Beer

Path to recovery: 'this is the first time in the company’s long history of over 300 years that our business has been interrupted,

Shepherd Neame banks £25m ahead of July restart

By Stuart Stone

Kent-based brewer and pub operator Shepherd Neame has agreed a £25m borrowing facility through the Government’s Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS).

Cost cutting: a recent study by Beer Piper found the average pub wastes 20 pints a week with inefficient line cleaning

Opinion

What cellar management tips can help reopened pubs save money?

By Jeff Singer, Beer Piper

With Britain’s pub and bar industry still riding out the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s natural that operators and bar managers will be looking at ways to operate as efficiently as possible when they open again.

Why aren’t some pubs opening on July 4

To open, or not to open…

By Ed Bedington

Not all pubs will be flinging their doors open on Saturday 4 July, with many choosing to wait and see how the public reacts to the new situation.

Stable pub numbers: 228 pubs called last orders in the first half of 2020 compared to 235 for the same period in 2019

Pub closures ‘stabilise’ despite Covid-19 shutdown

By Stuart Stone

The latest figures on pub closures have revealed that the number of pubs in England and Wales calling final orders in the first half of 2020 remained flat year-on-year, despite the enforced closure in March.

Pre-launch funding: Young's has raised gross proceeds of approximately £85.5m with an additional £2.7m coming from retail investors

Young’s taps investors for £88.4m

By Stuart Stone

London-based pub operator and brewer Young’s Pubs has raised gross proceeds of £88.4m through a share placing as it prepares to resume trading.

Trade resumption: the Ostrich in Bristol will be one of three Butcombe pubs to begin post-lockdown trading on 8 July

Butcombe to reopen pubs from 8 July

By Stuart Stone

Liberation Group owned brewer and pub operator Butcombe Brewing Co has revealed that three of its pubs will resume trading on 8 July as part of a staggered opening schedule.

How do I serve the perfect pint of Guinness?

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How to serve the perfect pint of Guinness

By Nicholas Robinson

Being the granddaddy of beer, Guinness is held to a high standard by consumers across the UK who will expect their first draught pint of the world-famous stout to be perfect on their return to the pub. But what exactly does that entail?

Phased reopening: Shepherd Neame plans to resume trading at 40 managed pubs and at least 150 tenanted sites as soon as possible

Shepherd Neame to reopen almost 200 pubs in July

By Stuart Stone

Kent-based brewer and pub operator Shepherd Neame expects to resume trading at least two thirds (190) of its pubs before the end of July, according to chief executive Jonathan Neame.

Millions of pints: pubs should contact their water company to arrange the disposal of beer as soon as they can

Pubs advised to act fast on beer disposal

By Emily Hawkins

Water companies have encouraged pubs to get in touch as soon as possible to arrange the disposal of waste beer as the hospitality sector gears up to reopen next month.