All news articles for October 2020

Trade lauded: establishments have been praised for their handling of the crisis this year

Pubs recognised with AA Rosettes

By Nikkie Thatcher

A number of pubs have been awarded accolades in the latest round of AA Rosette Awards, which aim to celebrate dining destinations with the highest quality culinary offerings in the country.

Bleeding money: 'the Home Office must recognise that the levy no longer applies when much of the sector is still closed and those that are open cannot do so after 10pm in England, or at all in Wales currently,' a spokesperson said

Trade bodies demand late-night levy freeze

By Stuart Stone

UKHospitality (UKH), the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) have written to the Government demanding a reprieve for venues still required to pay the late-night levy.

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Bad wine experiences, blind tasting and tier 2

By Ed Bedington

In this week's episode of The MA's Lock In podcast, Ed Bedington, James Cuthbertson and Heath Ball talk bad experiences drinking wine, tier two and Ball is treated to a blind wine tasting, but will he guess them right? Tune in to the latest...

Well placed: 'Whitbread’s long-term strategy remains as relevant and compelling as ever,' Whitbread CEO Alison Brittain said

Whitbread ‘well placed’ in the UK despite pandemic losses

By Stuart Stone

The operator behind brands such as Brewers Fayre, Beefeater and Premier Inn has revealed a swing from £219.9m in pre-tax profit to a statutory loss of £724.7m in its interim first half results for the 2021 financial year.

Lockdown champion: 'Our latest numbers show that rum is lockdown’s champion, as the experimentation Brits liked to enjoy in pubs and bars carried over to their homes,' the WSTA's Miles Beale said

Rum crowned ‘the drink of lockdown’

By Stuart Stone

New figures from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) have revealed rum enjoyed the biggest growth across all spirits categories during lockdown.

Proactive step: 'the CVA proposed by the group’s Revolution Bars Limited subsidiary entity, if agreed by landlords, is another proactive step to lower outgoings to help safeguard the future of the group' according to CEO Rob Pitcher

Revolution Bars Limited CVA launched

By Stuart Stone

Nationwide bar operator Revolution Bars Group has launched a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) of subsidiary Revolution Bars Limited in a bid to improve the wider group’s long-term financial position.

Closures ahead: pubs in Warrington will have to close unless they can operate a food-focused offer

Warrington pubs forced to close

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs in Warrington, north-west England, will have to close unless they can serve meals with alcohol.

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