The Caterer
Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

BBPA calls for longer pub hours on royal wedding day

18 December 2017 by

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) is calling for extended pub hours on the day of the royal wedding.

The association says longer pub hours on Saturday 19 May 2018, the date announced for the wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle, would give a £10m boost to the trade.

The BBPA wants to see extra hours for the Friday and Saturday night, 18 and 19 May.

Past national celebrations where the government has used the ‘special occasions order' have included the royal wedding in 2011, the Queen's diamond jubilee in 2012, the 2014 World Cup and the Queen's 90th birthday in 2016.

BBPA chief executive Brigid Simmonds said: "A royal wedding is a great national celebration, and a wonderful opportunity for us all to get together in the pub. I know this would be warmly welcomed by pubgoers and the pub trade. It would put pubs at the heart of the celebrations, something which has been a great success for previous major royal events. I hope the government will embrace this idea."

Pubs and restaurants dodge effects of cautious consumer spending >>

Autumn Budget 2017: Small pubs the big winners >>

Videos from The Caterer archives

Are you looking for a new role? See all the current hospitality vacancies available with The Caterer Jobs

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.

close

Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking