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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

Food, beer and wine: the Red Lion opens up as a corner shop

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Fuller’s pub reopens as corner shop

By Nicholas Robinson

Fuller’s pub the Red Lion in Ealing has reopened as temporary shop for its surrounding community, selling Italian foods as well as draught beer and wines to takeaway.

French exit: the 18th century French House is hoping to raise £80,000 to keep its doors open (pic: Gideon Wright, Flickr)

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Top 50 Gastropub seeks £80,000 to survive pandemic

By Stuart Stone

A Soho pub that housed France’s government-in-exile after the German occupation during World War II is seeking £80,000 to keep its doors open amid the Covid-19 emergency.

Throw down the gauntlet: top chefs to showcase skills on #TheChefsPass challenge

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#TheChefsPass challenge launched by Top 50 Gastropubs

By Nicholas Robinson

Leading chefs from the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs list have accepted the challenge to showcase a series of kitchen skills as part of the #TheChefsPass campaign aimed at helping consumers hone their skills during lockdown.

Challenging: Unitas boss Darren Goldney pleas for supplier credit to be paid

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Opinion: wholesalers make plea for bills to be paid

By Darren Goldney

Wholesalers across the UK are asking for operators to pay outstanding credit to “help us help you when your doors open again”, as outlined by managing director of Unitas Wholesale Darren Goldney.

Good deeds: chef Sally Abé is giving back to society

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Michelin-starred gastropub chef cooks for NHS

By Nicholas Robinson

Cooking meals for the NHS and Age UK at a charitable organisation during the coronavirus lockdown has helped Sally Abé – head chef of the Michelin-starred Harwood Arms – maintain the daily structure that most hospitality workers need. But she has also...

Waste fears: closing the hospitality trade has meant stock is not being sold through

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Campaign stops £2m of food going to waste

By Nicholas Robinson

Wholesalers and other food bodies have joined forces to prevent produce such as cheese, milk, fruits and meat from going to landfill now the hospitality sector has been shut down.

Donate and preserve: two gastropub operators have shared their tips for shutting down a kitchen

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What to do with food before closing a pub kitchen

By Emily Hawkins

Many pubs are choosing to close entirely rather than continue their operations as a takeaway or delivery service. Two gastropub operators share their advice to pubs closing down their kitchens about what to do with leftover food.

Delivery option: consumers seeking more out-of-home meals

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Brits keen on delivered food

By Nicholas Robinson

Pub and restaurant closures have led Brits to leap into takeaways, as well as food and drink deliveries, with more than half of consumers having food sent to their homes.

Empty seats: the sector has seen a fall in sales as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and is expected to see a further drop

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Dry-led pubs footfall drops 30% in past week

By Alice Leader

Over the past seven days, dry-led pubs saw 30% fewer customers compared to the same period in 2019, including a 53% drop in footfall in just one day (18 March).

Take it away: many operators are offering takeaway food and drinks services

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How to launch a takeaway offer

By Alice Leader

Now pubs have been ordered to close, some sites have opted for a takeaway service for social distancing and self-isolating customers who still crave pub grub.

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