All news articles for December 2021

Crucial trading period: December revenue has been predicted to drop by a further quarter (Credit: Getty/wutwhanfoto)

December revenue predicted to drop by a quarter

By Rebecca Weller

The Government need to step in and provide financial help before it’s too late as December revenue for the hospitality sector has been predicted to drop by a further quarter, according to industry body UKHospitality.

Christmas cheer: new beverages on the market

New products round-up

Festive drinks released in time for Christmas

By Gary Lloyd

Burleighs has employed a rare production process to make its limited-edition Christmas Gin, Tuscan Tree targets a sequel Aperitivo, Vida Wines & Spirits shows off a few of its wines, Netherlands-based Ful launches its Spirulina Fizz trio and Liquid...

The Night-Time Industry Association: CEO Michael Kill asked

NTIA urges the Chancellor to 'come out of hiding'

By Rebecca Weller

The Night-Time Industries Associations (NTIA) has called on the Chancellor to "come out of hiding" following a week of "sledgehammer" announcements for the sector, and outline how hospitality businesses will be supported through the...

Is there any support for the pub sector?

Support needed now, not later, pub boss warns

By Ed Bedington

Further Government support ahead of any future potential restrictions is “critical” for the pub sector, according to one of the UK’s leading operators.

Trade requirements: operator of the Unruly Pig in Bromeswell, Suffolk Brendan Padfield calls for clarity, certainty and reassurance from the Government

‘Hospitality is the victim’ of Gov’s indecision

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The UK Government’s response to the Omicron Covid variant has been a “fiasco” that has undermined customer confidence and victimised hospitality, said the owner of the Unruly Pig in Bromeswell, Suffolk.

Advice given: there are a variety of things operators should know about hosting raffles in pubs (image: Getty/kevinjeon00)

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How to host a raffle

By Imogen Moss, solicitor, Poppleston Allen

With the festive season upon us, many operators will be planning raffles. There are a number of rules venues must follow, so here are some top tips to ensure everyone remains a winner.

Who owns the Laine Pub & Brewing Company?

Laine also acquired by Fortress

By Ed Bedington

The Laine Pub & Brew Co has also been snapped up by US-bank Fortress Investment Group as part of its acquisition of assets from Patron Capital & May Capital.

The Dog at Wingham:

December set to be weakest trading period of 2021

By Rebecca Weller

December is set to be the weakest trading month of the year following the surge in Omicron cases and the announcement of Plan B restrictions causing cancellations, lost revenue, and decreased footfall, according to one Kent-based operator.

Big ambitions: Anspach & Hobday says its stout is set to rival Guinness

Anspach & Hobday smashes crowdfunding target

By Gary Lloyd

South London-based brewer and operator Anspach & Hobday has almost doubled its crowdfunding target as it looks to expand its production facilities in a bid to take on Guinness with its London Black stout.

Nicola Sturgeon: Tighter coronavirus restrictions announced for pubs across Scotland just before Christmas

New rules 'kill Christmas' for Scottish pubs

By Rebecca Weller

Nicola Sturgeon announced yesterday (14 December 2021) the reinstitution of tighter coronavirus restrictions for pubs across Scotland such as social distancing and data collection for contact tracing.

The Onslow Arms in Loxwood: We have had to get used to U-turns overnight due to indecisive leadership and misplaced trust

Hospitality needs to ‘get used to U-turns overnight’

By Rebecca Weller

The hospitality sector needs to ‘get used to U-turns overnight’ and new restrictions over the festive and new year period due to indecisive leadership and knocks to consumer confidence, according to one West Sussex operator.

Government information: there is now guidance on how late-night businesses should use the NHS Covid pass as a condition of entry (image: Getty/dinn)

What is the guidance for Covid passes in nightclubs?

By Nikkie Thatcher

With NHS Covid-19 Passes set to become mandatory for entry for venues including nightclubs from tomorrow (subject to a parliamentary vote later today – Tuesday 14 December), The Morning Advertiser has taken a look at the guidance for these businesses.

12 days of misery: NTIA calls on the Government for financial support for hospitality through the Omicron wave (Credit: Getty/ D-Keine)

Government has left hospitality facing '12 days of misery'

By Rebecca Weller

The Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA) has called on the Government to urgently provide hospitality businesses with financial support through the Omicron wave of the pandemic as it estimated footfall had fallen by 30% since last Thursday, and the...

Trade issues: BII boss Steve Alton warned of the difficulties currently facing the sector

‘Viable businesses will be lost from communities’

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Government’s latest announcement including asking people to work from home to help curb the spread of the Omicron variant could mean viable businesses will be lost, one sector leader has said.

Expanding estate: RedCat has acquired the White Horse Hotel in Hampshire.

RedCat acquires the White Horse Hotel

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

RedCat Pub Company has acquired the White Horse Hotel in Romsey, Hampshire at an undisclosed price: the sale was completed by Savills on behalf of a private client, and the pub will be operated by the Coaching Inn Group.

Make it a reality: operating your own pub or going multiple is within your grasp

Running your own pub

Grab this free guide to operating your own pub

By Gary Lloyd

If you’ve ever harboured ambitions of running a pub or perhaps going multiple then The Morning Advertiser has put together a 12-page guide of essential information for you – and it’s free!

State advice: the Government's work from home guidance has now come into force (image: Getty/Poike)

Plan B: 'Restrictions put industry in a precarious position'

By Georgi Gyton, MCA

The reintroduction of the work from home rule will have a significant impact on pubs, restaurants and food to go outlets based in the capital or city centres, The Morning Advertiser's sister title MCA has heard from sector leaders.

How have pubs reacted to Plan B?

Industry 'shafted' by Government

By Ed Bedington

Cancellations are reported to be flooding in from across hospitality in the wake of the Government's shift to Plan B.