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Extra '£5k profit' in pubs from vegan food

A meat and dairy alternative company that is growing in popularity in UK pubs has launched a ‘joint of lamb’ and ‘chorizo sausages’ specially for eateries, following an uptick in demand for vegan and vegetarian products in pubs

Not-so-meaty dish: More Than Meat's 'lamb casserole'

Vegetarians, avert thine eyes: how meat cookery is evolving in the UK pub sector

25-Oct-2016 - Amidst the all-consuming talk of superfoods and health-conscious customers, you’d be forgiven for thinking meat had fallen by the culinary wayside. You’d be sorely wrong... 


Michelin star pub chef Josh Eggleton to open site with ex-Butcombe director

24-Oct-2016 - Michelin star-winning chef Josh Eggleton has taken over a new pub in Bristol with the former director of Butcombe Brewery, Guy Newell. 

Food safety

‘Negative disadvantage’ for pubs forced to display hygiene ratings

21-Oct-2016 - English food-serving pubs forced to display the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) hygiene ratings may suffer and those with lower scores will face a negative disadvantage, a trade boss has warned....


Sow much concern over pedigree pork shortage

19-Oct-2016 - An award-winning Devon pub is urging its diners to eat pedigree pork in a bid to help prevent rare breeds reared in the area from dying out.

Food safety

English pubs could soon be forced to display hygiene ratings

19-Oct-2016 - Displaying the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) Food Hygiene Ratings could be mandatory for pubs in England soon, The Morning Advertiser (MA) understands.

Top 50 Gastropubs

Still time to enter the Top 50 Gastropubs Awards

18-Oct-2016 - There is still time for the UK’s best food pubs to enter the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs awards, including the Newcomer of the Year and the Front-of-House Team of...


Booker’s sales up by 13%

17-Oct-2016 - Booker’s sales are up 13% for the first half of the financial year (H1) to £2.5bn.

In association with Booker

A meatier steak in food

16-Oct-2016 - A keen eye for meat prices and a focus on what his customers want has led licensee Sam Dainter of the Old Court House, Dudley, to raise the food covers...

Waste disposal

Restaurant fined £5,500 for blocking sewers with fat

12-Oct-2016 - A Staffordshire restaurant has been fined almost £5,500 after fat, oil and grease blocked sewers, meaning local businesses could not flush their own toilets.

Roast dinners

Weekday roast dinner sales are on the rise

10-Oct-2016 - More roast dinners were consumed last year but fewer of them were on a traditional Sunday, according to reports.

In association with Makro

Freshen-up profits with produce

10-Oct-2016 - When Jonathan Thomson and Richard Phillips took the reins at former Punch pub the Chequers, they knew a food offer would be vital for business to grow


Using fresh produce in your pub

10-Oct-2016 - Whether sourcing fruit and veg from wholesale markets or distributors or direct from growers, key points for pub chefs or group buyers to consider include: know your produce, buy what’s...


Michelin star-winning chef brothers unveil new Essex pub

07-Oct-2016 - Serial restaurateurs the Galvin brothers have announced their second pub will open in Essex next month.

JD Wetherspoon

JD Wetherspoon and Punch push for greater food sustainability

06-Oct-2016 - JD Wetherspoon (JDW) and Punch have signed up to the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA)’s Food Made Good scheme.


Welsh pub wins Best Roast Dinner award 2016

05-Oct-2016 - A Pontypridd pub has been named as serving the best roast dinner in the country. 


TripAdvisor ‘a sad, desolate place’ says licensee

04-Oct-2016 - The Queen Vic, Rottingdean, East Sussex, has refused to deal with TripAdvisor any longer after it claimed the platform encourages trolling, bullying and is “too emotionally draining”.

Michelin Stars 2017

Michelin Guide 2017: two new pubs achieve prestigious stars

03-Oct-2016 - Two pubs have been awarded Michelin stars for the quality of their food and service. 

Food Hygiene

Mitchells & Butlers helping FSA develop Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

30-Sep-2016 - Mitchells and Butlers (M&B) is testing the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) new food hygiene scheme, which aims to ease pressure on resource-strapped local authorities, improve food safety and adapt the...

Hot dogs

Wieners work well for boosting pubs’ profits

30-Sep-2016 - Hot dogs offer a good opportunity to increase sales with a large mark-up price, according to a report by frankfurter specialist Westlers.


British Roast Dinner finalists revealed 2016

29-Sep-2016 - Five pubs have been announced as the regional winners of the best roast dinner in the annual British Roast Dinner competition.


Europeans paid less than Brits in London pubs, research claims

28-Sep-2016 - British hospitality workers are being paid approximately 18% more than their European counterparts by London businesses, new data reveals.


Ex-Truscott Arms chef to lead kitchen residency at new London pub

27-Sep-2016 - The chef who ran the kitchen at now-closed London gastropub the Truscott Arms has announced his return to the pub trade. 


How to make: chef Josh Eggleton's apple & blackberry crumble

27-Sep-2016 - This traditional dessert by Josh Eggleton, chef-patron of the Pony & Trap, Chew Magna, will be a sound addition to any menu as the nights begin to draw in earlier. Extra points for...


JD Wetherspoon pulls Christmas dinners from menus

26-Sep-2016 - JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has announced it will not serve Christmas dinners across its estate this year.