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Pubs and roasts in top 10 things Brits miss when abroad

Research by Toby Carvery has shown Brits miss the pub and a Sunday roast when on holiday.

Carvery time...? View from the flight path into Birmingham Airport

FSA releases new proposals for serving rare burgers

28-Aug-2015 - The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published the details of a proposed approach to the preparation and serving of rare burgers in food businesses.

Pubs should embrace catering for vegetarian clientele, says Brighton chef

28-Aug-2015 - Pubs should embrace the opportunity of catering for non-meat eating clientele rather than resisting it, a head chef has claimed. 

Chef recruitment crisis

“No half decent pub chef is paid enough” – ex-chefs on why they left the industry

28-Aug-2015 - Sub-standard wages and long hours are driving chefs out of the sector, contributing to the industry-wide chef shortage, according to ex-pub chefs.

Chef spotlight

Northern powerhouse: the Freemasons at Wiswell, Lancashire

27-Aug-2015 - For the second year in a row, The Freemasons at Wiswell, Lancashire has ranked number one in the Good Food Guide’s Top 50 Pubs. Helen Gilbert catches up with chef-patron Steven...

Freemasons at Wiswell tops Good Food Guide’s Top 50 Pubs 2016

26-Aug-2015 - The Freemasons at Wiswell, Lancashire, has come top of the Good Food Guide's Top 50 Pubs for the second year in a row.

Consumer trends

London diners want more healthy options when eating out, claims new survey

26-Aug-2015 - Customers in London are twice as likely to be motivated to eat out by the desire for a light or healthy meal than those in the rest of the UK.

Chef recruitment crisis

Could training prison inmates help solve the chef shortage?

26-Aug-2015 - Training convicts in chef skills could help solve combat the critical shortage of skilled chefs affecting the hospitality industry.

Entries open for Scotch Egg Challenge 2015 at the Canonbury

24-Aug-2015 - Entries are open for this year’s annual Scotch Egg Challenge, which will take place at newly opened Young’s site the Canonbury, in Islington on Tuesday 20 October.

Chef Spotlight

Development chef profile: Paul Fletcher, Beefeater

24-Aug-2015 - Daniel Woolfson speaks to the company's brand research and development chef.

Consumer trends

Pubs now top dining destination for families

24-Aug-2015 - Pubs are more attractive to families eating out than other venues, according to a survey commissioned by Aviko.

Street Food

Clapham freehouse to host Squid Kitchen pop-up

24-Aug-2015 - South London independent free house the King & Co, Clapham, is set to host seafood-focused street food traders Squid Kitchen this September.

We Want Plates founder: bad presentation in pubs is "epidemic"

21-Aug-2015 - Pubs are by far the worst culprits when it comes to bad presentation of food, according to We Want Plates founder Ross McGinnes.

Urban Pubs & Bars to launch new pizza concept in Hackney

21-Aug-2015 - Urban Pubs & Bars, the group led by Realpubs founders Nick Pring and Malcom Heap, is to launch a new pizza concept in London’s Hackney.

New opening

Second site for Southwark licensee

21-Aug-2015 - Publican Jim Banks has opened his second London pub - The Grove at Battersea – as an eclectic family-friendly bar. 

Chef recruitment crisis

“Fancy chefs don’t want to drop down to our level” - top London pub chef talks chef shortage

21-Aug-2015 - The current shortage of skilled chefs and the problems caused by it are “never ending”, according to Jesse Dunford-Wood, chef patron of Parlour, in Kensal Green, London.

Award-winning Bristol chef to open third site

20-Aug-2015 - Award-winning Bristol chef Toby Gritten, owner of the Pump House, Hotwells and the Bird in Hand, Long Ashton, is set to open third site the Redan Inn, Chilcompton, later this...

Consumer trends

Diners happy to pay £12.04 for an average main course

20-Aug-2015 - Diners are willing to pay an average of £12.04 for a main course in the UK and Ireland, according to a survey by experience discounting website LivingSocial.

Consumer trends

Vegetarian customers unimpressed by Christmas menus

19-Aug-2015 - Food operators are not doing enough to cater to vegetarian customers at Christmas, new data suggests.

Food trends

Licensee tells shocked customers 'bring your own food'

18-Aug-2015 - Food is increasingly big business for pubs - but one Norfolk licensee has flown in the face of standard advice and told customers to ‘bring their own food’ when they...

Consumer trends

British diners are spending a quarter of their annual salary on eating out, claims new survey

18-Aug-2015 - Brits spend approximately one quarter of their annual income on dining out, according to a survey by OpenTable.

Chef Recruitment Crisis

Industry will need 11,000 new chefs by 2022 to combat chef shortage

17-Aug-2015 - The hospitality industry will need to recruit an additional 11,000 chefs by 2022, according to workforce development charity People 1st.

Street Food

The Cat & Mutton to host Mother Clucker pop-up residency

17-Aug-2015 - Southern-style fried chicken pop-up traders Mother Clucker are set to take over the kitchen at Columbo Group site the Cat & Mutton, in Hackney, East London.


My Pub: the Gloucester Old Spot, Bristol

17-Aug-2015 - Amy Devenish had been running the Gloucester Old Spot in Bristol for less than a year when she won the top accolade at the Bristol Good Food Awards 2015 for...

New Product

New equipment and products

17-Aug-2015 - JJ Food Service has doubled its range of fresh fruit and vegetables, aimed at offering a wider variety of products to operators.