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Pubs could face £10,000 fine over using illicit wholesalers

18-Jan-2017 - Pubs trading with illicit wholesalers could face a fine of up to £10,000, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has warned.

Food safety

Zero hygiene rating for pub with encrusted fly killer and E.coli

13-Jan-2017 - A heavily “encrusted” electronic fly killer, the presence of E.coli and a lack of hand-washing facilities has left an historic Northamptonshire pub with the lowest food hygiene rating.

Top 50 Gastropubs

Matt Tebbutt announced as Top 50 Gastropubs presenter

04-Jan-2017 - Saturday Morning Kitchen and Food Unwrapped star Matt Tebbutt will host the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub list reveal and awards later this month.

Food safety

‘Food fraud will hit profits and customer trust,’ pubs warned

02-Nov-2016 - Pubs and other food-serving businesses have been urged to be vigilant and protect themselves and consumers against the growing crime of food fraud.

Free-from food

Extra '£5k profit' in pubs from vegan food

26-Oct-2016 - A meat and dairy alternative company that is growing in popularity in UK pubs has launched a ‘joint of lamb’ and ‘chorizo sausages’ specially for eateries, following an uptick in demand for vegan and vegetarian products in pubs.


72 hours in London with The Morning Advertiser

28-Sep-2016 - If you’re thinking about turning your country pub into an elite restaurant destination, are keen to adopt the latest trends or are simply looking for ways to generate extra income, then read on.

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Getting the best out of Sunday lunch

19-Sep-2016 - Competition is rife when it comes to one of the UK’s favourite dishes, but Robin Hood licensee Nick Bennett is achieving higher GPs without compromising on quality

Create a healthy food menu for kids

28-Jul-2016 - Creating a children’s menu that satisfies young appetites, while keeping mum and dad happy that their cherubs are eating a balanced diet, can be tough. But the experts have a few ideas. Andrew Don reports


Robot Wars judge: ‘Bots will serve pints soon’

25-Jul-2016 - Robots will pull and serve pints behind UK bars sooner than operators think, according to Noel Sharkey, professor of artificial intelligence and robotics at Sheffield University.

Eating insects in foodservice ‘not safe yet’

13-Oct-2015 - More research into the potential allergenic, microbiological and chemical risks of eating insects is needed before they become commonplace on menus across Europe, experts have warned.

JJ Food Service eyes new sites after profits up

09-Oct-2015 - JJ Food Service has posted record profits of £12m for the year ending March 31 2015 – up 55% year-on-year – the majority of which would be pumped back into the company’s existing and new sites.

Menu prices

High street pub food menu prices decline following increased competition

09-Oct-2015 - The strain of increased competition in the eating out sector has forced many high street pubs to slash the prices of their dishes, while the amount of side dishes sold increased significantly, according to the latest Horizons’ Menu Trends report.

Pint Shop appoints Rosie Sykes as development chef

06-Oct-2015 - Meat, bread and beer specialist the Pint Shop has appointed chef and Guardian food writer Rosie Sykes as its new development chef, in a bid to take its food offer to “the next level”.


Pint Shop second site coming soon

06-Oct-2015 - The Cambridge-based Pint Shop will open its long-awaited second venue soon, following last summer’s announcement to expand, The Publican’s Morning Advertiser understands.

‘Haggle on your turkey prices,’ operators told

06-Oct-2015 - Operators are being urged to take advantage of low inflation by haggling on the prices they pay for their Christmas produce, such as turkey and other meats.

New food picture gallery

06-Oct-2015 - Fancy pickled quail eggs, Christmas brownie ice cream and Jamie Oliver’s newly designed sauce range feature in this week’s new pub food product gallery.

Jamie Oliver drops into Crown pub for lunch

06-Oct-2015 - Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver surprised staff at the Crown in Sevenoaks after dropping in for lunch with friend and television co-host Jimmy Doherty while filming in the area.

AA announces Britain’s top 3 food pubs

06-Oct-2015 - The AA announced its top three British food pubs at the AA Hospitality Awards in London last night (5 October).

‘Stop imported steak culture’ urges supplier

06-Oct-2015 - Pub chefs must source more British meat and use alternative and more profitable cuts to ensure animal protein does not become an overpriced luxury, a leading supplier has urged.

Trade misses out on vegan food market

06-Oct-2015 - Pub chefs must work harder to cater for the UK’s growing vegan population, following criticism by one industry expert who claimed most pubs couldn’t be trusted to serve 100% vegan food.

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