All news articles for September 2021

Exclusive use: the MA Leaders Club is open to multi-site pub owners and operators

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How do I become a member of The MA Leaders Club?

By The Morning Advertiser

Want to join the biggest group of multi-site pub owners and operators you’re ever likely to see in one place? Well look no further – our comprehensive guide to the MA Leaders Club awaits below…

Pandemic impact: I say this with no expectation or not as a jibe; at the end of the day, Covid has put an exceptional strain on the hospitality sector and no one could blame someone for squeezing out more profit where possible during what has been an incredibly testing time'

Opinion

The great restaurant pricing debate

By Sarah John, director, Boss Brewing

It was popcorn at the ready for me recently as I saw the argument unfold between Wine Expert Guy Woodward and Celebrity Chef Tom Kerridge on Twitter.

Upgrade your food offer to snare extra spend: top pub chefs offer their advice

The premium food league season has begun

By Gary Lloyd

As the country begins the crawl out of the pandemic, pubs need a point of difference to attract customers, and elevating your food offer is one way to differentiate your business from rivals.

Who's in charge at the Morning Advertiser?

Changes at the top

By Ed Bedington

In a management reshuffle at William Reed, Lorraine Hendle, managing director for retail and manufacturing which includes several brands including The Grocer, will now welcome The Morning Advertiser and Big Hospitality brands into the division.

What's in the news 10 September

NI hike 'a kick in the teeth'

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser spoke to multiple pub boss Dianne Irving of Drouth Ltd on the headlines of the week.

Illegal activity: kegs are the target of theft by organised crime (image; Getty/urbancow)

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Kegs caught in supply crisis

By Michelle Perrett

Keg supplies are being hit by the transport crisis that is ravaging the pub and hospitality sector.

Closed for good: Altus figures revealed how many pubs have shut permanently (image: Getty/MarianVejcik)

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89 pubs ‘vanished’ since May

By Nikkie Thatcher

Some 89 pubs have closed for good having either been demolished or converted into other types of buildings in England and Wales since May, figures have revealed.

Legal advice: tips on the position of gaming machines (image: Getty/halbergman)

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Legal Q&A: Raffle rules and gaming machines

By Poppleston Allen

Poppleston Allen delves into the rules around hosting a charity raffle as well as locations of gaming machines.

Food supply: 'We believe that we can resume normal deliveries of bloomer bread to our pubs next week' JDW boss Tim Martin said

JDW hit by bread shortage

By Michelle Perrett

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has been hit by a bread shortage, which has impacted on 13 of its breakfast menu dishes.

Restriction relax: the NI Executive has said that from Friday 10 September the current requirement for table service will be eased, both indoors and outdoors, to enable customers to go to the bar to place orders or pay (image: Getty/staticnak1983)

Pubs in Northern Ireland at 'wit’s end'

By Michelle Perrett

Pubs and hospitality businesses in Northern Ireland are “at their wit’s end” the leading trade association Hospitality Ulster has claimed, as the NI Executive has revealed some relaxation of restrictions.

Online event: the free webinar will take place on Tuesday 14 September (image: Getty/Richard Drury)

Free advice on tackling noise complaints

By The Morning Advertiser

With noise nuisance rapidly becoming a major problem for a lot of operators on the return to trade, there’s still time to register to take part in a free online event to help you get to grips with the problem.

Wine: The latest product to face supply issues (Credit: Getty/SolStock)

Pubs set to face wine supply issues

By Michelle Perrett

Pubs could be facing issues with wine supplies in the lead up to Christmas, leading wine bosses have revealed.

Consumer spending is up in pubs and bars (Getty/Thomas Barwick)

Consumer spending in pubs up for August

By Michelle Perrett

Consumer spending on pubs, bars and clubs rose by 43.4% in August compared to 2019, the highest growth recorded for over 17 months.

Cask Ale Week: Pubs can promote their cask ale

Pubs urged to celebrate Cask Ale Week

By Michelle Perrett

Pubs are being urged to celebrate Cask Beer Week, which runs from 23 September to 3 October, to help boost trade in the wake of the pandemic.

Following the rules: hospitality customers must prove they have been double-jabbed in France

How vaccine passports are functioning in France

By Elaine Beckett, Darls Communications

Having arrived in France more than two weeks ago, I was armed with numerous documents and apps ready to enter the French covid-secure regime. Passport control took approximately a minute longer than normal where they checked my two-vaccine status and...

Increase approved: the beer delivery drivers have accepted the new 4% pay offer (image: Getty/Monty Rakusen)

Draymen pay dispute settled

By Nikkie Thatcher

A pay dispute from 1,000 beer delivery drivers has now been settled after they voted in favour of accepting a higher pay offer.