Rebuilding the Pub Sector

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.

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