A survey carried out by CGA on 17 March has found that, although most of the public will heed the Prime Minister’s advice and stop going out to pubs and restaurants, most younger adults say they will cut-down but not stop. The snap poll of a representative sample of 500 consumers, between 18 and 65, …

Herald has stepped up its supply of foil trays, lids and bagasse hot boxes and burger boxes in a bid to support pubs and restaurants operating as hot food takeaways during the coronavirus outbreak. The quality disposables manufacturer and supplier is also expecting to see a rise in demand of its paper, single and double …

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has promised to do “whatever it takes” to support the hospitality industry as he calls for a business rate holiday for 12 months and unveils a £330bn package in loans. At a press conference held today (17 March), which took place less than a week after Sunak’s original Budget was announced, he …

Diageo has unveiled a suite of measures to help support the British drinks trade as it faces unprecedented challenges from the impact of the Covid-19 crisis. Guinness is pledging £1,000,000 to support bartenders in the free trade across Great Britain. Thousands of bartenders will be able to benefit from the fund, intended for pubs and …

Hospitality leaders in Manchester have come together to launch a ‘Pay It Forward’ voucher initative, in response to the escalating Covid-19 pandemic and recent Government advice to stay away from bars and restaurants. The campaign has been set up by Manchester PR agency Roland Dransfield, along with Greater Manchester night time economy adviser Sacha Lord …

Last night the prime minister issued new recommendations to try to slow the spread of coronavirus – one of which to “avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues”. Those working within the on-trade are outraged as no support has been offered. Premises have not been forced to close, which would ensure some financial …

The Licensed Trade Charity (LTC) is offering support to people of the licensed trade in this time of uncertainty. Off the back of yesterday’s announcements by Government introducing increased social distancing and self-isolation measures, and specifically advising against visiting pubs, bars and restaurants, LTC is drawing on its years of experience by issuing help and …

Angel's Envy

Louisville-based craft whiskey distiller Angel’s Envy is rolling out Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Port Wine Barrels to the UK on-trade. Bottled at 43.3% ABV, the bourbon is blended in small batches of eight to twelve barrels at a time and aged for up to six years, then finished in 60-gallon ruby …

Coronavirus advice

UK trade body UKHospitality has called on the government to support the hospitality industry as it deals with the ongoing and wide-spread threat of the coronavirus. Latest figures released by the trade body state that eating and drinking out has declined by 7%, while forward bookings across hotels, restaurants, pubs and bars has fallen by …

casual dining show

The organisers of hospitality trade show Casual Dining have announced that they are postponing the event to 14-15 July 2020, following increasing concern about about the developing coronavirus situation. Chris Brazier, group event director of Diversified Communications UK, which runs the show, said: “Casual Dining is the single most important business event for many in …