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Harvester targets vegans and vegetarians with new menu

25-Apr-2017 - Harvester, the Mitchells & Butlers-owned pub chain, is targeting vegan and vegetarian clientele with a new food offer, including its first-ever vegan dessert.

Tom Kerridge and BrewDog top Telegraph’s food and drink 'power list'

24-Apr-2017 - Cheeky publican Tom Kerridge is the second biggest food influencer in the UK, according to the Telegraph’s Food Power List 2017, which recognises food and drink producers changing the way we eat and drink.

Greene King expands foodservice arm for tenants

20-Apr-2017 - Greene King Pub Partners has expanded its range of food services to tenanted and leased pubs in its estate. 

Pub slams ‘unscrupulous untruths’ in TripAdvisor review

18-Apr-2017 - A pub has slammed one customer’s review on TripAdvisor, which criticised its staff, toilets and interior design, calling their comments ‘unscrupulous untruths’.

Brits go gaga for US barbecue

12-Apr-2017 - Pub gardens are perfect for barbecues. But barbecue cooking is more complex than slapping some flaccid meat on a smouldering grill.

Innis & Gunn launches largest Beer Kitchen

12-Apr-2017 - Scottish brewer and pub operator Innis & Gunn has launched its fourth and largest Beer Kitchen concept in Glasgow’s West End, with its own onsite microbrewery.

Food allergen guide for pubs launched

11-Apr-2017 - Allergy UK has released a guide to support caterers and help them reduce risks for allergic customers.

Old chicken and a bloody, greasy fridge land pub with £7,000 bill

10-Apr-2017 - A Hertfordshire licensee has been ordered to pay more than £7,000 after it was found serving chicken breasts two days out-of-date to customers.

'Mouldy' food and pests land pub with one-star hygiene rating

05-Apr-2017 - A Kent pub was slapped with a one-star food-hygiene rating after environmental health inspectors uncovered a slew of food-hygiene offences. 

Top 50 Gastropubs

Why local is best for UK’s top gastropub

04-Apr-2017 - Chef-patron of North Yorkshire’s Star Inn Harome Andrew Pern does not use local “for local sake” in his venues, but because little else measures up to the produce available on his doorstep.

Foie gras abuse prompts publicans to create a support group

03-Apr-2017 - Two licensees have vowed to set up a support group for the hospitality trade after animal rights activists posted thousands of fake reviews and “abuse” on their Facebook page because the pub serves foie gras.

Keeping it simple is key to good desserts

03-Apr-2017 - Whether you’re a baking whizz or a beginner, desserts in pubs are an important course for punters and shouldn’t be forgotten. On all accounts, though, keeping it simple is the best way forward. Nikkie Sutton reports.

Top 50 Gastropubs

New rooms and fourth site for Star Inn Harome

03-Apr-2017 - Top UK gastropub the Star Inn is set to expand its original site in Harome, North Yorkshire, while a fourth site in the local seaside town of Whitby will open soon.

Some of the 'best' TripAdvisor responses from pubs

30-Mar-2017 - TripAdvisor has come under fire many times from the hospitality industry and operators have previously blamed the review site for staff resignations, sleepless nights and police intervention. Here we look at some of the responses pubs have given to irate customers.

Mitchells & Butlers launches new steak brand

23-Mar-2017 - Mitchells & Butlers has unveiled its latest brand called Son of Steak, in Nottingham, this week (20 March).

Pubs charged for food hygiene re-inspections

20-Mar-2017 - Pubs could be made to pay for requested re-inspections of their businesses under the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS), the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has announced.

Michelin Guide pub chef's bid to help boost recruitment

20-Mar-2017 - The chef of a Michelin Guide-listed pub in Nottingham joined catering students from a local college to cook a gourmet meal to inspire them to consider a career in pub food.

Food-led pubs have grown despite trade decline

20-Mar-2017 - The number of branded food pubs have continued to grow despite evidence showing a small decline in the number of licensed premises.

Young's closes Burger Shack & Bar site

20-Mar-2017 - Young’s has closed its standalone Burger Shack & Bar in Wimbledon after just under a year of trading, MCA has learnt.

JD Wetherspoon to slash 7.5% off food and drink at 900+ pubs

16-Mar-2017 - JD Wetherspoon (JDW) chairman Tim Martin will hack 7.5% off all food and drink prices for one day across his 900+ pub estate later this year to demonstrate the effect a VAT cut could have on the hospitality industry. 

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