2015 Apple Pay made its way to our shores.
What is Apple Pay?
Apple has introduced a new way for people to pay for their wants by using their iPhone/Apple Watch.
How a customer uses Apple Pay
There are 3 ways a customer can use Apple Pay, but only one that will affect your business. This is by using a contactless card terminal. There are 3 simple steps for a customer …

Is your Pub ready for Christmas?

As the nights are drawing in, plans are well under way towards the work social event of the year – The Christmas Party! Christmas Party menus should have been printed and uploaded on your website and copies displayed in a prominent place in the pub for people to take away. Statistics has shown there is a 40% increase in alcohol consumption in Britain during December. Here are a few ideas …

New Year, New Prices

Historically, the Pubco’s and breweries have increased their trade prices in the New Year, and  2015 alone saw price increases between 2.9% and 3.9%. Publicans should start thinking about raising their own selling prices in advance of the festive period to avoid having to raise them in January when customers are counting their pennies; it also gives the added benefit of increasing GP margins during the busy period, that is …

You Don’t Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression – A guest article from Plus One

Plus one has once again lent their extensive knowledge to us and have written the below article on first impressions.
An old saying but very relevant in the hospitality industry and yet often overlooked! Throughout a year we visit many different types of pubs and restaurants and when arriving we note both ‘kerb appeal’ and what the first impression is that we get from an outlet – and it varies significantly.

A …

A Mulled Wine Recipe

This Delicious mulled wine recipe is approximately 15 servings. However, it is easily scalable to produce more.


2 oranges
1 lemon (peel only)
150g caster sugar
5 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
A pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
2 bottles of fruity, unoaked red wine
Optional: 2 tbsp. of Grand Marnier

Peel and juice 1 orange, and add to a large saucepan along with the lemon peel, sugar and spices. Add enough wine to just cover the sugar, and heat …

A Mulled Cider Recipe

This fantastic mulled cider recipe is approximately 15 servings. However, it is easily scalable to produce more.


2 litres of Cider
6 cloves
3-4 star anise
¼ nutmeg finely grated
1 cinnamon stick
1 orange (juice of)
2 clementine’s (juice of)
4–5 tablespoons caster sugar

Pour the cider into a large pan on a low heat and let it warm through for a few minutes. Add all the spices and juices and turn the heat up. Once boiling, turn …

Our Christmas 2015 Competition

In conjunction with Plus One, the industry marketing experts, we are delighted to offer our customers the chance to win a FREE marketing consultancy visit. Plus One will visit you at your business, carry out a full marketing review with you and provide you with a full written report with recommendations and a marketing plan.

If you want to be in with a chance to win this …

The 2016 Publican Awards!

The hunt for the industry’s brightest and best pub business is under way, and applications are now being accepted.


This event gives you an excellent opportunity to demonstrate how good your business really is. What’s more, if you don’t win on this occasion, there is the added bonus of a representative coming to look at your business with a fresh pair of eyes. This may lead to you making some positive …

Marketing Your Pub (Guest article from Plus One)

On this edition of our newsletter we had a guest article written by Adrian Court; a Partner at Plus One, a marketing company specialising in the Licensed trade. Below he gives a brief outline of what a business in the licensed trade should be doing to market to their customers online.
With customers now having so much choice when deciding on where to eat and drink it is crucial that you …