Tag: pub

July 8, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Stale Hungover before reopening: 70m pints of stale beer, in UK pub premises since lockdown, need to be disposed of without polluting water systems and killing fish & plants.  Beer lasts fresh for 3 – 6 weeks, & belongs to the brewer until bought by the customer.  Pour a pint – down, but not out…

February 21, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Ploughman’s lunch The ploughman’s lunch – all porky pies?  Alludes to rustic, outdoor, bygone times, but actually dates from 1950s promotion in pubs to boost cheese sales.  Sounds hot, sophisticated & substantial, when it’s a simple, light meal – bread, cheese, pickle, maybe added pie, egg & salad – eaten cold, with a glass of…


January 3, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Inn No room at the inn this Christmas?  Raise a glass – UK pubs report c.12% higher festive season sales, compared to 2018. The sector is facing drinking habit changes – young people socialise online rather than go to a pub.  476 pubs, mostly small independents, closed between Jan – Jun 2019.  But good booking systems &…


March 24, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Dry The number of Britons ‘going dry’ has hit a 12-year high.  20m consider alcohol-free drinks, while 1 in 5 doesn’t drink alcohol at all.  Many sophisticated zero-proof aperitifs, beers, spirits & wines now on the shelves, solving the problem of what to drink when you’re not drinking Guessed the Word?        Series…

June 4, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Night economy Dark days: London has lost 1/4 of its pubs and >1,200 venues since 2001.  Yet evening/ night businesses contribute £26.3bn ($35bn) and >700,000 (ie. 1 in every 8)  jobs in the city Guessed the Word?         Series 24 (3/7)         [pic: free-photos]


May 9, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Gym The gym is the new pub.  36% of 18-36 year olds pay for  membership – twice the %age of people older than them.  In 2018 – UK gyms will go over 7,000 for 1st time, membership will exceed 10m & market value will reach £5bn Guessed the Word?           Series 23…

March 2, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Business as usual  (BAU) The maxim of the British people is ‘business as usual’ ~ Winston Churchill, 1914.  Regardless of current difficult weather/ events, the show must go on Guessed the word?     Series 20 (4/6)     [pic: tomas anton escobar]