All news articles for May 2020

Annual review: Stew & Oyster’s Jay Weir says ‘the past six weeks or so already feel like half a lifetime’

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‘Never let a crisis go to waste’

By Jay Weir, operations director, Stew & Oyster

As I look back on my first year as ops director of Yorkshire-based pub operator Stew & Oyster, to say it hasn’t quite been what I was expecting would be like saying beer is moderately palatable – rather an understatement.

Hygiene procedure: using gloves is one practice operators could implement when reopening

Time to clean up your act before reopening

By Nikkie Thatcher

The countdown is on for reopening your pub. Make sure you are setting and maintaining high standards when it comes to cleanliness and good practices

In depth: pubs must do all they can to claim on insurance policies they have taken out

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The real ‘wide area effect’

By Tim Murphy, director of Luddite Brewing Company

We’re the Luddite Brewing Company, our brewpub has been closed due to coronavirus and there seems to be a problem with our business interruption insurance.

A close call: how can pub kitchens operate under social distancing measures?

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How can pub kitchens operate with social distancing?

By Stuart Stone

While two-metre distancing in pubs remains a raw subject, we look at what measures operators need to consider to avoid making a meal of their post-lockdown kitchen policies.

Online alternatives: publicans have been encouraged to look at how to incorporate online events with social distancing

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‘Keep online quizzes local and true to life’

By Emily Hawkins

Jay Flynn, whose Virtual Pub Quiz broke a Guinness World Record earlier this month, shared his tips on running a successful online pub quiz, which include keeping question topics accessible and using word-of-mouth marketing.

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