Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
London and other locations
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.30 - Beverage serving activities

500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
30 September 2020
Employment effect (start)
15 November 2020
Foreseen end date


Fuller, Smith & Turner, the British hospitality company, which owns the Fuller’s pub chain, has announced plans to cut 500 jobs, 10% of its workforce in city centre locations across London and the south east of England. The announcement came after restrictions on pubs and restaurants had been announced in anticipation of a second spike in coronavirus infections.

The company’s chief executive said the job cuts were 'inevitable' and criticised the UK government for making decisions that had a negative effect on pubs, restaurants and hotels.

The company owns and manages 400 pubs and hotels in the UK, with many of them located in London. British hospitality businesses JD Wetherspoon and Whitbread have also announced job cuts recently.



Eurofound (2020), Fuller, Smith & Turner, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 102110, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/102110.