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New rules: under the new tier system, pubs can only serve alcohol with a 'substantial' meal if placed in tier two

What is a substantial meal?

By Nikkie Thatcher

With a number of pubs expected to only be allowed to remain open if serving food when the latest tier measures are revealed, The Morning Advertiser takes a look at what constitutes a “substantial” meal.

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Is your kitchen ready for the Darkside?

By Nicholas Robinson

Darth Vader and his Empire cronies were unsuccessful in converting Luke Skywalker to the Darkside, but the young Jedi may have reconsidered if Vader had explained things differently. For instance, instead of infinite power and control, what if Skywalker...

Trade lauded: establishments have been praised for their handling of the crisis this year

Pubs recognised with AA Rosettes

By Nikkie Thatcher

A number of pubs have been awarded accolades in the latest round of AA Rosette Awards, which aim to celebrate dining destinations with the highest quality culinary offerings in the country.

Helping communities: pubs have stepped up to help vulnerable children this half-term

'No one should go hungry, least of all kids'

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs have compiled free food parcels and meals for vulnerable children after MPs voted against funding free school meals during holidays, including the October half term.

How to develop a pizza delivery offer

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How can I become a pizza delivery pro?

By Arla Pro

With the UK's pizza delivery market in growth, never has it been a better time to try and grab a slice of the action. In these three videos Arla Pro discusses everything you need to know, from equipment and packaging to choosing the right cheese...

How to run a pizza delivery offer from a pub

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How to run a profitable pizza delivery offering

By Arla Pro

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought numerous problems to restaurateurs, either with the enforced lockdown of the summer or the continuing issues around customer distancing and a drop in covers, but many restaurants have tackled the issue head on and...

Calorie guidance for pubs

Pubs asked to reduce calories by 20%

By Emily Hawkins

The Government has set out voluntary calorie guidelines for hospitality venues as part of its plan to tackle obesity.

Make the most from your roast

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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

Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs – Bites

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.

Make a vegan Goan curry

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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