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 […]
1 December 2020

Greene King tied tenants in tier 2 and 3 to get 90% rent concessions

For Greene King Pub Partners tied tenants in tier one will get a 40% rent concession however, of the pubco and brewer’s 875 English pubs, currently […]
1 December 2020

Fury at pub alcohol ban in Wales

Shops and pubs with an off-licence can sell alcoholic drinks to takeaway until a cut-off point of 10pm under fresh rules. But operators will not be […]
1 December 2020

MPs call for Government to ‘save pubs before it’s too late’

Liberal Democrat MP Daisy Cooper, alongside 10 fellow politicians, have written to business secretary Alok Sharma, calling on the Government to save pubs and hospitality. In […]
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