Get your packaging ready for lockdown lift-off!

As part of the Prime Minister’s plan to lift lockdown across England, he announced that hospitality would be able to reopen on the 12th of April, starting with outdoor spaces such as beer gardens.

Outdoor seating only will be allowed for hospitality venues, as the country emerges from its third national lockdown. It means drinking in beer gardens should be a normal sight this summer. The rule of six or a maximum of 2 households is in-force and customers will need to be seated when ordering food or drink. 

It has been reported that restaurants, bars and cafes without beer gardens can also serve from April 12, as they may be able to turn outdoor spaces – such as car parks – into makeshift drinking and dining areas.

PackGenie is counting down the days til beer gardens open back up. As of today it's 17 days! We thought we would run through some essential packaging options that will help your restaurant or pub kick off safely.

Beer Carriers

PackGenie's splittable beer carriers are hygienic, disposable, eco friendly and safe for carrying beers, limiting the number of trips. All you need to do is drop the beers into the cut outs and lift the handles and your ready to go. Made from strong kraft paperboard for excellent wet strength making our cardboard beer carrier super robust. They are 100% compostable and biodegradable and are readily recycled in paperboard waste streams. Our pint carriers take up minimal space behind the bar or counter top and arrive flat packed. Not only are they 4 pint carriers but can easily separate to make 2 x takeaway beer carriers - this is extremely cost effective and eliminates the need to have 2 different disposable pint carriers

beer carriers - pint glass carrier - splittable


Printed greaseproof paper

PackGenie offers personalised greaseproof paper on 2 kraft paper options: White 38gsm & Brown 40gsm natural greaseproof paper made completely from pulp - making them eco friendly and 100% biodegradable and compostable paper. Our branded grease proof paper is safe to put in the freezer, oven and microwave. Making them ideal for a multitude of food uses including wrapping fries, burgers, burritos, baguettes, sandwiches cakes, ice cream cones, menus, plate liners and many more uses.

custom printed greaseproof paper for pubs

Personalised plastic cups

If your restaurants, bar or cafe needs to convert an outdoor space - such as car park into a temporary drinking and dining area then plastic glasses maybe high on your priority list as glasses can't be take outside of your premises. Personalised plastic cups are a great option as they are crystal clear made from PET, superb quality and are a perfect way to enhance and show off your drinks offering. They are 100% recyclable and are commonly recycled all over the UK. Great for soft drink, cocktails and beers, our disposable customised glasses come in 4 different sizes: 9oz / 12oz / 16oz / 20oz PET glasses. We screen print using 1 of 11 vivid colours of your choice - this keeps cost down, print runs start from only 500 units and you get them delivered within 10 - 15 working days of artwork approval.

personalised plastic glasses with logo on printed / branded

Branded paper cups

If plastic printed cups aren't an option but you still need a solution for taking glasses off site then our single wall branded paper cups might be exactly what your looking for. Our printed paper cups have been synonymous with outdoor events and festivals for decades. Our personalised paper cups are all food grade and are a must if hygiene is a top priority. They offer great quality, can be printed and are 100% readily recycled across the UK. Made from paper sourced from FSC approved and managed forests; manufactured in the UK. Delivered to your door within 10 - 15 working days. Perfect for pints, cocktails and soft drinks, available in sizes: 4oz / 8oz / 12oz / 16oz starting from only 1000 printed paper cups! See the full range here.

printed paper cups for pubs and beer gardens

Rubber Stamps

If your pub or hospitality venue has had to adapt in lockdown then your most likely offering takeaway food. If your looking for a cheaper way to brand on your plain food boxes, paper bags or paper cups then a custom rubber stamp is a great choice. We offer rubber stamp kits for paper bags and pizza boxes but these can be used for stamping lots of different packaging formats including takeaway boxes and containers. Our rubber stamps have a robust acrylic mount with solid handle. Your personalised stamp kits has everything you need to get started including your personalised stamp and ready to use ink pad in your choice of black, blue, green, violet or red. Free proof and artwork setup. our custom stamps are currently on sale here.

 custom printed rubber stamp with logo on

Printed takeaway bags

If you don't have the time to rubber stamp your paper bags with your logo then printing directly onto them looks premium and professionally manufactured for your brand. Bespoke printed paper bags are perfect for food takeaway. To keep cost down our branded paper bags are printed in your choice of colour onto white or brown tape handled bags starting from only 500 pieces. You have the option to print 1 or both sides of the bag. Available in in sizes:  Small / Medium / Large and Extra Large carriers. Printed and delivered in 10 - 15 working days.

bespoke printed paper bags

Printed wooden cutlery

Wooden cutlery is a hygienic, eco-friendly and premium option for your pub or venue. They save on having to wash up and reduce contamination from reuse. We can print our wooden cutlery in 1 colour of your choice starting from 1000 pieces delivered within 7 - 10 working days. Printed wooden cutlery comes in options: Chip Fork / Wooden Spoon / Wooden Fork / Wooden Knife. Our branded cutlery is fully recyclable, compostable and biodegradable, produced using sustainably sourced wood. An affordable and eco-friendly way to promote your brand. Check out our range here.


If you need any help with your custom printed packaging don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing help@packgenie.co.uk or call our friendly and knowledgable packaging team on 0203 4882200