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Make the most from your roast – Episode one

By Nicholas Robinson

The weekly culinary focal point for many is the Sunday roast, but it does occasionally stand accused of lacking innovation. However, in this three-part video series we change that with an in-depth look at how to make the roast dinner shine.

Summer initiative: the scheme is due to end next week (Monday 31 August)

Treasury responds to EOTHO extension calls

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Treasury has issued a statement in reply to calls for the Eat Out to Help Out scheme to be extended, saying it has been popular because of it’s limited time availability.

Government initiative: the scheme started on 3 August

Three quarters of Brits want EOTHO extended

By Nikkie Thatcher

Some 77% of people who have used the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme would support an extension across September, new YouGov research has found.

Consumer confidence: new data from CGA shows that food sales have been boosted during the Eat Out to Help Out scheme

Pubs enjoy third week of food sales soaring

By Emily Hawkins

Managed pubs and group restaurants have enjoyed a third week of food sales increasing following the launch of the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

Food strategy: “It is important that any new measures avoid additional burdens for businesses or unnecessary costs,

New food measures 'must avoid burdening sector’

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs and restaurants have an influential role in promoting healthier attitudes to food, UKHospitality (UKH) chief executive Kate Nicholls has said in response to a government-commissioned report into Britain’s eating habits.

Cost burden: UKHospitality (UKH) chief executive Kate Nicholls has said new measures to tackle obesity could have a detrimental impact on pubs and restaurants

Government obesity measures ‘slap in the face’ for pubs

By Emily Hawkins

UKHospitality (UKH) chief executive Kate Nicholls has said the Government’s obesity strategy, which includes compulsory calorie information on menus, signals extra pressure for businesses already struggling.

Rising: sales increased in pubs in their second week after reopening

Pub trading leaps forward in second week open

By Nicholas Robinson

Food and drink sales in pubs and restaurants continue to climb and, in some instances, outperform year-on-year, according to a combination of Coffer Peach Business Tracker data and operator feedback.

Snack happy: how to range your pub snack offer

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The changing face of Snacks in the On-Trade

By Tayto

The last few months have provided unprecedented challenges to the on-trade. The face of the industry is changing, as is consumer behaviour. On the first day since lifting lockdown restrictions in England, the number of people visiting bars, pubs and restaurants...

Advice: Top chefs give sage advice and learnings

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Michelin-starred chefs reveal post-lockdown trading secrets

By Nicholas Robinson

Leading chefs from the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs list will reveal how their pubs are trading under social distancing rules and give tips and advice to help others do the same.

Clean working: how to reopen safely

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Re-opening safely post lockdown

By The Morning Advertiser

Three operators on their plans to ensure the safety of their customers and teams as they re-open their doors for eat-in customers.

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Downtime Development: Plant-based

By Nestlé Professional

The pandemic has given the trend for plant-based eating a significant boost and as a result Nestlé Professional is offering chefs inspiration with a series of innovative plant-based recipes.

Higher or lower? Most pubs will keep menu prices the same

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‘Prices will be kept the same’ say 50% of pubs in poll

By Nicholas Robinson

The majority of operators asked in a weekly hospitality poll have said they plan to keep their food and drink prices the same as before lockdown, while half also said they expected trade levels to reach no more than 40% of pre-coronavirus levels in the...

Hygiene procedure: using gloves is one practice operators could implement when reopening

Time to clean up your act before reopening

By Nikkie Thatcher

The countdown is on for reopening your pub. Make sure you are setting and maintaining high standards when it comes to cleanliness and good practices

Food, beer and wine: the Red Lion opens up as a corner shop

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Fuller’s pub reopens as corner shop

By Nicholas Robinson

Fuller’s pub the Red Lion in Ealing has reopened as temporary shop for its surrounding community, selling Italian foods as well as draught beer and wines to takeaway.

French exit: the 18th century French House is hoping to raise £80,000 to keep its doors open (pic: Gideon Wright, Flickr)

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Top 50 Gastropub seeks £80,000 to survive pandemic

By Stuart Stone

A Soho pub that housed France’s government-in-exile after the German occupation during World War II is seeking £80,000 to keep its doors open amid the Covid-19 emergency.

Throw down the gauntlet: top chefs to showcase skills on #TheChefsPass challenge

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#TheChefsPass challenge launched by Top 50 Gastropubs

By Nicholas Robinson

Leading chefs from the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs list have accepted the challenge to showcase a series of kitchen skills as part of the #TheChefsPass campaign aimed at helping consumers hone their skills during lockdown.

Challenging: Unitas boss Darren Goldney pleas for supplier credit to be paid

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Opinion: wholesalers make plea for bills to be paid

By Darren Goldney

Wholesalers across the UK are asking for operators to pay outstanding credit to “help us help you when your doors open again”, as outlined by managing director of Unitas Wholesale Darren Goldney.

Good deeds: chef Sally Abé is giving back to society

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Michelin-starred gastropub chef cooks for NHS

By Nicholas Robinson

Cooking meals for the NHS and Age UK at a charitable organisation during the coronavirus lockdown has helped Sally Abé – head chef of the Michelin-starred Harwood Arms – maintain the daily structure that most hospitality workers need. But she has also...

Waste fears: closing the hospitality trade has meant stock is not being sold through

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Campaign stops £2m of food going to waste

By Nicholas Robinson

Wholesalers and other food bodies have joined forces to prevent produce such as cheese, milk, fruits and meat from going to landfill now the hospitality sector has been shut down.

Donate and preserve: two gastropub operators have shared their tips for shutting down a kitchen

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What to do with food before closing a pub kitchen

By Emily Hawkins

Many pubs are choosing to close entirely rather than continue their operations as a takeaway or delivery service. Two gastropub operators share their advice to pubs closing down their kitchens about what to do with leftover food.

Delivery option: consumers seeking more out-of-home meals

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Brits keen on delivered food

By Nicholas Robinson

Pub and restaurant closures have led Brits to leap into takeaways, as well as food and drink deliveries, with more than half of consumers having food sent to their homes.

Empty seats: the sector has seen a fall in sales as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and is expected to see a further drop

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Dry-led pubs footfall drops 30% in past week

By Alice Leader

Over the past seven days, dry-led pubs saw 30% fewer customers compared to the same period in 2019, including a 53% drop in footfall in just one day (18 March).

Take it away: many operators are offering takeaway food and drinks services

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How to launch a takeaway offer

By Alice Leader

Now pubs have been ordered to close, some sites have opted for a takeaway service for social distancing and self-isolating customers who still crave pub grub.

Claiming compensation? ABI has confirmed that there is unlikely to be a new policy cover available for coronavirus currently

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Most pubs not covered for coronavirus

By Alice Leader

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has announced that most businesses would not have purchased cover that will protect their loss of trade from coronavirus, even if Boris Johnson forcibly closes doors.

Tragic times: the restaurant chain has had to temporarily shut its doors as a health precaution

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Hawksmoor temporarily shuts all doors

By Alice Leader

High-end restaurant chain Hawksmoor has felt obligated to make the “most difficult decision we have ever made” by temporarily closing its eateries in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.

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