1. McMullen's sounds alarm as pub labour costs surge 78% since Brexit

    By Simon Hunt Pub chain McMullen’s has warned of the strain of tax and regulatory burdens facing the hospitality industry after it reported a surge in labour costs. The Hertfordshire-based brewery and pub chain, which runs several iconic pubs in central London including the Old Ban
  2. Taylor Swift's Wembley concerts could rake in more for London's pubs than Euros

    By Jonathan Prynn A leading London pubs boss has said he expected a bigger boost to his business from the series of Taylor Swift concerts at Wembley stadium this summer than from football fans watching the Euros. Simon Emeny, CEO of Chiswick based Fuller’s, said the hundreds of tho
  3. The best restaurants in north London, from Singburi to the Hero

    By Joanna Taylor London is jam-packed with excellent restaurants. The only problem? A large proportion of the attention-grabbing ones require a trek into “town.” Can’t think of anything worse? Look to one of these brilliant north London destinations situated above our invisible li
  4. Jane Fonda's London: Nobu with Lily Collins and Greggs for a good sausage roll

    By Victoria Moss Home is… I live in California between Beverly Hills and Santa Monica in a small townhouse that has just enough rooms for my children and grandchildren. I’ve lived here for seven years and I intend to never leave. It feels like just the right home for me at this sta
  5. The cheapest pint in London is less than £1.80

    By David Ellis The price of a pint is rising sharply, according to a report in today’s Standard . This paper’s business desk has concluded that a host of pubs across the city have put their prices up by as much as 20 per cent since the start of last year. The report, put together by
  6. Pull the other one, Rishi: Pints won't save you

    By Simon Hunt Rishi Sunak has an electoral problem: there is virtually nothing he can do to stir the national mood. Plenty of statistics present a rosy picture of the UK economy. GDP has risen to its fastest in two years. UK exports are up. Inflation is down to a steady 2.3%, while
  7. Where are the cheapest pubs in London? Pint prices climb by as much as 20%

    By Simon Hunt Heading to a pub to watch the Euros in June? It may cost you more than twice as much depending on which boozer you choose. A host of pubs across the capital have put pint prices up by more than 20% since the start of last year, an Evening Standard analysis has found,
  8. A love letter to St John's Tavern, Archway: Some pubs are 10/10. This one goes to 11

    By Robert Chalmers “I blame you for all this,” I told my companion, the journalist and bookseller Ian Irvine, as the waiter poured two glasses of a perfectly chilled Pouilly Fumé Château de Tracy 2022. “Blame me?” Irvine said, taking delivery of three scallops on their bed of hazel
  9. Euro 2024: The best pubs and bars to watch England vs Denmark in London

    By Josh Barrie Many believe England are in with a chance of winning the Euros . Whatever England’s chances, this year’s tournament is set to be a good one, with stars from across Europe readying to dazzle in Germany. You don’t want to miss a fixture. So, save going over to Germany to