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Licensee stunned to receive zero hygiene rating for falling behind on paperwork

A licensee has spoken of his dismay at being slapped with a zero food hygiene rating for paperwork and structural issues.

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Star Pubs & Bars to invest £250k in food support programme for licensees

30-Jun-2016 - Star Pubs & Bars has announced plans to invest £250k into helping develop its licensees' food offers over the next year.

TV chef Simon Rimmer's gastropub burgled just days after opening

29-Jun-2016 - Celebrity chef Simon Rimmer’s new pub the Viking has been burgled just a few days after opening its doors to the public. 

How to build a food offer from scratch

Pubs do Deliveroo food delivery, here’s how…

29-Jun-2016 - Creating a good pub food offer is the ‘Holy Grail’ for many wet-led operators, but getting the customer traction can’t always be possible. PubLove jumped the struggle by developing a...

Licensee 'devastated' to receive one-star food hygiene rating for rare burgers

28-Jun-2016 - A Surrey licensee was furious when his Food Hygiene Rating was dropped from 5 to 1 by the local council for serving rare burgers.

Sportsman tops National Restaurant Awards

27-Jun-2016 - Michelin-starred Kent pub the Sportsman has been named the best restaurant in the country at the prestigious National Restaurant Awards. 

Health and Safety

Pub hit with £790 fine for failing to display hygiene rating

27-Jun-2016 - A licensee has been ordered to pay £790 for failing to display a food hygiene rating of two out of five.

Woman dies of suspected food poisoning after family meal at pub carvery

27-Jun-2016 - A grandmother has died of suspected food poisoning that she is believed to have contracted after eating at a pub carvery.


'Intense uncertainty' on the cards? Eating-out sector responds to Brexit vote

24-Jun-2016 - Pubs and restaurants could be facing reduced sales, increased costs and lower demand now that Britain has voted to leave the European Union, a leading analyst has warned.

Celeb chef Nutter launches gastropub with helicopter stunt

23-Jun-2016 - A TV chef marked the opening of his new gastropub by arriving at its star-studded launch party by helicopter. 


Fuller’s pubs open for breakfast

22-Jun-2016 - Fuller's has announced that its 16 Ale and Pie pubs will be serving a freshly prepared breakfast offer from its 'Only at Fuller's' range of dishes.

Top 50 Gastropubs

Michelin-starred Yorkshire pub celebrates 20th anniversary

21-Jun-2016 - One of the top food pub operators in the country celebrated 20 years of trading yesterday by holding an exclusive bash complete with a specially created tasting menu.


JJ Foodservice pumps £15m into three new depots

21-Jun-2016 - JJ Foodservice has pumped £15m into the opening of three new distribution centres in Dagenham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Leicester.


Which colours will arouse your customers?

21-Jun-2016 - Brainwave technology has been used to determine how colour affects diners’ moods and eating experiences in the leisure sector, revealing eight colours pubs should consider when dressing their businesses.

Brighton chef to collaborate with craft brewery for nose-to-tail tasting menu

16-Jun-2016 - The chef behind popular Brighton pub pop-up residency Flank has announced a one-off, nose-to-tail tasting menu with craft beer pairings.

Harry Ramsden’s to open third pub with Punch

16-Jun-2016 - Fish and chips chain Harry Ramsden's has revealed plans to open a third pub following two already-profitable forays into the sector.

Giant portrait of astronaut Tim Peake made with Sunday roast ingredients

15-Jun-2016 - Greene King chain Hungry Horse plans to welcome Tim Peake back from space with a massive image of the astronaut made solely from Sunday roast components.

Food safety failures: don't make the headlines

15-Jun-2016 - Recent events have driven home the point that slip-ups — when it comes to food safety, allergens and cleaning — have the potential to devastate businesses and lethally tarnish reputations....

Fuller’s launches new food and chef-focused campaign

15-Jun-2016 - London-based pubco Fuller's has launched a new marketing campaign promoting the company's food offer.

Pub goes asparagus-mad with four-course seasonal feast

13-Jun-2016 - A Cotswolds pub celebrated a bountiful asparagus harvest by hosting a massive feast where every dish featured the seasonal veg.

M&B chefs face off in east London

13-Jun-2016 - Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) brand Premium Country Pubs has crowned the winner of its 'Chef Inspiration' contest.

Street food a 'no-brainer' for traditional wet-led pubs

10-Jun-2016 - Wet-led pubs with no resources to invest in a traditional food offer can up their game by working with street food traders, a leading London operator has urged.

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Chef shortage: industry ‘still suffering’ from chronic lack of kitchen staff

10-Jun-2016 - Pubs are finding it harder to recruit skilled chefs despite significant positive action by large segments of the trade during the past year, a leading pub chef has warned.

Tom Kerridge to host one-off lunch with world-famous French chef

09-Jun-2016 - Tom Kerridge is set to host a lunch with one of the world’s most acclaimed chefs at his Marlow pub, the Hand & Flowers, on Sunday 3 July.

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Analysis: The food-led pub juggernaut rolls on

09-Jun-2016 - While UK pub numbers generally are in decline — with wet-led outlets losing out to food-led sites — vibrant city centres across the country are bucking the trend. Mike Berry reports.