Important website links and documents:
The Pubs Code can be accessed here
THE ADMIRAL CODE OF PRACTICE
Through our award-winning approach, we pride ourselves on trying to develop strong and lasting partnerships with our tenants built on mutual trust and respect. Even before the introduction of the Pubs Code we strived to work to the self-regulatory Industry Framework Code which was underpinned by the values and processes set out in our own Code of Practice.
Our current the Code of Practice, (the Admiral Code of Practice (Version 5)) is based upon the principles of the Pubs Code and sets out our own internal processes which we consider to be best practice. It has been issued for the information of existing and prospective tenants and confirms our best practice standards when dealing with our tenants. Our Code of Practice is a key element of the information provision to our tied tenants under the Pubs Code. It gives details of the essential elements of the relationship between Admiral and its tied tenants and it too is underpinned by the overriding principle of ‘fair and lawful dealing’ and that tied tenants should be no worse off than free of tie tenants.
In addition, we have incorporated further provisions within our Code of Practice which are supplementary to the provisions of the Pubs Code. These additional provisions outline further standards of good service and best practice which we aim to achieve in our dealings with all our tied tenants but are not statutory requirements and can be amended from time to time.
Access Admiral Code of Practice (Version 5) here
Benchmarking reports can be found by visiting the following websites:
Market Rent Only (MRO)
The Pubs Code sets out the circumstances (MRO trigger events) under which a tied tenant is entitled to request a Market Rent Only assessment allowing you to consider whether to elect for an MRO compliant agreement.
Further information on the MRO trigger events are set out in Part 5 of the Pubs Code and the Market Rent Only section of the Admiral Code of Practice.
In addition, there is useful information and clear detail available on the PCA website.
There are links to all of this documentation below.
The Pubs Code – PART 5 MRO
Admiral Code of Practice (Version 5 – see page 16)
Admiral Taverns Pubs Code Compliance Officer and Compliance Report
Our Compliance Officer oversees our compliance with the Pubs Code and prepares an Annual Compliance Report which provides a detailed and accurate account of Admiral’s compliance with the code. The Compliance Report will highlight any identified breaches that have occurred and where necessary, what we have done to remedy that breach and ensure that it is not repeated. To view Admiral Taverns Compliance Report from 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 please click here.
To contact our Pubs Code compliance officer please email: email@example.com
The Pubs Code Adjudicator
The Pubs Code Adjudicator (PCA) is responsible for enforcing the Pubs Code.
Further information on the role and responsibilities of the Pubs Code Adjudicator can be found on the PCA website
Biography of the current PCA
Contact details for the PCA:
Pubs Code Adjudicator
Victoria Square House
T: 0800 528 808
The PCA regularly publishes important updates regarding the Pubs Code including bulletins, guidance, statistics and arbitration awards. To view the latest PCA publications please click the following link:
Coronavirus Lockdown from January 2021
Further to action taken during prior national lockdowns, the Pubs Code Adjudicator (“PCA”) has agreed a Declaration with all Pub Owning Businesses (including Admiral Taverns) which looks to protect and preserve tied pub tenants’ rights during the current lockdown through to 31st March 2021. At the same time, the PCA has written an open letter to all tied tenants which sets out some of the important rights for tenants, as well as providing some detail behind the Declaration. This letter can be found on PCA website and this includes a link to the Declaration itself, which has been signed by Admiral Taverns.
Any queries on the PCA letter should be raised with your Business Development Manager or the Code Compliance Officer at the email address set out above.
Cask Beer Sediment Allowance And Saleable Volume
You will be aware that yields on real (cask) ales can be affected by sediment created in the conditioning process of the beer as it settles in the cellar of your pub. This sedimentation process is known as the ‘conditioning’ of the cask ale. Allowing each beer the right amount of time to settle before dispense, is a key element of preparing the perfect pint for your customers.
Since not all of the cask contents are available to be served, each brewer individually agrees with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) their own sediment allowance and thus the amount of each cask on which duty should not be paid as it is deemed un-saleable. Yields on cask ales will vary and this will impact upon the number of pints you can serve from each cask.
In order to assist you with your projections on your yields and expected returns, please click the link below where you will be provided with a guide to the sediment allowance for each cask product sold by Admiral Taverns. These are the most recent sediment allowance details which have been provided to us by the respective brewers. We have also provided an estimation of the average saleable volume from each cask. Any changes will be updated as we receive them from each brewer.
Should you require additional information in this area please contact your Business Development Manager who will be pleased to assist.
When purchasing cask beer, please note that all brewers have different sediment allowances (CAS) which have been factored into the Admiral Taverns prices. The table below details the relevant sediment allowances, saleable litres and the equivalent number of saleable pints for all cask products currently available from Admiral Taverns as a guide to assist with selling price and gross profit calculations.
Click here to view our Sediment Allowances