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Mounting costs pose real threat to on-trade growth

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

Price hike: pubs are preparing for a tough year

Chefs' Choice awards finalists announced

22-Feb-2017 - The finalists have been announced for the upcoming Chefs' Choice awards, which celebrate the highest quality products available from foodservice suppliers.

Barrel & Stone pub pizza brand poised for massive expansion

21-Feb-2017 - Barrel & Stone, the pub pizza format, plans to grow its portfolio of partners within the pub trade to 400 in the next three years.

Dead rat found in Brewers Fayre pub

20-Feb-2017 - Brewers Fayre has issued an apology after a customer spotted a dead rat at one of its pubs in Boston, Lincolnshire.

Bidvest Foodservice to rebrand as Bidfood

17-Feb-2017 - Bidvest Foodservice, the national food wholesaler, is changing its name to Bidfood.


Pub food can survive the Brexit storm

17-Feb-2017 - Food-led pubs are in the best position to weather the storm of Brexit-induced price rises and reduced consumer confidence caused by political instability.

Pub swamped with fake reviews over controversial Valentine’s dish

14-Feb-2017 - Animal rights activists outraged at a chef-owner’s choice to put a one-off foie gras dish on his Valentines menu have left a spate of fraudulent one-star reviews on the pub’s...

Free meat for Top 50 Gastropubs

13-Feb-2017 - Top 50 Gastropubs have received free handcrafted meat and cheese samples to congratulate them on being featured in the prestigious list.

Revealed: the worst areas for pub food hygiene

13-Feb-2017 - Four London boroughs have been named and shamed as having some of the worst pub food hygiene standards in the country. 

'Pan-Asian tapas' restaurant group plots move into pub sector

13-Feb-2017 - Pan-Asian restaurant group Tootoomoo is poised to take its first steps into the pub sector, The Morning Advertiser (MA) can reveal.

Acrylamide reduction to become legal obligation

10-Feb-2017 - Reduction of the potential carcinogen acrylamide will shortly become a legal obligation for food businesses. Here is what lies behind the headlines and how the pub trade will be affected.

Outrage over supermarkets’ cheap Valentine’s meal deals

09-Feb-2017 - Supermarkets are throwing their low tax rates in the faces of Britain’s pubs by selling cheap Valentine’s Day meal deals, which can cost up to 300% less than similar out-of-home...

Scotch Egg Challenge 2017: Drapers Arms named winner

09-Feb-2017 - Top London gastropub the Drapers Arms, in Islington, has been crowned champion of this year's Scotch Egg Challenge.

Mitchells & Butlers apologises to ‘mocked’ job candidate

09-Feb-2017 - Mitchells & Butlers has apologised to an interviewee who was ‘mocked’ in a text message when applying for a job at its Miller & Carter steakhouse format. 

My Pub: The Guinea Grill, Mayfair

09-Feb-2017 - Well-known pub manager Oisin Rogers took charge of historic Young's pub the Guinea Grill, Mayfair, in mid-2016, moving over from popular Islington site the Canonbury. He gives the Morning Advertiser...

Pubs warned customers 'will leave in droves' over food hygiene ratings

07-Feb-2017 - Pubs and restaurant that fail to achieve good food hygiene ratings should be prepared to lose customers to their competition, new research warns. 

Ex-licensee hit with bill for almost £3,700 over pub “ingrained with dirt and grease”

03-Feb-2017 - A former licensee was slapped with a £1,600 fine and ordered to pay more than £2,000 in costs after environmental health officers discovered dozens of food hygiene violations at his pub. 

Food suppliers blame Brexit as record price hikes hit pubs

03-Feb-2017 - Food companies issued a record number of price rise notifications over the past four months, citing Britain’s impending exit from the European Union as a major cause. 

Top gastropub the Falcon Inn on the market for £1.4m

03-Feb-2017 - Historic gastropub the Falcon Inn in Fotheringhay, Peterborough, is on the market with Christie & Co for £1.4m.

How pubs got serious about British cooking

01-Feb-2017 - Gastropubs occupy a unique space in the eating-out sector, largely free of the hyperbole of the city-focused restaurant scene, but offering some of best food in the country.

TV's Matt Tebbutt: hosting Top 50 Gastropubs is great honour

31-Jan-2017 - Food Unwrapped and Saturday Morning Kitchen star Matt Tebbutt called unveiling and presenting the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs list awards a great honour.

The best of the Top 50 Gastropubs social media action

31-Jan-2017 - Guests at yesterday's prestigious Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub Awards took to social media to celebrate their wins, praise other operators and share their experiences of the day. We take...

Top 50 Gastropubs 2017: Yorkshire pub steals the top spot

30-Jan-2017 - Yorkshire pub the Star Inn, Harome, has been named the best gastropub in the country at this year’s Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs Awards.

Booker boss claims there are no plans for job losses following Tesco merge

27-Jan-2017 - Booker CEO Charles Wilson has stated that following the wholesaler’s merge with supermarket giant Tesco, there are no plans for job cuts.

Booker merges with Tesco in £3.7bn deal

27-Jan-2017 - Booker and supermarket giant Tesco have announced they have agreed terms to merge in a huge £3.7bn deal.