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Liquid Sunshine

Good cider is like fine wine.

No, we’re serious! Both drinks gain their favour from tannins, and the complexity and depth of that flavour increases with age. Furthermore, far from the pale yellow liquid in sad, two litre plastic bottles, cider has an ancient and illustrious history in the British Isles.  In some regions production dates back as far as Roman times …

  • Posted: July 26, 2017
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School’s Out For Summer!

We have seen a few sunny spells but now that schools are letting out, we can look forward to a long summer of distracting the kids – and what better than a pub lunch with the family! This can be the best time of the year for pubs and restaurants, as the public puts on their shorts and hats and pops out …

  • Posted: July 19, 2017
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Is Your Insurance up to Scratch?

Most of our readers recognise the importance of their business insurance but according to research, over half of UK businesses could be underinsured ( Often your circumstances can change whilst you are in the pub and you need to check if these will impact your policy.

You may have arranged your current policy online without professional advice, through a Broker or used an Insurer who doesn’t specialise in the pub …

Relaxation of licensing hours for Queen’s 90th birthday

This year mark’s the Queen’s 90th Birthday!

Because of this, on Friday 10th June and Saturday 11th June any premises that have a licence to sell alcohol on site to 23:00 will have their licence extended to 01:00 the next morning! This is happening automatically, so you do not need to do anything other than let your customers know!

As mentioned in the UEFA EURO post, this coincides with both the England …

Our Summer 2016 Quiz!

This quarter we are offering one of our readers a chance to win a free Stock count and set up (or wet stocktake for our existing stocktaking clients).

If you want to be in with a chance to win this fantastic prize for your pub, then please email your answer to the following question to , or click the button below

What other large …

Pimms Jug

Classic Pimm’s No. 1 Cocktail

200ml Pimm’s No. 1
600ml Lemonade
Mint sprigs, Sliced Cucumber, Sliced Orange and Strawberries

Fill a jug with ice and pour over the Pimm’s and lemonade. Give it a good stir then add the mint, cucumber and fruit.

Sell as a jug offer, or individually in tall highball glasses.

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Tips if you decide to use a social buying site

If you do end up deciding that the schemes could be beneficial, below are a few things you should keep in mind.

If your business is seasonal then time the offer to coincide with a quiet period.

Carefully calculate the deal you are offering and make sure you give yourself an opportunity to sell additional products to claw back some of your lost margin– for example, side dishes or alcoholic beverages.

You …

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 …