Tennent's 'Dedicated to You campaign'

Beer brand Tennent’s is supporting Scotland’s on-trade as it prepares to reopen by supplying complimentary kegs to around 2,000 licensed premises. The initiative, which launched on Wednesday 8 July, will see thousands of bars, restaurants, sports venues, social clubs and other on-trade outlets across Scotland receive a free keg of Tennent’s Lager or Tennent’s Light …

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced significant financial support for the hospitality sector, including VAT cuts and a scheme giving customers up to £10 off each on sit-down meals throughout the month of August. This comes as part of a £30bn plan to prevent mass unemployment in the UK as the economy is hit by coronavirus. …

Produced in Kent and Visit Kent have combined forces to “bolster the hospitality industry” with a new campaign dubbed ‘Support Your Local’. The initiative, which promotes a country-wide community appeal and marketing campaign, set to run from July to December 2020, aims to help local, independent businesses as they come out of lockdown. With pubs, …

Find My Rep

UK start-up Find my Rep has announced the launch of its new platform, developed to help independent business owners in the hospitality sector find tailored support and contacts. The free platform connects owners of pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes alike with over 200 suppliers, distributors and wholesalers in the UK. With Find My Rep, independents …

Bacardí Snapchat lens

Bacardí Rum has launched a new Snapchat lens, designed to help consumers maintain a safe one metre plus distance apart when they return to their favourite venues. The new Snapchat lens, which became available on 4 July for those in key cities in England, uses augmented reality, showcasing the distance between smartphone users and their …

QVT Dry Gin

A new distillery operating from the heart of Provence in France has launched its first spirit, QVT Dry Gin, in the UK. Inspired by the range of flavours and fragrances of the French region, the gin was chosen to be the first product released by QVT after its founding members noticed that the vast majority …

Stella Artois street art

Stella Artois is harnessing the power of smart street art to help bars and pubs maintain social distancing for customers in a safe yet creative way. The Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I-owned beer brand is installing a 28×14 metre artwork at the heart of the Old Truman Brewery in London, using a combination of geometric shapes …

Leading trade associations representing the UK’s pub and hospitality sectors have today issued joint guidance to businesses on supporting Government’s track and trace customer registration scheme. The guidance, which can be accessed here, has been jointly produced by the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA), British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) and UKHospitality. It aims to …

Chase's Gin Seltzers

Chase Distillery is branching out into a new drinks category, unveiling a new range of ready-to-drink gin seltzers. Made from a blend of Chase Gin and sparkling water, with no artificial ingredients, Chase’s Gin Seltzers come in natural botanical flavours, including Pink Grapefruit & Pomelo, Seville Orange and London Dry & Lemon. The distillery aims …

Swift Shoreditch render

The team behind award-winning Soho cocktail bar Swift are opening a new all-day venue on Great Eastern Street in Shoreditch late July. Following over 100 days of closure for the hospitality industry, the new addition to the Swift family will open as planned whilst following social distancing guidelines, while the Soho site will open from …