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Tumblers and Stemware for Outdoor Hospitality post Covid-19

Friday March 26, 2021

Pubs and restaurants will be able to serve food and drink to customers sat in outdoor areas from mid-April under plans to ease England out of lockdown. Like before, pubs and restaurants will have to offer table service, and face masks must be worn by staff and customers when not sat at a table.

In Scotland, the hospitality sector will begin to reopen from 26 April, serving people outdoors until 10pm. The First Minister has indicated that the Welsh Government will start to consider the reopening of outdoor hospitality from 22 April. It is understood that if cases stay low, they will reopen pubs outdoors from early May at the latest.

To help hospitality operators cater in an outdoor environment as lockdown eases, Bunzl Catering Supplies has launched a market-leading collection of single-use and reusable tumblers, a safer alternative to breakable glass, with CE marked options for serving alcoholic beverages.

The collection features tumblers and stemware in a range of sizes suitable for a variety of soft and alcoholic beverages, from long cocktails and refreshing juices to short drinks and shots.

Presented in two sections, single-use and reusable, the collection provides a range of practical, disposable tumblers and stemware that is designed for single-use, avoids the risks associated with broken glass, and can be placed in mixed recycling bins at point of disposal. Reusable options, made from polystyrene or polypropylene, provide appealing, robust drinking vessels that have the benefit of being shatterproof, and can be washed and used again.

The range also includes tumblers made from polylactic acid, a vegetable-based plastic material, which commonly uses corn starch as a raw material, which is compostable when segregated and sent to commercial composting facilities.

For pubs and restaurants serving alcoholic beverages outdoors when lockdown eases, it still required to serve these drinks in glassware CE marked for alcoholic beverages. This ensures that operators are serving the correct measured amount and complies with laws on the service of alcohol. The CE measurement mark can be to the brim or a line marked on the cup, and both options are available from in the range.

For more information, please contact Bunzl Catering Supplies – or click here.