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Hall & Woodhouse extends current Business Partner rent cancellation period

Chris Chapman, Head of Business Partnerships at Hall & Woodhouse

Hall & Woodhouse (H&W), the leading independent family-owned Dorset brewer, has announced that a further extension will be made to the cancellation period of all rent and service charges for its Business Partner estate.

Publicans will be exempt from paying rent and service charges until Saturday June 27 2020. H&W is also suspending loan repayments for the same period.

Chris Chapman, Head of Business Partnerships at H&W, explained: “We are committed to providing our Business Partners with the financial support required to help them see through these unprecedented times.

“This rent-free extension will bring the total rent we have cancelled for our Business Partners to over £1.6million. We hope that together with the support provided by the Government, we can continue to help our partners to immediately fund their businesses.

The decision was originally made to suspend these payments for eight weeks, in response to the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday March 16, where he provided guidance to avoid pubs, restaurants, theatres, office environments and non-essential travel in order to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Chris Chapman added: “The situation remains under constant review and we have reassured our Business Partners that our support will continue beyond the re-opening phase. Over our 243 years we have faced up to many challenges, big and small, and we have come through them by living our values, supporting each other and working as a team across our estate.”

Hall & Woodhouse is an independent Dorset family company that brews award winning Badger Ales and runs an estate of high-quality pubs in the south of England. Please visit www.hall-woodhousepartnerships.co.uk for more information on H&W’s Business Partnerships.

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Note to editors:

Hall & Woodhouse is an independent Dorset family company that brews award winning Badger Ales and runs an estate of high-quality pubs in the south of England.

The company was founded in 1777 by Charles Hall, a Dorset farmer, who opened a Brewery in the village of Ansty. More than 60 years on, his son Robert (who inherited the brewery) brought Edward Woodhouse into the business as his commercial partner. Edward fell in love with, and married, Charles Hall’s grand-daughter – Hannah Dodge.  Hall & Woodhouse was born.

Hall & Woodhouse has a collection of 180 beautiful pubs, stretching from Bristol to Exeter, London to Brighton. Their award-winning range of Badger bottled ales are stocked nationally in leading supermarkets.

Family owned with Mark Woodhouse and Anthony Woodhouse as the current seventh generation stewards, the business is proud to be a leading independent regional brewer, with an established estate of 180 beautiful pubs across the south of England.

Hall & Woodhouse is a values-led business where its team are at the heart of everything it aspires to.

Please visit www.hall-woodhouse.co.uk for more information.

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