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Community offer: many pubs turned into shops during the coronavirus pandemic and we want to hear from them

Great British Pub Awards

Are you a GBPA Hero? Pub Shop

By Ed Bedington

When the chips were down and supplies were running low, pubs stepped up to ensure their communities were kept fed and watered, and now The Morning Advertiser (MA) is looking to recognise that.

Charity category: pubs have until Friday 24 July to enter the awards

Great British Pub Awards

Are you a GBPA Hero? Charity Champion

By Ed Bedington

Charity is a key part of most pubs’ DNA, and despite the challenges the corona crisis has thrown at the sector, pubs have continued to do their bit.

Team safety: the category will celebrate pubs that have gone above and beyond to look after their staff

Great British Pub Awards

Are you a GBPA Hero? Staff Welfare

By Ed Bedington

Staff welfare has been vital as the pub sector weathered the corona crisis storm, and now The Morning Advertiser (MA) is looking to recognise those operators that did a fantastic job looking after their staff.

Slow sales: as expected, pubs experienced a drop in like-for-like sales in their reopening week, according to CGA data

Reopening week sees 40% sales dip

By Emily Hawkins

Pub groups reported collective like-for-like sales down almost 40% on the same week last year for their reopening week, according to data from Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

'Heartless': the managing director of Bath Pub Company has said no-shows are 'beyond belief' given the struggle of the pub trade because of Covid-19

Pub boss slams 'damaging and heartless' no shows

By Emily Hawkins

The head of a city-based pub group was left feeling “incredulous” following a number of no-show bookings on the first weekend of trading after the Covid-19 shutdown.

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.

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