19 April 2021

Just a quarter of licensed venues reopened for outdoor trading

Around 23.2% of Englandâs 89,963 licensed premises were trading by Thursday 15 April, figures have found.
16 April 2021

‘Bring forward reopening,’ Welsh Government urged

Indoor hospitality in Wales should reopen alongside trade in England and Scotland next month, one industry body has suggested.
16 April 2021

Social distancing rules could see ‘end of tipping’

A sector-wide fair tipping policy should be introduced after Covid restrictions mean venue staff are likely to be tipped less, campaigners have argued.
16 April 2021

Summer serves: seasonal launches from Bombay Sapphire, Kopparberg and Crystal Head Vodka

Bombay Sapphire, Kopparberg, Crystal Head Vodka and a collaboration between HonestBrew and Northern Monk are among the latest crop of seasonal drink launches.
15 April 2021

Added fraud checks for Restart Grants stall reopening plans

Fraud checks are delaying the payments of Government Restart Grants, leaving operators frustrated and helpless.
15 April 2021

Drinks sales outperform food on first day of outdoor trading

Pubs with outside areas that were permitted to trade on Monday 12 April saw drinks sales up on 2019 figures.
15 April 2021

Hawthorn eyes expansion to ‘at least double its estate’

Off the back of its announcement to float on the stock market, Hawthorn has also revealed it is looking to significantly expand its portfolio.
15 April 2021

Hospitality wage inflation bubble ‘bursts’, more than 600 new food businesses, the end of tipping?

The latest update on people moves, jobs and training from across the pub sector includes news on hospitality wage inflation and attempts to safeguard workers against […]
14 April 2021

‘Not the time’ for mandatory calorie labels on pints

Reports of proposals to force large pub chains to display calorie labels on pints of beer have been dubbed âoutrageousâ and described as âcostly and complicatedâ […]
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