Pub Food > Food trends

Food Hygiene Ratings now more important to consumers

Cleanliness and hygiene are major influences on where consumers choose to eat out, according to a report from the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Influential factors: cleanliness rates highly when considering eating-out venues

Fall in consumer demand for out-of-home breakfasts

21-Apr-2017 - The number of consumers choosing to eat breakfast outside the home on a daily basis has dropped by 11% since 2015, according to purchasing company Beacon.  

Keeping it simple is key to good desserts

03-Apr-2017 - Whether you’re a baking whizz or a beginner, desserts in pubs are an important course for punters and shouldn’t be forgotten. On all accounts, though, keeping it simple is the...

Mounting costs pose real threat to on-trade growth

23-Feb-2017 - Increasing food and drink prices, as well as business rates revaluations, pose immediate threats to on-trade growth this year, new research shows.

Pub restaurants increased prices for festive menus

30-Jan-2017 - Pub restaurants offered a wider range of Christmas meal options for consumers and increased prices for the 2016 festive season, new research from The Morning Advertiser’s sister title MCA has revealed....

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 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? 


Mintel: top six global food trends for 2017

14-Nov-2016 - “A year of extremes” is on the cards when it comes to food trends over the next year, claim leading market intelligence specialists.

Free-from food

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

26-Oct-2016 - 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...


Food sales at ten year high, reports ALMR

22-Sep-2016 - Food sales among multiple operators of licensed premises are at a 10-year high, according to a comprehensive annual survey by the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR).


Snacks, sides and nibbles key focus for pub menus

15-Sep-2016 - UK operators are boosting customers’ average spend by increasing starter and dessert prices as well as focusing on side dishes and snacks, new research claims. 

Food trends

More than just a gourmet burger? The proliferation of 'premium'...

22-Aug-2016 - Trends have ruled the hospitality industry’s decade with an iron fist. “Serve more quinoa” and “fish and chips” was so last year, the commentators scribbled. 

Trade figures' advice on food and drink pairings

27-Jun-2016 - “We need to educate people to let them know that it is OK to drink beer and cider with your food” said drinks educator and beer sommelier Jane Peyton at...


Pub Market Report: Optimism for on-trade growth

23-Jun-2016 - The majority of licensees expect their turnover to increase during the next 12 months hinting at growing optimism among operators.


How menu hacking can help your pub

08-Jun-2016 - Menu hacking, a trend acquired from the US and Australia, is catching on in the UK. But why? Andrew Don reports

Risotto report

10 things you need to know about risotto in pubs

14-Apr-2016 - There are few dishes that offer operators high GP, the opportunity to create gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan variants while also being tasty, but the risotto appears to tick all of...

Supplier profile

Flexitarians push Paramount 21 to boost veggie offer

09-Mar-2016 - Frozen fish and vegetarian foodservice supplier Paramount 21 is preparing to boost its veggie and gluten-free offering following rising demand, the firm's chairman and director Ali Hannaford has said.


Exciting new trade show - The Bar & Pub Show - launches

02-Mar-2016 - A new event dedicated to the bar and pub sector will run alongside this year's Restaurant Show at Olympia bringing together the best suppliers in the business with top operators...

Twisted Burger boosts the Yard’s food sales by 50%, but could rise to 300%

29-Feb-2016 - Food sales at Yorkshire pub the Yard, Ilkley, have rocketed by more than 50% since the franchise Twisted Burger launched there in early February, the Publican’s Morning Advertiser (PMA) has...

Food trends

International cuisine and chicken cooked in cola top consumers’ 2016 wish list, says Premier

23-Feb-2016 - Dishes from the Mediterranean, Mexico, Thailand and Vietnam top a list of foods consumers want to try, while a desire to eat more pulled meats – including chicken cooked in...


Meat off the menu: consumers opt for veggie dishes over health fears

18-Feb-2016 - More consumers are shunning meat in favour of vegetarian alternatives, with concerns about health as the main reason, new research from a NatCen Social Research survey claims.

New opening

Fuller’s opens newly built pub on the Thames

17-Feb-2016 - Fuller’s has opened its latest new-build pub on the River Thames, the Sail Loft on Greenwich Reach, with room for 300 customers and a nautical-themed menu designed by ex-Duck &...

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11-Feb-2016 - Pizza is quickly becoming a popular dish in pubs as more operators turn to the quick, easy and tasty food to entice new customers into their businesses. Watch this video...

10 things you need to know about selling vegetarian food

21-Jan-2016 - More people are considering meat-free dishes when they eat out and want to see more choice on the menu. Here are 10 things to consider when putting vegetarian options on...


The top pub food for 2016? Jamaican Jerk and 'dude food'

04-Jan-2016 - Turtle Bay’s planned rollout across the UK will drive demand for Jamaican Jerk in pubs, Spirit Pub Company’s former menu development executive Carl Newey has predicted.