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World Cup Guidance issued for pubs Published Date: 16/10/2022

The guidance has been compiled by the BBPA in partnership with UKHospitality and the British Insititute of Innkeepers alongside others including the IoL and other National Licensing Forum members, and has been updated since the last football tournament.

It outlines the key things for publicans to think about when showing World Cup matches at their premises, and aims to help pubs across the country make the most of the upcoming World Cup, an event where 38 million pints, equating to £155million, would normally be sold. The short document gives pointers to pubs looking to screen the games, covering everything from staffing to creating safe environments for customers.

With the World Cup tournament usually providing a big boost to pubs across the UK, this will be the first time it has been held in the winter months, so some of the considerations for pubs will be different than for previous tournaments.

Emma McClarkin, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association said:

“There really is no better place to enjoy watching a game of football than at your local with friends and other fans. With the World Cup fast approaching we want to help pubs prepare the best they can to make the absolute most of the opportunity to draw in customers and provide a brilliant experience for them.

“We are really pleased to be able to provide this guidance alongside industry partners to ensure that the tournament can be enjoyed safely and successfully in venues across the UK.”

View and download the guidance.