Buckinghamshire

Why restaurants?: 'It is just lovely when you can make people smile with good service, a nice glass of wine and a lovely meal. Put these three elements together and you offer people a little bit of heaven'

How I got here: Margriet Vandezande-Crump

By James McAllister, Big Hospitality

The Belgian co-owner of the Greyhound in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, which was recently named ‘One to Watch’ at the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs, spoke to Big Hospitality to reflect on her career to date.

Government announcement: eight more regions are to be added to tier three with just three areas moving down tiers

Thousands more pubs plunged into tier 3

By Nikkie Thatcher

Many more pubs will be forced to close for Christmas, with the exception of offering takeaways, as eight more regions are moved into tier three.

Thrown out: Raymond Blanc's plans for new pub refused by council (image: Google Maps)

Raymond Blanc's latest pub plans refused

By Nicholas Robinson

Raymond Blanc’s White Brasserie Company has had development plans for the historic King's Head pub in Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire, refused by the local council.

New pub plans: if accepted, the disused pub will replaced (Image: Google Maps)

Action group 'on the verge' of regaining pub

By Fred A'Court

Villagers may be on the verge of getting their pub back after a 14-year battle involving a brewery, their local MP, a five-day public enquiry and council planning officers.

CAMRA calls for ACV protections to apply to all pubs

CAMRA calls for ACV protections to apply to all pubs

By Oli Gross

The Campaign for Real Ale has called for planning protections given to assets of community value (ACV) to apply to all pubs, after latest figures showed 1,500 venues now hold the status.

The Missoula concept is working well, says Stonegate chief executive Toby Smith

Missoula ‘bias’ in Stonegate site conversions

By John Harrington

Stonegate’s conversions of its Living Room sites will have a “bias” towards Missoula, the group’s new US-inspired venture, according to chief executive Toby Smith.