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06 - 07 February 2018
Olympia London

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Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Advice for publicans

Here's a goldmine of advice from those in the know when it comes to food and drink.

Beer

Top beer experts talk trends, tips on driving beer sales and desert island beers
Melissa Cole

Melissa Cole

Melissa Cole, Beer Specialist and Journalist takes us through current beer trends and ways to sell more beer

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Sophie Atherton

Sophie Atherton

Beer Sommelier, Journalist and Host of Sophie's Bar, Sophie Atherton took a minute to talk with us about her favourite beers

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Mel Smith

Mel Smith

As Sales Director of Meantime Brewing Company, Mel Smith knows a thing or two about selling beer, read her tips here

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Martin Hilton

Martin Hilton

We spoke with Martin Hilton, MD of Pure Craft bar & Kitchen, who won the Great British Pub Awards’ Best Beer Pub 2015

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Nick Miller

Nick Miller

At PUB16 we spoke with former Meantime CEO, Nick Miller, about current opportunities for publicans, and the beer that’s exciting him most at the moment

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Gareth Bath

Gareth Bath

Gareth Bath, Head of Sales at leading craft pioneers BrewDog, discusses his biggest crimes against beer, and what's exciting his tastebuds

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Mitch Adams

Mitch Adams

As a man in both camps, Mitch Adams, General Manager of the Bull, Highgate and London Brewing Co, talks us through his beer picks

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Shane McNamara

Shane McNamara

Shane McNamara, Beer Sommelier at the Beer Academy shares his favourite beers, and top serving tips with us.

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  Dan Rowntree

 

Dan Rowntree

As the Founder of Craft Beer Rising, Dan Rowntree knows a thing or two about beer. Here he shares his knowledge with us

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Sober Revolution

The consumer thirst for premium and exciting soft drinks is rapidly growing. Follow our expert tips on how to drive non-alcoholic drinks sales.
Laura Willoughby

Laura Willoughby

Club Soda co-founder Laura Willoughby shares her favourite pub with soft drinks, and trends for 2016.

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Catherine Salway

Catherine Salway

Catherine Salway, the owner of London's non-alcoholic Redemption bar/restaurant discusses how to add non alcoholic drinks to your offering.

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Menu Masterclass

Leading consultants and pub chefs offer ideas on how to make your pub's sales sizzle.
MARK McCULLOCH

MARK McCULLOCH

Founder and CEO of WE ARE SPECTACULAR, Mark McCulloch talks us through what makes a standout menu.

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Nick King

Nick King

WSET New Product Development Manager & Spirits Educator Nick King talks through his tips and trends for spirits in 2016.

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John Pinder

John Pinder

John Pinder, Managing Director of buying specialist Lynx Purchasing, shares his tips for better buying.

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Nick Willoughby

Nick Willoughby

As the founder of Street Food Union we wanted to ask a few quick questions about upcoming trends.

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Ali Carter

Ali Carter

Ali Carter, Managing Director of menu profitability consultants Catercost discusses menu musts, and top tips to reduce waste.

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Phil Davison

Phil Davison

The MD of The Fox at Peasemore (BII Licensee of the year '09) and The Pub Marketing Circle talks about increasing food sales

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Top of the Pots

Trailblazing pub chefs share what ingredients and ideas are hot in their kitchens.
Jesse Dunford Wood

Jesse Dunford Wood

Jesse Dunford Wood, head chef/licensee of the leading fresh food pub, The Parlour, Kensal Green, talks through his food offering.

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Pravin Nayar

Pravin Nayar

As head chef of the Talbot Mells in Somerset, Pravin Nayar shares his take on proper pub grub.

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Josh Eggleton

Josh Eggleton

Chef/Owner of The Pony & Trap, Chew Magna, Somerset, Josh Eggleton discusses top class pub food.

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Harry Kodagoda

Harry Kodagoda

As the Operations Director of Anglian Country Inns, Harry Kodagoda is responsible for their incredible food.

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WSET 3 Minute Spirit School

Our partners WSET have produced the “3 Minute Spirit School” series, which is an entertaining and informative introduction to the world of spirits. Everything from history to production, tasting to serving gets covered, with each video presented by an expert in their field.
Cognac   

Cognac   

Presented by Joel Harrison, author of Distilled

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Gin

Gin

Presented by Will Lowe, Master Distiller, The Cambridge Distillery

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Rum

Rum

Presented by Maggie Campbell, Head Distiller & Vice President, Privateer Rum

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Vodka

Vodka

Presented by Mia Johansson, Bar Owner & Manager 

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Whisky

Whisky

Presented by Richard Paterson, Master Blender, Whyte & Mackay Ltd

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Cocktails

Cocktails

Presented by Paul Graham, Drinks Consultant

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Commercial Partners

  • ​​​​​​sjl
    Insurance
    Partner

  • corr
    Refrigeration
    Partner
  • ​​​​​​ucc
    Coffee
    Partner
  • ​​​​​​britvic
    Margins Masterclass
    Partner
  • Marmax
    Outdoor Furniture
    Supplier
  • EEBRIAV2
    Lock-In Beer Supplier

Industry Partners

  • the almr
  • Beer Academy
  • beer day brit
  • Beer Marketing Awards
  • bfbi
  • BII
  • Beer Pub
  • Enterprise
  • FSC
  • inn places
  • Support & Care
  • The Light Corporation
  • Visit England
  • WSET

Media Partners

  • bar
  • the  host
  • inapub
  • propel
  • “Pubs are innovating, and PUB17 is the place to come and see that innovation and to learn and to take away”
    Brigid Simmonds
    Chief Executive, BBPA
  • "I would encourage people to come to the show. The innovation and ideas on offer here are very valuable to anyone running a pub business"
    Marcus Jones
    Community Pubs Minister
  • "There’s plenty of ideas and inspiration to be found here and it makes perfect sense for it to all be under one roof.”
    Dan Shotton
    Managing Director, Redcomb Pubs
  • "This show gives suppliers a chance to showcase their wares, and you are going to get more things available to customers going forward which will hopefully make their businesses even more successful"
    Nick Miller
    Former CEO, Meantime Brewery
  • "The pub industry has grown up and this show shows how sophisticated it has become. If you come to shows like this, you can pick up ideas all day long”
    Kevin Charity
    Managing Director, the Coaching Inn Group
  • "It is great for finding new suppliers. I have been looking for something for seven years that I found at this show. It is definitely worth putting in the time to come"
    Tim Foster
    Co-founder and Head of being Awesome, Yummy Pubs
  • "It is really important to get like-minded people together at this show. You read lots about other operators in the trade. It is nice to see them in the flesh & share ideas"
    James Nye
    Managing Director, Anglian Country Inns
  • "It’s a great chance to meet up with colleagues from the across the sector, pick up new ideas and talk to a broad range of established and new suppliers"
    Paul Charity
    Managing Director, Propel Info
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