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Sugar tax

BBPA chief: sugar tax will “increase burden” on brewers and pubs

The introduction of a tax on sugar would make things harder for the pub sector, which already faces considerable levels of taxation, the British Beer and Pub Association has said.


Michelin-starred Galvin brothers to open first pub in London's Spitalfields

30-Nov-2015 - Acclaimed chefs Jeff and Chris Galvin have announced the opening of their first foray in to the pub trade with the opening of ‘Pub de Luxe’ HOP in London’s Spitalfields...

MPs nominate 100+ chefs for new Parliamentary Pub Chef awards

30-Nov-2015 - More than 100 British pub chefs have been nominated by the local members of parliament for the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and All Party Parliamentary Beer Group (APPG)’s...

Sugar Tax

Sugar tax and nutritional labelling enforced under lobby group’s plans

30-Nov-2015 - Prime Minister David Cameron is facing increased pressure from the sugar lobby group Action on Sugar (AoS) to implement a heavy tax on sugary food and drink and to enforce...

Sugar Tax

Sugar myths ‘debunked’

27-Nov-2015 - A campaign to dispel myths about the impact of sugar on diet and health has been launched ahead of National Sugar Week (30 November – 6 December), following celebrity chef...


Survey: Half of Britons to eat more than one Christmas dinner

27-Nov-2015 - A majority of Britons plan to eat more than one Christmas dinner, according to a consumer survey by Mitchells & Butlers.

ALMR conference

How to gain investor interest in your business

27-Nov-2015 - The ALMR conference drew wise words from sector dignitaries — with advice to those seeking investment in the future. Nicholas Robinson reports

Food Safety

Sous vide cooking: are food safety fears grounded?

26-Nov-2015 - A lack of knowledge about the potential safety implications of sous vide cooking has sparked concern from experts, as new research claims many recipes don’t follow the recommended food safety...

Leicester pub to give 300 free Christmas meals to the homeless

25-Nov-2015 - A Leicester licensee plans to give out free Christmas meals to the city’s homeless population.

London charcuterie company launches 'hangover-curing' meat snack

25-Nov-2015 - A charcuterie and meat snack company claims to have invented a cured meat snack that stops hangovers before they kick in. 

Chef Focus

The Parlour: why an ex-fancy restaurant chef prefers pubs

24-Nov-2015 - Jesse Dunford Wood has created an environment where everyone is welcome. Nicholas Robinson reports

Food safety

Allergen report: how are pubs performing?

23-Nov-2015 - They have variously been viewed with hostility, panic, suspicion and as an opportunity to stand out from the crowd. Whatever your starting point, the regulations on food allergy labelling are...

The worst crimes against pub food

23-Nov-2015 - Wooden boards, unnecessary garnishes or an excess of balsamic glaze? 

Tom Kerridge given honorary doctorate from Gloucestershire University

23-Nov-2015 - Tom Kerridge, chef patron of the double Michelin-starred Hand & Flowers in Marlow has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Gloucestershire.

Leicestershire pub creates massive 3,500 calorie Christmas dinner eating challenge

23-Nov-2015 - A Leicestershire pub has challenged its customers to try their hand at a 3,500 calorie Christmas eating challenge. 

London chefs team up for “offal extravaganza” at Islington pub

20-Nov-2015 - Chefs from across the capital converged on a London pub this week (19 November) for the pub’s third annual “Glandstonbury” dinner.

Investment puts food at centre of New Moon’s Lord Binning

20-Nov-2015 - The New Moon Company has pumped £60,000 into its Lord Binning, Kelsall, Cheshire, site as part of a wider estate update, which will put food at the centre of the business.

Whiting & Hammond secures lease of former Young's site in Kent

20-Nov-2015 - Gastropub group Whiting & Hammond has secured the lease of former Young’s managed pub, The Rose & Crown in Farnborough, Kent.

Chef recruitment crisis

Pub chefs in need of 'more defined career paths'

20-Nov-2015 - More defined career paths, as well as realistic expectations of head chefs, must be developed for pub chefs in order to attract and retain talent in pub kitchens, industry leaders...

Chef recruitment crisis

'Work together to banish pub chef stigma', say industry leaders

19-Nov-2015 - The negative stigma associated with being a pub chef must be tackled by the industry, which it could achieve by working together to highlight the benefits to youngsters of a...


The Christmas gadget guide for pub chefs

19-Nov-2015 - In theory, a truly talented chef should be able to produce outstanding meals with just a frying pan, a spatula, a sharp knife and the right ingredients. Cooking isn’t about...


Profit by putting food on board

19-Nov-2015 - You might now be thinking about your business plans for the new year, and what you could do to differentiate your offering from that of your competitors.

Word to the street: the ins and outs of pop-up residencies

18-Nov-2015 - Critics may have long grown tired of pulled pork, “American-style” barbeque and kimchi tacos, but consumer appetites for street food are as high as ever. Daniel Woolfson considers the ins...

Legal advice

The licensing challenge of 'home chefs' in your pub

18-Nov-2015 - The latest trend to put the public in touch with 'home chef' clubs has interesting licensing issues.


Young’s and Geronimo Inns launch chef academy

18-Nov-2015 - Young’s and subsidiary gastropub group Geronimo Inns has launched a new academy for its chefs.