Morning Advertiser

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Morning Advertiser is the only weekly pub trade publication in the UK. It currently has a circulation of more than 32,500 that reaches the key decision-makers in England and Wales. In March 2011, William Reed Business Media, bought The Publican from United Business Media and merged the two titles to form The Publican's Morning Advertiser (PMA). As well as a weekly magazine the brand sports a website with regular news updates and a property section for budding landlords, and 14 annual events, the biggest of which - The Publican Awards - takes place in March. The PMA also hosts The Great British Pub Awards and the Great British Pub Food Awards, as well as the Top 50 Gastropubs awards.

PMA's current Publisher, Tim Brooke-Webb won the title Publisher/Business Manager of the Year at the Professional Publishers' Association Awards 2012 for his work on the title.[1]


The Morning Advertiser was first published in 1794 by the London Society of Licensed Victuallers.[2] It was devoted to trade interests, rather than to the support of a political party. Its circulation, however, fostered by the society, was, in the middle of the 19th century, second only to that of The Times. Charles Dickens was an early contributor to the paper and Alastair Campbell cut his teeth as a reporter on the paper early in his career. It holds claim to the title of oldest continuously produced paper in the UK.


1828: John Anderson
John Sheridan
John Scott
1850: James Grant
1870: Alfred Bate Richards
1876: N. de la Fleuriere
1877: Thomas Hamber
1902: Hamilton Fyfe
1980: Terry Cockerell
1993: Kim Adams
2000: Andrew Pring
2009: Paul Charity
2011: Rob Willock
2015: Ed Bedington

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  1. ^ The Guardian,
  2. ^ Sir Adolphus William Ward; Alfred Rayney Waller (1967). The Cambridge History of English Literature, Volume 13. Cambridge University Press. p. 189. Retrieved 22 April 2012.