Pub Food

Hear me roar: the Tiger Inn near Ashford, Kent

MY PUB

My Pub: the Tiger Inn, Stowting, Kent

By Gary Lloyd

Rural pub the Tiger Inn is big on food – so much that it was a finalist in the Great British Pub Awards Best Food Pub category in 2022 and for Best Pub Chef in 2023.

Blue Monday: Parkers Arms chef-patron Stosie Madi ponders why quality from suppliers is allowed to fall while prices remain high

OPINION

Price increase, quality decrease

By Stosie Madi, chef-patron of the Parkers Arms

It is uncanny how product quality has decreased and prices have increased.

The Morning Advertiser's Lock In Podcast episode 72

The Lock In Podcast

What is a gastropub?

By Ed Bedington

In a special recording of the Lock In podcast, live at the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs event recently, the team took to the air in an attempt to define what actually makes a gastropub?

10 years of Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs winners

A decade of Great Britain’s best gastropubs

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Unruly Pig in Suffolk was named the best gastropub in the country in The Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub Awards just last month in a prestigious ceremony.

Celebration: Pubs across the country have been recognised by The Michelin Guide

5 pubs awarded Bib Gourmands

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Five pubs have been awarded Bib Gourmands in the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2024.

Remain alert: new border checks could 'put momentum back into inflation' (Credit: Getty/Photo_Concepts)

New border checks risk fuelling food inflation

By Rebecca Weller

New border checks could cause disruptions to supply chains and push foodservice price inflation, the latest Foodservice Price Index (FPI) from CGA and Prestige Purchasing has warned.

New ways: Lucky Saint research offers insight into changing consumer habits (Credit: Getty/NoSystem images)

74% Brits see pub as key to community

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Three quarters of Brits (74%) see the pub as key to the community, research from alcohol-free beer brand Lucky Saint has revealed.

Recipes from Hellmann's for pubs in Veganuary

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Recipes to inspire your kitchen this Veganuary

By The Morning Advertiser

With January traditionally being the month diners look to change their food and drink intake, we’ve got recipes to offer your guests that are reducing their meat consumption for Veganuary.

The Purefoy Arms pub Preston Candover Hampshire to shut

The Purefoy Arms to close for good

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Award-winning gastropub the Purefoy Arms, Hampshire, will shut its doors permanently at the end of the month due to “unexpected happenings”.

CGA Prestige shows food inflation fell to 15% in November

Food inflation fell to 15% in November

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Food Inflation as measured by the CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index (FPI) fell again during the month of November to 15.0% - its lowest level since July 2022.

What are the key trends for UK pubs 2024?

What’s in store for 2024?

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Here at The Morning Advertiser, we’ve rounded up some of the key predictions for food, drink and entertainment at pubs in 2024.

Kicking off 2024: James Watt wants to make January 'as painless as possible'

£1 burgers and pizzas at BrewDog bars

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

From 3 January, BrewDog is offering customers burgers and pizzas for a quid as part of a ‘buy one, get one £1’ deal at any of their UK sites.

Cumbrian charm: the Black Bull and co-owners Nina Matsunaga and James Ratcliffe (all photos credit: Amanda Farnese-Heath Photography)

MY PUB

My Pub: the Black Bull, Sedbergh, Cumbria

By Gary Lloyd

The Black Bull has been a place of great repute for a few years now – vying for a host of prestigious awards with food being its speciality.

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Strangest reasons people cancel bookings

By Nikkie Thatcher

An unexpected council meeting and seagull problems are just two of the strangest reasons customers have given for cancelling bookings in pubs, bars and restaurants, new research has found.

New opportunities: Dominic Chapman said it had been a huge honour to run the Beehive successfully for so long

Dominic Chapman leaves the Beehive

By Joe Lutrario, Restaurant

Chef Dominic Chapman is moving on from his highly-rated The Beehive pub in Berkshire having sold on the lease to Tangy Treat Ltd for an undisclosed sum.

Foodservice price inflation falls by 20% in October

Foodservice price inflation drops 20%

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Foodservice price inflation (FPI) decreased for the fifth consecutive month in October, the CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index has revealed.

Dealing with no-shows: Stosie Madi of the Parkers Arms, Lancashire

OPINION

Customers must help it make the season of goodwill

By Stosie Madi, chef-patron of the Parkers Arms

December is our trade’s busiest time of the year. It’s when hospitality gets to play a starring role in people’s social calendar.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In Podcast episode 67

Why are pubs hooked on fish and chips?

By Ed Bedington

Fish and chips are a staple of the pub menu, but why is that? The Lock In team cast their net to find out where the tradition comes from and why it's such a popular menu item.

'Tis the season: JDW's Christmas menu will be available from 15 November

JDW hikes Christmas dinner price by 13%

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has raised the price of its Christmas dinner by 13% for 2023, but the pub goliath claims it’s still “excellent value”.

Seasonal meetings: a change of menu to suit the colder months could attract more customers (credit: Getty/SolStock)

FEATURE - FOOD TRENDS

FEATURE: Food trends for winter

By Emma Eversham

Shorts and T-shirts have finally been replaced by sweaters and sou’westers as the UK’s weather resumes its usual service following an unseasonably warm and dry September and October.

Shooting for the stars: What sets a Michelin-rated gastropub apart?

What makes a Michelin Star pub?

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

21 gastropubs have gained Michelin stars since the trailblazing Stagg inn became the first pub to win the accolade in 2001. But what makes Michelin-starred pubs a cut above the rest? We spoke to chefs of some of the country's most prestigious venues...