All news articles for September 21, 2015

Will the Staith House team open a second site?

Staith House’s Calton mulls second venue after win

By Nicholas Robinson

John Calton, chef-proprietor of North Shields-based Staith House, is preparing to open a second venue after winning Food Pub of the Year at this year’s Great British Pub Awards (GBPA).

The Staith House won Food Pub of the Year at this Year's Great British Pub Awards

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What's next for the Staith House?

By Nicholas Robinson

When the Staith House was unveiled two years ago, it took just £500 in its first week. Nicholas Robinson discovers how this pub is now an award-winning phenomenon

There are beer training courses - equip your staff with qualifications now

How to become a beer expert - Part 1

By Sophie Atherton

With beer available from 1,500 breweries in the UK, and hundreds of imported beers on the market, knowledgeable staff are essential to making the most of the beer revolution. It’s not just a matter of avoiding spoilage and waste.

Daniel Thwaites Craft Dan brewery publicans brew cask ale week


Pub brews own beer for Cask Ale Week

By James Evison

Tottington pub, the Dungeon Inn, has paid homage to its roots by developing its very own beer, named Whimbury Hill.

Make more effort to support British produce, British Food Fortnight organisers say

Top chef urges others to ‘buy British’

By Nicholas Robinson

A top chef has joined forces with royalty and government ministers to urge food businesses to be more supportive of local produce by displaying the provenance of the food on their menus during British Food Fortnight.

Winter warming recipes are top of Premiers Foods's list

New products in pictures

By Nicholas Robinson

Award-winning ice cream, bagel sandwich thins and flower sprouts have made it into this week’s round-up of new food products.

Ed Turner (left) and Tom Davies

Brakspear appoints former MD of Geronimo Inns

By James Evison

Pub operator and brewer Brakspear has appointed Ed Turner, formerly managing director of Geronimo Inns, as a non-executive director with a brief to help develop its managed pub division.

The number of food-serving suburban pubs rose by 5.2%

Food pub openings up by 9%

By Nicholas Robinson

Branded food pubs bucked the wet-led pubs closure trend over the past 12 months with a 9% growth in openings.

Pubs react to #piggate

Pubs react to #piggate

By Daniel Woolfson

Pubs have taken to twitter to poke humour at allegations that Prime Minister David Cameron once inserted "a private part of his anatomy in a dead pig’s head".