Operators

'Serious impact': Adnams' H1 results revealed a pre-tax loss of £3.5m for the first six months of 2020 compared to a loss of £800,000 in 2019

Adnams pre-tax losses increase to £3.5m

By Stuart Stone

Suffolk-based brewer and pub operator Adnams has reported further losses as a result of the “serious impact” of the coronavirus crisis on the business.

Radio silence: the Government has yet to reveal when late-night venues can resume trading

Still no clarity on nightclub reopening date

By Nikkie Thatcher

While the Government has announced a slew of hospitality businesses can now reopen, it has remained tight-lipped on when the late-night sector venues can trade again.

Tapered plan: Star Pubs & Bars has revealed how it will charge operators for rent for the next two months

Star Pubs & Bars to scale back tapered rent relief

By Emily Hawkins

Heineken’s pub arm Star Pubs & Bars has outlined the next phase of its tapered rent relief plan for operators throughout September and October - including a further £4m investment in rental concessions.

Company confidence: 'we are encouraged by the initial strength of our trading performance to date,' Loungers' latest trading update explained

‘Encouraging’ July trading for Loungers

By Stuart Stone

Café-bar operator Loungers has revealed relatively flat year-on-year July trading across its 165-strong stable despite post-lockdown trading restrictions.

Does delaying opening help pubs?

Wait and see success for pub

By Ed Bedington

In the final recording of our series following one West Sussex pub through lockdown, MA editor Ed Bedington went back to the Lockhart Tavern in Haywards Heath to find out whether their decision to delay reopening by a few weeks has paid off.

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