Menu Ideas

Perfect pair: IPA goes brilliantly with grilled meats such as steaks and burgers

Five dishes to pair with IPA

By James Beeson

Finding food matches for India Pale Ale can sometimes be a challenge, as the aggressive bitterness and juicy, citrusy hop flavors can overwhelm more delicate dishes.

Back story: offering street food can boost a pub's bottom line but operators should still highlight the heritage of the food

Summer BBQ boom: capitalise on the flavour trends

By Nikkie Sutton

Barbecue flavours are on the rise so it’s time to formulate a plan of how you can take advantage – and with summer on its way, perhaps getting the heat on in the garden is the way to go?

Popular meal: the dish is a best-selling starter at the Parkers Arms

Top 50 Gastropubs

How to make: the Parkers Arms' fish croquettes

By Nikkie Sutton

These croquettes are a staple dish at Top 50 Gastropubs darling the Parkers Arms in Clitheroe, Lancashire, featuring great, luxurious flavours.

Meat-free dish: one option chefs can choose is a mushroom and leek pie

Vegan recipes to serve this Easter

By Nikkie Sutton

The Vegan Society has released four recipes that pubs can make the most of this Easter, designed for vegan diners.

Popular option: sales of game meat are strong, according to Aubrey Allen managing director Russell Allen

Is there a right time for meat?

By Huw Cross

It’s not just fruit and vegetables that are best when in season. Although most meats are available year-round, they can be even better when served at the right time.