News

Aiming high: Freemasons has big plans for the future

Investment plans for Freemasons

By Nicholas Robinson

The Freemasons at Wiswell is a leading light for pubs offering outstanding food, but boss Steven Smith believes this is just the start.

Big audience: a staple dish such as a pie or a seafood option can appeal to a wider audience

Pub food favourites

By Nikkie Sutton

Tastes in food may be constantly changing, but when it comes to pub grub, the classics and old favourites remain constantly in contention, jockeying for positions on the menu

Take it away: Deliveroo already helps 150 pubs with their food delivery (image credit: www.shopblocks.com)

Deliveroo helping pubs without kitchens

By Nikkie Sutton

Delivery service Deliveroo is set to help pubs and bars across the UK that don’t have kitchens by allowing customers to order in food to the pub.

Black Friday special: the deal, which launched on Monday of this week, lasts until Thursday 23 November

M&B slashes food prices for Black Friday

By Nikkie Sutton

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) is offering a huge 50% off main meals in many of its pubs across its estate from Monday 20 November until Thursday 23 November.

Bargains to be found: Michelin-starred venues can offer great deals

8 cheap Michelin-starred pub lunches

By Nikkie Sutton

Michelin-starred meals can often be pricey but new information has shown that lunch dishes at venues, including pubs with the coveted accolade, can be affordable.

Rise predicted: more footfall is expected in out-of-home dining next year

Eating out to grow by 83m visits next year

By Nicholas Robinson

The number of consumers choosing to eat out next year will grow substantially by 83m visits, while deliveries will grow 101m by 2019, according to new data from NPD Group.

Chipgate: what is the perfect portion?

How many chips make the perfect portion?

By Michelle Perrett

The issue of chip portion sizes made the headlines this week when Greene King was forced to apologise to a customer who received only six chips with her fish and chip meal.

Diners: have strong preferences when it comes to their dining experience

Diners prefer a window seat

By Michelle Perrett

Two-thirds (61%) of diners prefer to sit near a window when eating out, new research from OpenTable has revealed.