29 April 2021

Fingers on the pulse…

As the industry starts to reopen, the Lock In team take a sideways look to see what trends are starting to emerge in food, drink, operations […]
28 April 2021

‘No one knows how to use the NHS app’

Pubgoers have been hesitant to use the NHS contact-tracing app and been reluctant to hand over their details, operators have reported.
28 April 2021

Operators advised over heater safety issues

Pub operators have been advised that allowing customers to bring portable heaters to beer gardens creates a risk that is âvery difficultâ to manage.
28 April 2021

Beer demand has ‘surpassed expectations’ but big brewers coping

Clamour for pints amid the on-trade reopening for outdoor trading has exceeded predictions, but a number of the big brewers have stated they are keeping up.
28 April 2021

BrewDog signs Las Vegas lease, Laurence Fox and Conor McGregor enter pub market

In addition to the announcement BrewDog has signed a lease on a âcarbon negativeâ Las Vegas venue, mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor and London mayoral […]
27 April 2021

Peach Pubs on the acquisition hunt after record-breaking reopening sales

Multiple operator Peach has seen record-breaking sales figures since reopening for outside trading this month (April) and is looking to add a number of new sites […]
27 April 2021

Curfew could represent ‘survival or bankruptcy’ for Scottish pubs

The Scottish Beer & Pub Association (SBPA) has called on the Scottish Government to slash the 8pm curfew if positive progress with tackling the pandemic continues.
27 April 2021

Star to continue rent reductions in Scotland

Star Pubs & Bars has said it will continue its rent reductions for its sites in Scotland, as the sector braces for the first week of […]
27 April 2021

‘Sensible’ for Prime Minister to drop vaccine passports for pubs

The pub trade has welcomed reports Covid-status certification will not be introduced in pubs.
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