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 […]
1 December 2020

Government wins vote on post-lockdown tiers

Some 78 MPs voted against the system of localised rules, which operators and trade bodies have said will unfairly hit pubs.  Conservative backbenchers had expressed dissatisfaction […]
1 December 2020

Cinemas serving pints without food ‘outrageous’

Under England’s new coronavirus rules, pubs in tier two areas can only reopen if they serve table meals with alcoholic drinks from tomorrow (Wednesday 2 December).​ […]
1 December 2020

‘Token gesture’ £1k grant an ‘insult’ to pubs

What do pubs think about £1,000 grants? Boris Johnson revealed the funds will be available for wet-led pubs unable to serve “substantial meals” in tiers two […]
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