30 March 2021

JDW to pump £895m in 168 new pubs and refurbishing existing sites

Pub behemoth JD Wetherspoon is set to invest Â895m in developing new sites alongside upgrading existing venues in its portfolio as part of a 10-year plan.
30 March 2021

RedCat set to acquire 40 Stonegate pubs, Inn Collection and Oakman expand, Brighton Pier Group downsizes

In addition to news of planned RedCat and JD Wetherspoon expansion, the Inn Collection Group and Oakman have added landmark sites.
29 March 2021

Pubs urged to register for free workplace testing

The Government is calling on businesses, including those in the hospitality sector, to order rapid testing in preparation for reopening.
29 March 2021

Test and Trace requirement ‘truly disappointing’

It is understood pubs will need to take customer contact details amid reopening and until September with all members of groups having to provide information.
29 March 2021

Vaccine passport proposals imply pubs ‘not to be trusted’

When headlines declaring the Government was considering a policy that would see pubgoers asked to declare their âCovid statusâ in the months to come, licensees recoiled.
29 March 2021

Ripe for reopening: which cider trends will help operators pick a winning summer offer?

As British Summer Time begins, The Morning Advertiser cuts to the core of the cider category before the nationâs sweet tooth and beer garden weather strike […]
29 March 2021

How can pubs prepare to reopen in 2021?

With less than a fortnight before outside service is permitted and under two months until inside trading is allowed, Diageo has outlined top tips on how […]
29 March 2021

Drake & Morgan sees profits dip in run up to lockdown

Drake & Morgan is hoping to rebuild the London-based bar and restaurant group with the easing of Covid-related restrictions, according to reports by MCA Insight.
29 March 2021

Just 38% of licensed venues have space to trade outside

About four-in-10 licensed venues have outdoor areas to trade from, when permitted, no earlier than 12 April, research has found.
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