Common thread: ‘many pubs will struggle to open at all, having environments not designed for social distancing,’ according to BII chief executive Steve Alton


One-in-four pubs can’t reopen at 2m distancing, BII survey finds

By Stuart Stone

The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) has found that while three quarters of pubs could reopen in some way, shape or form, under two-metre social distancing rules, 82% of them would do so at less than half of pre-pandemic turnover levels.

Widely held policy: an action group believes many pubs will have business interruption cover with QIC through Eaton Gate


Appeal for pubs with QIC insurance policies

By Emily Hawkins

An action group set up to challenge Eaton Gate/QIC Europe Ltd’s denial of business interruption cover has appealed to publicans to get in touch about their policy.

Top gong: the Red Lion & Sun took home the title of the best pub in the country at the 2018 Great British Pub Awards


Licensee takes award-winning gastropub to the park

By Nikkie Thatcher

Heath Ball, operator of the Red Lion & Sun in Highgate, north London, is delivering drinks to customers in a local park in a bid to reach more people and become ‘London’s largest beer garden’.

Coronavirus update for pubs 6 and 7 June


Weekend news bulletin for pubs - 6 and 7 June

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's editor Ed Bedington reviews the biggest news stories from the pub sector after another week in lockdown - including the latest on social distancing measures and plans to reopen Young's and Liberation Group pubs.

International focus: monitoring events abroad may give us insight as to what our venues may look like, says Sacha Lord


Hospitality must look abroad for a glimpse of the future

By Sacha Lord, night-time economy adviser for Greater Manchester

This week marks a positive step in our road to recovery as the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) looks set to advise how bars and pubs can reopen.

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