Man wins millions in lawsuit claiming it was bar’s fault he was drunk

A Texan man was awarded $5.5 million after claiming a restaurant was negligent by serving him too much alcohol. Daniel Rawls left the restaurant in a drunken state and ended up fighting with another man in the car park resulting in an injury. The altercation took place in May 2019 with another customer, Robert Henrickson,… Continue reading Man wins millions in lawsuit claiming it was bar’s fault he was drunk

Euro 2020 final: Auckland pubs, restaurants brace for early-morning crowds

Within five minutes of England defeating Denmark at the Euro 2020 semi-final last week, O’Hagans pub at Auckland’s Viaduct took 180 bookings for people wanting to cheer on the Brits at their first-ever final — despite the fact it’ll air at an absurdly early hour on a Monday, the groggiest and most maligned of all… Continue reading Euro 2020 final: Auckland pubs, restaurants brace for early-morning crowds

Mum disgusted after being served ‘raw meat’ burger at upmarket pub for £13.50

A mum was left disgusted after she was served a raw burger at an upmarket pub. She said that the experience ruined her "rare meeting" with her mum, and claimed that the bar staff did not apologise to her. The Hull mum, who herself works in hospitality, was shocked at the treatment she received from… Continue reading Mum disgusted after being served ‘raw meat’ burger at upmarket pub for £13.50

Plan for ‘smoking kills’ warning to be printed on every individual cigarette

A plan to print 'smoking kills' in large red letters on every individual cigarette is to be unveiled today. The bill would also see tobacco companies who fail to follow the rules face huge fines or jail time. Tory Lord George Young is to introduce a private members bill in Parliament on Monday, which could… Continue reading Plan for ‘smoking kills’ warning to be printed on every individual cigarette

TikTokers raise £700 for OAP’s bar tab after he orders the same lunch everyday

A pensioner who has the same pub lunch every day was astonished to hear complete strangers had raised a £700 bar tab for him after a video of him was shared on TikTok. The 90-year-old war veteran named Pete lives alone and goes to the Moulsham Inn in Chelmsford nearly every day to order Hunter's… Continue reading TikTokers raise £700 for OAP’s bar tab after he orders the same lunch everyday

Brits hit the pubs for alfresco booze-up on first Saturday since restrictions eased

BRITS are hitting pubs and beer gardens for an alfresco booze-up on the first Saturday since restrictions eased across England. In England, pals can now meet outdoors at a pub or cafe in groups of six – with punters making the most of their new freedoms. ? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates   Across… Continue reading Brits hit the pubs for alfresco booze-up on first Saturday since restrictions eased

Revellers return to pubs for first night of freedom after rules eased

‘This must have been what VE Day was like!’: Revellers across Britain enjoy a taste of freedom as they pack outdoor pubs and the hospitality trade FINALLY sees a glimmer of hope after four months of lockdown Revellers were seen partying in London, Newcastle, Manchester and Leeds after lockdown rules are eased  Some eager patrons… Continue reading Revellers return to pubs for first night of freedom after rules eased

Boozy Brits hit the pub while scuffles break out in shops as lockdown eased

Brave Brits shrugged off blizzards to sup their first pints in months in freezing beer gardens on Monday as pubs, shops and hairdressers re-opened after lockdown. Three hundred hardy revellers ignored -3C temperatures to sample an ale at the first pub to throw open its doors at 12.01am. Another 300 had to be turned away… Continue reading Boozy Brits hit the pub while scuffles break out in shops as lockdown eased

Cocaine sales ‘to hit record numbers this week’ as punters return to pubs

Cocaine sales are to hit record levels this week as punters return to pubs, it has been claimed. Dealers have been asking customers to book in advance and refusing to make small delivery orders, the Metro reports. David, a salesman from Birmingham, told of his dealer’s demands when he asked if he would be around… Continue reading Cocaine sales ‘to hit record numbers this week’ as punters return to pubs

Pubs in England have reopened. See how people celebrated

London (CNN Business)Shops, gyms, pubs and beauty salons in England have welcomed back customers after three months of lockdown, delivering a crucial boost to retail and hospitality businesses that have been forced to close repeatedly during the pandemic. Shoppers braved unseasonably cold temperatures as they lined up outside stores in cities on Monday after restrictions… Continue reading Pubs in England have reopened. See how people celebrated

Pubs to open doors from midnight for morning sesh in long-awaited re-opening

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox Pubs plan to cash in on thirsty punters the minute they are allowed to open at 00:01am on Monday. Boris Johnson has confirmed England will move into Step 2 of the Government's roadmap out of lockdown on… Continue reading Pubs to open doors from midnight for morning sesh in long-awaited re-opening

Most pubs will stay shut on April 12 as lockdown is eased, industry bosses fear

While lockdown-weary Brits have been looking forward to pubs reopening on April 12, it has now emerged that only around one in six boozers will be opening their doors on the glorious day. According to the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA), a lack of space for outdoor drinking will make it economically unviable for… Continue reading Most pubs will stay shut on April 12 as lockdown is eased, industry bosses fear

Pub bosses call for street space to be turned into beer gardens to save boozers

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox Many venues in the UK have a terrace, car park, garden or other areas for customers when they're allowed to reopen next month – but thousands don't. Only four in 10 licensed venues have available spaces to… Continue reading Pub bosses call for street space to be turned into beer gardens to save boozers

Pub bosses call for street space to be turned into beer gardens to save boozers

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox Many venues in the UK have a terrace, car park, garden or other areas for customers when they're allowed to reopen next month – but thousands don't. Only four in 10 licensed venues have available spaces to… Continue reading Pub bosses call for street space to be turned into beer gardens to save boozers

Pubs and restaurants are 'absolutely chocker' with bookings for April

Good luck getting a table! Pubs and restaurants are ‘absolutely chocker’ with tens of thousands of bookings made ahead of reopening next month Establishments are allowed to reopen outdoor seating areas from April 12 Bosses said bookings have gone ‘gang busters’, with twice as many as in July Rick Stein said 20,000 customers had booked… Continue reading Pubs and restaurants are 'absolutely chocker' with bookings for April

Lockdown change will let people use loos at friends’ houses and in beer gardens

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox As part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s provisional road map to the end of lockdown, groups of up to six people or two households will be allowed to meet up outdoors from March 29. But until now,… Continue reading Lockdown change will let people use loos at friends’ houses and in beer gardens

Pubs offer live music tickets to sell drinks WITHOUT substantial meal

Just the ticket! Pubs urge customers to pay for entry to live music nights so they can order drinks WITHOUT a ‘substantial meal’ in bid to exploit Tier 2 lockdown loophole Landlords generally can’t serve booze unless it is accompanied by certain food But guidance also says ticketed live events are able offer alcohol on… Continue reading Pubs offer live music tickets to sell drinks WITHOUT substantial meal

Scottish pubs warn they could close for good under Level 4

Furious pubs in Scotland warn they could close their doors for the last time after being forced into toughest Level 4 lockdown as millions are told it is illegal to travel outside their tiers Scots today reacted to Nicola Sturgeon’s new clampdown with outrage The hospitality industry warned that pubs and brewers would be forced… Continue reading Scottish pubs warn they could close for good under Level 4

Takeaway pints banned under new lockdown rules as pubs and restaurants to close

A change in lockdown rules has banned takeaway booze for Brits, meaning restaurants selling takeaway meals will not be allowed to sell beer, wine or other alcohol during the second Covid-19lockdown. Punters will not be able to get a takeaway pint or a glass of bubbly from their local throughout the lockdown, despite Brits being… Continue reading Takeaway pints banned under new lockdown rules as pubs and restaurants to close

Coronavirus: Pubs group Marston’s says 2,150 jobs at risk after new restrictions

Marston’s has warned that 2,150 jobs will be impacted after the government tightened coronavirus restrictions. Curfews and new rules on face masks and table service, added to three-tier guidance for operating in England as well as tough limitations in parts of Scotland, had taken their toll on consumer confidence, the pubs group said. Marston’s said… Continue reading Coronavirus: Pubs group Marston’s says 2,150 jobs at risk after new restrictions

Northerners party and drown lockdown sorrows as Boris Johnson plans pub closures

Northern and Midlands revellers were out in force last night on one last session ahead of plans by Boris Johnson to close pubs again. Drinkers headed for bars and clubs in a 'beat the lockdown' frenzy, despite 10pm curfews being in place. Newcastle, Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle city centres were rammed with partygoers as the… Continue reading Northerners party and drown lockdown sorrows as Boris Johnson plans pub closures

Third of UK in tight lockdown but coronavirus ‘was slowing’ before rule of six

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox A third of Brits will be living under some sort of coronaviruslockdown measures by tomorrow. That's despite research suggesting infection rates slowed before the latest round of strict lockdown measures were brought in. The reproduction (R) number… Continue reading Third of UK in tight lockdown but coronavirus ‘was slowing’ before rule of six

‘Closing pubs at 10pm halves your takings’

Closing pubs early may not seem like a big step but the hospitality industry is warning it will have devastating impact on the sector. “People have this vision, it’s just a few blokes standing at a bar at 10.30. What does it matter?” says Oliver Vaulkhard, who runs venues across north east England. “10 o’clock… Continue reading ‘Closing pubs at 10pm halves your takings’

Leicester pubs open for first Friday night after lockdown…but for some it gets too much

REVELLERS in Leicester hit the pubs and bars for the first Friday night after the lockdown – but some may have been partying a bit too hard. Pubs, bars and restaurants were allowed to reopen in the East Midlands city from Monday for the first time since March after local lockdown regulations were eased. ⚠️… Continue reading Leicester pubs open for first Friday night after lockdown…but for some it gets too much