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How To Run A Pub - Pub Customer Demographics & Behaviours
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So, you’ve got great food and beer, the beer garden is in full bloom and your entertainment is organised… this week’s featured articles are all about the basics of marketing your pub through online channels, inside the pub and by “customer relationship management”…


Menu Holders & Table Talkers
How To Manage Your Pub's Online Presence
Beginner's Guide To Pub Customer Loyalty Programs

This Month’s Seasonal Food Ideas

Plus a brilliant kitchen hack video… how to pit cherries without a cherry pitter

How To Run A Pub - Trout Recipe
How To Run A Pub- 10 Cherry Recipes
How To Run A Pub- Spring Cabbage & Bacon Recipe
How To Run A Pub - Duck Recipe

So you want to run your own pub or micropub? Then read on…

With the benefit of Publican Sam’s 35+ years of hands-on experience in running pubs in the UK, the site helps with ideas & information to guide you through the minefield of good pub management and with over 400 pages of specialist information How To Run A Pub is the essential and definitive online guide to running a pub. (The easiest and quickest way to find what you want is to use the site search engine.)

The site will help you with your bar, kitchen, finances, pub insurance, pub rents, rules and regulations, staffbuilding, pub websites, WiFi and much, much more… with practical advice, how-to guides and top tips. Plus, hopefully, enough “pub ideas” to help you make a success of your business. Every effort has been made to check information and provide you with an objective view of running a successful pub, whilst also sharing top tips from his own experience and those of other successful licensees Publican Sam knows and trusts.

“I will continually monitor issues, trends and developments within our vibrant industry and offer up advice where appropriate. Your comments and views on the advice expressed, and even your own “pub ideas”, will be greatly appreciated not only by me (you never know everything) but by others using this site send me a message.”


Publican Sam

As with any significant undertaking that will potentially change your life (such as taking on a pub) you should seek independent professional advice.

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