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Floors TOO clean?

Floors TOO clean?

So you've got that kitchen floor so clean you could eat your dinner off it. Only problem is, you have introduced another hazard. Someone could slip...

Building a team

Building a team

First impressions count - they make the difference to whether a customer stays for a "quick one" or ends up eating, or in a worst case scenario...

Private functions

Private functions

Q I own a pub which is fortunate to have a function room with its own bar on the first floor. I frequently hold functions such as wedding receptions...

Sherry bleurgh?

Sherry bleurgh?

Is sherry set for an on-trade revival? Or will it always be consigned to Auntie's drinks cabinet? Ben McFarland talks to the major players.It's been...

Staff motivation

Staff motivation

Recruiting the right people is just the start of it. Once on board it pays to get the best out of them. It pays in terms of customer service and it...

Judgement day for 16 suppliers

Judgement day for 16 suppliers

Pub Food never realised how difficult it was for food suppliers to the pub trade to get a national listing with a major wholesaler - until now.As an invited guest of Fairway Foodservice plc, Pub Food dropped in to a hotel suite in Bradford to

Keeping it Cornish

Keeping it Cornish

"How do you get your children to eat vegetables?" asked Bob Lamberton, St Austell Brewery's company trainer.A bemused audience of 13 Cornish...

You're so vein

You're so vein

Cheese was high on Pub Food's agenda this month as the award-winning Blisworth Hotel - Florence and Larry won Ethnic Pub of the Year 2001 - hosted...

Bank on it

Bank on it

Dealing with the bank is an essential part of running a pub business. We offer some advice.No one can say that banks don't have a grasp of the...

Hot Stuff

Hot Stuff

Well I admit it…my secret is out. I am an addict. But fortunately I don't have to share my addiction with a roomful of crimson-faced people,...

Reefer madness!

Reefer madness!

It is funny, slightly ironic and a little sad, that my most memorable culinary experience connected with a railway station is powdered vegetable...

fresh faced

fresh faced

The dream of running your own pub almost certainly focuses heavily on a traditional country local with wooden beams, stone floors and a garden...