Britain

Up and away: gin sales are on the rise

British gin outsells beef

By Huw Cross

Britain exports more gin than beef, according to new figures that show overseas sales reached £530m in 2017.

Rising trend: the nation was split between sweet and savoury pies as their favourite flavour

The nation’s favourite pies revealed

By Nikkie Sutton

A mixture of sweet and savoury pies varied throughout the nation, according to a survey conducted by delivery company Hungry House.

Brexit bootlegging: WTSA warn government delays and gridlocks at ports will “encourage the resurgence of alcohol smugglers”

WSTA warns Government over post-Brexit bootlegging

By Georgina Townshend

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has warned Government that if Brexit talks do not achieve frictionless borders, delays and gridlocks at ports will “encourage the resurgence of alcohol smugglers”.

The trade has had a mixed response from the trade so far

Europe: the debate so far

By Emily Sutherland

Operators will have the chance to make known their views on Britain’s potential exit from the European Union at next week’s PMA500 event, where Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers chief executive Kate Nicholls will chair a debate on Brexit. In...

Brexit could make chef recruitment woes even worse

CHEF SHORTAGE

Brexit could make chef recruitment woes even worse

By Daniel Woolfson

A British exit from the European Union could further exacerbate the shortage of skilled chefs faced by the country’s hospitality industry, a leading recruiter has warned.

Reasons to be involved in Beer Day Britain

Reasons to be involved in Beer Day Britain

By Jessica Mason

Beer Day Britain is the country’s national beer day and it happens on 15 June. This date is significant because it is the date that Magna Carta was sealed in 1215. Ale is mentioned in Clause 35 of Magna Carta.

TRENDS

Is the whole beast back on the menu?

By Daniel Woolfson

Cheap, sustainable and most importantly, delicious: alternative cuts and offal appear to be making a comeback.

Rob Willock:

Facets of Community Value

By Rob Willock

I have always had doubts about the idea of Britain’s pubs having some special status that might prevent their owners exercising their rights to sell or convert the premises.