And just like that, it was 2022! There’s no denying that the past two years have been extraordinarily challenging for the hospitality sector. But as we begin 2022, we’re hoping for an easier year ahead for this industry. We’ve worked in the field of hospitality and leisure refurbishment for over three decades. More specifically, we’ve worked with both independent pubs and larger breweries on pub refurbishment projects throughout London and the Home counties, so you could say we know a thing or two about successful pub refurbishments! So, in this month’s article, we thought we’d share three reasons why you should be planning a pub refit this year.
Reasons to plan a Pub Refit for 2022.
Summer 2022 is coming!
While we are in the bleak mid-winter, summer is coming. It seems that over the last two years, the nation has fallen back in love with the Great British summer and all it entails. While the pandemic has been difficult for hospitality, there has been a positive effect, the rise of the staycation. That includes a ploughman’s lunch and pints in a pub garden! If you need to improve your pub’s outdoor spaces as part of your pub refit, this article from the archives might serve up some inspiration!
And the tourists are coming too…
The vaccine rollout’s success worldwide means that overseas visitors are back on the cards for 2022. In its 2022 tourism forecast, Visit Britain states that inbound visits to the UK are forecast to increase to 24.0 million, and spending to £19.2 billion. They also indicate that visits to the UK should have recovered to around 68% of pre-COVID levels by the end of the year, which is welcome news for everyone in hospitality across London and the Home Counties.
There’s a lot to celebrate
2022 marks the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The first British monarch to celebrate 70 years on the throne definitely deserves a toast or two over the extended Bank Holiday weekend from the 2nd until 5th June; consequently, there are plans to extend pub’s opening times over this special celebratory weekend.
Also on the cards for this year are the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and Unboxed 2022. Add to this all the other events that make the British summer great, like Wimbledon and Royal Ascot, and there’s plenty to raise a glass to!
Are you based in London or the Home counties? Now is the perfect time to begin your pub refit. Let us help you prepare for the successful summer of trading ahead. Contact us HERE to get started!