New lockdown orders in the UK, imposed due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, are even more harsh than in the past for pubs and breweries. Pubs could sell takeaway beer alongside takeaway meals before, but not this time.
Tom Stainer, chief executive of the Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA), told BBC that “Offering alcohol for takeaway was a lifeline for many pubs, and particularly breweries, during the first lockdown. It is a baffling and damaging decision to remove this option, particularly when other businesses such as supermarkets are able to continue to sell takeaway alcohol.”
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