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Food for thought: chefs and operators share their thoughts on creating a menu for reduced trade

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How to reduce your food menu for reopening

By Emily Hawkins

As the time for reopening gets closer, you may want to set out your new food menu and that probably means making the offer smaller but stronger.

Got a question? Perhaps one of our advisory board members can answer it

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• LIVE – Experts answer your on-trade questions

By Gary Lloyd

Have you got a question about your on-trade business that you can’t find an answer for even though you’ve searched online and listened to Boris’s daily updates? Perhaps The Morning Advertiser can help.

Annual review: Stew & Oyster’s Jay Weir says ‘the past six weeks or so already feel like half a lifetime’

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‘Never let a crisis go to waste’

By Jay Weir, operations director, Stew & Oyster

As I look back on my first year as ops director of Yorkshire-based pub operator Stew & Oyster, to say it hasn’t quite been what I was expecting would be like saying beer is moderately palatable – rather an understatement.

Hygiene procedure: using gloves is one practice operators could implement when reopening

Time to clean up your act before reopening

By Nikkie Thatcher

The countdown is on for reopening your pub. Make sure you are setting and maintaining high standards when it comes to cleanliness and good practices

In depth: pubs must do all they can to claim on insurance policies they have taken out

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The real ‘wide area effect’

By Tim Murphy, director of Luddite Brewing Company

We’re the Luddite Brewing Company, our brewpub has been closed due to coronavirus and there seems to be a problem with our business interruption insurance.

A close call: how can pub kitchens operate under social distancing measures?

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How can pub kitchens operate with social distancing?

By Stuart Stone

While two-metre distancing in pubs remains a raw subject, we look at what measures operators need to consider to avoid making a meal of their post-lockdown kitchen policies.

Online alternatives: publicans have been encouraged to look at how to incorporate online events with social distancing

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‘Keep online quizzes local and true to life’

By Emily Hawkins

Jay Flynn, whose Virtual Pub Quiz broke a Guinness World Record earlier this month, shared his tips on running a successful online pub quiz, which include keeping question topics accessible and using word-of-mouth marketing.

Coronavirus update for pubs – spring bank holiday weekend

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Spring bank holiday weekend news bulletin for pubs

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's editor Ed Bedington reviews the biggest news stories from the pub sector after another week in lockdown ahead of the spring bank holiday weekend.

Cash flow now: pub operators have said gift cards have helped them feel more confident about reopening

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‘Use big discounts to attract voucher purchases’

By Emily Hawkins

Publicans operating gift card schemes have said they are not worried that making sales now could mean they do not take more money when they are eventually able to reopen.

Outside focus: publicans have been assured that it is unlikely the Government will look to restrict smoking in pub gardens

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Change to smoking regulations in pub gardens unlikely

By Emily Hawkins

There is no sense that ministers will consider changing rules to split pub gardens into smoking and non-smoking areas, according to UKHospitality’s (UKH) chief executive Kate Nicholls.

Key plea: a licensee has urged the Government to step in and take action on pub rents

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Publicans to ‘hand in keys’ in rent protest

By Emily Hawkins

A multiple site operator is encouraging pubs across the country to ‘hand in their keys’ to their MPs this week, to highlight the pain of paying rent at this time.

Key to community: the Rose & Crown lockdown shop is a success

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Lockdown shop is a hit with locals

By Ed Bedington

Pubs continue to adapt and evolve in a bid to survive the current coronavirus crisis. The Morning Advertiser visited the Rose & Crown in Cuckfield, West Sussex, to find out how new licensee James Clark has turned his once-thriving local into a real...

Hands forced: pub operators in Tynemouth doubt a takeaway service will be enough to save them without more Government support

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Operators struggling after grant information error

By Emily Hawkins

A bar operator has said she is struggling to save her business after being told one of her venues is ineligible for a grant after an inaccuracy on the rates register.

Call for pause on rent payments: the National Time Out campaign is backed by UKHospitality

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Government pushed harder to ‘intervene on rent’

By Nicholas Robinson

Calls for Government to intervene in and broker rent solutions between hospitality businesses and landlords have been stepped up as UKHospitality (UKH) has pressed for a National Time Out.

Safety fears: Chinese cities have opened up bars and restaurants again but many have said they feel hesitant to visit

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Consumer confidence in China highlights challenge for UK pubs

By Emily Hawkins

Insight tracker CGA has revealed the attitudes of Chinese consumers towards eating and drinking out of home, meaning UK pubs can look to their international peers for an idea of how the public will feel about visiting in the months after reopening.

Coronavirus update for pubs weekend of 16-17 May

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Weekend news bulletin for pubs - 16 and 17 May

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's editor Ed Bedington reviews the biggest news stories from the pub sector after another week in lockdown ahead of the weekend of 16 and 17 May.

Critical support: the Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme has been an ‘absolute lifesaver’ according to Livelyhood Pub Group's Tom Talbot

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‘The state aid we’ve received has helped us survive’

By Stuart Stone

Tom Talbot of Livelyhood Pub Company and City Pub Group’s Clive Watson dialled in to MA500’s online conference to discuss what Covid-19 financial support they had received and how it had helped their businesses survive shutdown.

Long wait ahead: most operators believe it will take two years to reach ‘normal’ profit levels

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‘Two years to get back to pre-coronavirus profits’

By Nicholas Robinson

Most operators, asked in a snapshot poll of hospitality leaders, have said it will take up to two years to reach pre-coronavirus lockdown profit levels, while 88% of those asked have not agreed favourable rent terms with landlords over the coming months.

No excuse: employers must not attempt to play the furlough system, a trade body executive has warned

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Warning to pub employers on furlough fraud

By Emily Hawkins

The chief executive of one of the UK’s largest trade bodies representing the pub sector has reiterated the Government’s warning that employers should not abuse the furlough system.

New beginning: more outside socialising will mean a rise in noise disturbances and reduced car uses, licensing lawyers claim

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Pubs must adapt to end of spontaneous nights out

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs will face a “a new beginning entirely” when reopening after the coronavirus lockdown, which will require changes in licensing legislation and the experience pubs offer, according to a paper from the Institute of Licensing (IoL).

Breathing room: what difference could adopting WHO’s one-metre social distancing guidance make to the UK’s pubs after lockdown ends?

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Scaled down social distancing ‘might just save’ pubs

By Stuart Stone

While Brits were doing their best to enjoy a VE Day bank holiday weekend in lockdown, Denmark cut social distancing from two metres to one metre in line with World Health Organisation (WHO) guidance. Could a similar step help UK pubs when the time comes...

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Pub boss calls for more support

By Ed Bedington

Further grant support from the Government will be needed if pubs are to open under any kind of restrictions, according to one of the UK’s leading pub company bosses.

Beer to help: further support is needed to prevent hospitality businesses and jobs being lost, according to Carlsberg

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Carlsberg UK launches Covid-19 pub support hub

By Stuart Stone

Carlsberg UK has launched a new digital platform that enables pub regulars to buy from and donate to their local during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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