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‘Around here, people want top-end food’: how Lancashire’s Ribble Valley became Britain’s gastropub capital
With villages around the town of Clitheroe now home to three of the UK’s top 50 gastropubs, we celebrate this unique north-western take on excellent pub dining

Chris Moss

27, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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The one change that didn’t work: I dreamed of owning a pub. But it soon became a nightmare
We didn’t attract enough customers and it slowly dawned on me that the publican is not the customer – it was me who had to eject unruly patrons and make tough decisions

Peter White

27, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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I’m not one for conspiracy theories – but why do pubs hide their low-alcohol options? | Adrian Chiles
Even in dry January, many pubs do little to attract non-drinkers. Shouldn’t they be making a song and dance about their 0% beers and gins, asks Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

25, Jan, 2023 @4:17 PM

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Last orders: how we fell out of love with alcohol
More and more young people are choosing not to drink. But what would society be like without alcohol? And could a new alcohol substitute really give us a risk-free buzz?

Michael Segalov

15, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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UK pubs and restaurants cut winter hours to weather ‘perfect storm’ in 2023
Some firms cut capacity by 20% to match supply and demand as custom fades, bills rise and government support dwindles

Joe Middleton and Joanna Partridge

03, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Rail strikes ‘cost UK hospitality sector £1.5bn in December alone’
Industry bodies say figure worse than predicted and expect ‘huge’ losses of businesses and jobs in 2023

Julia Kollewe

30, Dec, 2022 @9:23 AM

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Freeze on alcohol duty to be extended to help UK hospitality industry
No increases until August 2023 despite Jeremy Hunt’s first full budget being scheduled for 15 March

Larry Elliott Economics editor

19, Dec, 2022 @7:21 PM

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Pubs and restaurants expect rail strikes to hit third of Christmas bookings
Action ‘could cost hospitality sector £1.5bn in lost sales’ in peak season as it continues to struggle with rising costs

Sarah Butler

08, Dec, 2022 @4:27 PM

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Harvester owner warns of inflation cost ‘headwinds’
Pub and restaurant group Mitchells & Butlers lauds sales rise but warns of risks ahead

Joe Middleton

07, Dec, 2022 @1:27 PM

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A shot in the arm: pubs to sell 15m pints when England play Senegal
Publicans hard hit by a series of crises are hoping the Three Lions will go far at the Qatar World Cup

Joe Middleton

02, Dec, 2022 @5:28 PM

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A Garden of England walk to a great pub: the Samuel Palmer, Kent
A hike across hillsides captured in 19th-century watercolours ends at a revamped pub named in honour of the painter

Adam McCulloch

02, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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A coast and hill walk to a great village pub: the Britannia Inn, Gower peninsula
Views of six counties, with sea, sand and islands, are just part of the beauty of this south Wales walk

Liz Boulter

25, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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