A brief guide for customers and businesses.
Drinking as much as you used to could lead to greater intoxication.
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Tolerance happens when the brain adapts to the effects of alcohol – eventually causing us to need more to achieve the same effects.
Every customer must sign in when pubs reopen.
What restaurants, bars and pubs can do to help people happily hand over their data.
Pubs are recognised as important assets to their communities, providing economic and social value alike.
Busy August, quiet September.
Why UK government would have been wiser to either stick to pure business subsidies or offer its August restaurant scheme seven days a week.
Table service is the new normal at British pubs.
Interviews reveal why some people drank more during lockdown and others gave up alcohol altogether.
It’s people, in addition to architecture or history, that make some meeting places worthy of heritage protection. Social values are now among the listing criteria, but many such places remain at risk.
What if The Beatles hasn’t been talent-spotted at The Cavern Club in Liverpool?
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Chances are your favourite band started out learning the trade at a pub or small club. Venues like this are under threat like never before.
The rise of big pub companies has led to focus on profits and share prices.
A tapster delivers a frothing tankard to seated alehouse customers in this 1824 etching.
The traditional English pub where customers stand at the bar to be served is actually a fairly modern addition.
Sociologist Marcus Anthony Hunter found that for Black patrons of a Black nightclub, the ‘nightly round’ mitigated the impacts of spatial and social isolation.
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If bars are forced to restrict people’s movement in our post-coronavirus pandemic world, they will lose some of their most important social functions.
Pubs across the UK are shuttering, with 23% closing between 2008 and 2018.
Local watering holes are closing up and down the country, shaking up their offerings and making the most of their heritage may just help save them
A sorry sight.
Boarded up pubs are becoming a common sight, and it’s having a real impact on rural village life.
Two pints of lager and a packet of crisps please.
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Seasoned pubgoers will know that there are some ways to get served more quickly than the other drinkers.
Developers will now be responsible for dealing with noise issues from nearby music venues – but it will take real community activism to prevent closures.
It matters who a person drinks with and where.
There is little evidence that training alone reduces the propensity for over-service of alcohol.
Responsible Service of Alcohol laws should be coupled with public discussion that encourages people to take responsible for their own drinking behaviour.
Uproar from businesses in the South East disguises a complex picture with the financial crisis at its heart.
End of an era?
New study: it’s a case of use them, or lose them.
Wetherspoon chief Tim Martin is so excited about Brexit he’s called it a ‘new Magna Carta' – but do his sums add up?