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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...

going live

going live

Music and drinking often go hand in hand, and music promotions can be a useful way of bringing in extra custom. For anyone thinking about running...

a pain in the back

a pain in the back

Most adults get low back pain at some time. It's one of the most common reasons for a visit to the doctor, and one of the main causes for people...

pass notes

pass notes

The licensed trade has always been one of the UK's biggest employers, and today more than 900,000 people are estimated to work in the sector. Coming...

the rights stuff

the rights stuff

While the government has pledged in principle to loosen the grip of bureaucracy on small businesses, the fact is that the number of regulations...

Perfect Partners

Perfect Partners

Nowadays, every serious licensed trade outlet has a fridge behind the bar stocked with high visibility products, including flavoured alcoholic...

Bank holidays

Bank holidays

QI understand that there is currently some legislation going through Parliament which would mean that I can open later hours on a Sunday if I have a...

PEL renewal

PEL renewal

My local council has just refused to renew my Public Entertainment Licence. Can I appeal the decision and what happens to my PEL in the meantime?You,...