Hampshire village pub is targeted by Sudanese scammers

A tiny country pub in the heart of the Hampshire countryside is caught up in an international nightmare which could rob its customers of their savings. The website of The Oak, in the small village of Smannell, near Andover, with just 1,330 residents, has been hijacked and ‘mirrored’ online by tricksters 5,000 miles away in … Read more

Matt Smith hits the pub in London for an alfresco pint with pals as the UK eases lockdown

Matt Smith wastes no time hitting the pub in London for an alfresco pint with pals as the UK eases lockdown… while other stars make a beeline for beer gardens to toast the occasion By Andrew Bullock For Mailonline Published: 21:46 BST, 12 April 2021 | Updated: 21:46 BST, 12 April 2021 Matt Smith led … Read more

Pub chiefs warn ‘vast majority’ will not reopen tomorrow

Hospitality bosses today warned the ‘vast majority’ of pubs in England will not be able to reopen tomorrow because they do not have adequate outdoor space.  The next step in Boris Johnson‘s lockdown exit roadmap will see pubs, bars and restaurants allowed to welcome back customers outside but only if there is table seating.  It … Read more

Covid lockdown UK: Millions of Britons will spend £300m next week when pub beer gardens open

Britons across the country could be told to wear masks when they return to beer gardens next week despite being outside. From Monday, pubs will be permitted to welcome customers back as the latest lockdown restrictions begin to ease but they must only be served outside.  Government guidance states that masks must only be worn … Read more

Covid lockdown UK: Millions of Britons will spend £300m next week when pub beer gardens open

Britons across the country could be told to wear masks when they return to beer gardens next week despite being outside. From Monday, pubs will be permitted to welcome customers back as the latest lockdown restrictions begin to ease but they must only be served outside.  Government guidance states that masks must only be worn … Read more

Is this Britain’s best boss? Marketing chief gives staff day off on Monday for the pub

A businessman has been declared Britain’s best boss by staff – after he gave all his workers Monday off on full pay to either go to the pub or see loved ones. Chief executive of digital marketing firm Verb Brands Chris Donnelly, 31, told his 65 staff not to come in on April 12 as … Read more

JANET STREET-PORTER: Do enjoy your first trip back to the pub – just don’t expect to have any fun

Who fancies a trip to the pub? Monday, April 12 is the long-awaited day when we can finally chill out at our local and enjoy a drink with family and friends. But don’t get too excited. A simple pleasure has become (in the hands of Boris and Co) an exercise in unnecessary red tape, with … Read more

Bring cash to the pub, drinkers are warned over ‘control freak’ rules banning indoor payments

Drinkers should take cash to the pub when they reopen for outdoor drinking on Monday due to ‘control freak’ government rules restricting the taking of payments inside, industry figures warned today. Landlords fear that patchy rural broadband and mobile signal means that card machines will be difficult to use in pub gardens, creating the prospect … Read more