Running your pub

Increase for trade: consumer spending in the pub sector rose for the first time since February, research has uncovered

Spending in pubs up for first time since before lockdown

By Nikkie Thatcher

Consumer spending in pubs and bars saw a 9% rise – the first increase for the sector since February, with 44% of pubgoers feeling less cautious about visiting the on-trade now than in August (50%), new research has found.

Tall order: the prestigious accolades are awarded to those who have made achievements in public life and committed themselves to serving and helping the country

Pub trade recognised in Queen’s honours list

By Nikkie Thatcher

A number of on-trade figures, including a Great British Pub Awards finalist, have been recognised among celebrities, hospital workers and footballers in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for their services to the industry and community.

App help: What apps and software are available to help with table ordering for pubs?

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Apps and ordering systems to help pubs with table service

By Ed Bedington

With the latest round of restrictions being described as a “hammer” blow to a struggling industry, once again, pubs are being urged to look to technological solutions to help provide support during the crisis.

Music limit: pubs must ensure “no music is played on the premises which exceeds 85db

Pubs banned from playing loud music

By Emily Hawkins

The pub sector was not adequately consulted on extra restrictions on pub music volumes, a trade association has said.

Confidence hit: operators have shared their stories of reduced trade after new restrictions

'Not sure we'll make it to spring'

By Emily Hawkins

Publicans have said they experienced some of their worst trading days on record at the weekend after stricter coronavirus measures came into force.

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