3 December 2020

Tim Martin sells £5m JDW shares, £30m NHS contract for former publican, Star and Greene King cut rent

Tim Martin offloads £5m of JDW shares  As reported by The Morning Advertiser’s (MA)​ sister title MCA Insight​, JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin has sold £5m worth of shares […]
3 December 2020

Only 27% of pubs intended to reopen, BBPA survey shows

While many pubs were allowed to reopen after England’s four-week lockdown restrictions expired yesterday, the BBPA’s membership survey found the majority felt it would not be […]
2 December 2020

Lockdown ends and new tiers apply today

The Government won its vote on the new system of coronavirus rules last night, meaning the rules came into force at one minute past midnight today. […]
2 December 2020

Over 50,000 licensed venues to stay closed as national lockdown ends

The latest Market Recovery Monitor from CGA and AlixPartners highlighted the challenges facing the hospitality sector, despite the Government’s ‘meagre’ grant support for wet-led businesses. The […]
2 December 2020

Loungers posts profit despite lockdowns and Covid measures

In its latest interim results statement, Loungers revealed while its revenue fell by 33% to £53.5m in the last six months, earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation […]
2 December 2020

Tiers and restrictions – The Lock In podcast

By Ed Bedington contact 02-Dec-2020 – Last updated on 02-Dec-2020 at 09:55 GMT Related tags: Heath Ball, Ed Bedington, James Cuthbertson, Beer, Public house, Food, Legislation, […]
2 December 2020

LIVE: ‘Thousands of pints are being tipped down the drain’

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has said 12,600 – just over one quarter of pubs in Britain – will reopen today, according to a […]
2 December 2020

Sky Sports and BT Sport suspend service for pubs closed under new restrictions

The news comes after the Government’s new tiered system came into force at one-minute past midnight​ on 2 December after passing a House of Commons vote by 291 […]
2 December 2020

Former Little Chef owner weighs up Stonegate/Ei sites, Mark Hix opens pub

Former owner of Little Chef owner eyes Stonegate/Ei pub package According to reports in The Telegraph​, the former owner of Little Chef is weighing up a move […]
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