The Building & Outdoors

Grandma used to say that a pub is just four walls, it’s what you do within those four walls that counts. Whilst this is true it is also vital that you look after your premises, whether you own the property or rent it, not only to meet the expectations of your customers but also to stay within the law.

This section gives advice on what to do before you buy or rent a pub, how to look after it and keep your costs to a minimum whilst maintaining a safe and pleasant environment for you, your staff and your customers.

There is advice on utilities, maintenance, cleaning, interior and exterior areas, health and safety, risk assessments – vital areas that you need to know about and know how to manage. Simply click on the links to go to a specific article.

Outside Dining In Pubs ♦ NEW ARTICLE

Safety & Security

Burglar Alarms

C.O.S.H.H. for Pubs


Fire Safety

Pub Insurance

Pub Fire Drills

Risk Assessment & Management  ♦ UPDATED – Plan, Do, Check, Act

Beer Garden & Outdoor Areas

Noise Pollution & Noise Complaints

Outdoor Pool Tables

Outdoor TVs

Outside/Beer Garden/Deck Lighting

Picnic Tables, Umbrellas and Patio Heaters  ♦ UPDATED with 5 successful case studies

Smoking Areas & Smoking Shelters

Blog piece on using outside areas … Dig for Victory and Profit

Cleaning & Maintenance

Choosing A Cleaning Contractor

Dirty Toilets … Dirty Pub?

Green or Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

Planned Preventative Maintenance

Pressure Washers

Structural Surveys For Pubs

Vacuums & Carpet Cleaners

Utilities & Services

Energy Performance Certificates ♦ New Article

Water Companies

Electricity & Gas Contracts

How To Reduce Your Utility Costs