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Brewdog grew up 10 years

Old dogs, new tricks: How BrewDog grew up

By Mel Flahety

Once the young punks of the beer scene, BrewDog recently celebrated turning 10 with a £213m investment that will lead to a more grown up approach to world beer domination

Andreas Antona on his Purecraft beer brand and nurturing chef talent

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Andreas Antona on his Purecraft beer brand and nurturing chef talent

By Hannah Thompson

Chef and restaurateur Andreas Antona is best known for his successful restaurants Simpsons and The Cross at Kenilworth. But as his beer-and-food-focused group Purecraft opens its second site, he talks the growing craft scene, and developing chef talent

Charlie McVeigh has secured the site for his seventh Draft House pub

McVeigh to open seventh Draft House

By Carina Perkins

Publican Charlie McVeigh will open his seventh Draft House pub on Shepherds Bush Road in Hammersmith next month.

The Railway Tavern opened in the site of the historic Railway Hotel

The Railway Tavern opens in Richmond

By Lauren Houghton

Nicholson's has opened The Railway Tavern pub in London’s Richmond in a building that previously housed an O’Neill’s.

The IEA report says the role of pubcos has been 'greatly overstated' and calls for dramatic change in government policy to save British pubs

Report blames government policy for pub closures

By Carina Perkins

Government policies such as the smoking ban, alcohol duty escalator and VAT are to blame for the closure of more than 6,000 pubs in the past eight years, according to a new report by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA).

The Ealing Tavern will be a British gastro pub with a 60-cover dining room

ETM Group to open 13th London pub

By Lauren Houghton

Pub and restaurant group ETM has announced plans to open new pub The Ealing Park Tavern in South Ealing in mid-December.

Yesterday parliamentary vote will result in the addition of a clause to the Small Business Bill

MPs' pubco vote divides industry

By Melodie Michel

MPs’ vote to allow ‘tied’ pub landlords to order beer from providers outside their brand is dividing the industry.

Draft House founder Charlie McVeigh

McVeigh to open sixth Draft House

By Melodie Michel

Publican Charlie McVeigh is set to open his sixth Draft House venue in the former Birdcage Public House site in East London, on 30 November.

For Wetzel it is very important that WEST on the Corner has a family atmosphere and welcomes everyone

WEST Brewery owner launches new Glasgow pub

By Lauren Houghton

New Glasgow pub WEST on the Corner is being launched this November by Petra Wetzel, owner of the city’s WEST Brewery in the Templeton building. 

Laine Pub Company reveals expansion plans

Laine Pub Company reveals expansion plans

By Melodie Michel

Brighton-based The Laine Pub Company has revealed plans to open 20 new pubs following a cash injection from Risk Capital Partners in conjunction with Royal Bank of Scotland.

Charlie McVeigh's latest venture The Bump Caves will open on 10 July

The Bump Caves bar to open in London

By Lauren Houghton

Latest bar venture The Bump Caves from owner of The Draft House Charlie McVeigh will open on 10 July on Tower Bridge Road in London. 

Drygate Brewing Co. offers a working brewery experience alongside a restaurant, bar, terrace and events space.

Gallery: the UK’s first experiential craft brewery

By Lauren Houghton

New Glasgow venture Drygate Brewing Co. claims to be the UK’s first experiential craft brewery, offering a working brewery experience alongside a restaurant, bar, terrace and events space. Here we offer a look inside.

Alcoholic drinks: Beer trends and innovations

Alcoholic drinks: Beer trends and innovations

By Carina Perkins

In the first part of our special feature on alcoholic drinks we look at the latest trends in the on-trade beer and lager market, which is being boosted by the popularity of craft and worldwide products.

Craft beer and good food lead pub revival

Craft beer and good food lead pub revival

By Melodie Michel

As the number of pubs in the country continues to decline, companies are diversifying their drinks offering and experimenting with food to retain their customer base – and it’s working. 

Hope on the horizon: Jonathan Adnams believes economic circumstances are starting to look up after a number of years

Strong second half drives profit recovery for Adnams

By Luke Nicholls

Despite initially claiming it was ‘difficult to be too positive’ about pub trading conditions in 2013, Suffolk-based brewer, distiller and retailer Adnams reported a surge in pre-tax profits from £3.2m to £4.1m.

The nation’s beer lovers drank nearly 33 million more pints of local beer than in 2012

2014 beer duty cut: Benefits clear for independent brewers

By Luke Nicholls

The argument to once again scrap the controversial beer duty escalator in next month’s Budget has been bolstered by the fact that the local brewing sector is now ‘thriving’ following last year’s cut. 

Camra wants to raise awareness of the Great British Pub and encourage support for a beer duty freeze. Image courtesy of Camra.

Pubs and the Economy: Campaign launched to help beat January blues

By Luke Nicholls

The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) has today launched a campaign to help the pub industry tackle the post-festive ‘hangover by promoting the benefits of pubs to the British economy and encouraging more people to use their local in January.  

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