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10 things pubs need to know about fish

Who knew fish and other seafood dishes in pubs were more popular than the humble Sunday roast? Well, they are and it's a rising trend too – as more customers look to try new and exciting flavours.

How can you freshen up your fish offer?

Fuller's announces Chef of the Year 2016

30-May-2016 - Fuller's has announced its Chef of the Year and Young Chef of the Year 2016 award winners, following months of judging and a little help from the Publican's Morning Advertiser (PMA).


Liquid assets: curating a perfect gastropub wine list

27-May-2016 - Do you know your Chapelle-Chambertin from your Corton-Charlemagne? Daniel Woolfson sits down for a tipple with the gastropub operator whose passion for wine is propelling trade to new heights 


TV presenter takes chef role at new Cornwall pub

27-May-2016 - TV presenter and 'food entrepreneur' James Strawbridge has taken on the role of executive chef at a new pub.

No receipt, no review? Top gastropub operators weigh in on TripAdvisor debate

25-May-2016 - Some of the country's top gastropub operators have weighed in on the ongoing debate around whether users of online review site TripAdvisor should have to prove they ate at a...


Restaurateur peanut manslaughter case 'serious warning' for pubs

25-May-2016 - A restaurateur's conviction of manslaughter by gross negligence should be a "serious warning" when it comes to food safety, leading experts have warned.


New food safety guidelines launched in wake of peanut allergy death

24-May-2016 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA), in association with food safety experts, has launched a new industry guide designed to help food businesses avoid potentially dangerous slip-ups.

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Redcomb Pubs unveils new casual-dining concept Lock House

24-May-2016 - London-based group Redcomb Pubs has unveiled its new casual-dining concept, Lock House. 

Young’s opens first stand-alone Burger Shack

23-May-2016 - London-based pub group Young's has opened the doors to its first stand-alone Burger Shack venue.


Great British Menu winner Emily Watkins working on new gastropub

23-May-2016 - One of the top gastropub chefs in the country is working on the opening of a new site in Cornwall later this year.


Chestnut Group hires Dan Grigg as executive chef

20-May-2016 - Pub, inn and restaurant operator the Chestnut Group has hired acclaimed chef Dan Grigg as its new executive chef to bolster the company’s food offer by working with head chefs...


300-year-old Shepherd Neame pub serves food for first time

20-May-2016 - Shepherd Neame pub the Royal Standard in Hastings is serving food for the first time in its 300 year history, after £75,000 was pumped into the refurbishment of its kitchen...

Pub food and drink sales fell in April, while restaurants’ rose

20-May-2016 - Food and drink sales in pub groups declined by 2.7% in April when compared with the same period last year, which is in contrast with an increase in sales of...

Food and drink sales up in first quarter

20-May-2016 - Food and drink sales in the UK’s foodservice sector hit £10.8m for the first quarter of this year, up 2.3% year-on-year, according to Horizons.


Booker helps pubs tap into key food trends

19-May-2016 - Wholesaler Booker is using its findings from major casual-dining group customers to help independent businesses – such as food-serving pubs – to better tap into what's on trend.


Booker’s sales up 5% to £5bn

19-May-2016 - Booker has reported a rise in total sales of 5% to £5bn (including tobacco) for the 52 weeks to 25 March, driven by the continued development of the group.

Trade warned to be 'careful' when working with street-food pop ups

17-May-2016 - An angry Hampstead publican has warned fellow operators to be on their guard when organising street-food residencies after he had to remove a burger shack from his pub garden.

Woman chokes to death on lobster in Herefordshire pub

17-May-2016 - A woman choked to death eating lobster in a pub, an inquest has heard. 


Celebrity chef Valentine Warner talks gin and food pairing

17-May-2016 - Gin may not be the "easiest drink to pair with food", but celebrity chef Valentine Warner has given it a good crack and revealed his top tips.

"Furry stew" - filthy pub banned from serving food

13-May-2016 - A Hull pub has been banned from serving food after environmental health inspectors discovered “unacceptable” conditions in its kitchen.


Top 50 Gastropubs: lessons learned from the world's top restaurant

13-May-2016 - What happens when you unleash some of the country’s top gastropub operators on the highest-rated restaurant in the world? The PMA finds out what pubs can learn from the top-end...


New ‘next generation’ allergen awareness e-learning course launched

12-May-2016 - CPL Online has announced the launch of a new allergen awareness e-learning course.

'Wake-up call' needed for London pubs with poor food hygiene

12-May-2016 - More than 100 City of London food businesses are at risk of losing more than half their customers due to bad food hygiene practices, new research claims.

‘Unhygienic’ pub slapped with £6,000 fine for food safety violations

11-May-2016 - A Cheshire pub has been slapped with a fine of £6,000 after environmental health inspectors examined its 'greasy and dirty' kitchen.


Maintain food safety standards to avoid norovirus outbreaks, warn experts

11-May-2016 - Maintaining high standards when it comes to food safety and ensuring staff are trained properly is the best way to avoid outbreaks of norovirus, experts have claimed.

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