Strongbow Carnevil

Ladies and gents, step right up and don your top hats. The Strongbow Carnevil is in town. Whether Halloween fanatic or first time fancy dresser, all are welcome to have the night of their afterlife at the Strongbow Carnevil.

Choose from one of these fantastic Trust Inns pubs, buy a pint of Strongbow Original or Strongbow Dark Fruit, and you could win yourself a spooky Strongbow mask.

We’re Hiring

Located in our lovely new office in Newcastle city centre, is the UK’s leading pub and bar website.

With over 50,000 pubs listed on the site and some half a million visitors every month, we provide a digital platform that connects brands, pubs and consumers through the notification of news, offers and events. We also provide and manage high-quality website templates for pubs, helping them to maximise their digital marketing activities and ultimately getting more people to go to the pub more often.

We are growing fast and have big ambitions: we want to become the ‘Rightmove’ of the pub & bar industry, a digital platform that is also a recognised consumer brand.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a Call Advisor who will support our growth by providing customer care and digital marketing support to publicans and bar staff, assisting in web page set up, population of websites, regular updating and refreshing of their news, events and offers, and resolution of their general queries.

You will need to be a confident, outgoing personality with an excellent telephone manner and communication skills; somebody who can provide assistance to clients, but who can also identify opportunities for them to expand their business through our digital platform and the use of social media.

You should be somebody who enjoys working in teams, likes solving problems and taking the initiative, and can work well with minimal supervision (we don’t do micro-management). You need to be IT and social media literate, a good administrator, and have a strong commitment to customer service.

That said, we’re not necessarily looking for somebody with lots of formal qualifications, although some experience of customer service roles would be an advantage.

What it’s like to work at useyourlocal HQ

We’re a small but perfectly-formed team and we all share, and live by, the same values: we’re driven to succeed, incredibly tenacious, pragmatic by choice, creative by nature and highly convivial.

What’s more we all love pubs – so if the thought of working on, talking about and visiting the nation’s hostelries leaves you cold, or you prefer a quiet, library-style atmosphere, this probably isn’t the job for you.

Place of work: Newcastle city centre

Hours of work: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, and occasionally as required outside these hours (we can be flexible on hours for the right person)

Holiday allowance: 25 days pa (plus statutory Bank Holidays)

Pay & rations: competitive, with bonus and profit-share schemes


Then drop us a line, telling us why you think you’re the perfect fit for the role and attaching your CV. Send it to [email protected] and we’ll take it from there.


Long Live the Local

We’re delighted to be supporting the Long Live the Local campaign again.

Our mission at useyourlocal has always been to get pubs & bars more customers, more often. Long Live the Local want to make sure that they keep more of that hard earned cash in their tills to help sustain and grow their businesses for the long term benefit of all.

So, please do lend your support by signing their petition to cut beer tax here 👉👉👉 and by following your own favourite pubs & bars at so you’ll be the first to know about everything they’ve got going on.

Guinness Six Nations 2019

The Six Nations is back, and these
are all the dates you need to pencil in the diary to follow the route to
crowning the champions of Europe!

Round 1

France v Wales

Stade de France, Paris: Friday 1st Feb, 8pm

(BT Sport/S4C)

Scotland v Italy

BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh: Saturday 2nd Feb, 2:15pm

(BT Sport)

Ireland v England

Aviva Stadium, Dublin: Saturday 2nd Feb, 4:45pm

(ITV Sport)

Round 2

Scotland v Ireland

BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh: Saturday 9th Feb, 2:15pm

(BT Sport)

Italy v Wales

Stadio Olimpico, Rome: Saturday 9th Feb, 4:45pm

(ITV Sport/S4C)

England v France

Twickenham Stadium, London: Sunday 10th Feb, 3pm

(ITV Sport)

Round 3

France v Scotland

Stade de France, Paris: Saturday 23rd Feb, 2:15pm

(BT Sport)

Wales v England

Principality Stadium, Cardiff: Saturday 23rd Feb, 4:45pm

(BT Sport/S4C)

Italy v Ireland

Stadio Olimpico, Rome: Sunday 24th Feb, 3pm

(ITV Sport)

Round 4

Scotland v Wales

BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh: Saturday 9th March, 2:15pm

(BT Sport/S4C)

England v Italy

Twickenham Stadium, London: Saturday 9th March, 4:45pm

(ITV Sport)

Ireland v France

Aviva Stadium, Dublin: Sunday 10th March, 3pm

(ITV Sport)

Round 5

Italy v France

Stadio Olimpico, Rome: Saturday 16th March, 12:30pm

(ITV Sport)

Wales v Ireland

Principality Stadium, Cardiff: Saturday 16th March, 2:45pm

(BT Sport/S4C)

England v Scotland

Twickenham Stadium, London: Saturday 16th March, 5pm

(ITV Sport)


Heading to any of the games? We’ve got lists of pubs near each UK

Pubs near Twickenham

Pubs near Murrayfield

Pubs near Principality Stadium

And for those who can’t make it but don’t want to miss the action, a
pubfinder for all pubs showing it on the tele.

Lloniannau! Slàinte! Cheers! 

The World’s Biggest Pub Quiz 2019!

We are delighted to be supporting the fourth annual World’s Biggest Pub Quiz alongside PubAid and Prostate Cancer UK as part of their efforts to raise vital funds and awareness to help combat one of the UK’s biggest killers of men. 

The concept is simple – pubs and bars all over the country host a quiz night, all materials for which are provided by PubAid, with customers paying to enter. All profits are then donated to Prostate Cancer UK, or the host’s chosen charity, or both! 

More than £400,000 has been raised as a result of the World’s Biggest Pub Quiz in the last 3 years, with over £190,000 of that coming from last year alone. So between the 3rd and 7th March 2019, PubAid are looking to break this record and raise even more – and every little helps!

Find your nearest participating venue, here!

If you are or know of a pub that would like to take part, outlets can sign up here. It only takes a couple of minutes and will provide a great night for pubs and punters alike – and all for a great cause, too.

 About PubAid

PubAid was formed in 2009 with the aim of highlighting the great work done by UK pubs, which includes raising more than £100m every year for hundreds of charities. They are a working party made up of directors and volunteers, who seek to gain greater appreciation by the media, politicians and other stakeholders, for the positive contribution made by the Great British Pub in local communities across the country.

A survey by PubAid found that pubs have contributed more than £100m to charities every year, with 77% of pubs surveyed taking part in some form of fundraising. As a result, more than 2000 charities have benefited from the work of pubs and bars. 

About Prostate Cancer UK

Beginning life as The Prostate Cancer Charity back in 1996, formed by Professor Jonathan Waxman with the aim to improve the care and welfare of those affected by prostate cancer, increase investment in research, and raise public and political awareness of the disease. In 2012 they merged with Prostate Action and re-branded to form the charity as we know it today.

Many of you will recognise the Prostate Cancer UK’s work from high-profile campaigns supported by the likes of; Jeff Stelling and the gents of the Soccer Saturday panel, Bill Bailey and his Men United movement, and Ray Winstone in the award-winning Father’s Day film. As a result of their efforts, Prostate Cancer UK have been able to invest over £37 million into ground-breaking research, and award-winning support.

Prostate cancer statistics

  • Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men.
  • Over 47,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year – that’s 129 men every day.
  • Every 45 minutes one man dies from prostate cancer – that’s more than 11,000 men every year.
  • 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime.
  • Around 400,000 men are living with and after prostate cancer.