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Thornbury Christmas Lights Switch-On

Tis the season to be jolly! And we certainly had a wonderful time at the Thornbury Christmas Lights Switch On last week. Selling our hot chocolate, with a dash of Baileys for the grownups, to help celebrate the start of the Festive Season and to provide some...
Is your licence ready for Christmas?

Is your licence ready for Christmas?

This year both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve fall on a Tuesday. This means it’s important that you check the terms of your Premises Licence now, and give yourself plenty of time to apply for an extension to your Tuesday trading hours. If you need a TEN to...

BIIAB Personal Licence

Now more opportunities to get your licence with Melrose! We are delighted to announce that Melrose will now be running the BIIAB Award for Personal Licence Holders Level 2 (APLH Course) in Bristol as well as in Thornbury. The first course in Bristol will be on Tuesday...
Thornbury Carnival

Thornbury Carnival

We had a great day at the sunny Thornbury carnival where we were raising money for The Grand Appeal for The Bristol Children’s Hospital. With our tombola, sweets and squash we managed to raise a brilliant £129.11 for the charity and support the local community with...
To Deliver or not to Deliver?

To Deliver or not to Deliver?

Is offering a delivery option for your pub an opportunity or a threat? The rise of the delivery has been off the chart with a 13% growth just last year to a value of £8.1bn – however the number of pubs offering this service is next to none. Just 1/5 of the major...
Why is cash flow so important?

Why is cash flow so important?

Cash flow problems and mismanaged finances are major causes of business failure. Some of the things that can go wrong in the licensed trade are: • The assumptions on which your business plan was based prove to be incorrect – typically sales levels prove to be...
Why Have Stocktaking?

Why Have Stocktaking?

Stocktaking is an essential aspect of pub and bar management. It provides a real time snapshot of your business, which allows you to make key decisions about how to affect, change and improve your profitability end efficiency within the period. Apart from the obvious...
Increases in National Minimum Wage

Increases in National Minimum Wage

April 1st 2019 marked the launch of a few changes for employers. Not only are there the new Making Tax Digital regulations to follow, employers must also review their current employees’ salaries if they are paying anyone in their business National Minimum Wage. For...
Creating the perfect Wine List

Creating the perfect Wine List

Here are some top tips on how to choose the best wine list for your premises! Often one of the most daunting prospects when it comes to your offering but luckily our in-house sommelier Louise has some great advice on how to pick your wines and how to make sure they do...

Settled Status for EU citizens

The first applications from EU nationals wanting to stay in the UK after Brexit have started being submitted. The three million EU residents in the UK have until the end of June 2021 to register for “settled status” if we leave with a deal and December 2020 if we...