Menu Ideas

John Dory: consider pairing with Brewster's Helles

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How to make: John Dory with creamed peas, lettuce and pancetta

By Daniel Woolfson

Wright Brothers, based in London’s Spitalfields market, supplies more than 150 pubs and restaurants across the UK with fresh fish and seafood. This recipe from Wright Brothers chef Richard Kirkwood is a sure-fire crowd pleaser

Apple & blackberry crumble: Eggleton's pub is ranked fifth in the UK's Top 50

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How to make: chef Josh Eggleton's apple & blackberry crumble

By Daniel Woolfson

This traditional dessert by Josh Eggleton, chef-patron of the Pony & Trap, Chew Magna, will be a sound addition to any menu as the nights begin to draw in earlier. Extra points for serving fireside. 

Roast with the most: the roast at the sadly-closed Truscott Arms (above) was named the best in the UK

Sunday roasts

Getting rid of the roast? Sundays wouldn't be the same...

By Daniel Woolfson

When JD Wetherspoon announced earlier this year it would finish serving Sunday roasts to focus on its core menu offer, reactions from some of the chain’s patrons were borderline riotous

Snacks: new options rose by 60% this year

MENU TRENDS

Snacks, sides and nibbles key focus for pub menus

By Daniel Woolfson

UK operators are boosting customers’ average spend by increasing starter and dessert prices as well as focusing on side dishes and snacks, new research claims.