Food pubs did not feel the benefit of the unseasonably warm May, with budget-sensitive diners opting for home barbecues or picnics in the park, new data shows.
The MA500 crowd is set to hit the streets of Cambridge next month (8 February) and the exciting study tour line-up has now been announced.
Pub gardens are perfect for barbecues. But barbecue cooking is more complex than slapping some flaccid meat on a smouldering grill.
A Leicestershire pub has challenged its customers to try their hand at a 3,500 calorie Christmas eating challenge.
With the busy summer period in full swing, barbecues are all the rage in pub gardens up and down the country. A range of new options are aimings to make barbecue a year round event instead of seasonal - and give your food offering a smoky new flavour....
When it comes to barbecues, beer and wine are typical accompaniments, but whiskey is increasingly taking a slice of this dining occasion.
National barbecue week is upon us and operators are firing up their grills across the country as the weather takes a turn for the better to cash in on consumer demand for charred and marinated delights.
Money making ideas for your pub or bar
Summer is fast approaching and for operators lucky enough have an outdoor dining area, it’s the perfect time to cash in on the hot weather with a solid barbecue offer.
Noble Inns executive chef Neil Rankin is extending his acclaimed Smokehouse brand with the launch of a second West London site.
Entries are now open for the fourth annual British BBQ Battle.
Among the food trends identified by Allegra Foodservice in its Menu & Food Trends 2014 report are "hot trends", such as barbecued foods.
A couple who run Shepherd Neame tenancy the Blue Anchor in Crowborough, East Sussex, have won a national street food award for their smokehouse pop up concept.
The newly opened Jackdaw & Star, in Homerton, east London is serving customers a range of unusual cured meats.
Enterprise has announced it is the official pub partner of the BBQ to Beat Cancer campaign.
Pub caterers are offering a range of events and promotions to capitalise on American Independence Day( 4 July).
Shepherd Neame development chef Carol Haime picked up first prize in the pub/bar category at this year’s British BBQ Battle.
The increasing demand for street food has seen a spark in pop-up stalls and food markets offering cuisines from around the World and customers are shunning fine dining for plastic forks and boxes of burgers and chilli dogs.
Three time UK BBQ champion Andy Annat has teamed up with BPEX for a nationwide roadshow to demonstrate the art of barbecuing pork.
Revolution Bars, owned by the New Inventive Bar Company, has launched a new menu with an emphasis on "soul food".
Stonegate Pub Company has unveiled summer food and drink menus at its 39-strong Classic Inns estate.
BPEX has launched a range of short films aiming at helping pub caterers to come up with some exciting BBQ menu ideas featuring interesting and profitable pork cuts.
Pubs are being encouraged to make the most of alfresco eating in the run up to National BBQ Week, which is to return for the 18th consecutive year.
Hog hammers have been added to the selection available from Funnybones Foodservice, the American and Tex Mex foods specialists.
Maclay Inns, the Scottish pub and bar operator, is to launch a new pub concept featuring barbecue food and craft beer.
Former ice hockey player Andre Blais told the MA300 event last week what it's like to run four American sports bar and restaurants in London.
Smokehouse to open in Islington
Smokehouse in Islington, London will open this summer as the fourth under the same owners.
Pub chef in new beer and food concept launch in London
An Essex chef is launching a new food and beer outlet in central London.
It doesn’t take much sun to tempt vitamin D-deprived Brits outside and most people’s first thought is finding a good beer garden, with dining alfresco a close second.
A pub chef will battle it out with 17 of the UK's best at the Laverstoke Park British BBQ Championships this month. Paul Merrett, owner of the...
Iceland launches pub food range
Iceland is the latest retailer to launch a range of pub food inspired ready meals — it is advertising its "pub Grub" range on TV.
Health and safety: Fired up for summer
Have you heard the news? The weather gurus (and by that I don't mean the Met Office) are forecasting a really good summer. Honestly! And given even...
The National BBQ Association has come up with 32 special barbeque dishes to help pubs drive alfresco sales throughout the World Cup — one for each...
Summer special: Be ready to clean up this summer
When it comes to eating outdoors, the best approach is a simple, easy-to-serve menu. That includes barbecues, which with a little planning can be...
Kitchen equipment focus: A star act for live theatre production
THE FIRST Coal Grill and Bar opened in Wimbledon in 2007, making a feature of seasonal local produce cooked in a 'live theatre' open-plan...
It's been quite a year for Slug and Lettuce. The brand was caught up in parent company Laurel's demise into administration in March, before...
Pub garden weeds out smoking ban woes
A licensee who has turned a former 'drug users' toilet' into a thriving urban oasis has boosted profits to 40 per cent above pre-smoking ban...
'Tesco refuse to sell 25-year-old Jack Daniels' BBQ sauce'
Cashiers at a Tesco refused to sell a 25-year-old Jack Daniel's barbecue sauce - because she did not have any ID. Claire Birchell was told she could...
Grill House format unveiled
Spirit Group has launched a new fresh-food format called Grill House Kitchen, with plans for up to 50 sites. Spirit managing director Andrew Knight...
Lucy Britner looks at ideas to make food sales sizzle at your pub this summer The clocks change, the convertibles come out of the garages and,...
A plate in the sun
Lucy Britner talks al-fresco trends, tips and tasty bites As soon as the sun gets his hat on, dining out becomes dining outside. Whether you are...
Profile: The Leopard's spot
AFTER ONE of the soggiest summers on record and with many areas still struggling to mop up the flood waters, it is no surprise that UK barbecues have...
Focus Outdoor: Extending your food offer
Summer's here and the barbecues are sizzling - although whether it's the sausages or the rain hitting hot metal is anyone's guess.Extending your food...
Blue sky dining
The smoking ban presents a big opportunity for licensees to maximise their food offer in outside areas of all shapes and sizes. Mark Taylor explores...
Ask the experts
Brian George president, National BBQ Association Barbecues look attractive displaying a mix of colours, and red, green or yellow bell peppers can...
Barbecues: Gone out to dinner
Everyone loves a barbecue - and that's where the problem starts. Publicans will already be all too familiar with the 'you don't want to do it like...
Calor is giving Morning Advertiser readers the chance to win a free site survey to help them make the most of their outside areas ahead of the...
Al fresco advice from Calor
Pubs can see the latest al fresco products and get exclusive discounts on a range of appliances at Calor's one-day al fresco event on June 7.The LPG...
Seasonal menus: Sizzling in summer
The barbecue season has come early this year. But to get meat lovers out of their back gardens and into yours, you need to offer something special,...
Seasonal menus: When the sun shines
BarbecuesTIME TO dust off the barbie - and suppliers are not short of menu ideas and new products to cook in your garden while the sun shines.Prep...