Beer

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,...

Fair play: brewing bodies demand parity with pubs on grants and an allowance to make off-sales

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54% of independent brewers unable to access Government support

By Stuart Stone

Both the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) and Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) have called on the Government to offer brewers the same level of support as pubs after a majority of beer makers revealed they’ve been unable to access state support.

Cost-cutting measures: M&B believes its strategy will be ‘sufficient to fund obligations well into the second half of the year’

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M&B furloughs more than 45,000 staff members

By Stuart Stone

The operator behind high street stalwarts O’Neill’s and All Bar One has furloughed 99% of its workforce in a bid to weather the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

Duty bound: pubs can claim money back for ullage but need to follow the recommended beer destruction instructions

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BBPA outlines beer destruction rules during Covid-19 crisis

By Stuart Stone

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has released HMRC-approved guidance to help pubs destroy beer without an authorised company representative from a brewery or supplier present during the Covid-19 emergency.

Post-crisis warning: people will remember those who helped and those who put themselves first

Opinion

Pandemic could mean a reboot for humanity not just hospitality

By Andy Slee, chairman of Black Sheep brewery

The fact you’re reading this means pubs and beer play an important part in your life. And, as such, during the past few weeks, we have all had to reassess the meaning of ‘important’, so my thoughts go out to any of you directly affected by Covid-19.

Help is at hand: Diageo has a host of phone lines and online streams to help its customers

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Diageo shows strong commitment to sector

By The Morning Advertiser

Diageo has unveiled help for its customers through phone lines so they can access financial assistance, equipment care and also live online training.

Knowledge is king: Piers Baker says it’s wrong to squeeze suppliers because it won’t work in the long run

Guv’nor

A few things I’ve learned about the on-trade

By Piers Baker

Piers Baker, of the Sun Inn, Dedham, on the Essex-Suffolk border, explains experience in the pub game is the key to understanding the way business really works.

Sector support: The Drinks Trust is looking to provide financial one-off financial grants of £250 to as many as 2,000 people

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The Drinks Trust Covid-19 Relief Fund application deadline extended

By Stuart Stone

The Drinks Trust has announced that it is welcoming applications for financial support from individuals who have been affected by the spread of coronavirus until either 7pm on 14 April or 10,000 applications have been received.