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‘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.
Pubs face draught beer shortage after huge surge in demand
Pubs are facing a shortage in draught beer, with some limited to three kegs a week, after a considerable surge in demand as lockdown eases once again.
Overexcited man spotted washing himself with pint as pubs reopen
One man was spotted celebrating the return of beer gardens in an altogether exuberant manner, as he was seen on video washing his face with one pint of beer and pouring another over his head.
Industry responds to leaked reports of plan to put calorie labelling on beer in pubs
After leaked reports suggested that the government was planning a public awareness drive of how drinking can contribute to weight gain, the industry reacts to news that pubs could be required to display the calories in their beer, wine and spirits.
People baffled after spotting man’s choice of first drink at pub as beer gardens reopen
Eagle-eyed viewers have been left utterly baffled by one man’s choice of tipple for his first drink as beer gardens reopen after months of waiting.
‘Eau de Pub’ is a new perfume created to remind you of your local
Liberty Games has created a brand new, limited-edition perfume intended to transport us all back to fond memories of our favourite pubs.
Beer brand Miller Lite releases candle that smells like a bar
Beer brand Miller Lite has released three limited-edition candles with scents intended to replicate those found in a bar and a beer garden.
Covid restrictions lead to £8.2bn loss in beer sales in British pubs
A year on from the first national lockdown in the UK, the British Beer & Pub Association has revealed that 2,000 pubs have permanently closed and some £8.2 billion in beer sales has been lost.
BrewDog under fire after location allegedly fires female and LGBTQ employees
A BrewDog bar location in Indianapolis is under fire after a group of former women and LGBTQ employees claimed they were fired because the bar wanted a “change in culture”.
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.
Beer duty may be cut in pubs to lure back drinkers
Beer duty could be cut in pubs and raised in supermarkets to encourage people to go out when lockdown ends and help the hospitality industry get back on its feet.
Pub landlord pours away £1,500 worth of drinks due to takeaway alcohol ban
A pub landlord has revealed that he’s been forced to pour away up to £1,500 worth of beer, cider and lager due to a government ban on takeaway alcohol. He says he expects half of all pubs to close for good due to the impact of the pandemic.