News

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

#unitedwestand

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

#UnitedWeStand

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

#UnitedWeStand

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

#UnitedWeStand

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.

Claiming compensation? ABI has confirmed that there is unlikely to be a new policy cover available for coronavirus currently

#UnitedWeStand

Most pubs not covered for coronavirus

By Alice Leader

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has announced that most businesses would not have purchased cover that will protect their loss of trade from coronavirus, even if Boris Johnson forcibly closes doors.

Tragic times: the restaurant chain has had to temporarily shut its doors as a health precaution

#UnitedWeStand

Hawksmoor temporarily shuts all doors

By Alice Leader

High-end restaurant chain Hawksmoor has felt obligated to make the “most difficult decision we have ever made” by temporarily closing its eateries in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Everything's chip-shape

Chips the right way – In association with McCain

How to get happy customers and good reviews

By Nicholas Robinson

Chips are a mainstay when it comes to eating out of home and you could be heating up your profits through the humble potato, not to mention the positive reviews that will follow.

In-store pub proposal: Lidl plans to integrate a public house into one of its shops

Lidl looks to open first ever in-store pub

By Alice Leader

A Lidl supermarket has lodged an application to open its first pub in one of its stores, with hope of bringing “great value assortment” to its customers.

Follow us

Pub Trade Guides

View more

Webinars