Chefs

Top of the chefs: Harris took the top spot this year

Top 50 Gastropubs

Get ready for Top 50 Gastropubs 2017

By Nicholas Robinson

Eight months ago, 2016’s top 50 gastropubs were named, followed by a whirlwind of national press coverage. Plans for 2017’s event are under way and it’s shaping up to be a belter

Francesco Mazzei (second from right) teaches the PCP chefs how to create an Italian dish

M&B chefs face off in east London

By Daniel Woolfson

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) brand Premium Country Pubs has crowned the winner of its 'Chef Inspiration' contest.

Claude Bosi: I have always been surrounded by family and a strong Italian heritage – and food has always been an important part of that

Q&A: Hibiscus chef Claude Bosi on his new pub

By Daniel Woolfson

Earlier this month, Claude Bosi, owner of double Michelin-starred London restaurant Hibiscus announced the opening of his new pub, the Swan Inn in Esher, Surrey, with his brother Cedric. The Publican's Morning Advertiser (PMA) caught up with Bosi...

Do you know where your produce comes from?

Food safety

Pubs should push meat origin after monkey meat find

By Nicholas Robinson

Food-serving pubs should push assured meat and produce on their menus, following the recently revealed record global haul of illegal food and drink by the European police agency Europol last month.

Brexit could make chef recruitment woes even worse

CHEF SHORTAGE

Brexit could make chef recruitment woes even worse

By Daniel Woolfson

A British exit from the European Union could further exacerbate the shortage of skilled chefs faced by the country’s hospitality industry, a leading recruiter has warned.

Sustainable Restaurant Association managing director, Mark Linehan:

Casual Dining

National living wage 'could be positive for pubs'

By Nicholas Robinson

Pubs can thrive under the national living wage (NLW) when it comes into force on 1 April, two operators have said, despite dire warnings from other trade leaders who say otherwise.

Food fraud is a growing and serious threat to all food businesses, experts have warned

Food Safety

Britain’s fruit and veg supplies ‘overlapped by drug cartels’

By Nicholas Robinson

The countries supplying Britain's fresh fruit and vegetables are overlapped by drug-smuggling gangs, an expert in the field has revealed, following warnings that operators may have long-since been at risk of many types of food fraud.

What's new in pub desserts?

Dessert Report

Nine things you need to know about desserts in pubs

By Nicholas Robinson

Consumers are pickier than ever, especially when it comes to foods that are perceived to be bad for health and the waistline. Here are nine things you need to know to put a succesful dessert offer on in your pub.

Food crime and fraud will affect pubs, say experts

Food Safety

Food fraud ‘very real danger to pubs’

By Nicholas Robinson

Food fraud and crime are very real and growing dangers to operators serving food, who should have strong preventative systems in place, a group of experts in the field have warned.

'Food safety must now become more of a priority for pubs,' experts have urged

News Analysis: Food Safety

‘Multimillion-pound fines’ for unsafe food operators

By Nicholas Robinson

Diners need to know the food they are eating at your site is safe but some experts fear budget cuts could see a reduction in safety measures. Nicholas Robinson investigates

Agnieszka Tyczka's partner Steven Smith accepted the award on her behalf

Top 50 Gastropubs

Double whammy for Freemasons at Top 50 Gastropubs

By Nicholas Robinson

Front-of-house manager Agnieszka Tyczka of the Freemasons at Wiswell, Clitheroe, Lancashire, brought home the gastropub’s first award of the day at the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs.

Jeff Galvin: Blurred lines between pubs and restaurants

Jeff Galvin: Blurred lines between pubs and restaurants

By Liam Garrahan

The line that has been drawn between pubs and restaurants is blurring as restaurateurs are being priced out of London and pushed into pub operations, according to Michelin-starred chef, restaurateur and pub operator, Jeff Galvin.

Who won which awards at the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs 2016?

Photos

Gallery: The winners of the Top 50 Gastropubs 2016

By Nicholas Robinson

The Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs 2016 list and awards were presented by celebrity two Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge at the Hermitage Road Bar and Restaurant on 25 January.

Great Sausage Roll Off competitors announced

Food

Great Sausage Roll Off competitors announced

By Daniel Woolfson

Seven pubs chefs as well as several chefs from high profile restaurants and food businesses have been announced as finalists for the upcoming Great Sausage Roll Off competition.

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