Beer giant Heineken has said UK sales by volume plunged by around 30% in the first three months of 2021 as pubs remained shut during the lockdown.
After four long months of lockdown, where socialising has been restricted to walks in the park and zoom calls, beer gardens in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire have finally been given the green light to reopen.
Six people from different households will be able to meet outdoors in Wales from Saturday and outdoor hospitality can reopen from the following Monday, the First Minister has announced.
An Aberdeen barber group is giving its entire workforce the day off when pubs reopen later this month to help boost the local economy.
The Scottish Greens have said they will work to improve conditions for staff in the hospitality industry.
Much-needed midnight haircuts, crack-of-dawn retail therapy and cheering thirsty pub-goers have ushered in the long-awaited reopening of a swathe of businesses across England.
The Government needs to work with the hospitality sector and retailers to rebuild customer confidence and help businesses that are “hanging on by their fingertips”, industry bosses have said.
Pub chain Marston’s has reaffirmed plans to open around 700 beer gardens and other outdoor spaces across England next week as restrictions ease.
As Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a battle to introduce “vaccine passports” for people to demonstrate their Covid-19 status, here is a look at the plans.
Two boys aged 15 and 16 have been charged after alcohol was stolen from a north-east pub.
Wales could reopen indoor hospitality and all holiday accommodation by the end of May if Labour retain control of the Welsh Government, First Minister Mark Drakeford has said.
The nightlife industry has urged the Scottish Government to set out a clear path to reopening.
People in Wales will be putting themselves at risk of contracting coronavirus if they travel to England to visit beer gardens next month, First Minister Mark Drakeford has said.
Gyms, leisure centres and fitness facilities in Wales can reopen from May 10, The Welsh Government has said.
Outdoor hospitality in Wales – including cafes, pubs and restaurants – could reopen from April 26, the Welsh Government has said.
Hospitality and retail bosses have warned that the use of vaccine passports or certification for customers entering venues could face “legal concerns” and create enforcement problems for businesses.
Irn-Bru maker AG Barr has seen annual profits slump by nearly a third after lengthy coronavirus restrictions knocked sales in pubs and across the hospitality sector.
More than 41,000 pubs, bars and restaurants have some kind of outdoor space which could allow them to reopen on April 12, according to new figures.
Publicans have criticised Boris Johnson’s suggestion that it could be left up to them to decide whether to only permit customers who have been vaccinated against coronavirus.
Britain’s jobless rate has fallen for the first time since the pandemic struck, despite the latest lockdown shutting large parts of the economy, according to official figures.
The Prince of Wales has told hoteliers the British hospitality industry may have been taken for granted before the pandemic, but people now realise it is “essential to the enjoyment of life”.
Drinks mixer business Fever-Tree saw UK sales drop 22% in 2020 as Covid-related closures across the hospitality sector took the fizz out of its results.
‘The doors will be open at 11am on April 26’: Publicans and hoteliers speak out on lifting of restrictions on Scottish hospitality
Local business owners have been giving their reaction as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced bars, restaurants and cafes can begin reopening on April 26.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she was the most optimistic she has been in months as she laid out plans to take Scotland out of lockdown.
The first minister has today confirmed the next steps in the easing of the Covid lockdown in Scotland.
Hospitality bodies in Scotland have joined together to call on the Scottish Government to reform the coronavirus level restrictions to help save businesses.
Wetherspoon is to open beer gardens, rooftop gardens and patios at 394 of its pubs in England when the lockdown continues to ease from April 12, the company has announced.
The budget 2021: What does it mean for Scottish hospitality? Industry figures speak out about ‘hardest hit’ industry
Hospitality will benefit from alcohol duty being frozen, 5% VAT for the next six months, an extension of furlough and additional grant schemes following today's budget.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said that the business rates holiday will be extended until the end of June for hard-hit retail, hospitality and leisure firms before shifting to a two-thirds discount for the rest of the year.
Vimto maker Nichols has seen annual profits slump by 80% after coronavirus lockdowns and the closure of hospitality outlets decimated sales.