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Calorie control: Businesses with more than 250 employees must display calorie info from today (Getty/andresr)

Calorie labelling rules come into force

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

New calorie regulations, which will bring cost pressures and an increased workload to the sector, come into force today (Wednesday 6 April), fuelling criticism from trade bodies.

Expanding palette: JDW revamps menu with new dishes

JDW adds 14 new dishes to menu

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has launched a range of new meals across pubs in England Scotland and Wales, including chicken dishes, curries and healthier options.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 39

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Upping your game on food

By Ed Bedington

This week’s episode is brought to you from the number one Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub the Unruly Pig in Bromeswell, Suffolk and includes licensee Brendan Padfield alongside rising chef star Ruth Hansom of the Princess of Shoreditch and Big Smoke co-founder...

Charity champs: Tom Kerridge and star chefs put on a five-course meal to boost funds

Kerridge joins forces for Ukraine fundraiser

By Gary Lloyd

Gastropub chef Tom Kerridge along with an elite set of celebrity cooks have joined forces to raise more than £70,000 to help people in war-torn Ukraine through a charity dinner and auction.

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The MA's Review of the Week

Menu engineering is key in the face of rising prices

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington caught up with the Parkers Arms Stosie Madi to get her take on the week's news, from rocketing commodity costs and soaring fuel prices through to the need for Government support on VAT.

Flippin' amazing: Pubs celebrate Shrove Tuesday (Getty/ hsyncoban)

Pubs make the most of Pancake Day

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Pubs across the country are celebrating Shrove Tuesday today (Tuesday 1 March) through special pancake-orientated menus, fundraising events and build-your-own sessions.

CGA and Slerp Hospitality at Home Tracker: delivery and takeaway sales up 138% up in January 2022: (Credit: Getty/ 10'000 Hours)

Delivery and takeaway sales increase by 422%

By Rebecca Weller

Britain’s managed restaurant and pub groups saw delivery sales reach five times pre-pandemic levels in January, the CGA & Slerp Hospitality at Home Tracker has revealed.

Michelin Guide: Two pubs bag Bib Gourmands

New Bib Gourmands awarded this year

By Amelie Maurice-Jones


Two pubs have scored Bib Gourmand awards, which are dished out by the Michelin Guide to recognise restaurants that “will leave you with a sense of satisfaction, at having eaten so well at a reasonable price”.

Award-winning: Two pubs bag Michelin stars

Two pubs awarded Michelin stars

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Bridge Arms in Canterbury, Kent and the Cumbria-based the Dog & Gunn Inn have scooped their first Michelin stars today (Wednesday 16 February) in the 2022 Michelin Guide.

Popular dish: just over half of pubgoers ate chips when visiting the on-trade, research reveals (image:Getty/ Knaupe)

Half of pub visits include chips

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Some 50.7% of times people ate out at pubs from November 2020 to January 2022 included chips, data from Lumina Intelligence Eating and Drinking Out Panel has revealed.

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.

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