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Martin Hayes has just agreed terms for Craft Beer Co.'s seventh site which is expect to open in the City later this autumn

Craft Beer Co. to make City debut

By Mark Wingett

The Craft Beer Co is set to make its debut in the City of London, after securing the leasehold of the former Trident Bar and Restaurant on Mitre Lane. 

Charles and Christine Harris will re-open The Lygon Arms as The Forest at Feckenham in August

CD Pub Co hits Worcestershire

By Luke Nicholls

Warwickshire-based business CD Pub Co has added a third venue to its portfolio of food-led pubs, having purchased the freehold of The Lygon Arms in Feckenham from Enterprise Inns. 

Shadow Small Business Minister Toby Perkins was speaking SIBA's BeerX conference earlier today

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Beer tax argument heats up at BeerX event ahead of 2013 Budget

By Luke Nicholls

Labour may have to retain the controversial Beer Duty Escalator if it came into power at the next election as Shadow Small Business Minister Toby Perkins admitted to brewers at SIBA’s BeerX conference that they ‘can’t solve all the problems facing pubs’.

Now in its sixth year, The Cask Report is backed by Camra, the Society of Independent Brewers and the Independent Family Brewers of Britain

Cask ale sales back in growth for first time in 20 years

By Luke Nicholls

Around 2.2 million barrels of cask, equating to some 633 million pints, were sold in the UK last year, marking a 1.6 per cent uplift in volume on 2010 - the first increase in sales of the drink since 1991.

Bath Ales has opened its first pub outside the South West - The Grapes in Oxford

Bath Ales opens first pub outside South West

By Peter Ruddick

Bath Ales, an independent brewery based between Bath and Bristol, has opened its ninth venue in Oxford; the first pub located outside the South West for the company.

Eighty per cent of pub owners expect sales of cask ale to rise

Pub landlords pin hopes on cask ale

By Luke Nicholls

Pub Landlords throughout the UK believe that cask ale could hold the key to the future of the Great British pub, according to new research by Molson Coors.

Food is being seen as a 'lifeline' for many pubs despite the costs involved according to the ALMR

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Food dubbed 'lifeline' for pubs despite higher operating costs

By Emma Eversham

Food is being dubbed a 'lifeline' for many pubs, despite the operating costs involved in serving food being 7 per cent higher than they are in wet-led pubs, the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) reports.

Beer: a respectable drink with a rich history

Summer drinks trends: Beer

By Lorraine Heller

Local and premium beers will continue to be a priority for consumers this summer, but in order to make the most of sales and appeal to a range of consumer groups, publicans must promote beer as a respectable drink with a diverse history.

The Cross Keys is the first pub in Oak Taverns' estate to install a microbrewery

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Oak Taverns to roll out microbrewery concept

By Gemma McKenna

Oak Taverns plans to install microbreweries at seven of its pubs following the opening of one at its most recent acquisition, the Cross Keys in Oxfordshire

Melanie Sykes supported the first National Cask Ale Week this year

Cask ale continues to grow in popularity

By Emma Eversham

The author of a report out today suggests that cask beer can offer publicans a 'lifeline' out of recession as it increases its share of the on-trade beer market

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