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Pub chains outperform casual dining despite 'sluggish' growth

Pub chains outperformed casual-dining establishments in June largely thanks to Euro 2016 screenings.

CGA Peach's Peter Martin: "The eating and drinking-out market remains sluggishly slow"

"They just don't care": getting to grips with no-shows

19-Jul-2016 - “This sounds horrible,” laments Heath Ball, owner of the Red Lion & Sun in London's Highgate, “but I just don’t think they care.” 


Operators warned to "wash all salads" following E.coli deaths

18-Jul-2016 - Public health experts have urged operators to be vigilant and "wash all salads" when preparing and serving mixed salads after two people died of E. coli.


Rise or fall: creating a solid summer menu

18-Jul-2016 - The British summer is a volatile beast, isn’t it? One day it will be tropical-style torrential rain, the next it’s sunscreen-doused noses, ill-fitting shorts and burned pink skin as far...


Tom Kerridge “in talks to open third pub”

18-Jul-2016 - Tom Kerridge is reportedly in talks to take over another pub in Marlow - his third in the town. 

Dish deconstructed

Mark Sargeant makes BBQ rib of beef

14-Jul-2016 - Not all pubs have the luxury of time and local suppliers, but that doesn’t mean the food has to be poor quality. Ex-Restaurant Gordon Ramsay chef Mark Sargeant works with...

Punch and Just Eat partner for pub food delivery schemes

14-Jul-2016 - Punch has announced a new partnership with digital takeaway service Just Eat to allow licensees to have fresh food delivered to and from their pubs. 

Pub barters for beer

14-Jul-2016 - A Leicester pub is giving local fruit and veg growers the opportunity to barter their produce for beer.

Fit for the Queen? Her Majesty dines out at Edinburgh pub

14-Jul-2016 - The Queen stunned staff and locals alike when she dropped into an Edinburgh pub for lunch last week.

dish deconstructed

How to create the perfect gastropub 'gala' pie

13-Jul-2016 - This take on the classic pork pie by Jack Boast, head chef at the Michelin star-winning Galvin brothers’ London pub HOP, earns its ‘gala’ moniker thanks to the delicate soft...

Top Portuguese chef to cook 'nose to tail' dinner at London pub

13-Jul-2016 - High-profile chef Nuno Mendes is set to cook a five-course meal based on Fergus Henderson’s revered British cookbook Nose to Tail Eating at Hackney pub the Marksman later this month. ...

Food safety

Brexit: EU allergen rules 'not going anywhere'

12-Jul-2016 - Licensees should not expect allergen legislation handed down from Brussels to change in the near future, despite Britain’s impending exit from the European Union, a leading food-safety expert has stressed....


Chef sacked for 'feeding vegans animal products' taunt

12-Jul-2016 - A chef has been sacked for taunting vegans with boasts about secretly adding animal products to meals.

Turn down that racket: pubs urged to reduce noise levels for diners

11-Jul-2016 - A leading charity has urged food businesses to cut down on potentially off-putting background noise levels.

Skills Summit

"Even a kitchen porter is vital" - Fuller’s food chief talks chef shortage

07-Jul-2016 - Hiring and retaining skilled chefs is still a crux for countless businesses across the sector. The Morning Advertiser's food & drink writer Daniel Woolfson sat down for a ‘fireside chat’...

New head chef at Daniel Clifford’s Essex gastropub

07-Jul-2016 - Double Michelin star-winning chef Daniel Clifford has announced the appointment of a new head chef at his recently opened Essex pub the Flitch of Bacon.

Fuller’s takes over popular Docklands gastropub from ETM

07-Jul-2016 - London-based pub company Fuller’s has bought Docklands gastropub the Gun from ETM Group.

Pub food pop-ups

Clapham pub pop-up brings tapas with a twist

06-Jul-2016 - Clapham pub the King & Co got a touch of Barcelona cuisine when prominent pop-up chef team Tiberi set up shop earlier this week to serve traditional tapas with a...

Food safety

New food safety guidelines after grandmother ‘dies of suspected food poisoning’

06-Jul-2016 - Food safety and hygiene experts are set to reveal a nationally recognised guide to legal hygiene practices, days after a woman died of suspected food poisoning linked to eating at...

Marston’s pub “attempted to block FOI request” for food-hygiene report

04-Jul-2016 - A Derby pub has tried to prevent a damning food hygiene report from being released under the Freedom of Information Act.

Toby Carvery: breach of duty after "giving hundreds of customers norovirus"

01-Jul-2016 - Mitchells & Butlers has admitted a breach of duty to a group of 280 customers who fell ill with norovirus after visiting a Toby Carvery site in Exeter last year. 

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

30-Jun-2016 - A licensee has spoken of his dismay at being slapped with a zero food hygiene rating for paperwork and structural issues.

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...