All news articles for June 2019

No comment: Dark Star managing director James Cuthbertson

Dark Star MD leaves brewery?

By Ed Bedington

Confusion surrounds the disappearance of the Dark Star brewery managing director (MD) James Cuthbertson who appears to have left the role.

Pub grub: more than a quarter of out of home dinners, and one in 10 breakfasts, involved a pub visit in Q1 2019

More than a quarter of dinners out are at pubs

By Stuart Stone

While an overall slide means pubs are becoming a slightly less popular option for an evening meal, they have increased their market share at breakfast according to findings from foodservice and hospitality research agency MCA Insight.

Beer delivery threat: drivers vote in favour of strike

Strike vote threatens northern beer deliveries

By Nicholas Robinson

Drivers who deliver beer to pub chains in the north and the Midlands have voted in favour of strike action, which could threaten stock levels in some pubs.

In the mix: (l-r) People’s Champion Scott Addison, Southern Showdown winner Adam Day and Global Southern Showdown 2018 winner Lee Jones

Southern Comfort crowns best mixologists

By Robert Mann

Two triumphant bartenders were cheered to victory last night – becoming winners of Southern Comfort’s Southern Showdown cocktail competition.

Different options: this recipe can include a variety of flavours of Callebaut Callets

In association with Callebaut

How to make: ice cream cookie sandwiches

By Nikkie Thatcher

Make this summer special with a match made in heaven. What better way to show off than with Callebaut’s delicious ice cream cookie sandwiches

Estate-wide plan: Kopparberg Strawberry & Lime will be available throughout Tim Martin-owned JD Wetherspoon from July

JDW stocks Kopparberg on draught

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is now serving Kopparberg on draught at more than three quarters of its pubs, with plans to make it estate-wide next month (July).

Masters plan: the accreditation aims to ensure quality in brews

Stella Artois launches beer accreditation scheme

By Nikkie Thatcher

Budweiser Brewing Group-owned Stella Artois has unveiled a new accreditation programme in partnership with Beer Marque, in a bid to increase beer quality and premium experience.

Taste of success: the Sportsman in Seasalter, Kent, won Gastropub of the Year at the 2019 Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards

12 of the top 100 UK restaurants are pubs

By Nikkie Thatcher

More than a 10th of the top 100 restaurants, which was announced at the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards last night (10 June), are pubs.

Popular choice: some 91% of people chose G&T as the nation's most popular drink, according to Fever-Tree

In association with Fever-Tree

Why creating the perfect G&T garden can push profits

By Adam Bloodworth

Statistics reveal Britain’s love for gin isn’t only here to stay but is increasing year on year. The challenge for brands is to explore new ways to profit from the spirit’s surge in popularity