All news articles for February 13, 2018

Hey you guys: publican invites 'fit, fat and fugly' to his singles Valentine's night

Publican welcomes 'fit, fat and fugly' people for Valentine's event

By Georgina Townshend

A publican who has previously been in trouble for controversial posters, one of which includes his chef dressed as a Nazi, has welcomed the "fit, fat and fugly" - along with a picture of Sloth from the The Goonies - in his bar's 'undateables'...

Night to remember: the 2018 Publican Award winners will be revealed at the Battersea Evolution on 13 March

Video: Publican Awards judging day 2018

By Stuart Stone

On Monday 5 January nominees for the 2018 Publican Awards descended on London from across the country for their final chance to dazzle the judges before winners are announced on 13 March at the Battersea Evolution.

Most popular: Mojito tops the list of most served cocktails in the on-trade

How to make the five best-selling cocktails

By Nikkie Sutton

Cocktails are showing no signs of going away and operators need to ensure they are tapping into the latest trends in the category to boost their bottom lines.

Up and away: gin sales are on the rise

British gin outsells beef

By Huw Cross

Britain exports more gin than beef, according to new figures that show overseas sales reached £530m in 2017.

Product recall: Fairfax Meadow pulls meat

A second meat supplier recalls products

By Huw Cross

A leading supplier of meat to pubs, bars and restaurants has recalled products after an unannounced Food Standards Agency (FSA) inspection, causing JD Wetherspoon to pull dishes from its menu again.

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