31 March 2021

13 community-owned pubs opened in 2020

A new report from community business charity The Plunkett Foundation has uncovered increased demand for support to help communities regain control of essential local services over […]
31 March 2021

‘We need to shift the debate away from vaccine passports to supporting pubs reopening’

Last week when appearing before the Commons Liaison Committee, Boris Johnson, announced that pub landlords may be given the power to prevent anyone without a Covid […]
31 March 2021

Welsh pubs will ‘fall at final hurdle’ without more support

Pub operators in Wales have urged the First Minister to issue additional grant support, similar to what has been offered to English and Scottish businesses.
31 March 2021

Board changes at JW Lees, Former Liberation MD launches consultancy, bar staff vaccines

Two family members have stepped down from roles at north west-based brewer and pub operator JW Lees, while the former managing director of Channel Island-based Liberation […]
31 March 2021

RedCat’s 42 pub package from Stonegate ‘first step to differentiated pub company’

The confirmation of investment vehicle RedCatâs acquisition of 42 pubs from Stonegate Pub Company for an undisclosed sum gets Rooney Anandâs venture off to ‘an excellent […]
31 March 2021

What does the Government have against pubs?

The Lock In team take a look at the challenges around reopening, from staff to stock levels, and get some top tips on marketing your business […]
31 March 2021

Fuller’s seeks funds after Covid cash burn hits £5m per month

Pub operator Fuller, Smith & Turner hopes to weather the ongoing Covid crisis by raising funds from the sale of Class A and Class B shares.
30 March 2021

Publican Awards 2021 winners revealed

Despite the challenge of one of the toughest years on record, pub companies across the UK have continued to excel, and this yearâs Publican Awards has […]
30 March 2021

Hospitality singled out as ‘villain’ in latest Test and Trace update

Despite the sense of dread that I now feel every time that there is a Covid rule change, I took the plunge and read the updated […]
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