Coronavirus

Royal approval: The Duke of Cambridge shows his support to the pub trade

Prince William pops to the pub for a pint

By Nicholas Robinson

Pubs received their biggest show of support prior to reopening on Saturday 4 July when HRH the Duke of Cambridge popped into the Rose & Crown in Snettisham, Norfolk, for a swift pint.

Support: CCEP's Rob Harris outlines the company's support plans for pubs

Coca-Cola pledges pub support in the months ahead

By Nicholas Robinson

The UK’s largest producer of soft drinks for the pub and bar sector Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has outlined its intentions to bolster its UK on-trade support including free stock for outlets, bigger wholesale offers, as well as operational support...

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?

Risk: all pubs must complete a coronavirus risk assessment before reopening

Gov Reopening Guidance

How to manage risk when reopening your pub

By Nicholas Robinson

Government guidance for pubs reopening from 4 July clearly states that businesses must carry out detailed risk assessments before putting coronavirus prevention control measures in place and opening to staff and the public.

Redundancies possible: the trade body representing Welsh pubs said an opening date is sorely needed to protect jobs

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Frustration over lack of date clarity in Wales

By Emily Hawkins

The Welsh governments has still not yet proposed a date for when pubs will be able to open from, despite calls to give publicans more information.

Confused operators: publicans have said they need more clarity from the Government after speculation about reopening rules

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Confusion over reopening rules as Government silent

By Emily Hawkins

The pub sector has called on the Government to clarify when it will reveal more details about reopening, following media speculation about what they will be permitted to do.

Higher or lower? Most pubs will keep menu prices the same

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‘Prices will be kept the same’ say 50% of pubs in poll

By Nicholas Robinson

The majority of operators asked in a weekly hospitality poll have said they plan to keep their food and drink prices the same as before lockdown, while half also said they expected trade levels to reach no more than 40% of pre-coronavirus levels in the...

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• LIVE – Experts answer your on-trade questions

By Gary Lloyd

Have you got a question about your on-trade business that you can’t find an answer for even though you’ve searched online and listened to Boris’s daily updates? Perhaps The Morning Advertiser can help.

In depth: pubs must do all they can to claim on insurance policies they have taken out

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The real ‘wide area effect’

By Tim Murphy, director of Luddite Brewing Company

We’re the Luddite Brewing Company, our brewpub has been closed due to coronavirus and there seems to be a problem with our business interruption insurance.