All news articles for May 2021

Why restaurants?: 'It is just lovely when you can make people smile with good service, a nice glass of wine and a lovely meal. Put these three elements together and you offer people a little bit of heaven'

How I got here: Margriet Vandezande-Crump

By James McAllister, Big Hospitality

The Belgian co-owner of the Greyhound in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, which was recently named ‘One to Watch’ at the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs, spoke to Big Hospitality to reflect on her career to date.

Game on: pub customers can play pool and darts but the business must factor this into their risk assessment (image: Getty/Steevy84)

Pub goers can play pool and darts

By Emily Hawkins

Customers returning to the pub this week will be allowed to play indoor games such as pool and darts, as per Government Covid-19 guidance for businesses.

Exhibition time: the Low2NoBev show is taking place next month (June) at London's Truman's Brewery

Low2NoBev show line-up revealed

By The Morning Advertiser

A number of speakers and panel sessions at the Low2NoBev Quench Live Theatre have been unveiled.

Social wellbeing: ‘We as an industry, and our bars and restaurants and pubs, play such an important role in society,’ Bacardi’s Leila Stansfield says

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‘Brands are built in bars, not in boardrooms’

By Stuart Stone

After making a long-awaited return to reopened pubs and bars throughout April, Bacardi’s on-trade director Leila Stansfield’s glass is most certainly half full for the weeks and months of on-trade recovery ahead.

Future-proofing: 'The post-pandemic pub experience is markedly different to what we’ve historically been used to, with businesses having to dramatically change the way they operate'

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Future-proofing your pub as restrictions begin to lift

By Fionn Hart, UK country manager at Flipdish

As Boris announced the return of indoor dining from 17 May, the industry breathed a sigh of relief as pubs and bars were finally able to welcome customers over the threshold after a tumultuous year of lockdowns.

North Bar and North Brewing Co Fiona Potts Big Interview

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Secrets behind the success of North Bar/North Brewing Co

By Nikkie Thatcher

Off the back of North Bar/North Brewing Co’s recent win at the 2021 Publican Awards, The Morning Advertiser caught up (virtually of course) with head of retail Fiona Potts just before the company opened its latest venue for outdoor trading.