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.
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.
Bartenders reveal the weirdest thing that’s happened to them on shift
It’s no secret that working in hospitality requires masterful interpersonal skills and no small amount of patience. As if to hammer home this maxim, bartenders are revealing the most bizarre things that have happened to them during a shift.
‘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.
Pub vaccine passports are ‘reckless’, says GMB Union
GMB, the union for hospitality workers, has called reported plans for pub vaccine passports “reckless” and a “fast track to undo the gains of the present lockdown”.
Past and present: Amazing pub landlord stories
Pubs will need all the support we can give them when they, hopefully, reopen next month. For now, we have rounded up some of the most inspiring and entertaining stories to have emerged from landlords in lockdown, plus a few more from the history books.
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.
‘Bored’ landlady makes her own pub in miniature during lockdown
A landlady in the UK has created a miniature version of her own pub during lockdown “out of boredom” after her establishment was forced to close.
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.
The true cost of keeping a pub shut for the next seven weeks
Though Boris Johnson’s oft-touted ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown has at least provided businesses with an idea of when they might be able to reopen, pubs still face weeks of closure and uncertainty.