Pub group posts revenue rise as venues re-open

Brewhouse & Kitchen, the pub chain which has a major venue in Nottingham, has reported a 2.9% like-for-like sales growth in its first week of trading, post-lockdown.

The firm has implemented a phased method of return, with one site opening every weekday since last week, followed by two sites per day this week.

Brewhouse & Kitchen’s Nottingham venue opens tomorrow (15 July).

Kris Gumbrell, CEO of Brewhouse & Kitchen, said: “We are so incredibly proud of our teams across the country, working extremely hard to overcome the difficulties caused by Coronavirus, operators will not be given a second chance to make a first impression in this market.

“We know from our guest research that we needed to open well and create a positive but safe environment, our staggered, intensive approach to reopening our sites, adopting further online efficiency and new technologies, has allowed us to ensure the wellbeing and safety of our team and guests.

“The initiatives that have been hard fought for by our trade bodies are extremely welcome, we have been focused on building early week trading – the company will be working hard to drive Eat Out to Help Out.”