Despite cold weather deterring a number of pub goers from making use of outdoor areas, the Trinity Arms in Jersey has made a positive start to post-lockdown trading, according to general manager Patrycja Bosak.
The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington speaks with Rockpoint Leisure CEO and chair of the Institute of Licensing and National Licensing Forum, Dan Davies, to reflect on some of the week's biggest headlines.
Urban Pubs & Bars lost out on £2.5m in sales in the first month of the March lockdown, and incurred a significant shortfall in profit due to its inability to mitigate costs immediately at the point of closure.
By John Ellis, Crown Inn, Oakengates and Elephant & Castle, Dawley
I'm very concerned about the headlines this weekend that big property companies such as JD Wetherspoon and Young's are pushing the conversation towards opening up the industry before that would be viable.
Hertfordshire-based multiple operator Oakman Inns has outlined its plans for this year including a “substantial pipeline of sites ready for development” and the addition of a freehold venue in Harpenden.