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Pub Insurance

Buildings, business interruption, loss of money and stock insurance for your pub

  • One of the UK’s leading licensed trade insurance brokers, with access to a wide range of insurers to ensure pub insurance to suit your needs
  • Single package pub insurance policy where you only pay for the the cover you require
  • Easy to extend your licensed trade insurance to cover changes or one-off needs

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Pub insurance features

Public liability and employers' liability insurance for pubs

We can provide a commercial property insurance cover of up to £5,000,000 for sums you become legally liable to pay in respect of accidental injury to any person or accidental loss or damage to their material property happening in the course of your pub or caused by the nature or condition of anything sold or supplied by your business. Our employers' liability cover can provide up to £10,000,000 for sums you become legally liable to pay as damages, together with your legal costs and expenses relating to an injury to a pub employee for which you are legally liable.

Free risk management guidance with your pub insurance

Free with your pub insurance, the Towergate Risk Management web portal help you keep your pub compliant with health and safety, HR, business continuity and driving risks. It offers automatic updates about any changes made to regulations, and guides you to any gaps that need addressing in your existing health and safety arrangements. It also provides access to free online downloads about effective risk assessment.

Add entertainment cover to your pub insurance policy

Events and entertainment are activities that may just be noted on your policy, although sometimes they can require extra cover. However you hold events, it is vital that you discuss your plans with your insurer. Even if the insurance doesn’t cost you any extra, you must have it noted on the policy. There are very few business around today that can afford a liability compensation claim without public liability insurance. The trick is to give as much information as you can during your quote. This way you only need to call your insurer as the situation changes.

Contents insurance for pubs

Contents insurance covers your fixtures and fittings, equipment and stock against a range of perils including explosion, fire, storm damage, malicious damage and theft involving forcible and violent entry or exit from the premises. It also covers against the leakage of beer & beverages from pumped containers and subsequent damage to contents as well as a range of other perils specific to your trade. We can additionally provide building insurance for your public house if you own the building.

Pub Insurance Claims

Towergate have many years' experience working together with pubs and licensed trade venues. We not only understand your industry and the risks involved, but also the subtle differences from one business to the other and are experts in finding the best service for you.

You will also deal direct with your insurer should you need to make a claim. This cuts out any unnecessary steps and gets your claim handled as swiftly as possible. Even then we're still here to help you and see your claim is settled at the earliest opportunity by the insurer.

Need to make a claim?

Call us or email us with; your policy number, a phone number to reach you on, details of your claim and photos where possible and relevant.

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Pub Insurance Articles & Guides

Get tips and advice from our industry experts to ensure you get the best out of your pub insurance.

Pub Insurance Guide

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Pub Insurance Guide

Our pub insurance is an umbrella service for all licensed venues including pubs, bars, nightclubs and entertainment venues. But what are the specifics that you need to be aware of, how do you know you’re getting a good deal and what do you need to watch out for? Our simple guide walks you through A to Z of Pub Insurance.

Pub Facts Did You Know


Pub Facts - Did You Know?

The great British pub has been the centre of our communities for centuries. As providers of specialist pub insurance and restaurant insurance we have come up with the following interesting facts.

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Business Insurance Checklist

Business insurance can be tricky at times and often people don’t understand what they need, where to go to get the correct advice, or sometimes, even what is legally required! We would always recommend speaking directly with a specialist business insurance broker before getting covered but this list of pointers here can help you understand what you can do personally too, to help get the best insurance for your business.

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Using Word-of-Mouth Marketing For Your Business

Word-of-mouth recommendations are still an effective way of driving customers to your business without the massive costs attached to other forms of marketing. This article will help you think through how to use word-of-mouth marketing and how to encourage more recommendations from your customers.

Pub Insurance FAQs

What establishments can I cover under your pub insurance?

We can cover properties and occasions including pubs, bars, night clubs, entertainment venues and one-off events.

What do I have to insure under a licensed trade policy?

By law you must have employers' liability insurance assuming you have any staff.

What is it advisable to insure my pub for?

-Insurance for your assets including bar/kitchen equipment, fixtures and fittings, tenants improvements and of course the buildings if required.
-Insurance to protect the business profits from business interruption.
-Insurance against third party liability, i.e. if you are legally liable to pay for an incident which results in an incident that result in loss or damage to a third party while on your premises.
-Loss of licence.
-Personal accident.
-Your household contents if you live at the premises.

Can you offer cyber insurance for my pub?

Yes, we can extend your pub insurance to cover business risks from cyber crime.

Is commercial post loss recovery available through your pub insurance?

Yes, you can extend your licensed trade insurance policy to cover this by adding Towergate Assist, which covers the costs of an independent loss adjuster to help with the preparation, negotiation and settlement of your material damage and business interruption claims. This helps ensure that the entire process is handled quickly, fairly and without unnecessary stress.

When disaster strikes, a quick effective response can be vital to keep you in business. The service is available 24 hours/365 days a year and gives you telephone advice and assistance for all claims and a personal visit on all major losses likely to exceed your policy excess or £5,000 (whichever is greater).

Why do I have to declare my pub's annual turnover?

This enables us to determine the premium of your policy and helps us check that your profit is insured adequately for business interruption.

We have trouble obtaining pub insurance quotes as we open late and/or provide entertainment at our premises. Can you help?

Not all insurers will insure absolutely everything, however because we have more than one facility we will try to find an insurer who will understand and accept your risk.

If I find a lower pub insurance quote will you match or better it?

We will do our best! Subject to full details of the quote and the pub insurance provider you have received it from.

What does the Towergate Risk Management portal with my pub insurance offer?
  • 24/7 access to your personal health and safety expert
  • Alerts and updates about current and future legislation
  • Help with building your health and safety policy with the online questionnaire
  • Notification of industry specific health and safety news
  • Tips on how to reduce risk, maintain staff welfare and stay profitable
  • Advice on how to manage your driving risks
Where can I find more information about monthly Direct Debit?

If you want to know more about our monthly payment option, please read our dedicated page on Direct Debit.

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