May, 2011 | Scottish Licensed Trade News

Scottish Licensed Trade News

Purple reigns at Bothwell venue

A splash of colour breathes life into stately Silverwells. Colour plays an important role in Bothwell bar and restaurant Silverwells. That’s not to say the …

Staying out for a sales boost

ICB boss John Mills tells us why cider and sun are the ideal mix. The boss of cider brand St Helier has identified the great outdoors as the key to its summer …

Show dad you care – take him down the pub

Socks have had their own way for too long when it comes to Father’s Day gifts. Dad of two Scott Wright reports on how the drinks industry is muscling in on …

Jury still out on pubco reform

The pubco-tenant relationship is changing for the better. The latest stage of the Westminster enquiry will provide a clear indication of how far the leasing …

Let’s find the UK’s Best Bar None

Theco-ordinator of Dundee’s Best Bar None has signalled her support for the introduction of a UK-wide version of the bar safety awards scheme. Morag Beattie …

Support builds for level playing field campaign

SUPPORT is growing for a new campaign calling for licensing legislation to be applied equally to the on and off-trades. Level the Playing Field aims to dispel …

Lottery machines could be worth a punt for operators

With no licence required, some types of lottery could be just the ticket for licensees THE humble pub quiz machine was the subject of a recent column I wrote …

Cider aims for middle ground

SWEDISH brewer Spendrups has introduced a new Swedish cider into the UK market ahead of the traditional cider-drinking summer months. Briska, ABV 4.5%, is …

Set the controls for the heart of the sun

Weather continues to have huge bearing on consumer drinking trends, says First Drinks OPERATORS who underestimate the influence the weather has on consumers’ …

Take a fresh look at gin this summer

GIN fans are being encouraged to take a fresh look at the spirit this summer by the firm behind the Beefeater and Plymouth brands. Chivas Brothers, the gin and …

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