Rebuilding the Pub Sector

Hospitality Week: experts will offer business insight in a series of online events

William Reed launches Hospitality Week

By MA Editorial

As part of William Reed Business Media’s commitment to connect the industry we are delighted to host Hospitality Week, a new and exciting digital experience offering insight, inspiration and learning.

Respect guidance: more than half (51%) of Generation Z – those aged between 18 and 24 years old – have visited a pub or bar at least once since sites reopened on 4 July

‘Generation congregate’ warned not to feel invincible

By Stuart Stone

While new Portman Group data has found that 18 to 24-year olds are most likely to have returned to pubs since lockdown, a World Health Organisation (WHO) official has warned them not to feel ‘invincible’.

Pubs leading the way: pubs have been more likely to reopen than restaurant businesses, according to data from CGA

Pub reopenings outstrip restaurants

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs are leading the way in hospitality sector reopenings despite only two thirds of licensed premises resuming trade before the end of July.

Slide: confidence in business future has dipped

Hospitality business confidence slides in just a week

By Nicholas Robinson

Pub and other hospitality operators have said confidence in the future of their businesses is not as strong compared with a week ago, according to the results of the latest Hospitality Leaders poll by Lumina.

Keep fighting: Martyn Cozens, UK on-trade sales director, Molson Coors Beverage Company shares his thoughts on how the sector must work together to recover

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Starting out on the road to recovery

By Martyn Cozens, UK on-trade sales director, Molson Coors Beverage Company

After what feels like a very long three months, our pubs and bars up and down the country have thrown open their doors and welcomed back people who have been dreaming about that long-overdue fresh pint of draught beer or cider.

Staggering figures: the hospitality sector experienced a sales drop of 87% in the second quarter of 2020

£30bn lost revenue in second quarter

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs, restaurants and bars experienced a sales drop of 87% in the second quarter of 2020, which equates to almost £30bn in lost revenue.

Support needed: Marston's CEO was among some 120 hospitality bosses to back a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Government must 'act decisively' with financial support

By Emily Hawkins

More than 100 hospitality industry leaders have written to the Prime Minister backing a support and investment package to rejuvenate the pub and restaurant sectors in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

Successful weekend: licensees who reopened their pubs said trade went well

Super Saturday

Pubs report smooth and safe reopenings

By Nikkie Thatcher

Licensees from across the country have reported successful reopenings over last weekend (Saturday 4 July) with takings on par with 2019.

Need to know: what key updates, news and pieces of guidance should pub operators be aware of before reopening?

What do pubs need to know before reopening?

By Stuart Stone

There’s been a seemingly endless stream of information thrown at pubs, bars and restaurants ahead of the resumption of trade on 4 July. Here’s a checklist of some of the key reopening news and guidance.

Weigh up costs: 'by taking advantage of three-way forecasting and considering their options carefully, restaurants and bars can determine when the time is right to reopen'

Forecasting the right time to reopen a pub

By Dave Gosling, partner and UK hospitality and leisure sector specialist, Menzies LLP

While pubs, restaurants and cafés are permitted to reopen from 4 July, some may be forced to stay closed rather than resume trading straight away for financial reasons.

How do I serve the perfect pint of Guinness?

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How to serve the perfect pint of Guinness

By Nicholas Robinson

Being the granddaddy of beer, Guinness is held to a high standard by consumers across the UK who will expect their first draught pint of the world-famous stout to be perfect on their return to the pub. But what exactly does that entail?

How many spirits should my pub stock after coronavirus lockdown?

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How to sell spirits post-lockdown

By Nicholas Robinson

What will customers want when the pub trade reopens is the million-pound question operators across the UK are likely to be asking as they prepare their sites for the first influx of socially distanced punters. And following a steady uptick in sales over...

Support: $100m to help pubs and bars globally

$100m on-trade global recovery fund launched by Diageo

By Nicholas Robinson

Spirits and beer giant Diageo has announced the launch of a global recovery fund for the on-trade which will see $100m (£79m) of financial support made available to the hospitality sector.

Risk: all pubs must complete a coronavirus risk assessment before reopening

Gov Reopening Guidance

How to manage risk when reopening your pub

By Nicholas Robinson

Government guidance for pubs reopening from 4 July clearly states that businesses must carry out detailed risk assessments before putting coronavirus prevention control measures in place and opening to staff and the public.

Time to prepare: the Government's delay in announcing when pubs can reopen has forced many of them to take financial risks, the BBPA said

BBPA demands reopening date urgently

By Emily Hawkins

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has reiterated its demands for the Government to provide pubs with a definitive date on when they will be allowed to reopen, after it missed the deadline set by the trade organisation.

Time is ticking: the beer sector asked for water companies to speed up the process for pubs to dispose of waste beer

Fee waiver for waste beer disposal

By Emily Hawkins

Water companies will waive fees for permitted disposal of waste beer to public sewers, after concerns about publicans experiencing difficulties in this process.

PPE help: Greene King to send out personal protective equipement kits

GK to provide PPE kits for tenants

By Nicholas Robinson

Pubco and brewer Greene King is to send out 1,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) kits worth £250 each to its 1,000 pub partners, The Morning Advertiser can reveal.

Ready, set: breweries have restarted brewing cask beer ahead of pubs potentially being able to reopen at the start of next month.

Cask ale brewers gear up for pubs reopening

By Emily Hawkins

Breweries across the country have restarted their cask ale operations as pubs get ready to reopen this summer, with 4 July earmarked as the earliest date this could be allowed.

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