3rd January 2019

Key Events in 2019 for Pub Owners

Being a pub Landlord carries a lot of responsibility and can be a demanding role at times. Calculating wages, ordering stock, taking deliveries and cleaning the lines all take time, and that’s before you’ve even pulled a pint. That’s why we’ve devised this helpful calendar of dates for you to print off and keep safe as a point of reference.

This list is full of key dates to help you keep ahead of the game. For example, we know that you know that Valentine’s Day is always the 14th February, but when is Easter this year? What about Mother’s Day? Are you going to show all two weeks of Wimbledon?

We know it can get confusing! But don’t worry about it. Make it easier on yourself and have a look over the key dates of 2019. Also, be sure to make yourself aware of any local events and festivals, annual traditions such as Field Days or Fetes and capitalise upon them. Make your pub warm, welcoming and provide what the locals want. For instance, if you haven’t experienced a full year in your pub yet, and the locals keep talking about a Parade Day or event, try to be prepared, get involved and show some enthusiasm. Asking your customers and the local community will benefit you and your pub in the long run.

Key Events in 2019 for Pub Owners

Feel free to add your own dates and ideas to this list, book bands and singers to coincide with events or even use it to calculate what staff you may need if you anticipate busy times. Why not hold a Eurovision party or plan a pub BBQ to coincide with the FA Cup Final?

Anyway, here’s the list for you to keep in mind:


4th – 5th FA Cup Third Round

25th Burns Night

31st Football Transfer Deadline Day


1st 6Nations Rugby Union Tournament begins.

10th The BAFTA’s

14th Valentine’s Day

20th The Brit Awards

Events in 2019


1st St David’s Day

17th St Patrick’s Day

17th Australian Grand Prix, 1st Race of 2019. Click here for the full Race Calendar.

31st Mother’s Day


6th The Grand National

7th The Boat Race 2019

11th– 14th The 2019 Masters Tournament

19th Good Friday

22nd Easter Monday

23rd St George’s Day



6th Early May Bank Holiday

12th Final day of the Premier League Season

18th FA Cup Final

18th Eurovision Song Contest

27th Spring Bank Holiday

29th UEFA Europa League Final. Teams TBC.

30th Cricket World Cup starts


1st Epsom Derby

1st UEFA Champions League Final. Teams TBC.

5th Portugal vs Switzerland UEFA Nations League Semi Final

6th Netherlands vs England UEFA Nations League Semi Final

7th 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup starts.

9th UEFA Nations League Final

16th Father’s Day

26th– 30th Glastonbury Festival



1st– 14th Wimbledon Championships

7th 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final

14th British Grand Prix


1st– 5th The Ashes: First Test

14th UEFA Super Cup. Teams TBC.

14th– 18th The Ashes: Second Test

22nd– 26th The Ashes: Third Test

26th August Bank Holiday Monday

The 2019/2020 Football Season is also due to start in August. Fixtures to be released at a later date.


4th– 8th The Ashes: Fourth Test

12th– 16th The Ashes: Fifth Test

20th Rugby World Cup starts in Japan.


31st Halloween


2nd Rugby World Cup Final

5th Bonfire Night

30th St Andrews Day



1st Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Last Race of the 2019 F1 Season

20th Mad Friday

24th Christmas Eve

25th Christmas Day

26th Boxing Day

31st New Years Eve


So there you have it! Plan your year in advance and have a cracking 2019. Make sure that you check this blog for regular updates, industry news and other hints, tips and ideas.

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