Analysis of official Government data by real estate adviser Altus Group reveals that the overall number of pubs in England and Wales fell to 40,835 at the end of the first half of 2020 – down just 228 during the first half of 2020, despite enforced closures. Pubs in England and Wales by region Altus …

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and global tech company SafetyCulture have partnered to create a new app to support pubs in reopening safely this summer. BBPA and SafetyCulture have worked together to digitise a list of pub protocols that will help employees to carry out the essential risk assessments needed to reopen from …

Inception Group - Cahoots cocktail for NHS

London-based hospitality company Inception Group has announced a £25,000 bar tab for NHS workers spread across its sites as part of its reopening plans. From 4 July, Inception Group will begin to reopen its collection of bars, restaurants and pubs across London in phases, which include concept-led cocktail bar brands Mr Fogg’s and Cahoots. NHS …

Almost one million hospitality staff members are expected to be back in work and over six in ten outlets open again before the end of July, according to a new survey by UKHospitality. The survey shows that over 960,000 staff are expected to return to work from furlough over the course of July, with another …

Havana Club Bar Entrepreneur Awards 2020

Cuban rum brand Havana Club is once again looking to shine a light on the bar industry’s risk takers and visionaries, as nominations open for the Havana Club Bar Entrepreneur Awards 2020. Following what has been one of the most challenging periods for the international bar community, in the wake of Covid-19, Havana Club is …

Following confirmation that all pubs in England can reopen from 4 July, the ‘Long Live The Local’ campaign is encouraging people to visit their local pub to help it get back on its feet after months of closure. Backed by Britain’s Beer Alliance, the campaign aims to remind pub-goers of the great drinks, food, atmosphere …

In an announcement today (23 June), prime minster Boris Johnson confirmed that hospitality venues can reopen from 4 July, however the industry still awaits detailed Government guidance. The opportunity for many hospitality businesses to return from 4 July was greeted with relief and praise. For weeks, the sector has been pressing Government for clarity. The …

Twin Fin rum

Cornish distillery Tarquin’s, which is celebrated for its premium gins, is moving into the rum category with the launch of Twin Fin. Inspired by the coasts of Cornwall and the Caribbean, the new spiced golden rum is created using Cornish copper pot stills, blended with Jamaican pot still rum and a light, column-still rum from …

Pernod Ricard UK

Pernod Ricard UK has published a ‘Back to work in the new normal’ guide to help the hospitality industry prepare to reopen. The guide, which is available to download here, highlights content on how consumer needs and drinking habits have changed during lockdown, how to prepare and reopen, and how to serve drinks in a …

Britvic

Britvic has launched a comprehensive guide, including video instructions on restarting dispense kit, via its Sensational Drinks platform, helping operators do it without needing a technician. This guide is available now and can be accessed at www.sensationaldrinks.com/reopenright/. Over the coming days and weeks, Britvic will continue to share valuable category and ranging advice as well …