This site is intended to be a source of useful and practical advice on how best to run a public house. Pubs are an integral part of the social fabric of this country and the threats and pressures upon these institutions is huge. With over 30 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.
Some of this advice will not be new to you, and if I am teaching you how to suck eggs then I apologise, however, for the less experienced or those entering into the pub trade for the first time the advice could be essential. The site will help you with your bar, your kitchen, your finances, the rules and regulations, your building… 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.
The site has grown out of a desire to help others in the trade make a success of their pub and run a profitable business. 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.
If you find the information on the site useful and want to help keep How To Run A Pub a free resource you can “buy me a pint” using the donation button at the bottom of the page … cheers!
As with any significant undertaking that will potentially change your life (such as taking on a pub) you should seek independent professional advice.