All news articles for February 2021

Operator view: reopening with heavy restrictions means risking that 'customers will not enjoy the experience and will be lost to the industry for the long-term,' according to John Ellis

opinion

'Opening up too early risks ruining pub experience'

By John Ellis, Crown Inn, Oakengates and Elephant & Castle, Dawley

I'm very concerned about the headlines this weekend that big property companies such as JD Wetherspoon and Young's are pushing the conversation towards opening up the industry before that would be viable.

Revenue down: London-based bar group Darwin & Wallace has reported huge losses amid the coronavirus pandemic

Darwin & Wallace revenues down £2m

By Georgia Cronin, MCA

London-based bar group Darwin & Wallace lost almost a quarter of its usual revenue as a result of the first lockdown, contributing to a £2m dip in its year-on-year sales.

Announcement expected: Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be giving a statement to MPs this afternoon before addressing the nation at a press conference this evening

PM expected to announce reopening date today

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Prime Minister is set to reveal his plans for a roadmap out of the third lockdown later today (Monday 22 February) with a focus on “outdoor activities”.

A to Z: With the help of Thatchers, The MA has spelled out what the cider category looks like as operators hope to sink their teeth into summer trading

In association with Thatchers

The A to Z of pub cider

By The Morning Advertiser

A strong cider offer should be the apple of any pub operator’s eye as the on-trade looks towards the resumption of trade in time for summer.

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