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


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


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?

Emotional night: operator Kevin Shepherdson has described last orders at his pub, the Old Horse


Shutdown is ‘a strange new experience for us all’

By Emily Hawkins

Operator Kevin Shepherdson is usually the one asking customers how they are doing, however, in this uncertain time for pubs, roles have reversed and his regulars have been calling up to check in.

Home for heroes: pub operators reveal why they have offered their rooms to front-line NHS staff for free


Pubs encouraged to lend rooms to desperate NHS workers

By Emily Hawkins

Publicans have said turning their spare rooms into accommodation for NHS workers is an easy way for them to give back to their community and encouraged others to do the same.

Roller coaster of emotions: operator Brendan Padfield shares his experiences of the past fortnight


‘Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst’

By Brendan Padfield

Brendan Padfield usually spends his days running the award-winning Unruly Pig pub in Bromeswell, Suffolk. Here, he shares his thoughts about the realities faced by publicans.

Keep connected: despite pub closures, a family brewer is keeping the community connected through the launch of its virtual pub


Virtual pub ‘brings community together’

By Alice Leader

An independent family brewer and pub operator, Wadworth, is keeping its community connected by bringing the essence of a pub virtually through Facebook.

Open for business: pubs across the country are remaining open while following hygiene measures


Pubs are ‘open until told to close’

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs across the country have said they will remain open unless they are ordered to close as the coronavirus outbreak continues.

Visitor hot spots: Pub operators Shepherd Neame, St Austell Brewery and Camerons Brewery were among those praised

Pubcos listed among top tourist attraction providers

By Stuart Stone

VisitEngland has recognised a number of pub operators among 2019’s top tourist attraction providers – joining Liverpool and Manchester United football clubs, Bletchley Park and Durham Castle on its annual list.


Statement: William Reed UK Food Shows postponed

By The Morning Advertiser

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 health situation, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the NEC UK Food Shows, said Andrew Reed, MD of exhibitions at Morning Advertiser owner William Reed.

Party pics: were you seen among the celebrations?

Publican Awards

Were you spotted at the Publican Awards 2020?

By Alice Leader

This year's coveted Publican Awards saw bow ties, glittery gowns and comedian Rob Beckett take the stage, presenting pubco leaders with their accolades.

That winning feeling: James Staughton OBE of St Austell Brewery took home the night's Outstanding Industry Contribution award

Publican Awards

In pictures: The Publican Awards 2020 winners

By Stuart Stone

The pub sector raised a glass to its best and brightest across 18 categories at the 2020 Publican Awards in another glitzy industry Oscars. Here's a look at who took home what.

Well earned: the pub was praised for its strong community focus, relaxed ambience and great beer

250-year-old family gem wins CAMRA's pub of the year

By Alice Leader

A heritage pub that has stood at the heart of a family for 250 years has been named the best in the country in Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) Pub of the Year competition for the second time.

Protected status: several pubs have received updates on their listed status including The Philharmonic in Liverpool (image: Historic England archive, Alan Bull)

Liverpool pub upgraded to Grade I-listing

By Emily Hawkins

The Philharmonic Dining Rooms in Liverpool was upgraded to a Grade I-listing, the first time a purpose-built, Victorian pub has received such recognition.

Silver anniversary: CAMRA rewards pub for its 25th consecutive year in the Good Beer Guide

Pub hits 25th year in the Good Beer Guide

By Alice Leader

A pub in Hawkesbury Upton has received an honourable plaque from Dursley & District Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) to mark its 25th consecutive year in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide.

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