In March 2020 our Chairman and Managing Director John Palmer released a heartfelt COVID-19 statement with details of support packages for our pub licensees. These support measures were reviewed on a monthly basis to form a continued effort in support of all of our pub licensees through the challenging period.
At this point we were forced to temporarily cease all beer production in our historic Bridport-based brewhouse. This was the first time this has happened in our 227 year history. On top of this, the licensees of our 52 pubs in Dorset, Devon and Somerset all faced the uncertainty of closing their doors. This ongoing process of opening and closing to navigate lockdowns led to the rapid introduction of Covid-secure measures. These were essential in making our pubs safe places to be.