General Advice

In this section you will find general information and advice that does not easily fit within the other dedicated sections.

Hopefully the tips and pointers will enable you to make informed decisions when choosing a pub and then how to run it successfully.

There is information on what to look for when choosing a pub, how to avoid some of the pitfalls inherent with dealing with companies, finance, licensing, rules and regulations, and how to maximise your profits. Just click on the link to go to the specific article.

Market Intelligence Reports

UK Pub Customer Demographics & Behaviours ♦ NEW ARTICLE

Rules & Regulations

Click here to download a free list of principal legislation affecting pubs

An Introduction To Licensing Law   ♦ UPDATED

Changes To Mandatory Conditions in Premises Licences

Early Morning Restriction Orders and the Late Night Levy

Live Music Act 2012  ♦ UPDATED

Lost Property Policy

Machine Game Duty   

Marriage Venue Licensing

Prevention of Underage Sales

“TheMusicLicence” (PRS PPL Ltd’s New Licensing Regime) ♦UPDATED

Keeping Pub Price Lists Legal 

Weights & Measures

Sales & Marketing

How To Make Your Pub Dog-Friendly

Food & Drink Signposting

Pub Chalkboards

Dynamic Pricing for Your Pub

How To Advertise Your Pub In The Real World

Loyalty Programs

Managing Your Pub’s Online Presence

Managing Your Trip Advisor Reputation ♦ UPDATED – How To Deal With Fake Reviews

Menu Holders & Table Talkers

Pub Websites

Pub WiFi 

Social Media Marketing for Pubs   ♦ UPDATED

Understanding “Sales”

Blog pieces on Vouchers  and

Mystery Diner Programs

Pub Tenants/Lessees

How To Apply For A Pub Tenancy(some great tips for those looking at freeholds too)

How To Manage Your Relationship With Your Landlord

Valuing Your Pub Freehold

Market Rent Option (MRO)

Rent Reviews

RICS Pub Rent Benchmarking Survey  ♦ UPDATED Q2/2017

Finance/Business Management

An Introduction to Pub Book-Keeping, Accounts & Financial Management

Business Rates  ♦ UPDATED

Cash Counting Machines

Credit & Debit Cards

Merchant Cash Advance

Pub Handover Day

Pub Running Costs ♦UPDATED OCTOBER 2018

How To Survive Your First Year In Business

Machine Management 

Securing Funding For Your Pub

Tips & Gratuities

Guide To Buying A Pub

The 10 Commandments Of Running A Pub  ♦ GUEST ARTICLE

The Licensed Trade Charity

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