National Hospitality Day set for September

National Hospitality Day will be held on 18 September, celebrating the nation’s brilliant and resilient outlets, restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars, and the suppliers that support them.

The organisers are asking operators to create events, promotions and activities with a charitable element to encourage customers to visit their venues. 

On the day in September, the organisers are planning to spark the mother of all parties – and all to help businesses that have been thrown to their knees by Covid-19.

National Hospitality Day is a chance for the nation to say “Welcome back – we’ve missed you” by voting with its feet.

It will be a celebration of all that’s great about UK hospitality; a collective shout-out for the places missed by all; and a financial shot in the arm for a sector that’s been hit hardest by Covid.

A spokesperson said: “We’re challenging foodservice providers, restaurants, hotels and pubs up and down the land to pull out all the stops to put on a damned good show, give the nation a reason to fill your tills and help your get back on your feet – and have some fun while they do so.

"All we ask is that participating venues build a charitable element into their activities, so that guests will be helping four key hospitality industry charities while they’re enjoying themselves.”

The four charities involved will be Hospitality Action, Springboard, the Drinks Trust and the Licensed Trade Charity. For more information, go to

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