Independent Venue Week

Signature Brew Partners with Independent Venue Week

East London-based brewery Signature Brew has announced a partnership with Independent Venue Week for the second year running. The week, now in its fourth year, will run from Monday 23rd January to Sunday 29th January 2017 and will feature events at 148 independent venues all over the UK. Just as with pubs in the beer industry, many of the UK’s independent music venues face the threat of closure. Independent Venue Week aims to support these live music destinations, which are an essential part of the UK’s historic music culture and are the lifeblood to the many professional musicians that perform at... read more

Social Drinking

The benefits of social drinking

New research, which shows that moderate alcohol consumption with friends at a local pub may be linked to improved wellbeing, has been published in the journal Adaptive Human Behaviour and Physiology. While most studies warn of the health risks of alcohol consumption, researchers at the University of Oxford have looked at whether having a drink may play a role in improving social cohesion, given its long association with human social activities. Combining data from three separate studies – a questionnaire-based study of pub clientele, observing conversational behaviour in pubs, and a national survey by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) –... read more

Craft Beer Co Covent Garden

Craft Beer Co reports double digit growth and expansion plans

The Craft Beer Co. which operates seven sites across London and one in Brighton, has reported like for likes up 11.3% 2016 against 2015 The news comes just a few weeks after the successful opening of their latest venue in London’s Limehouse and the first years trading at their site in the City on St. Mary Axe, in the shadow of the Gherkin. December alone traded up 15.5% across the estate with the addition of Limehouse in mid December, but was 8.4% up like for like. The Craft Beer Co. MD and Founder, Martin Hayes, commented: “It’s been a great year for... read more

PubAid & Prostate Cancer UK launch World’s Biggest Pub Quiz

World’s Biggest Pub Quiz

PubAid partners with Prostate Cancer UK to launch World’s Biggest Pub Quiz PubAid, the group dedicated to highlighting the great work pubs in the UK do for charity, has announced that it’s to partner with Prostate Cancer UK, to launch the World’s Biggest Pub Quiz. On Sunday March 5 2017, PubAid and the largest men’s health charity in the UK, Prostate Cancer UK, are calling on the pub industry, including clubs, bars and venues, to host a quiz and raise money for charity. All pubs will be sent a quiz pack when they sign up, and those who choose to raise money... read more