All news articles for March 2021

The award for Best Accommodation Operator will be presented to a pub company which has focussed on offering accommodation as a key part of the business

Publican Awards 2021

Meet the finalists: Best Accommodation Operator

By The Morning Advertiser

The award for Best Accommodation Operator, sponsored by Asahi, will be presented to a pub company which has focussed on offering accommodation as a key part of the business.

Trading update: the results covered 26 weeks to 24 January 2021 (image: Getty/ Frederica Aban)

JDW sees £46m loss in half year results

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has reported a £46.2m loss in revenue for the 26 weeks ending 24 January 2021, in its preliminary results.

Hard to believe: 'Looking back, we had no idea of the challenges we would face including three national lockdowns, tiered and regional reopening strategies,' Greene King CEO Nick Mackenzie explained

Coronavirus: a year of closures

In numbers: 12 months since Boris Johnson told pubs to close

By Stuart Stone

With 20 March marking a year-to-the-day since last orders were called in pubs just days before a first national lockdown, The Morning Advertiser looks back on some of the defining data from the past 12 months.

More pours: which new products have launched in the past week?

New product round-up

New look for London Pride, Canadian craft spirits sign UK deal

By Stuart Stone

In addition to news of a two-year British and Irish Lions partnership and brand revamp for London Pride, this new products round-up includes updates from a trio of Canadian craft spirits and English Whisky Co.

Reopening date: Young's is aiming to get its pubs open again for 17 May, according to the Government's proposed roadmap

Young’s forecasts positive cash flow by May

By MCA

Young’s has announced plans to reopen 140 of its managed pubs with outdoor spaces on or around 12 April, as well as an update to its finances which it gives it available borrowing facilities of £225m.

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