Despite celebrating his tenth year at the Castle Inn in Skipton, North Yorkshire, during lockdown, operator Calvin Dow feels like a new-starter running his reopened pub under the Government’s ‘Covid-secure’ guidance.
JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has responded to claims from the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the Society for Independent Brewers (SIBA) that the pub group’s marketing materials for its price cut could “potentially mislead customers”.
Restored consumer confidence is the key to boosting levels of investment in the hospitality sector after a 6% – roughly £800m – year-on-year hit according to OakNorth Bank’s senior debt finance director.
Running a pub company when the pubs are closed was always going to be difficult, admits Punch Pubs & Co CEO Clive Chesser, who described the coronavirus crisis as the “most challenging period of my career to date”.
The owner of an award-winning clifftop Cornish pub in Crantock near Newquay claims Government guidelines for hospitality operators have created a ‘much more civilised atmosphere’ at her pub post-lockdown.