Pub Food

Customers must be honest: chefs share views on the increase in negative reviews

How has a spike in negative reviews impacted pubs?

By Alice Leader

A customer ‘walking in with a balaclava on’, is no different to an anonymous source leaving a negative review online, says a Great British Pub Awards Chef of the Year finalist.

New owners: Margriet Vandezande-Crump and Daniel Crump

Service is key for couple opening gastropub

By Nicholas Robinson

Following an illustrious career in some of the UK’s most decorated restaurants and gastropubs, husband and wife team Daniel Crump and Margriet Vandezande-Crump are soon to launch their own pub venture.

Top tips for tips: new research reveals latest consumer dining habits

Southerners tip more than those in the north

By Alice Leader

A survey has revealed how generous diners are across the country and that staff with a friendly demeanour are more likely to convince consumers to bump up a tip.

Counting calories: alcohol drink producers explain why consumers aren’t seeing more low-calorie products in pubs

Don’t miss out on the low-cal alcohol revolution

By Alice Leader

With abstinence to alcohol becoming more ‘mainstream’ among young adults and fuelling the growth of low-and-no alcohol products, some operators may be missing out on an opportunity in the low-calorie sector.

Making waves: the Boat Inn chef-owner Liam Dillon always wanted to open a high-class gastropub

Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs

How to create an award-winning gastropub

By Nicholas Robinson

After just two-and-a-half years, Liam Dillon – chef-owner of Lichfield’s the Boat Inn – has established an admirable reputation for his Staffordshire gastropub.

Not meating standards: the majority of people surveyed think vegan pub food is ‘average’

Pubs must improve vegan game

By Emily Hawkins

Consumers are not impressed with the vegan food offerings at pubs, according to new research, and the industry has been urged to up its game.

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