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Enter now: entries for this year's Great British Pub Awards close on 24 July

Great British Pub Awards

Hunt is on for GBPA lockdown pub heroes

By Ed Bedington

The hunt is on for the true pub heroes of the coronavirus crisis as part of a one-off Great British Pub Awards.

How are pubs gearing up for opening?

Cautious approach for pub opening

By Ed Bedington

With just one day to go until pubs are able to start opening their doors, the race is on to get ready and compliant with the Government guidelines.

How can small pubs operate under the Government guidance?

Big challenges for small operators

By Ed Bedington

While the news that distancing measures were being relaxed from 2m to 1m is being celebrated, for some operators, even 1m is going to be a challenge.

Online alternatives: publicans have been encouraged to look at how to incorporate online events with social distancing

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‘Keep online quizzes local and true to life’

By Emily Hawkins

Jay Flynn, whose Virtual Pub Quiz broke a Guinness World Record earlier this month, shared his tips on running a successful online pub quiz, which include keeping question topics accessible and using word-of-mouth marketing.

Safety fears: Chinese cities have opened up bars and restaurants again but many have said they feel hesitant to visit

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Consumer confidence in China highlights challenge for UK pubs

By Emily Hawkins

Insight tracker CGA has revealed the attitudes of Chinese consumers towards eating and drinking out of home, meaning UK pubs can look to their international peers for an idea of how the public will feel about visiting in the months after reopening.

Strong support: the Horse & Jockey in Melling has been delivering hot meals and prescriptions to the vulnerable

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Pub volunteer taskforce ‘not going anywhere’

By Emily Hawkins

An operator who was the architect behind his village’s volunteer scheme to help the vulnerable has said he hopes the pub’s presence will secure its future.

Trade tragedies: pubs have never been closed by the Government before (image: Hall and Woodhouse)

Historical adversity

‘Lessons to be learned from the past’

By Emily Hawkins

From Spanish Flu to world wars, nothing has affected the great British pub as much as Covid-19 but is there something to be learned from how the trade coped during previous setbacks?

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