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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.

Trend setters: Nick Hack and Tina King of the Cadeleigh Arms, Devon, and the Shires in Lincolnshire

Food trends feature

FEATURE: What’s hot in food trends?

By Gary Lloyd

Most of us would like to see the end of the colder months as we, hopefully, usher in the post-peak-Covid world.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 39

The Lock In Podcast

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...

Gastropub glory: More than 40 pub chefs have appeared on Great British Menu

44 pub chefs have starred on Great British Menu

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Pubs have been solidly represented by BBC Two show Great British Menu, with 44 current, past or future gastropub chefs appearing on the programme since its debut in 2006.

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.

What's in the news 11 March?

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.

'Good luck chef': Charlotte Vincent to debut on Great British Menu

Top female pub chef to feature on Great British Menu

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Charlotte Vincent, the Five Bells Inn, Clyst Hydon, Devon’s head chef, is set to make her television debut on BBC 2’s Great British Menu next week, just two months after the pub was crowned one of the UK’s top gastropubs.

Female leaders: Top women in the food industry have shared their thoughts on the trade

International Women's Day 2022 - sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro

Top female chefs share success stories for International Women's Day

By The Morning Advertiser

To celebrate women across the on-trade this International Women's Day (8 March), The Morning Advertiser asked top female chefs to share their stories and opinions of gender equality in the sector.

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.

Creative process: Stephen Harris talks punk music, creativity and sourcing ingredients locally

Michelin-starred chef claims punk music helps his cooking

By Amelie Maurice-Jones


Stephen Harris, head chef at the Sportsman gastropub in Kent, has shared the creative process behind his dishes. This comes after his pub retained its Michelin star in the 2022 Michelin Guide last week.

Over the moon: Chef-owner of the Dog & Gun Inn shares shock at bagging Michelin star

New Michelin star a 'shock' to the Dog & Gun Inn

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Chef-owner of gastropub the Dog & Gun Inn, which bagged a Michelin star last week, was “over the moon” his small, Cumbrian pub had scored the prestigious award.

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.

Dish deconstructed: celebrity chef and operator Tom Kerridge defended the price of his Valentine's Day meal kit

Kerridge: ‘I haven’t looked at TripAdvisor in 12 years’

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Head chefs of Tom Kerridge’s pubs the Hand & Flowers and the Coach in Marlow, which ranked in the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub list 2022, discuss the inspiration behind dishes that have been slammed for their expensive prices.

Say cheese: Burgers are bought in almost a quarter of pub outings (Getty/ coldsnowstorm)

23% of pub trips involve burgers

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Almost a quarter (23.15%) of times people ate out at pubs from November 2020 to January 2022 included burgers, data from Lumina Intelligence Eating and Drinking Out Panel has revealed.

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.

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