Waiting game: the Forge Inn is one of those in Leicester unable to reopen tomorrow (Saturday 4 July) like those in the rest of England.

‘Time to support pubs in localised lockdowns’

The director of a Leicester-based pub group has described the “extremely challenging” process of cancelling plans to reopen sites and said the Government should help businesses in his predicament.

How are pubs gearing up for opening?

Cautious approach for pub opening

With just one day to go until pubs are able to start opening their doors, the race is on to get ready and compliant with the Government guidelines.

Support: CCEP's Rob Harris outlines the company's support plans for pubs

Coca-Cola pledges pub support in the months ahead

The UK’s largest producer of soft drinks for the pub and bar sector Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has outlined its intentions to bolster its UK on-trade support including free stock for outlets, bigger wholesale offers, as well as operational support...

Why aren’t some pubs opening on July 4

To open, or not to open…

Not all pubs will be flinging their doors open on Saturday 4 July, with many choosing to wait and see how the public reacts to the new situation.

Pub discount: 'during this time we are committed to supporting our customers and helping them get back to business in a sustainable way,' BT Sport’s Bruce Cuthbert said

BT Sport to remain free for pubs throughout July

BT Sport has announced that it will remain free for pubs and clubs until August – meaning partners will have free access to what remains of the broadcaster’s Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup coverage this season.

Positive outlook: operators have outlined their thoughts on reopening

It’s all about the customers!

With pubs gearing up for independence day from next Saturday (4 July), The Morning Advertiser spoke to a group of operators to find out what it was they were most looking forward to when it comes to the industry getting back up and running.

Confusion: publicans were left wondering if reopening guidance meant they should restrict numbers to 30 people

No cap on numbers for pubs

Pubs do not have to cap their numbers to 30 people, The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial strategy (BEIS) has confirmed to The Morning Advertiser (MA).

State aid: the Government is supporting outdoor dining as part of its effort to help the economy bounce back from coronavirus

Red tape slashed to simplify outdoor service for pubs

The Government has introduced simpler licensing processes for outdoor seating for pubs in a bid to make it easier for people to safely eat and drink outside and in turn, help operators bounce back from the coronavirus lockdown amid reopening.

How can small pubs operate under the Government guidance?

Big challenges for small operators

While the news that distancing measures were being relaxed from 2m to 1m is being celebrated, for some operators, even 1m is going to be a challenge.

How many spirits should my pub stock after coronavirus lockdown?

How to sell spirits post-lockdown

What will customers want when the pub trade reopens is the million-pound question operators across the UK are likely to be asking as they prepare their sites for the first influx of socially distanced punters. And following a steady uptick in sales over...

How do I serve the perfect pint of Guinness?

How to serve the perfect pint of Guinness

Being the granddaddy of beer, Guinness is held to a high standard by consumers across the UK who will expect their first draught pint of the world-famous stout to be perfect on their return to the pub. But what exactly does that entail?

Risk: all pubs must complete a coronavirus risk assessment before reopening

How to manage risk when reopening your pub

Government guidance for pubs reopening from 4 July clearly states that businesses must carry out detailed risk assessments before putting coronavirus prevention control measures in place and opening to staff and the public.

More information: further details about flexible furlough will be revealed by the Government on 12 June

What is flexible furlough?

The flexible furlough scheme will be available to operators in less than four weeks (1 July) – a month earlier than originally planned – and The Morning Advertiser takes a look at what this means for employers.

Got a question? Perhaps one of our advisory board members can answer it

• LIVE – Experts answer your on-trade questions

Have you got a question about your on-trade business that you can’t find an answer for even though you’ve searched online and listened to Boris’s daily updates? Perhaps The Morning Advertiser can help.

Money matters: the Government has made financing available to pubs during Covid-19

Are you claiming for everything you need?

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown the world into a health and economic downward spiral but the UK Government has, and continues, to offer lifelines to the hospitality sector. Here is what’s available to pubs.


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