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 …

Navy Island Rum

Navy Island Rum, a brand inspired by the rich and vibrant history of Navy Island in Jamaica, is now available in the UK. Navy Island is a small tropical island off the coast of Port Antonio, Jamaica. In the eighteenth century, it was used by the British Royal Navy – hence its name. According to …

The Whiskymaker's Reserve No 3

The Lakes Distillery has released the third expression in its limited edition Whiskymaker’s Reserve series – a single malt matured in a variety of sherry casks. Launched in September 2019, the Whiskymaker’s Reserve range sets out to showcase the distillery’s sherry-led house style. Following on from two sold-out releases, the new Whiskymaker’s Reserve No 3 …

Hello Beer app

Hello Beer, a new mobile training app designed to upskill bartenders on beer and cider service quality, has launched with a free trial for all UK bar staff. With much of the UK on-trade currently furloughed due to coronavirus, Hello Beer allows operators to engage staff with easily digestible mobile training ahead of pubs reopening. …

AA Covid Confident scheme

The AA is rolling out a new ‘Covid Confident’ assessment scheme to support the hospitality industry as the UK prepares to come out of lockdown. The accreditation will indicate to customers that an establishment has in place the necessary risk assessments, safety measures and staff training, in line with the Government and UKHospitality’s published guidelines. …

WSET beer qualification

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), the world’s largest global provider of wine, spirits and sake qualifications, is developing a suite of beer qualifications. WSET already offers qualifications in three subject areas – wine, spirits and sake – and plans to add two beer qualifications (Levels 1 and 2) to its portfolio, both online …