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


Rules & Regulations

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 ♦ NEW ARTICLE

Machine Game Duty   

Marriage Venue Licensing

Prevention of Underage Sales

PRS for Music and PPL Licences

Keeping Pub Price Lists Legal 

Weights & Measures

Sales & Marketing

Food & Drink Signposting   ♦ NEW ARTICLE

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 TripAdvisor Reputation

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 – Latest Data Feb 2016

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  ♦ UPDATED

Pub Running Costs   ♦ UPDATED 2016 Figures

How To Survive Your First Year In Business

Machine Management   ♦ UPDATED

Securing Funding For Your Pub

Tips & Gratuities

Guide To Buying A Pub

Pub School 2015

The Licensed Trade Charity

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