Here's to the Pub campaign

Ei Publican Partnerships has partnered with Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I, Britvic, Diageo, Heineken, Molson Coors and Sharp’s Brewery to offer customers up to 100,000 free drinks across more than 1,250 participating pubs in October. Through the ‘Here’s to the Pub’ campaign, running from Thursday 1 October to Thursday 29 October, customers are eligible for one …

Over 100 UK hospitality businesses have written directly to the Prime Minister warning that he must personally do more to help them. In the letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, led by trade associations the British Beer & Pub Association, UKHospitality and the British Institute of Innkeeping, it says that without additional and urgent support, …

CareerScope

Springboard, Hospitality Action, UK Hospitality, the Institute of Hospitality and the Savoy Educational Trust have joined forces to launch CareerScope, a free service that will provide support to industry people impacted by Covid-19. Launched on Monday 28 September, CareerScope is tailored to individuals working within hospitality, leisure and tourism who have either lost their jobs …

Diplomatico Seleccion de Familia Old Fashioned serve

Venezuelan rum Diplomático is releasing a new super-premium expression called Selección de Familia, distributed in the UK by Speciality Brands. Primarily distilled in copper pot stills, combined with batch kettle and column distillation, Selección de Familia is made from molasses and sugar cane honeys, which are then aged for up to 12 years in American …

Cancel the Curfew campaign

Hospitality professionals across the UK have come together to launch #CancelTheCurfew, a new campaign that puts pressure on the government to terminate the recently enforced 10pm curfew. The campaign reports that venues have experienced a 60% drop in revenue since the curfew was imposed on Thursday 24 September, while recent figures from Public Health England …

Consumers will significantly reduce their visits to pubs, bars and restaurants in the light of new government restrictions but many plan to continue socialising elsewhere after the curfew, according to a snap survey from CGA. CGA’s latest Consumer Pulse Survey was conducted on Tuesday 22 September after the announcement of requirements including 10pm closures and …

Grolsch Premium Pilsner

Grolsch will return to the UK on-trade this autumn with a new visual identity. The lager was acquired by Asahi UK from AB InBev (now Budweiser Brewing Group) in 2016. Under the new name Grolsch Premium Pilsner, it will now be brewed in its homeland of Enchede, The Netherlands, instead of in the UK, at …

2020 will be remembered for many things. Whilst the growth of ordering and virtual queue apps may not be the most dramatic change we’ve experienced, they’ve no doubt found their raison d’être. They’re a great solution in many situations. The cultural roots of social drinking and dining run deep. Every move diluting behavioural traditions risks …

bar football

Sky Sports has worked with the Premier League to secure a change to the Premier League kick-off times, moving them to the earlier start of 8pm. The time change comes after the government introduced new restrictions for the hospitality industry, including a 10pm closing time curfew for venues. Sky wants to ensure that its trade …

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has outlined plans that will support workers on reduced hours, as well as an extension to the VAT cut for hospitality. Speaking at the House of Commons today (24 September), Sunak revealed a number of new financial measures that will protect hundreds of thousands of jobs over the winter. …