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On a health kick

Once the Alka-Seltzers have been returned to the medicine cabinet after the festive binge, customers will emerge from their party mentality in search of health food sanctuary. Enter the pub...  Andrew Don reports

Catch of the day: healthy doesn't have to be boring
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Keeping it clean and easy

29-Nov-2016 - Pubs are under ever-increasing scrutiny – whether it is how good at sourcing from the local area a venue is or how many stars it has been given by the...


Salmonella warning: salad juices 'encourage growth of poisonous bacteria'

23-Nov-2016 - Green salad juices found in bagged salads can encourage the growth of debilitating Salmonella bacteria, academics have warned.

Health & Safety

'Several people could have died' - pub fined £25,000 after chef injured in explosion

23-Nov-2016 - A West Sussex pub company was slapped with a £25,000 fine after a chef at one of its pubs was badly injured in a gas explosion. 


Teesside pub creates gut-busting 8,000-calorie kebab 'sandwich'

21-Nov-2016 - A pub notorious for creating huge eating challenges has unveiled its latest gastronomic creation – a perilously unhealthy parmo and kebab sandwich. 


Pubs need to offer chefs a better work-life balance

18-Nov-2016 - Pubs need to take better care of their chefs and give them a better work-life balance, a leading recruitment agency has claimed.


Top chefs showcase best of Lancashire produce with one-off lunch

18-Nov-2016 - Five of Lancashire’s top chefs converged on London to showcase the best of their region’s produce and cooking with a special five-course menu yesterday (17 November) in honour of Lancashire...

Dish Deconstructed

How to make: John Calton of the Staith House's seared scallops

16-Nov-2016 - The Staith House, in North Shields, Tyne & Wear, has garnered serious acclaim for chef-patron John Calton’s accomplished cooking.


Scores on the doors: the evolution of food safety regulations

15-Nov-2016 - With moves afoot to introduce a new regulatory system that would see pubs and other food businesses mandated to display food hygiene ratings, it has never been more important for...


Chef shortage will hit hard over Christmas, warn recruiters

15-Nov-2016 - Recruitment agencies will struggle greatly to meet demand for chefs from pubs and restaurants this Christmas, the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has warned.


Top 50 Gastropubs 2017: finalists announced for specialist awards

14-Nov-2016 - Six pubs have been shortlisted for specialist awards in this year’s Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs Awards.


Mintel: top six global food trends for 2017

14-Nov-2016 - “A year of extremes” is on the cards when it comes to food trends over the next year, claim leading market intelligence specialists.


BrewDog Cardiff to host ex-Gordon Ramsay and Hedone chef's pop-up restaurant

14-Nov-2016 - A chef who worked at some of the country’s top Michelin-starred restaurants will showcase his cooking at BrewDog’s Cardiff bar next year.


Pub's 'upsetting' reindeer meatballs spark controversy

14-Nov-2016 - A Kent pub has sparked controversy by serving meatballs made from reindeer meat to mark the festive season. 

Pub food

Pioneering pub 'patisserie' hopes to taste sweet success

11-Nov-2016 - A north Somerset pub has debuted a patisserie serving pastries, artisan breads and chocolate in a bid to tempt customers ‘from far and wide’. 


Young’s to open new pubs in Bristol and Cambridge

11-Nov-2016 - London-based pub company Young’s has set its sights on opening further pubs outside the capital with acquisitions in Bristol and Cambridge.


Fuller’s names the Hydrant as Pub of the Year 2016

10-Nov-2016 - London pub group Fuller’s has named Monument pub the Hydrant as the winner of its Pub of the Year competition. 


“This isn’t a food bank” – pub in hot water over “sickening” comments

09-Nov-2016 - A Mansfield pub has sparked outrage after an employee called a customer who asked for a bowl of mash for his child a “beggar”. 


Eating out in UK is 'absolute nightmare' for diabetics

09-Nov-2016 - Pubs and restaurants are missing out on millions of potential customers by not providing or flagging low-sugar options suitable for diabetics, a leading campaigner has warned. 


Christmas food offers: our guide to festive feasts

09-Nov-2016 - With summer now a distant memory, planning for the festive season is well under way for many licensees. 


Dark Star opens new site with top London gastropub owner

09-Nov-2016 - Sussex brewer Dark Star has opened its new pub, the Lockhart Tavern, in Haywards Heath.


Grantley Arms owners to sell award-winning gastropub

07-Nov-2016 - The owners of the Surrey gastropub that won Best Turnaround Pub in the Great British Pub Awards 2016 are to sell the site to a local pub group in the...


Bristol pub creates gigantic 72oz steak eating challenge

04-Nov-2016 - A Bristol pub has laid down the gastronomic gauntlet for its customers with the launch of a gut-busting eating challenge.


How to make the most of Christmas: Unilever unveils new festive guide

02-Nov-2016 - Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) has released a new Christmas guide to help pubs make the most of the festive season.

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.