All news articles for October 19, 2015

Boost sales with winter warming hot drinks

Hot drinks

Hotting up: winter alternatives to coffee

By Noli Dinkovski

The temperature is dipping, collars are being turned up and customers are looking for something to warm the cockles of the hearts. The answer, says Noli Dinkovski, is a diverse coffee offer that is adaptable to the seasons.

Asahi Super Dry Black launched

Beer

Asahi Super Dry Black launched

By Jessica Mason

Shepherd Neame is launching a bottled dark lager variant from Japanese lager brand Asahi, which it currently brews under licence in the UK.

Pub properties: done deals

Property

Pub properties: done deals

By PMA

This week's property done deals includes pubs in Warwickshire, Lincolnshire and the West Midlands.

Mulled drinks - can you pull the punters in with warmth and comfort?

Drinks

Mulled drinks - can you pull the punters in with warmth and comfort?

By Nigel Huddleston

Autumn is well and truly on us, Christmas is fast approaching and the need to plan ahead for something warm and comforting to pull punters in to pubs needs to be addressed. Well fear not, says Nigel Huddleston, you need look no further than mulled wine...

Tom sets out his top tips for winning a gastropub award

Kerridge: how to win a gastropub gong

By Nicholas Robinson

Two Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge, of the Hand & Flowers in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, has revealed his top tips for winning at next year’s Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs Awards.

There are fears the changes could only benefit more affluent areas.

Caution over business rates revise

By Emily Sutherland

The trade has given George Osborne’s shake-up of business rates a cautious welcome, despite some fears that squeezed councils will use pubs as ‘cash cows’ to generate extra income.

Investing in a new kitchen is a recipe for success

Property

Investing in a new kitchen is a recipe for success

By Chris Jowsey

Refurbishment of a pub kitchen requires careful thought, planning and execution, with a variety of factors to take into account. Here are 10 top tips for your consideration.

There are three important factors that go into the perfect steak, experts advise

Revealed: Secrets to best steak

By Nicholas Robinson

The secrets to making the perfect steak have been revealed to the Publican’s Morning Advertiser by top chefs, suppliers and even Steak (R)evolution film director Franck Ribière.

Chef says focus on vegetables is considerably growing (Photo © Brewers Association)

FOOD AND BEER PAIRING

Beer and vegetables: a match made in heaven?

By Daniel Woolfson

Operators should consider creating vegetable-based beer pairings as sourcing, quality and preparation of vegetables become even more of a focus on menus in 2016, Brewers Association executive chef Adam Dulye has claimed.

More than 1m cases of food poisoning in the UK a year

Food safety

New food safety qualifications launched

By Nicholas Robinson

Six new food safety qualifications to help food businesses prepare safe and legal meals have been launched by the British Safety Council.

The award was first launched in September

Nominations due for new pub chef awards

By Nicholas Robinson

Members of Parliament are preparing to nominate the UK’s best pub chefs for the recently launched British Beer & Pub Association and All Party Parliamentary Beer Group’s Parliamentary Pub Chef and Young Pub Chef of the Year awards.