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Rebecca and Joseph standing outside of the Royal Oak Hotel

Cumbrian pub opens only shop in village

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Publicans of the Royal Oak Hotel in Beckermet, Cumbria have come to the rescue of local residents by opening the only store in the village.

Big reveal: The Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs list 2022 will be announced in Manchester on Monday 24 January

Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs

2022 Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs set to be revealed

By Ed Bedington

The best gastropubs in the business are set to be announced as The Morning Advertiser gears up for the reveal of the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs list for 2022.

Industry recognition: NITAs now open for entries (Getty/ sturti)

2022 NITAs open for entires

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The National Innovation in Training Awards 2022 (NITAs) are now open for entries after being launched by the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) today (Monday 10 January).

Desperate times: the Marina Fountain has had to diversify during the pandemic but fears the worst

Struggling pub forced to launch crowdfunding campaign

By Gary Lloyd

East Sussex pub, the Marina Fountain, has launched a GoFundMe campaign after the Omicron Covid variant, mixed messaging from the Government and a paltry grant allowance has left it in an “impossible situation”.

Competition criteria: entrants were judged on the quality, service, cleanliness, value for money, presentation and taste

Two pubs crowned Britain’s best roast dinners

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Eight Bells in Hawkhurst, Kent and the Perch on Lancing Beach near Brighton beat tough competition to win the ‘Best Meat Roast Dinner’ and ‘Best Vegetarian Roast Dinner’ in Knorr Professional’s Great British Roast Dinner Competition.

Cost increase: wholesale food prices are expected to continue rising into the new year and beyond (image: Getty/Yagi Studio)

Food prices set to rise at least 3% by new year

By Nikkie Thatcher

Foodservice prices will be under severe pressure in the run up to Christmas due to rising demand, product shortages and distribution issues, new research has revealed.

Industry in peril: latest UKHospitality and CGA tracker showed sales were down (Credit: Getty/ sturti)

45% revenue drop shows 'industry in peril'

By Rebecca Weller

Full 12-month figures were nearly half what they were over the same period pre-pandemic, according to data from latest edition of the UKHospitality and CGA Quarterly Tracker.

Christmas dinner: 68% of the nation want turkey this year (Credit: Getty/Ross Woodhall)

Turkey crowned king of Christmas

By Rebecca Weller

Turkey crowned king of Christmas despite a growing desire for new traditions this year, a study conducted by supermarket chain Tesco has revealed.

Industry celebration: the awards are now open for entry

Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs

Entries for Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs awards now open

By Top 50 Gastropubs

Think you’ve got what it takes to be crowned Newcomer of the Year or Front of House Team of the Year at the 2022 Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub awards then enter the coveted special awards now.

Marion Jones: Licensee of the Joiners Arms since 1996

Licensee’s message to new publicans

By Rebecca Weller

Prospective publicans should be warned about the hard work and challenges involved in running a pub before entering the trade, one licensee has stated.

September success: takeaway and delivery sales over double pre-pandemic levels (Getty/ Marko Geber)

Delivery and takeaway sales soar for restaurants and pubs

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Britain’s leading managed pub and restaurant groups more than doubled their delivery and takeaway sales from pre-pandemic levels in September, the latest edition of the CGA & Slerp Hospitality at Home Tracker revealed.

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Pig price drop - hog the profits

By Ed Bedington

Pub operators are being urged to take advantage of low pork prices and stage a hog roast as the autumn gathers pace.

The Old Forge Pub: Britain's most remote mainland pub (credit Mark Harris)

Britain’s most remote pub saved by local community

By Rebecca Weller

The Old Forge in Inverie, listed as the Guinness World Records most remote pub in mainland Britain, has received £508,000 through the Scottish Land Fund (SLF) after months of fundraising.

Social hub: fine-dining pubs are friendlier and more relaxed than their restaurant counterparts, says Gareth Ostick (Getty/ The Good Brigade)

A pub should have banter, says Gareth Ostick

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The casual atmosphere and homely feel is what sets fine-dining pubs apart from restaurants, according to the joint-owner of the White Swan at Fence, East Lancashire.

Consumers enjoyed more time in pubs and restaurant this month (Credit: Getty/ Henrik Sorensen)

Pubs and bars enjoy 43.5% boost during September

By Rebecca Weller

Pubs, bars and clubs benefited from a 43.5% boost during September while entertainment saw its strongest growth in more than two years with an increase of 28 % owing to new film releases, gigs and theatre shows encouraging Brits back to venues.

Staff concern: survey reveals the consequences of pub food waste (image: Getty/vladm)

Food and drink waste sparks staff concern

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The majority of pub employees worry about food and drink waste, a new survey commissioned by the anti-food waste app Too Good To Go suggests.

Pre-packaged foods: new allergen legislation comes is set to come in to force (Credit: Getty Images / dontree_m)

Natasha’s Law comes into force on Friday

By Michelle Perrett

New allergen legislation requiring food businesses to provide full ingredients labelling on food that has been pre-packed for direct sale is set to come into force on Friday (1 October).

Industry impact: rising gas prices has meant factories that produce CO2 as a by product closed (image: Getty/Edin)

Gov to step in to help solve CO2 crisis

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Government has announced a temporary agreement with American-owned firm CF Fertilisers in a bid to help ensure a continued supply of CO2 to UK businesses.

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