Over 200 breweries opened in 2020 despite Covid-19, says new research

More than 200 new breweries opened in 2020 despite Covid forcing pubs to shut, research finds Pubs were shut for 44% of trading days in 2020 due to their non-essential status About 640,000 jobs were lost in hospitality in 2020, according to UKHospitality The total number of UK breweries is now more than 1,100 higher … Read more

Pub landlords celebrate last-minute reprieve as major breweries slash rents during winter lockdown

Dozens of pub landlords are celebrating a last-minute reprieve today as major breweries including Greene King and Adnams have slashed rents during the winter lockdown. Greene King, the UK’s largest pub retailer, and Stonegate Pub Company both confirmed charges for tenants will be reduced to 10 per cent. Meanwhile Adnams, which owns seventy pubs across … Read more

Now pub chain Wetherspoons refuses to pay breweries

Now Wetherspoons refuses to pay breweries: Pub chain warned it faces legal action after claiming it does not have enough cash By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:50 GMT, 27 March 2020 | Updated: 01:23 GMT, 28 March 2020 Wetherspoon could face legal action unless it pays breweries.  The pub chain has said … Read more