The study visit will commence with a visit to the offices of the British Hospitality Association (BHA) to discuss the role that BHA and the British Beer and Pubs Association play in supporting their members.
BHA, incorporating the Restaurant Association of GB is a Trade Association representing the interests of the Hospitality sector – the UK’s 4th largest industry, providing employment for 2.7m people and contributing £53Bn to the UK economy.
The British Beer and Pubs Association (BBPA) represent around 50,000 public houses and licensed premises, many of which are small independent businesses. The Beer and Pub sector provides employment directly and indirectly for in the region of 1 million people and contributes £22Bn circa £22Bn to the UK economy.
The participants will then get the opportunity to visit the ‘Ship and Shovel’ public house located a few minutes’ walk from Charing Cross station is one of London’s most unusual pubs being on two sides of the street with the cellar linking the two sides below. On the north side is a large traditional welcoming London Victorian pub whilst across the way the snug bars and alcoves make this the perfect place to drop in for a pint to escape the London fog or the tourist hordes! The Ship and Shovel is one of over 200 Public Houses stretching from Bristol to Exeter, London to Brighton operated by Hall and Woodhouse a family owned brewery business based in Dorset in the English West Country. The award-winning range of Badger bottled ales is available nationally in leading supermarkets and off licenses.
Time: 09:00-13:00 (Departure approx. 08:00) Max number: 15