Derby Pub Bans Royal Wedding Talk

A pub in Derby is making itself into a royal wedding free zone, with the landlady of the Alexandra Hotel deciding to ban her customers from mentioning the ginger prince and his TV bride. Read More >>

Cancer Warnings on Beer Bottles Might Calm the Lads Down

Researchers looking into ways to stop people hitting the bottles and cans so hard have found that generic health advice isn't particularly useful, but what does work is threatening drinkers with the c-word. Read More >>

Scotland is Putting an End to Cheap Booze From Today

Back in 2012 the Scottish government passed some legislation to implement a minimum price on alcohol, in order to tackle issues with overdrinking. Despite some of the legal challenges that legislation faced in the years since, today is the day that it goes into effect. Read More >>

One Reason Alcohol May Give You Bad Breath 

The perils of drinking too much alcohol run deep—even if there’s still an ongoing debate as to how much is too much. A new study published Monday in Microbiome suggests one of those perils is a mouth filled with potentially harmful bacteria. Read More >>

Villagers Raise £1 Million to Stop Local Pub Becoming Local Flats

What do you do when your local pub shuts for good and gets sold off to property developers with plans to turn it into some fancy flats? Obviously you raise money to buy it back with a law most people haven't heard of. Read More >>

There’s a Pink Beer for Girls Now, But it’s Ironic so Everything’s Fine

Big-booted craft beer brewer Brewdog has had an idea: a special type of beer in a pink bottle that's for women. But it's OK, one of Elon Musk's experiments hasn't caused a rip in time and dumped us all back to 1995 -- it's being done ironically to highlight gender pay gaps. Ah, you see now. It's not an ill-advised marketing stunt, or something that might've been given away free with the July 1997 issue of FHM. Read More >>

Uber Rider Says he Blacked Out, Rode Through Multiple US States, Got Exactly The Fare You’d Expect

A drunk North American New Jersey native reportedly went out with friends in Morgantown, West Virginia, last Friday, and then called an Uber to take him home. Kenny Bachman says he thought he was going back to the place he was staying during his trip, near the West Virginia University Campus. Except, the Uber driver took Bachman to his home in Gloucester County, New Jersey. Read More >>

It’ll Be Pints of Champagne for Everyone on Brexit Day

One English winemaker is already planning for the Brexit celebrations and/or sorrows-drownings, by bottling up its rough approximation of champagne in pint bottles. Because Winston Churchill said so. Read More >>

British Booze-Lover Completes 20,000-Mile Pub Pilgrimage

As a frequently sauced-up Scotsman, I can't deny I enjoy the odd tipple, but even I have to tip my rum-stained cap to Ben Coombs. The 38-year-old from Plymouth recently completed a 20,000-mile pub pilgrimage, driving his car across 21 countries as he started at the most northerly bar in the world, and finished at the most southerly. Now that's some serious dedication to inebriation. Read More >>

Low Strength Wine = More Drunk People

The mass availability of lower strength wines and beers in supermarkets could have the unforeseen effect of making people drink more alcohol, as the drink manufacturers and supermarkets are guilty of marketing such beverages as alternatives to soft drinks rather than hard booze. Read More >>

Professional Worriers Want More Health Warnings on Alcohol Labels

A group of important people are suggesting that cigarette pack style health warnings should be added to alcohol containers, to make sure people knocking them back know that the short-term confidence high is likely to come with the possibility of longer term health lows. Read More >>

4% of the UK’s Population is Drinking a Third of all Alcohol Sold

During a parliamentary debate on alcohol prices yesterday, a director at Public Health England (PHE) stated that 4.4 percent of the population is consuming over 30 percent of the country's available alcohol. Read More >>

UK Pubs May be Allowed to Stay Open Late For The Royal Wedding

There are two things many Brits love: The Royal Family, and consuming their own body weight in booze. So it should come as no surprise the Home Office is giving serious consideration to allowing UK pubs to stay open late the weekend of the latest Royal Wedding. Read More >>

Pint Beer Can’t be Sold in 500ml Cans

A small scale brewery has been told to either rename a beer it sells under the name of Pint or somehow make slightly bigger cans, with Trading Standards saying that selling an alcoholic drink called "Pint" in a 500ml can may lead to ever so slight levels of confusion among the sorts of people who insist on being sold to the imperial way. Read More >>

The ASA Isn’t Having Any of Snapchat’s Captain Morgan Lens Filter

Snapchat is a wildly popular app, especially with teenagers, that includes a number of special lenses that alter the way you look. It's also the perfect place for sponsorship, with companies all over the world developing branded lenses for people to play with. One of those companies was Diaego, with a Captain Morgan-themed lens, and the Advertising Standards Authority is having none of it. Read More >>