Smoking Ban

Simon Emeny addressing attendees of the Arena Christmas lunch yesterday where he said transport hubs were giving the company new opportunities for expansion

Transport hubs providing new opportunities for pub company Fuller’s

By Emma Eversham

Transport hubs such as railway stations, airports and underground stations are providing new opportunities for pub company Fuller’s, according to chief executive Simon Emeny, who also believes the smoking ban ‘was one of the best things to happen to pubs’.

The smoking ban has received mixed views from licensees and pub-goers alike

Smoking ban: debate still fuming five years on

By Luke Nicholls

Five years on from the inception of the smoking ban in England and there are still mixed views in the pub industry, with many customers actually visiting the pub more frequently because of the ban, but the majority of licensees pressing for amendments...

BigHospitality's sister publication, the Publican's Morning Advertiser, has launched a survey to gauge the thoughts of the pub and bar industry on the smoking ban five years after it was introduced

Smoking Ban: Pub and bar survey launched five years on

By Peter Ruddick

Nearly five years since the introduction of the smoking ban in England which outlawed smoking in enclosed public places, including pubs and bars, BigHospitality's sister publication The Publican's Morning Advertiser has launched a survey to...

Inner city pubs suffered most from the smoking ban

Inner city pubs were hardest hit by smoking ban

By Lorraine Heller

Inner city pubs have suffered most since the introduction of smoking bans in Scotland, England and Wales, finds a new report that examined pub closures around the country.

M&B Food Relief

M&B Food Relief

By Claire Miller

Mitchells & Butlers trading statement announces food sales increase countering the negative impact of the smoking ban and weakening economy