While London restaurants remain shuttered, we’ve rounded up 10 new openings we’re looking forward to this year, from seafood sanctum Manzi’s to the Batman-themed Park Row.
‘Robust’ start for English pub sector despite restrictions
English pubs and restaurants made a “robust” return to trading following the easing of lockdown restrictions as consumers take advantage of the good weather, the latest data from Coffer CGA Business Tracker shows.
BBPA expands as Wetherspoons joins the fold
Wetherspoons, and three other pub and bar groups have joined the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), the trade association that represents brewers and pubs.
New trade body for Welsh pubs launched on St David’s Day
A new trade association has been launched on St David’s Day today to promote brewers and pub operators in Wales.
Dates announced for UK hospitality reopening
The UK government has laid out the timeframe for the reopening of the hospitality sector and easing of wider lockdown restrictions in England.
Barton & Guestier celebrate sommeliers with new project
One of Bordeaux oldest wine merchants, Barton & Guestier, has teamed up with some of world’s top sommeliers on a large scale project to celebrate their collective expertise in the on-trade.
BrewDog in talks with government over using pubs as vaccination centres
BrewDog has said it is in talks with the UK and Scottish governments about using its closed pubs as potential vaccination centres.
UKHospitality CEO and whisky blender honoured by Queen
The boss of UKHospitality Kate Nicholls heads up the list of industry figures who have been honoured by the Queen in the New Year Honours list, along with culinary couple Fergus and Margot Henderson.
Scottish government to closes pubs and enforce 6pm curfew
The Scottish First Minister has announced that pubs are to close across central Scotland, including Glasgow and Edinburgh, and a 6pm curfew will take effect in other areas from today to suppress the second wave of Covid-19 infections.
Quarter of UK pubs ‘not sustainable’ beyond next March, BBPA warns
A quarter of UK pubs could fold by April next year the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has warned, as around 25% of its members reported that their business was “not sustainable” beyond the end of the financial year.
Matthew Clark launches new app for businesses hit by Covid-19
On-trade supplier Matthew Clark has launched a new app that will allow pubs, restaurants and bars to deliver orders and offer click and collect services without any up-front costs.
Carluccio’s collapses with potentially 2,000 job losses
UK high street Italian restaurant chain Carluccio’s, founded by the late Antonio Carluccio, has collapsed into administration, putting around 2,000 jobs at risk.