Friday, 16 July 2010

News Round-Up Wk28

·  ALMR: Pubs can take credit for falling crime

Trade group welcomes drop, but says government must still act on the off-trade

·  Nominations open for CAMRA's Pub Design Awards competition

Nominations are now open for this year's Pub Design Awards competition by CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale. ...

·  Scam-hit pubs get jukebox go-ahead

Pubs supplied by rogue jukebox firm Access All Areas — whose directors were jailed last week — are now able to play music legally.

·  Young people want smoking choice in pubs

Almost all young people want pubs to have the choice whether to allow smoking, according to a survey by anti-smoke ban group Freedom2Choose.

·  Wetherspoon to open new Hampshire pub

JD Wetherspoon is opening a new pub in Hampshire on Friday following a £1.1m re-development.

·  Manx politician: let 16-year-olds buy alcohol in pubs

A Manx politician is pushing for the legal age to buy alcohol in pubs to be dropped to just 16, in an attempt to teach teenagers responsible drinking.

·  LFLs up 1.0% at Wetherspoons

Wetherspoons has unveiled like-for-like sales growth of 1.0% in the 11 weeks to 11 July 2010 and reported that its latest openings were "encouraging".

·  Acorn rolls out special ale for Yorkshire Day

Barnsley’s award winning Acorn Brewery is rolling out special brew Yorkshire Pride this month to mark Yorkshire Day on August 1. Premier regional pub company Market Town Taverns of Knaresborough, which strongly supports cask ales, will host the beer across its 10 strong pub estate and Acorn expects healthy sales as the annual White Rose celebrations [...]

·  Sun shines on Stafford as the Bott Boys are back in town

Stafford born brothers Keith and Dave Bott will fulfill an ambition with the re-opening of an historic Stafford pub. The Sun Inn, Lichfield Street, Stafford, has been lovingly restored to its former glory by Titanic Brewery, owned by Keith and Dave Bott. The Sun will open for business at 12 noon on Thursday, 22 July. It will [...]

·  Like-for-like sales increase at JD Wetherspoon

Like-for-like sales at national pub chain JD Wetherspoon have increased by 1.0%, according to its latest financial statement. ...