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  • England fans to buy over 5 MILLION pints during knockout Euros match against Germany

    27 June 2021

    But ongoing restrictions mean pubs will sell over 1 million pints less during the game than if all restrictions had been lifted on 21st June The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) hopes that England fans will buy 5.25 million pints on Tuesday 29th June when the Three Lions take on Germany in the knockout stages of UEFA EURO 2020. However, the trade association warned that the boost to pubs from beer sales during the match would be greatly altered by the ongoing restrictions still in place on the trade, including one metre plus social distancing, no standing and the rule of six. The trade association said a number of its members had reported that beer sales were lower than they had hoped during the Euros games shown so far. Ongoing restrictions that greatly alter the experience of watching UEFA EURO 2020 at the pub and limits on the number of customers that pubs can host have impacted beer sales during the tournament and will continue to do so. Because of this, the BBPA estimates that beer sales during the England vs Germany match will be 1.3 million pints lower than if the game was being shown in pubs without restrictions. The trade association said this would result in a loss of revenue to pubs in England of over £5 million during the game alone. Money that could be vital to the survival and recovery of brewers and pubs alike. Overall, the trade association hopes that 8 million pints will be sold on Tuesday 29th June, with 5.25 million of those being served during the match itself. A recent survey of 1,000 pub goers by the British Beer & Pub Association and KAM Media found that 85% of pub-going football fans believe the current restrictions will negatively impact their experience of watching UEFA Euro 2020 at the pub this summer. Half said they would be more likely to watch UEFA Euro 2020 at their pub if all restrictions on pubs were lifted, despite 91% of football fans saying they missed watching matches at the pub during lockdown.* As more and more individuals across the UK receive their vaccination, the BBPA is urging the Government to ensure no further delays to the roadmap and remove all restrictions for pubs on July 19th.   Emma McClarkin, Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pub Association, said: “No matter the occasion, England versus Germany is always a big match. We hope England fans will buy over 5 million pints when watching the Three Lions take on Germany in this nail-biting knockout fixture. “Whilst that is a very welcome boost to our trade, it is over 1 million fewer pints sold than if all the restrictions on pubs had been lifted on 21st June as per the original roadmap. “We know many pubs haven’t experienced the boost to their trade which they’d hoped for from the Euros. No standing and limits on group sizes, as well as social distancing, are severely reducing the number of people who can enjoy the Euros at the pub. “With that said, there is still no better place to watch live sport on the telly than at the pub. I implore Three Lions fans to support England and the pub by cheering on the Three Lions at their local! “To secure our pubs for future tournaments and national occasions like the Euros, there can be no further delays to the lifting of restrictions. On July 19th all restrictions on pubs must be lifted. We are counting down the days to freedom for our pubs.”

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  • 4 in 10 Brits say their favourite pubs are still shut because of COVID

    26 June 2021

    New research from BBPA and KAM Media reveals devastating impact of restrictions on pubs and pub goers The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), the leading trade association representing brewers and pubs, has today revealed that 4 in 10 Brits say their favourite pubs are still closed due to ongoing restrictions. The research, conducted by KAM Media on behalf of the BBPA, asked 1,000 Brits if their favourite pubs were still closed, with 40% of respondents (400) saying they were. According to the BBPA, pubs remain closed across the UK due to the current restrictions they face, which require them to ensure social distancing at all times, no standing and maintaining the rule of six to a table. It says that pubs still closed do not have the space to operate the social distancing and table service only rules viably, hence why they have remain closed. According to the survey, regular pub goers (those who visited a pub more than once a week) were most likely to find their favourite pubs still closed, with 55% saying their favourite locals were still closed. Based on the survey findings, at a regional level, Scots were the most likely to have a favourite pub shut, with 54% of Scots saying their favourite pubs were still closed because of COVID restrictions. This was closely followed by the East Midlands where 52% of survey respondents said their favourite pubs were still closed, and London where 51% of respondents said their favourite pubs were still closed. The original roadmap to reopening in England proposed by the Prime Minister aimed for all restrictions, including those on pubs, to be removed on June 21st. However, Boris Johnson has since delayed the removal of all restrictions to July 19th. In Scotland and Wales, pub goers and publicans are awaiting clarity from their respective Governments on when they can expect to reopen fully and recover, although Scotland has indicative dates alongside vaccine milestones. The BBPA says restrictions in all pubs across the UK must be removed as soon as possible if the sector is to recover from COVID. It says that under the current restrictions the overwhelming majority of pub businesses are unviable – making it so crucial that restrictions are removed. Emma McClarkin, Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pub Association, said: “The current restrictions on pubs are flatlining their recovery before its even had a chance to begin. “It is very revealing that 4 in 10 Brits say their favourite pubs are still closed. Clearly there are a lot of locals out there still closed that play an important role in people’s lives. “Pubs and licensees are struggling to recover with the current restrictions they face and debts are accumulating. Every week the current restrictions stay and uncertainty continues, the likelihood of pubs being lost forever increases. “No ifs, ands or buts, pubs across the UK must open without restrictions as soon as possible. The Countdown to Freedom is on in England for pubs on July 19th, but the Wales and Scotland Governments must give more certainty to publicans.”

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  • Wales fans to buy 500,000 pints during knockout Euros match against Denmark

    25 June 2021

    But ongoing restrictions mean pubs will sell 120,000 pints less during the game than if all restrictions had been lifted The Welsh Beer & Pub Association (WBPA) hopes that Wales fans will buy 500,000 pints on Saturday 26th June when Wales take on Denmark in the knockout stages of UEFA EURO 2020. However, the trade association warned that the boost to pubs from beer sales during the match would be greatly altered by the ongoing restrictions still in place on the trade, including two metre social distancing, no standing and the rule of six. The trade association said a number of its members had reported that beer sales were lower than they had hoped during the Euros games shown so far. Ongoing restrictions that greatly alter the experience of watching UEFA EURO 2020 at the pub and limits on the number of customers that pubs can host have impacted beer sales during the tournament and will continue to do so. Because of this, the WBPA estimates that beer sales during the Wales vs Denmark match will be 120,000 pints lower than if the game was being shown in pubs without restrictions. The trade association said this would result in a loss of revenue to pubs in Wales of around £470,000 during the game alone. Money that could be vital to the survival and recovery of brewers and pubs alike. Overall, the trade association hopes that 1.5 million pints will be sold on Saturday 26th June in Wales, with 500,000 of those being served during the match itself. A recent survey of 1,000 UK pub goers by the British Beer & Pub Association and KAM Media found that 85% of pub-going football fans believe the current restrictions will negatively impact their experience of watching UEFA Euro 2020 at the pub this summer. Half said they would be more likely to watch UEFA Euro 2020 at their pub if all restrictions on pubs were lifted, despite 91% of football fans saying they missed watching matches at the pub during lockdown.* As more and more individuals across the UK receive their vaccination, the WBPA is urging the Welsh Government to indicate when the sector can expect to have all restrictions on pubs removed.   Emma McClarkin, Chief Executive of the Welsh Beer & Pub Association, said: “This is a huge fixture and we hope Wales fans will buy 500,000 pints when watching the national team take on Denmark. “While that is a very welcome boost to Welsh brewers and pubs, it is 120,000 fewer pints sold than if all the restrictions on pubs where removed. “We know many pubs haven’t experienced the boost to their trade which they’d hoped for from the Euros. No standing and limits on group sizes, as well as social distancing, are severely reducing the number of people who can enjoy the Euros at the pub. “With that said, there is still no better place to watch live sport on the telly than at the pub. I implore Wales fans to support the boys, and the pub, by cheering them on at their local! “To secure our pubs for future tournaments and national occasions like the Euros, restrictions on pubs must be lifted as soon as possible and clearly indicated to pubs. We are counting down the days to freedom for our pubs.”

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  • England fans to buy 3 MILLION pints whilst watching Three Lions vs Czech Republic at Euros

    22 June 2021

    But ongoing restrictions will severely reduce boost of tournament to pubs, trade association warns The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) hopes that England fans will buy 3 million pints on Tuesday 22nd June when the Three Lions play the Czech Republic in their last group stage game of UEFA EURO 2020. However, the trade association warned that the boost to pubs from beer sales during the match will be severely hampered by ongoing restrictions, including one metre plus social distancing, no standing and the rule of six. The trade association says these restrictions will greatly reduce the experience of watching UEFA EURO 2020 at the pub and will limit the number of customers they can have viewing the match. Because of this, it estimates that beer sales during the match will be 750,000 pints lower than if the game was being showed without restrictions. This, the trade association says, will result in a loss of revenue to pubs in England of over £3 million on Tuesday alone, which would have been vital to the sector’s recovery. Overall, the trade association estimates 6 million pints will be sold on Tuesday, with 3 million of those being sold during the game itself. A survey of 1,000 pub goers by the British Beer & Pub Association and KAM Media found that 85% of pub-going football fans believe the current restrictions will negatively impact their experience of watching UEFA Euro 2020 at the pub this summer. Half said they would be more likely to watch UEFA Euro 2020 at their pub if all restrictions on pubs were lifted, despite 91% of football fans saying they missed watching matches at the pub during lockdown.* As more and more individuals across the UK receive their vaccination, the BBPA is urging the Government to ensure no further delays to the roadmap and remove all restrictions for pubs on July 19th   Emma McClarkin, Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pub Association, said: “We expect Brits to buy 3 million pints when in the pub watching England versus the Czech Republic. “While that is a good boost to typical trade on a Tuesday, it will be 750,000 less pints sold than if pubs were operating without any restrictions. So the restrictions will cost pubs over £3 million on Tuesday alone. “No standing and limits on group sizes, as well as social distancing, are severely reducing the number of people who can enjoy the Euros at the pub. “There can be no further delays to the full reopening of our sector. On July 19th all restrictions on pubs must be lifted. We are counting down the days to freedom for our pubs.”   *Survey of 1,000 pub goers conducted by KAM Media on behalf of the British Beer & Pub Association between Friday 28th and Monday 31st May.

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  • England and Scotland fans to buy 3.4 MILLION pints during Euros clash  

    18 June 2021

    But ongoing restrictions will severely reduce boost of tournament to pubs in both nations, trade association warns The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has predicted that England and Scotland fans will buy 3.4 million pints on Friday 18th June when the Three Lions play the Tartan Army in group D of UEFA EURO 2020. However, the trade association warned that the boost to pubs in both nations from beer sales during the match will be severely hampered by ongoing restrictions, including social distancing, no standing and the rule of six. The trade association says these restrictions will greatly reduce the experience of watching UEFA EURO 2020 at the pub and will limit the number of customers pubs can have viewing the match. Because of this, it estimates that beer sales during the match will be almost 850,000 pints lower than if the game was being showed without restrictions. This, the trade association says, will result in a loss of revenue to pubs in England and Scotland of £3.2 million on Friday alone, which would have been vital to the sector’s recovery. Overall, the trade association estimates 14.8 million pints will be sold in England and Scotland on Friday. 3.4 million of these will be sold during the game itself across both nations. A survey of 1,000 pub goers by the British Beer & Pub Association and KAM Media found that 85% of pub-going football fans believe the current restrictions will negatively impact their experience of watching UEFA Euro 2020 at the pub this summer. Half said they would be more likely to watch UEFA Euro 2020 at their pub if all restrictions on pubs are lifted, despite 91% of football fans saying they missed watching matches at the pub during lockdown.*   Emma McClarkin, Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pub Association, said: “Whether you’re supporting England or Scotland, nothing beats watching the game at the pub. “We expect fans of both nations to buy 3.4 million pints when watching the game itself. “Unfortunately, the current restrictions on pubs in both nations mean the experience isn’t going to be the same. No standing and limits on group sizes, as well as social distancing, are going to severely reduce the number of people who can enjoy the game in the pub. “Because of this, we expect pubs in England and Scotland to sell 850,000 pints less than they would have done without restrictions. “That will cost pubs in both countries £3.2 million. Given pubs have been closed or faced restrictions for more than a year in both England and Scotland, every little helps and is critical to their recovery and survival. “Given the delay in England to the lockdown and with rumours suggesting a similar delay could be coming in Scotland, it is a real great shame that fans will not even be able to enjoy the tournament without restrictions in the latter stages. All restrictions on pubs in England and Scotland must be removed as soon as possible for our sector to survive and recover.”   *Survey of 1,000 pub goers conducted by KAM Media on behalf of the British Beer & Pub Association between Friday 28th and Monday 31st May.  

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  • Wales fans buy 250,000 pints during Euros match against Turkey

    17 June 2021

    But ongoing restrictions severely reduce boost to pubs, trade association warns The Welsh Beer & Pub Association (WBPA) has estimated that Wales fans bought 250,000 pints during the match between Wales and Turkey on Wednesday 16th June for UEFA EURO 2020. However, the trade association warned that the boost to pubs from the match was severely hampered by ongoing restrictions, including two metre social distancing, no standing and the rule of six. The trade association says these ongoing restrictions are negatively impacting the experience of watching UEFA EURO 2020 at the pub and are limiting the number of customers pubs can have viewing the match. Because of this, it has estimated that beer sales during the match against Turkey were 60,000 pints lower than if the game had been shown without restrictions. This, the trade association says, will have resulted in a loss of revenue to pubs in Wales from the match of £235,000 during the match alone, which would have been vital to the sector’s recovery. Overall, the trade association estimates 480,000 pints were sold on Wednesday 16th June, with 250,000 of those being sold during the game itself. A survey of 1,000 pub goers by the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and KAM Media found that 85% of pub-going football fans believe the current restrictions will negatively impact their experience of watching UEFA Euro 2020 at the pub this summer. Half said they would be more likely to watch UEFA Euro 2020 at their pub if all restrictions on pubs are lifted, despite 91% of football fans saying they missed watching matches at the pub during lockdown.* As more and more individuals receive their vaccination, and to give the nation a return to normality and enjoy such national occasions as UEFA Euro 2020 properly, the WBPA is urging the Welsh Government to indicate when the sector can expect to have all restrictions on pubs removed. Emma McClarkin, Chief Executive of the Welsh Beer & Pub Association, said: “Nothing beats watching the football at the pub. We reckon Wales fans bought 250,000 extra pints when watching Wales play Turkey on Wednesday. “The current restrictions on pubs do mean the experience isn’t the same. No standing and limits on group sizes, as well as social distancing, are going to severely reduce the number of people who can enjoy the game in the pub. “Because of this, we expect Welsh pubs sold 60,000 fewer pints during the game than they would have done without restrictions. That cost Welsh pubs almost £235,000 during the game alone. Given our pubs have been closed or faced restrictions for more than a year, every little helps and is critical to our recovery and survival. “More and more people are getting the vaccine each day. It’s time for the restrictions on our freedoms to be replaced by the protection of the vaccination and for businesses and life to get back to normal. We need a clear signal from the Welsh Government as to when restrictions will begin to be lifted, it is vital for confidence in our sector. The Countdown to Freedom is on.”   * Survey of 1,000 pub goers conducted by KAM Media on behalf of the British Beer & Pub Association between Friday 28th and Monday 31st May.      

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