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Pub Retail Summit: Slug & Lettuce rolling out updated brunch menu

20-Nov-2014 - Slug & Lettuce has updated its brunch menu and begun rolling it out across all of its sites as part of its evolution of the brand.

Anglian Country Inns wins Gastropub of the Year award

19-Nov-2014 - Anglian Country Inns' site the Fox at Willian has been announced as Gastro Pub of the Year for England in the inaugural Food Awards England and Wales 2014.

Top Welsh gastropub Felin Fach Griffin hires new head chef

19-Nov-2014 - An award-winning Welsh gastropub has appointed its first head chef from outside the business in more than a decade.

Bath Blue crowned World Champion Cheese 2014

19-Nov-2014 - A classic blue-veined cheese made by a West Country producer has scooped the top honour at the World Cheese Awards, which took place in London earlier this week. 

Hertfordshire pub restaurant wins first nationwide FreeFrom Eating Out Award

19-Nov-2014 - Salisbury Pubs' site the Alford Arms in Frithsden, Hertfordshire has won an award for being the most allergen-aware eatery in the UK. 

Seafood body offers labelling guidance as EU regulations near

18-Nov-2014 - Seafish, the seafood industry body, has published a guide to help suppliers and caterers adapt to new EU seafood labelling regulations.

Thatchers to offer cider and food pairing winter recipes

18-Nov-2014 - Thatchers Cider has created a set of cider and food pairing recipe cards for winter.

Fresh Direct takes on three Brakes-owned fresh food businesses

18-Nov-2014 - Bain Capital is to move three of its Brakes-owned fresh food businesses – M&J Seafood, Pauleys and Wild Harvest – under the management of a restructured Fresh Direct.

Eclectic mix of pubs added to latest Michelin guide

17-Nov-2014 - A village-owned pub, two Great British Pub Award (GBPA) regional winners and a north London venue praised by Tom Kerridge are just some of the 70 newcomers to the latest Michelin pub guide.

Spaghetti bollock-naise anyone? Pubs embrace 'I'm A Celebrity' spirit

17-Nov-2014 - Licensees are getting into the jungle spirit with bushtucker trials following the launch of ITV's latest season of the long-running reality show, 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here'.

Fuller’s Great Sausage Roll Off to return in January

17-Nov-2014 - Fuller’s has announced that its Great Sausage Roll Off will return for a third year in January.

Pubs encouraged to make the most of Great British Game Week

17-Nov-2014 - Pubs have been reminded to make the most of Great British Game Week, which runs 24 to 30 November.

More pub chefs to appear on MasterChef: The Professionals

17-Nov-2014 - The pub chefs featuring in this week’s heats of BBC Two’s MasterChef: the Professionals have been announced.


Perc up your profits

16-Nov-2014 - PubFood looks at lighter options for the post-Christmas market and talks to the manager of Anglian Country Inns' Hermitage Rd about their successful coffee offer


Christmas: what licensees are planning

16-Nov-2014 - Sheila McWattie offers a round-up on what festive fun hosts are putting on to help pull in the punters


Allergens legislation training

16-Nov-2014 - It’s under a month until the new EU food allergen legislation comes in to effect on 13 December. PubFood offers some more tips on making sure you are ready


Money makers: Event and promotional ideas for your pub

16-Nov-2014 - Chocolate Masterclass


Swiss chocolatier revives closely-guarded recipe secret

16-Nov-2014 - A 200-year-old Swiss chocolatier has delved into its archives to recreate a chocolate range based on four original recipes.


Couple unveil family-inspired Indian pastes and rubs brand

16-Nov-2014 - PubFood's pick of the latest product launches

Tougher sentencing guidelines proposed for food safety breaches

13-Nov-2014 - Publicans who fail to comply with food safety and hygiene laws could face a fine of 700% of their weekly income or 18 months in prison, under new proposals from the Sentencing Council.

Great British Bake Off star and Chef & Brewer in hunt for UK’s best pudding

13-Nov-2014 - Great British Bake Off finalist Richard Burr has teamed up with Spirit Pub Company brand Chef & Brewer to search for the UK’s best pudding.

Operators plans for Paddington bear film launch

10-Nov-2014 - A Drake & Morgan bar is serving a marmalade sandwich with a marmalade-flavoured cocktail in honour of Paddington Bear’s first feature-length film.

Ethics of 2000 calorie Hungry Horse ‘Man v Food’ style burger questioned by nutritionist

10-Nov-2014 - A double-donut burger launched by pub-restaurant chain Hungry Horse that contains 1966 calories has resulted in a nutritionist claiming the family brand ‘have no conscience’.

Pie, mash and liquor focus at new Draft House site

10-Nov-2014 - The food offer of the seventh Draft House site in London will focus on the traditional East End supper of pie, mash and liquor.

Game-focused bar snack menu at London pub

10-Nov-2014 - A London pub has capitalised on the game season by introducing a bar snack menu that includes venison and wild boar.

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Seven ideas for bar snacks

Sheila McWattie looks at how pub caterers are maximising the opportunity for bar snacks in their pubs

thanksgiving ideas


PubFood looks at how licensees are driving trade around Thanksgiving later this month