All news articles for October 2019

Customers must be honest: chefs share views on the increase in negative reviews

How has a spike in negative reviews impacted pubs?

By Alice Leader

A customer ‘walking in with a balaclava on’, is no different to an anonymous source leaving a negative review online, says a Great British Pub Awards Chef of the Year finalist.

New owners: Margriet Vandezande-Crump and Daniel Crump

Service is key for couple opening gastropub

By Nicholas Robinson

Following an illustrious career in some of the UK’s most decorated restaurants and gastropubs, husband and wife team Daniel Crump and Margriet Vandezande-Crump are soon to launch their own pub venture.

Top of the list: JD Wetherspoon's rooms (not pictured) fared well in the survey

JDW 'best hotel group' in UK

By Nikkie Thatcher

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) was rated one of the best hotel chains in the UK, according to review site Which?.

Looking ahead: the trade had called on the Government to re-evaluate business rates and beer duty

What does the cancelled Budget mean for pubs?

By Nikkie Thatcher

The pub trade still needs Governmental action, particularly around business rates, regardless of the fact the Budget has now been cancelled, a trade body has warned.

Momentous occasion: this year celebrates 75 years since VE Day

Pubs can stay open longer for VE Day

By Nikkie Thatcher

Plans to extend pub licensing hours across England and Wales to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day have been announced by the Home Secretary.

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