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BBPA welcomes Night Time Commission’s support for London’s vibrant Night Time Economy


The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has today responded to th...

Pubs to benefit from new international tourism campaign promoting great walking trails


Hundreds of pubs on and near Britain’s great national trails stand ...

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson to bring ‘unique and charismatic’ style to BBPA annual dinner


With the 11th October date fast approaching, Bruce Dickinson has to...

‘A vision for London as a 24-hour city’ – BBPA welcomes Mayor’s report


BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds has welcomed a new report toda...

BBPA welcomes Jake Berry as new pubs minister


Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds has welcomed Jake Berry as the new ...

BBPA congratulates VisitEngland’s Tourism Pub of the Year, The Anchor, Seatown


The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has offered congratulatio...

Brigid Simmonds comments on Government’s Heathrow decision


Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pub Associat...

BBPA comments on tourism action plan and funding announcement


Commenting on today’s announcement of tourism funding and tourism a...

Britain’s best beer garden competition - get your entries in!


With just days to go until the closing deadline, the BBPA is urging...

Warm welcome for London Night Tube


BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds has today welcomed the long aw...

Lord Bilimoria welcomes BBPA calls for new Indian visitor visa


Lord Bilimoria, creator of Cobra Beer, has responded to a recent BB...

Euro 2016 - best of luck to Wales!


The BBPA wishes Wales the best of luck in tonight’s Euro 2016 semi-...

VisitEngland and the British Beer and Pub Association Launch New Quality Scheme for Pubs


VisitEngland today announces the launch of a new scheme, developed in partnership with the British Beer and Pub Association.

MP nominations for Pub Chef of the Year Award pass 100 mark


The British Beer & Pub Association and the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group are delighted to announce that they have received over 100 nominations from local MPs for the new Pub Chef of the Year Award

Rugby World Cup – 25 million extra pints to be sold, says BBPA


On the eve of the Rugby World Cup, the British Beer & Pub Associati...

Rugby World Cup – new BBPA guidance for pubs


With the Rugby World Cup about to begin, the BBPA has produced a new guidance booklet for pubs.

BBPA welcomes Government response to Select Committee tourism report


Brigid Simmonds OBE, Chief Executive of the British Beer & Association, has today welcomed the Government’s response to the DCMS Select Committee report on tourism.

BBPA welcomes new Government Tourism strategy and calls for fast action to cut red tape


Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pub Association Brigid Simmonds OBE today welcomed the Government’s new five point plan to boost tourism across Britain.

Queen’s Speech - BBPA welcomes prospect of deregulation and Business Rates reform


BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds comments on the Queen’s Speech

BBPA welcomes Select Committee tourism report


The BBPA has welcomed today’s report from the Culture Media and Spo...

VisitEngland to become stand-alone body for English tourism and focus on supporting new tourism experiences


VisitEngland will formally separate from VisitBritain and VisitEngland, creating a truly independent body for England which puts the UK’s biggest tourism market on a par with other UK nations.

Brigid Simmonds flies the flag for pubs at English Tourism Week launch in Cumbria


Speaking at an event today to mark the launch of English Tourism We...

England’s Pubs Toast Tourism


VisitEngland announces new partnership with The British Beer & Pub ...

Conservative party conference – good news for Chancellor, with beer Budget cheer


The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has released its ‘Cheers ...

Pubs are GREAT website launched by pubs Minister Brandon Lewis


The British Beer & Pub Association and Pubs Minister Brandon Lewis ...

Finalists announced for BBPA sponsored VisitEngland Awards for Excellence Tourism Pub Award


VisitEngland has today announced the finalists for their Awards for Excellence 2014. Among the categories is the British Beer & Pub Association sponsored Tourism Pub category.

BBPA backs English Tourism Week (29th March to 6th April) and urges pubs to get involved


The British Beer & Pub Association says brewers and pubs can get involved in English Tourism Week 2014; a week-long celebration of events from the 29th March to 6th April 2014. ETW showcase the quality and vibrancy of visitor experiences in England – a great opportunity to showcase British pubs, which are right at the heart of the UK’s tourism offer says the BBPA.

Congratulations to Pub is the Hub chief for OBE


BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds comments on OBE for John Longden in New Year’s honours list:

BBPA Annual Dinner & Awards 2013 – all the winners!


Frederic Robinson, Everards, Carlsberg UK, and Sajid Javid MP scoop BBPA Awards 2013

Launch of UK food and drink export strategy


The UK brewing industry has supported the launch of the UK's food and drink export strategy this weekend at a reception in Cologne. The strategy was launched by Owen Paterson, Secretary of State at DEFRA.

Pubs are GREAT posters revealed by pubs Minister Brandon Lewis


The British Beer & Pub Association and Community Pubs Minister Brandon Lewis MP joined forces today to launch the key images for Pubs are GREAT; a new feature of the successful and high profile GREAT Britain initiative, led by the Number 10 team, Visit Britain and UKTI.

BBPA promote the nation’s beer at Raymond Blanc’s showcase of British produce


The BBPA team, led by Beer Sommelier Steve Livens, promoted British beer to an audience of British and international chefs at Raymond Blanc’s ‘Best of British’ event held yesterday at the Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxford.

Live Music Act – reforms go live today!


Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pub Association has welcomed today’s ‘going live’ of licensing reforms on music in pubs, making it easier to stage live music.

Accessible pubs – new BBPA video featuring Tanni Grey-Thompson now available online


The BBPA has released an on-line film to promote An Open welcome - the Association’s new access guidance for pubs – with the help of legendary Paralympian Baroness Tanni-Grey Thompson DBE, who took time out of her busy schedule to support the initiative.

BBPA North – Live at the Great Yorkshire Show this week


The British Beer & Pub Association is flying the flag for Yorkshire’s beer and pubs in God’s Own County this week, at the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate.

It’s official! Beer has fewer calories than you think – New ComRes survey


Most Brits overestimate the number of calories in beer, with women more likely to do so than men, according to new research by ComRes on behalf of the British Beer & Pub Association.

Sky price freeze good news for pubs


"This is good news for pubs, given big price rises in recent years."

Welcome for ‘Watch the Games Here’ poster


A poster that pubs can use to advertise that they will be showing the Olympic Games has been welcomed by the British Beer & Pub Association.

England fans set to enjoy 8 million extra pints this Sunday


Footie fans are set to enjoy an extra eight million pints of beer as the nation cheers on the England team on Sunday.

When it comes to beer tax, England tops the Euro 2012 league


As the European Football Championships gets underway, a new league ...

VIPs for Pubs - Visitor Information Points pilot goes live in the Peak District


Visit Peak District & Derbyshire has joined forces with the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) to launch innovative new Visitor Information Points (VIPs) in the area’s pubs

Here’s to the Ju-BEER-lee! – Britain’s brewers and pubs gearing up for a right royal celebration


With the Diamond Jubilee just over a week away, Britain’s brewers and pubs are hoping for a bumper bank holiday weekend to mark this unique national celebration.

Olympic Torch Relay – visit a pub along the way! - 370 pubs in communities on route in Cornwall, and thousands more across the UK


As the Olympic Torch Relay reaches Britain’s shores in Cornwall tomorrow, the British Beer & Pub Association says the celebration promises to be a great opportunity for Britain’s pubs.

Superb summer of sport – BBPA issues guidance for running great pub events


With millions set to enjoy a superb summer of sport in their favourite local pub, the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has issued clear guidance for pubs, which should help to ensure their European Football Championship and Olympic events run smoothly, safely and successfully.

Review of the High Street – BBPA welcomes more funding for Business Improvement Districts


“BIDs have been really successful in getting venues, the licensing authorities and the police to work well together for the good of their town centres."

English Tourism Week constituency day – Friday, 16th March


BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds has urged pubs to make the most of English Tourism Week 2012, by inviting their local MPs to visit a pub to show how vital the trade is to the tourism and hospitality sector.

Tourism Regulation Taskforce report published by DCMS – proposals would help pubs and brewers, says BBPA


It has never been more important to reduce regulation and create jobs in our sector.

Pub celebrations over Live Music Bill passage through Commons


The British Beer & Pub Association has described as a ‘terrific result’ the passage of the Live Music Bill through the House of Commons today.

Let’s make it ‘Pro-Pub Friday’ in Parliament, says BBPA’s Brigid Simmonds


Tomorrow brings the prospect of a ‘Pro-Pub Friday’ in Parliament as two measures, on live music and daylight saving, come before MPs.

Keeping the 2012 beer flowing – London’s key players to meet on 23rd January at Brewers’ Hall in City


With the 2012 Olympics fast approaching, key players are getting together to keep the beer flowing in the capital’s pubs in 2012...

Portas proposals could help pubs - BBPA


“If we want to encourage people back to the High Street then thriving pubs must be part of the mix."

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – pubs need extra opening hours on Sunday and Monday


The Government must ensure that the people of Britain are able to g...

Beer can put sparkle back in the rural economy - new ‘Grain to Glass’ report


Despite brewing being one of Britain’s unsung success stories during the current economic downturn the Government should be doing more to help the industry to flourish by supporting the supply chain from farm to pub.

Fairness and transparency needed on music fees, Brigid Simmonds tells MPs


Brigid Simmonds has called for an extended voluntary code over the collection of fees for recorded music. The BBPA Chief Executive presented her views at a panel organised by Consumer Focus and PICTFOR (the Parliamentary Internet Communications and Technology Forum) chaired by Eric Joyce MP in Port

PPL – BBPA welcomes delay in proposals to increase fees


The BBPA has welcomed the decision by PPL that it has deferred action on plans for huge fee rises in its Specially Featured Entertainment (SFE) Tariff, which covers the playing of music at discos in pubs and nightclubs.

VisitEngland Launches Online Tool for Pubs to Improve Access for Visitors


VisitEngland, the national tourist board, today launches a new version of the Access Statement Online Tool, aimed at helping businesses cater for visitors with access needs. This new version is specifically tailored for pubs and has been created in partnership with the British Beer and Pub Associat

Support English Tourism Week 2012, says Brigid Simmonds


BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds is urging brewers and pubs to get behind English Tourism Week, which runs from 10th to 18th March 2012.

Trade bodies unite on excessive PPL fee proposals


Representatives of leading industry trade bodies have united to oppose proposals from PPL for huge fee rises in its Specially Featured Entertainment (SFE) Tariff, which covers the playing of music at discos in pubs and nightclubs.

Jubilee – Government consults on extra licensing hours


British Beer & Pub Association Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds Comments:

BBPA comments on ECJ case


Commenting on the European Court of Justice judgement in the Karen Murphy case, Brigid Simmonds, British Beer & Pub Association Chief Executive

Olympics and Jubilee - call to act now on extended hours


The BBPA is calling on David Cameron to agree to extend pub opening hours for next year’s Diamond Jubilee and Olympic celebrations.<BR />