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Harvester targets vegans and vegetarians with new menu

Harvester, the Mitchells & Butlers-owned pub chain, is targeting vegan and vegetarian clientele with a new food offer, including its first-ever vegan dessert.

Meat-free: demand for vegan and vegetarian options is rising

Food Hygiene Ratings now more important to consumers

25-Apr-2017 - Cleanliness and hygiene are major influences on where consumers choose to eat out, according to a report from the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Tom Kerridge and BrewDog top Telegraph’s food and drink 'power list'

24-Apr-2017 - Cheeky publican Tom Kerridge is the second biggest food influencer in the UK, according to the Telegraph’s Food Power List 2017, which recognises food and drink producers changing the way...

Brexit: BBPA backs calls for food inflation to be priority

21-Apr-2017 - The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has backed calls for food inflation to be tackled urgently under Brexit negotiations.

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.  

Proud Camden announces partnership with Burger Bear

21-Apr-2017 - Proud Camden has ploughed £300,000 into a renovated rooftop garden and unveiled a summer-long collaboration with fast-food concept Burger Bear. 

Greene King expands foodservice arm for tenants

20-Apr-2017 - Greene King Pub Partners has expanded its range of food services to tenanted and leased pubs in its estate. 

Pubs warned ‘watch out for duty cheats’ after rules tightened

19-Apr-2017 - The Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) has urged pubs to be vigilant when purchasing alcohol following the introduction of tougher wholesale registration rules.

Pub slams ‘unscrupulous untruths’ in TripAdvisor review

18-Apr-2017 - A pub has slammed one customer’s review on TripAdvisor, which criticised its staff, toilets and interior design, calling their comments ‘unscrupulous untruths’.

Council denies claims it led charge to ban smoking in pub gardens

18-Apr-2017 - Claims that London councillors are considering a ban on smoking in beer gardens to “extend alfresco dining areas” have been denied by the council at the centre of the controversy.

Fire devastates Thwaites pub after £1m transformation

13-Apr-2017 - A Thwaites food pub and microbrewery in Hoghton, Lancashire, has been devastated by a fire that tore through the building just months after a £1m refurbishment.

Brits go gaga for US barbecue

12-Apr-2017 - Pub gardens are perfect for barbecues. But barbecue cooking is more complex than slapping some flaccid meat on a smouldering grill.

Innis & Gunn launches largest Beer Kitchen

12-Apr-2017 - Scottish brewer and pub operator Innis & Gunn has launched its fourth and largest Beer Kitchen concept in Glasgow’s West End, with its own onsite microbrewery.

Food allergen guide for pubs launched

11-Apr-2017 - Allergy UK has released a guide to support caterers and help them reduce risks for allergic customers.

Old chicken and a bloody, greasy fridge land pub with £7,000 bill

10-Apr-2017 - A Hertfordshire licensee has been ordered to pay more than £7,000 after it was found serving chicken breasts two days out-of-date to customers.

Licensee blasts customer who ‘kicked pub dog before demanding £500’ to remove bad TripAdvisor review

07-Apr-2017 - A licensee has told of his horror after claiming a customer was “rude to his staff, kicked the pub’s young dog and then asked for £500 to remove a negative...

‘Schnitzel & Spritz’ duo to reopen much-loved pub saved from development

06-Apr-2017 - An iconic north London pub saved from development by campaigning locals is to reopen as a gastropub next month.

Woodall’s launches salami snacks

05-Apr-2017 - Charcuterie company Woodall’s has launched three new snacking salami products to help operators tempt customers with sharing platters and canapés.

'Mouldy' food and pests land pub with one-star hygiene rating

05-Apr-2017 - A Kent pub was slapped with a one-star food-hygiene rating after environmental health inspectors uncovered a slew of food-hygiene offences. 

Fuller's food chief promoted to director

04-Apr-2017 - London brewer and pubco Fuller's has promoted its head of food to divisional director.

Top 50 Gastropubs

Why local is best for UK’s top gastropub

04-Apr-2017 - Chef-patron of North Yorkshire’s Star Inn Harome Andrew Pern does not use local “for local sake” in his venues, but because little else measures up to the produce available on...

Seafood Pub Company to open second Yorkshire site

03-Apr-2017 - Award-winning Seafood Pub Company has announced it is to open a second Yorkshire site as part of its expansion plans.

Foie gras abuse prompts publicans to create a support group

03-Apr-2017 - Two licensees have vowed to set up a support group for the hospitality trade after animal rights activists posted thousands of fake reviews and “abuse” on their Facebook page because...

Unique Hospitality to open new steak and seafood concept

03-Apr-2017 - Unique Hospitality Management, which operates Epic and Heroic pub groups, will open the Wheatsheaf Pub & Grill in Bow Brickhill, Buckinghamshire, on 27 April, following a £120,000 investment.

‘Lickable’ menus, hippo petting zoos and job-stealing dogs: the best April Fools gags

03-Apr-2017 - From some questionable menu innovation by Flaming Grill to horseplay from Robinson’s Brewery, it’s clear the pub trade was feeling silly this weekend. Here’s our round up of the best...