Latest Pub News
On this page you will find various news stories and articles relating to the pub industry, including news and stories about your local pubs.
The White Swan re- opens as Christmas Shop
The White Swan in St Albans re-opened this week but with strict restrictions in place, their pub wasn’t able to open as they would have liked. However, with a need to generate an income at one of their busiest times of year they decided they would open as a takeaway service and have also created a wonderful Christmas Shop! On their Facebook page they made the following announcement: First of all, we would like to say thank you for the continued support during the second lockdown, we appreciate it more than you could possibly imagine! As many of you may know, we are a primarily “Wet led” Pub, which means the vast majority of our turnover comes from alcohol sales, although we do serve food and have a fully equipped (but very small) kitchen, it’s simply not possible for us to serve everyone. All things considered and after the announcement of these ludicrous new rules regarding “Substantial meals” (what even is that?!)We have made the decision to continue operating as a takeaway. But that’s not all!!! With Christmas literally just around the corner and with plenty of space to make use of, we have transformed The White Swan into a […]
Covid Update: People in Tier 2 ‘will have to leave pub after meal’
Drinkers visiting pubs in tier two regions will have to leave when they finish eating, under new restrictions being introduced from 2 December, No 10 has confirmed. Under the post-lockdown guidance, pubs in those high risk areas can only open if they function as a restaurant. And alcohol can only be served as part of a “substantial meal”. Pubs and restaurants are currently closed across England, apart from for takeaways. What are you allowed to do in each tier? Why is so much of the North and Midlands in the top tier? Has England’s lockdown worked? The prime minister’s official spokesman, asked how long drinkers can stay in a pub after buying a meal, said: “We’ve been clear that, in tier two I believe, that you need to have a substantial meal if ordering any alcohol and it remains the case that the guidance says that once the meal is finished, it is at that point [you have to leave].” When the current lockdown ends, the rules will change according to where you live. In tier two regions, pubs and restaurants must shut at 23:00 GMT, with last orders an hour earlier. You can only socialise inside with people you […]
The Farmers Boy Joins Pub Table
Live music venue The Farmers Boy have joined us this week and will be taking advantage of our free 2 month trial where they will not only feature on our pub directory but will also be using our booking system to get their customers booking tables with ease. There is so much to gain from being on our portal including; Listing on our directory that has a filter system for users to find the exact venue that suits their requirements.Exposure to thousands of people looking to eat and drink during this tough timeFREE 2 month trial of our booking system with absolute no commitment. We are hoping that as a business based in St Albans with a passion for local pubs and businesses in general that we are going to help the pubs increase their customers with our useful system. Firstly the directory itself should help people to find the venues that they are looking for but then a one click button to book with their chosen pub should help get customers through the door.
PubTable Ready to Welcome Pubs to Directory
After lots of planning, followed by some rushed decisions we are now ready to launch and are beginning to contact pubs to get them onto our directory with the offer of a 2 month FREE trial of our booking system. We believe we have lots to offer with just a few of the positives listed below; Listing on our directory that has a filter system for users to find the exact venue that suits their requirements.Exposure to thousands of people looking to eat and drink during this tough timeFREE 2 month trial of our booking system with absolutely no commitment. We are a local business based in St Albans with a passion for local pubs and businesses based in our beautiful city. We are going to help the pubs increase their customers with our useful system. Firstly the directory itself should help people to find the venues that they are searching for with a filtering system to find pubs with the specifics required by the visitor. They might be looking for a pub with a childrens play area, or one that is showing live sports, or even a pub with outdoor heated seating areas? On top of this we also […]