Pubco is adapting: Chestnut founder Philip Turner wants to plough revenue from its takeaway offer into charitable causes


Chestnut to donate takeaway revenue to the NHS

By Stuart Stone

The founder of East Anglia-based operator Chestnut, Philip Turner, has vowed to donate takeaway revenue from its 11-strong pub estate to the NHS during the Covid-19 shutdown.

Storage tips: wine bottles often suit being stored on their side while spirits should be stored upright, according to Liam Manton of Alderman’s Drinks


How to store drinks while pubs are shut

By Stuart Stone

Experts from the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA), Guinness, Alderman’s Drinks and High Speed Training explain how pubs can best store drink stock left behind during the Covid-19 shutdown.

Payments postponed: Ei Group is deferring rent for its publicans in April


Ei Group defers rent for April

By Nikkie Thatcher

Ei Group has deferred the collection of rent and fees from its licensees for the whole of April – a move that will remain under constant review while the coronavirus pandemic goes on, it has said.

Coronavirus update for pubs 2 April 2020


Daily bulletin - Thursday 2 April

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's editor Ed Bedington delivers a rundown of the latest news for pubs regarding coronavirus including updates on financial support and the #Unitedwestand campaign.

Joint effort: Punch Pubs & Co boss Clive Chesser said the business was committed to working with its publicans


Punch continues to suspend rent

By Nikkie Thatcher

Punch Pubs & Co is still suspending the collection of rent, insurance, fixtures and fittings rental, and licensing fees amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Teamwork: Jonathan Neame said the business was working closely with its licensees


Shepherd Neame waives rent

By Nikkie Thatcher

Kent-based pub group and brewer Shepherd Neame has waived rent for its licensees while pubs are closed amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

United: CCEP joins industry campaign


#UnitedWeStand campaign garners more support

By Nicholas Robinson

Major supplier to the on-trade Coca-Cola European Partners is the latest to pledge its support to the United We Stand campaign, in a bid to help the sector during the challenging period of the coronavirus pandemic.

Peachy outlook: directors will take no salary until Peach Pubs sites reopen and all staff will keep their jobs, says MD Hamish Stoddart


Peach rules out staff cuts as directors forgo salary

By Stuart Stone

Peach Pub Company has assured staff there will be no job cuts across its 19 sites during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic – with company directors surrendering their salaries until pubs reopen.

Speaking out: UKH boss Kate Nicholls has her say on the Covid-19 pandemic


Don’t lose hope, there is support

By Kate Nicholls, UKHospitality CEO

You don’t need me to remind you that we are all living, and attempting to work as best we can, through incredibly challenging times. There is barely one aspect of our economy and day-to-day lives that has not been affected by Covid-19.

Coronavirus update for pubs 1 April 2020


Daily bulletin - Wednesday 1 April

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser editor Ed Bedington delivers a rundown of the latest news for pubs regarding coronavirus including the an update on pub companies cancelling rent and the impact of shut down on the pub property market.

Opportunity knocks: take advantage of a 'drinks to go' offer


How to launch a 'drinks to go' offer

By Alice Leader

With Britain in lockdown, delivery services have become a survival kit for pubs during the coronavirus storm. But while it’s one element to focus on food, how can operators ensure the best ‘drinks to go’ offer for their loyal customers?

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