The Lendal pub was up tonight for the Visit York Pub of the Year award. The finalists were @TremblingMad (Lendal) @The_Ackhorne @thebotanistuk York and @TheDroversArms. We didn't get it this time but a huge congratulations to the winners The Drovers Arms. Here at Trembling Madness we have all worked so hard to get a new pub up and running in an amazing historic building. It would have been our 2nd birthday very soon if not for the lockdown and current situation.
I do hope the UK hospitality industry has some positive feedback and support from the UK Government. I note that some journalists are saying that drinking is an issue and pubs are responsible. Drinking is an issue and people are still drinking at home, a lot of people are drinking more in isolation. Hospitality is so important in society. The pub is a positive place, a happy place, a place to socialise, meet family, friends and to give many lonely people a place to interact. Most couples meet their partners in pubs, a place for romance, conversation. Our pubs have walking groups, police meetings, breastfeeding groups, tours, weddings, gaming nights and so many diverse functions.
Owners of these establishments have invested there life, hard work, time and money into their businesses. The current opinion that there will always be another business to replace them is terrible.
Landlords are still charging rent and there is no income. Its as simple as if rent is frozen we survive. Pubs will be the last places to fully open.
Stay safe everyone and see you on the other side x
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