All news articles for June 2020

How do I serve the perfect pint of Guinness?

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How to serve the perfect pint of Guinness

By Nicholas Robinson

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?

How many spirits should my pub stock after coronavirus lockdown?

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How to sell spirits post-lockdown

By Nicholas Robinson

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...

Phased reopening: Shepherd Neame plans to resume trading at 40 managed pubs and at least 150 tenanted sites as soon as possible

Shepherd Neame to reopen almost 200 pubs in July

By Stuart Stone

Kent-based brewer and pub operator Shepherd Neame expects to resume trading at least two thirds (190) of its pubs before the end of July, according to chief executive Jonathan Neame.

Safety measures: the Government has laid out a number of guidelines operators should adhere to for reopening

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How to keep customers and staff safe when reopening

By Nikkie Thatcher

A stringent cleaning regime, rearranging furniture and keeping safe distances from each other are just three of the steps operators need to take to keep guests and workers safe amid reopening.

Swift clarification needed: the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said it will design a data protection system to guide pub operators.

Gov Reopening Guidance

Calls for clarity on pub customer data and NHS Test and Trace

By Emily Hawkins

The pub sector has asked for prompt clarification of how operators should collect and keep data from customers after the Government requested venues to do so in a bid to support the NHS Covid-19 contact tracing system.

Staff precautions: what does Government guidance for post-lockdown pubs say about staffing reopened venues?

Gov Reopening Guidance

How should operators manage staff in post-lockdown pubs?

By Stuart Stone

What does the Government's guidance for the post-lockdown hospitality sector say about which staff should return to pubs and bars from 4 July and how operators should manage their socially distanced shifts?

Millions of pints: pubs should contact their water company to arrange the disposal of beer as soon as they can

Pubs advised to act fast on beer disposal

By Emily Hawkins

Water companies have encouraged pubs to get in touch as soon as possible to arrange the disposal of waste beer as the hospitality sector gears up to reopen next month.

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

Gov Reopening Guidance

How to manage risk when reopening your pub

By Nicholas Robinson

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.


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