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Cancer warning over chips and roast potatoes

Pub chips and roast potatoes are under the spotlight after the Food Standards Agency (FSA) issued a warning about the possibility of cancer-causing acrylamides

FSA warning: don't over cook the chips

TripAdvisor launches new features for pubs and restaurants

23-Jan-2017 - TripAdvisor has announced the launch of new premium features for pubs and restaurants on its website. 

How to make: Stosie Madi of the Parkers Arms' pheasant breast ballotines

18-Jan-2017 - Stosie Madi’s Lancashire gastropub, the Parkers Arms in Newton-in-Bowland, is one of the north’s top dining hot spots. This seasonal game dish uses tender, locally shot pheasant. Alternatively guinea fowl...

Salmon prices could double as parasitic sea lice ravage global supply

16-Jan-2017 - Salmon prices are expected to reach new highs thanks to bloodsucking parasites affecting fish stocks. 

Food safety

Zero hygiene rating for pub with encrusted fly killer and E.coli

13-Jan-2017 - A heavily “encrusted” electronic fly killer, the presence of E.coli and a lack of hand-washing facilities has left an historic Northamptonshire pub with the lowest food hygiene rating.


Pub regular chokes to death on pickled eggs

12-Jan-2017 - A regular at a Devon pub choked to death on pickled eggs after betting £5 he could eat four of them in one minute. 


Ex-Gordon Ramsay chef: 'Pubs can be as good as the best restaurants'

11-Jan-2017 - Steven Ellis worked at some of the country's top Michelin-starred restaurants before opening Windsor gastropub the Oxford Blue. He tells Daniel Woolfson why he fell in love with the pub...

food safety

Operators warned to minimise 'cancer-causing' chemical in cooking

11-Jan-2017 - Food safety experts have warned operators to minimise the amount of a potentially cancer-causing chemical that occurs in food cooked for long periods at high temperatures.


Diners confused over tipping

10-Jan-2017 - More than half (54%) of British diners find the UK tipping culture awkward, the latest AA survey has revealed.

Food Scares

Researchers develop new 'food scare' categories system

10-Jan-2017 - Chefs and licensees will be able to manage food scares more efficiently using research from the University of Surrey.


Michelin star-winning chef Atul Kochhar to open restaurant at Buckinghamshire inn

09-Jan-2017 - High-end Indian chef Atul Kochhar has announced the opening of his first British eatery at a Buckinghamshire inn.

Scotch Egg Challenge

Scotch Egg Challenge back for 2017

09-Jan-2017 - The Scotch Egg Challenge 2017 will see chefs fight it out for the top accolade during an event on Wednesday, 8 February.


In pictures: Fuller’s Chefs Guild finalists face off in culinary showdown

05-Jan-2017 - Chefs from across Fuller's' managed houses faced off in a culinary showdown to decide the winners of the company's annual Chefs' Guild competition.


First look: former Restaurant Gordon Ramsay chef opens new gastropub

05-Jan-2017 - A chef who worked at some of the country’s top eateries has opened his new gastropub to the public after a year-long refurbishment. 

Top 50 Gastropubs

Matt Tebbutt announced as Top 50 Gastropubs presenter

04-Jan-2017 - Saturday Morning Kitchen and Food Unwrapped star Matt Tebbutt will host the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub list reveal and awards later this month.

Food forecast

From Brexit to breakfast: what does 2017 hold for pub food?

03-Jan-2017 - Is it all doom and gloom for food in the pub sector, or is there a light at the end of the tunnel? 


'Dirty and greasy' pub fined £2.5k for food hygiene violations

22-Dec-2016 - A pub was slapped with a £2,500 bill after environmental health officers discovered a range of potentially dangerous food safety violations. 


Pub manager outraged after TripAdvisor refuses to take down “xenophobic” review

20-Dec-2016 - A London pub manager was stunned when TripAdvisor refused to remove a customer’s outrageous review saying their experience had been ruined by “groups of POLISH people”.


Great Sausage Roll Off returns for 2017

20-Dec-2016 - Chefs from across the UK are preparing to put their bar snack-making skills to the test for the fifth annual Great Sausage Roll Off. 

Branded food pubs

Branded food pubs up 19% in past year

14-Dec-2016 - The number of branded food pubs increased 19.1% in the year to September – equivalent to more than one new addition everyday - the latest Market Growth Monitor has claimed.

Food safety

Rare burger crippling health risk warning

13-Dec-2016 - A food safety watchdog has warned of the crippling health threats undercooked burgers can cause now that the category is in steep growth and as a result of more consumers...


"Wonderful gesture" - London pub offers free dinner to the lonely at Christmas

09-Dec-2016 - A London pub has announced it will offer a free full turkey dinner and a beer to anyone alone at Christmas.


Customer 'tried to blackmail' pub with TripAdvisor food poisoning allegation, claims licensee

06-Dec-2016 - A licensee has told of his outrage after a customer who was refused a refund left a negative review claiming to have come down with food poisoning in retaliation. 

Food Safety

Diners demand pubs be forced to display hygiene ratings

05-Dec-2016 - Public support is overwhelmingly in favour of legislation that would force pubs across England to publicly display their food hygiene ratings.

Healthy menu planning

On a health kick

29-Nov-2016 - 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... ...