Pub insurance policies were developed to provide a simple one-stop-shop for publicans covering all their key insurable risks. Cover takes a menu driven approach depending on your individual requirements.
If you own the freehold you can cover buildings, or for tenanted pubs you can protect your investment in terms of the improvements you have made, such as new kitchens, bathrooms and bar refits. Pub contents, fixtures and fittings and stock can be included against perils such as fire, flood and theft.
The other key area of cover is liability exposures such as employers liability for staff and public liability for injury to customers or members of the public.
Only two areas of cover are legally required when running a public house. Motor insurance should you own any motor vehicles and employers liability insurance.
Employers liability provides legal liability for defence costs and compensation payments following injury or illness to any staff in the course of their employment for which you could be held liable.
In the same way as your clientele all have different tastes and their favourite tipple, insurers too will have different appetite for risks. Some prefer food led pubs, others focus on wine bars providing live entertainment or on risks in a certain location such as country pubs – how do you know who to choose?
At Insync we have access to the UK’s leading public house insurers. Our dedicated insurance advisor will review your specific requirements and compare pub insurance quotes from up to 10 companies, helping you find the right level of cover at the right price!
Live Entertainment and children’s play area cover
Freehold or Leasehold tenancies
Food or drink led businesses
Listed Buildings, non-standard construction (including Thatched Pubs) or claims history specialistsInclude cover for sub-contractors
Business Contents (including specialist catering equipment), wet & dry stock and fixtures & fittings
Public Liability Insurance for off-site catering & events
Signage & glass
Goods in transit
Money including cash machines or fruit machines
Business Interruption (loss of profit)
Legal liabilities as a Pub / Bar owner (Public, Products & Employers Liability Insurance)
Legal Expenses and loss of licence cover
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Late one Saturday evening after closing, a log fell from the open fire and ignited the carpet. The landlord awoke to the sound of the smoke alarm, however to was too late to save the bar area itself which suffered severe fire and smoke damage.
Repairs totalled £45k, in addition a claim was made for loss of profits and expenses whilst the business got back on its feet.
Much like your customers, pubs come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Every single public house will represent slightly different risks and exposures.
Minimum premiums start from £250 (plus insurance premium tax), however the cost of your individual policy will be impacted by:
• Location of the pub (post-code)
• Where the premises are situated - city centre or rural
• Opening hours
• Volume of annual sales (turnover)
• Is live entertainment provided or doorman used
• Sums insured (contents, fixtures and fittings, stock etc.)
• Trading or experience in the licensed trade and previous claims history
• Sections of cover requested
If you are contracting to a larger firm it is likely that they will request a limit of indemnity that you will need to purchase – often this matches their own level of cover.
In other circumstances you should look at the risk in terms of the type of contracts and work being undertaken. For example, if you are fitting lighting at a hospital, clearly the risk is much higher than performing the same task at a private home.
Generally most experts recommend a limit no less than £2m for any manual occupation.
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