Pub sector pays tribute to Queen

By Nikkie Thatcher

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Royal news: Queen Elizabeth II was the UK's longest reigning monarch
Royal news: Queen Elizabeth II was the UK's longest reigning monarch

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Many voices from the sector including the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) have paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, who died this afternoon (Thursday 8 September).

The Queen, who was crowned in 1953, was aged 96 and reigned for 70 years, reaching her Platinum Jubilee this year.

While the nation now enters a period of mourning, the decision to allow employees time off is at the employers’ discretion. Protocols remain unclear at the moment as to whether the Queen’s death could impact further on pubs.

Deeply saddened

A statement from Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

“The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

Oakman Inns tweeted that the business was deeply saddened to learn of the death of the Queen, who was the UK’s longest reigning monarch.

It said: “Our thoughts and sympathies are with The Royal Family and the entire Commonwealth at this sorrowful time. Rest in peace 08/09/2022.”

The Night-Time Industries Association also shared its sorrow on the Queen’s death on social media.

The trade body tweeted: “Deeply saddened to hear the passing of Her Majesty the Queen. The Queen has been an amazing ambassador and servant for this country over the past 70 years. Thank you for your service.”

Sadness expressed

Furthermore, the Campaign for Real Ale also expressed its sadness at the news and offered its sympathy and thoughts to the Royal Family.

BBPA chief executive Emma McClarkin said: “Along with the nation and the world, we are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“Her reign and duty to the country has been extraordinary and on behalf of our members, we would like to pass on our condolences to the Royal Family.

“In the coming days and weeks, we will be working with our nation’s pubs and brewers to pay our respects in communities across the country.”

The crown now passes to her son and heir Charles, who is now King with his wife Camilla becoming Queen Consort.

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