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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.

How can pubs profit from the low cost of pigs?

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.

Community Spirit: Inverie Village (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.

What makes a pub different to a restaurant?

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.

How much food do pubs waste?

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.

Pandemic impact: I say this with no expectation or not as a jibe; at the end of the day, Covid has put an exceptional strain on the hospitality sector and no one could blame someone for squeezing out more profit where possible during what has been an incredibly testing time'

Opinion

The great restaurant pricing debate

By Sarah John, director, Boss Brewing

It was popcorn at the ready for me recently as I saw the argument unfold between Wine Expert Guy Woodward and Celebrity Chef Tom Kerridge on Twitter.

Best gastropubs: Top 50 2021 list revealed

Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs

Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs reveals first top 100 list

By Top 50 Gastropubs

One-hundred pubs have been revealed by the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs list for the first time in a bid to provide more outstanding food pubs much needed visibility in 2021.

Online reveal: Top 50 Gastropubs list announced Friday 26 March at 7pm

Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs

Top 50 Gastropubs 2021 revealed tonight at 7pm

By Top 50 Gastropubs

The Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs will be revealed tonight (Friday 26 March) at 7pm in a live stream from London hosted by the incredible Angellica Bell and Top 50 Gastropubs editor Nicholas Robinson.

Get involved: post your questions in the comment section (image: Getty/sdecoret)

In association with Heineken

The Pub Hub – your questions answered

By MA editorial

The Morning Advertiser and Heineken have teamed up to answer your questions around current coronavirus legislation, finances, reopening and more.

To coin a phrase: the word gastropub was invented because of the Eagle

30 years of the Eagle – the UK’s first gastropub

By Nicholas Robinson

Impossible it may seem, yet there is a pub that not only launched a dining genre but has thrived over three decades without deviating from its original concept. The Eagle in Clerkenwell, north London, is the granddaddy of gastropubs and celebrates 30...

Lockdown advice:

'There's no panic buying per se'

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs stepped up to help their communities by providing essential groceries and items in the first lockdown. Now, those setting up shop during England's third national lockdown are being advised to provide customers with home comforts.