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Stay social: top tips on how to stay engaged with your customers during lockdown

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Opinion: how to engage with customers while your pub is shut

By Katy Horwood, Fuller's

With your pub doors firmly closed, it may feel like the only thing to do now is sit and wait for further instructions. However, with people currently using social media more than ever, this could be the perfect time to seize the opportunity and digitally...

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?

Tuned in: United We Stream has raised more than £250,000. Pictured Andy Burnham (left) and Sacha Lord

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Apply for United We Stream’s £260,000 Covid-19 relief fund

By Stuart Stone

Pubs, bars and music venues in Greater Manchester can now apply for additional Covid-19 funding after the region’s live gig platform, United We Stream, raised more than a quarter of a million pounds in its first month.

Unknown quantity: Wireless Social CEO Julian Ross has voiced his thoughts on pubs reopening

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Support needed for pubs to survive a soft reopening

By Ed Bedington

Pubs and the wider hospitality industry will continue to need financial support if they are allowed to reopen with social distancing, according to one industry supplier.

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

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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.

Heart of the village: the Anchor is the linchpin for great food delivered from the pub

My Pub

How the Anchor launched a popular food delivery service

By Gary Lloyd

When pubs were shut down in March, licensees Matthew Crisp and partner Lee Hughes had to act fast, so they set up a food delivery service that is proving hugely popular with locals, who have responded by doing all they can to support the business. Here,...

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