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COVID-19 Updates

    Chief Executive's Message 19th July 2021

    19th July 2021

    After the extraordinary challenges of the last 15 months, the majority of remaining Covid restrictions will finally be lifted today. We welcome this important next step in what we hope will be a gradual return to normality.

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    Chief Executive's Message 15 June 2021

    15th June 2021

    I would like to thank you for your incredible support during the past few weeks since we were able to open our doors with the return of indoor hospitality. Our licensees and team members have been overwhelmed by the positive response and feedback since the restart.

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    CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S MESSAGE 17 MAY 2021

    17th May 2021

    Today marks another hugely positive milestone for our country, our pubs and our industry. Thanks to the magnificent success of the vaccination programme, we can now open our doors for the first time since November 5 and allow the return of indoor hospitality.

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    CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S MESSAGE 12 APRIL 2021

    12th April 2021

    After more than five months since our pubs were last open, and 260 days of closure since March last year, I am absolutely delighted that we can open once again.

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    CHIEF EXECUTIVE'S MESSAGE 3 MARCH 2021

    3rd March 2021

    A message from our Chief Executive, Jonathan Neame, following the Chancellor's budget news today.

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    CHIEF EXECUTIVE'S MESSAGE 22 FEBRUARY 2021

    22nd February 2021

    A message from our Chief Executive, Jonathan Neame, following the announcement from our Government about a roadmap out of the current crisis.

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    Chief Executive's message 5 January 2021

    5th January 2021

    A message from our Chief Executive, Jonathan Neame, reflecting on the news from our Government about a third national lockdown.

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    Chief Executive's message 18 December 2020

    18th December 2020

    An end of year message from our Chief Executive, Jonathan Neame, reflecting on 2020 and in spite of the challenges, some successes for the year to take into 2021.

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    Chief Executive's message 27 November 2020

    27th November 2020

    A message from our Chief Executive, Jonathan Neame, following the Government announced that we will remain under tough restrictions at the end of this current lockdown, with 99% of the country in the highest two tiers and the whole of Kent in Tier 3.

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    CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S MESSAGE 3rd NOVEMBER 2020

    3rd November 2020

    A message from our Chief Executive, Jonathan Neame, following the announcement by our Government of a second national lockdown from Thursday, November 5 in response to the rising number of COVID-19 case numbers across the whole of the UK.

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    TRADING UPDATE AND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

    8th October 2020

    Since our last update on 1 July 2020, nearly all of our pubs have re-opened, traded successfully and benefitted from the Eat Out To Help Out Scheme across the summer. Our London pubs have been the last to open and most of these in the last few weeks.

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    Chief Executive's Announcement 24th September 2020

    24th September 2020

    ​​We have today launched an extensive communications campaign across our estate to amplify the latest measures, including the Rule of Six, compulsory masks for team members and customers, and mandatory table service

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