Chef

No magic: Nick Beardshaw won't use 'potions' on his plates

Top 50 Gastropubs

Coach head chef: ‘It’s all about deliciousness’

By Nicholas Robinson

Tom Kerridge’s the Coach in Marlow's head chef Nick Beardshaw lets The Morning Advertiser in on what drives dish inspiration at the Buckinghamshire pub, as well as what it is like working with Kerridge.

Take a peak: what's on the menu at the Coach in Marlow?

Top 50 Gastropubs

Inside Tom Kerridge’s the Coach, Marlow

By Nicholas Robinson

Tom Kerridge’s the Coach in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, rocketed onto the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs list as the highest new entry in 2016 and maintained its spot in the top five this year. Here we look around the pub and at its sharing plates.

Kitchen confidential: leave Brexit out of it!

Kitchen confidential: leave Brexit out of it!

By The Head Chef

If there is one thing I am sure of, it is that politics should never enter the kitchen. You don’t want chefs engaging in heated debate in the vicinity of six-inch knives. 

Top 50 Gastropubs: when pub grub gets serious

How pubs got serious about British cooking

By Daniel Woolfson

Gastropubs occupy a unique space in the eating-out sector, largely free of the hyperbole of the city-focused restaurant scene, but offering some of best food in the country.

The best of the Top 50 Gastropubs social media action

The best of the Top 50 Gastropubs social media action

By Nikkie Sutton

Guests at yesterday's prestigious Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub Awards took to social media to celebrate their wins, praise other operators and share their experiences of the day. We take a look at the best of the #top50gastropubs.

My Pub: The Barge Inn, Honeystreet, Wiltshire

My Pub

My Pub: The Barge Inn, Honeystreet, Wiltshire

By Liam Coleman

Surrounded by crop circles, campsites and canal boats, the Barge Inn attracts an eclectic crowd. Manager, Toryn Hockham, discusses the unique location, customers and offer of the pub.

Pint Shop set to open new site in Oxford

Openings

Pint Shop set to open new site in Oxford

By James Evison

Cambridge beer house Pint Shop is set to open its second site in Oxford next month (September) following extensive work to the venue.

Hot Shots: Two pub industry rising stars

People

Hot Shots: Two pub industry rising stars

By Mike Berry

Hot Shots is the Publican’s Morning Advertiser’s new initiative to recognise young and upcoming individual working in the trade; from those running pubs to business ops specialists. Here we profile two more people nominated as rising stars.

Fuller's Chef of the Year winner 2016, Gavin Sinden

Chefs

Fuller's announces Chef of the Year 2016

By Nicholas Robinson

Fuller's has announced its Chef of the Year and Young Chef of the Year 2016 award winners, following months of judging and a little help from the Publican's Morning Advertiser (PMA).

Executive chef Dan Grigg

Recruitment

Chestnut Group hires Dan Grigg as executive chef

By Nicholas Robinson

Pub, inn and restaurant operator the Chestnut Group has hired acclaimed chef Dan Grigg as its new executive chef to bolster the company’s food offer by working with head chefs across the group.

Hot Shots: The latest two pub trade rising stars

People

Hot Shots: The latest two pub trade rising stars

By Mike Berry

Hot Shots is the Publican’s Morning Advertiser’s new initiative to recognise young and upcoming individuals working in the trade; from those running pubs to business ops specialists. Here we profile two more people nominated as rising stars.

How your business can make the most of technology

#DigiPubs

How your business can make the most of technology

By Michelle Perrett

Whether you consider technology an advancement or a hindrance in the pub, Michelle Perrett discovers why it is here to stay and how your business can get real benefits from it.

John Calton takes inspiration from other top UK kitchens

Top 50 Gastropubs

Gastropub Chef of the Year is Staith House chef-patron

By Nicholas Robinson

North East gastropub chef John Calton of the Staith House in North Shields, near Newcastle, has secured the title of Gastropub Chef of the Year at the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs list and awards reveal.

Winners of Chefs' Choice Awards announced

Awards

Winners of Chefs' Choice Awards announced

By Oli Gross

Restaurant magazine has announced the results of its annual Chefs’ Choice Awards, which throw a spotlight on the hospitality sector’s best products, suppliers, brands and equipment. 

2015: the year in pub food

2015 review: the year in pub food

By Daniel Woolfson

As 2015 draws to a close, Daniel Woolfson takes a look back at some of the events and trends that shaped the sector throughout the year.

All day dining in pubs

All day dining boosts pub food sales

By Nicholas Robinson

As consumers become increasingly demanding and more inclined to turn their backs on traditional mealtimes, pubs need to change tack to keep pace. Nicholas Robinson reports on an All Day Dining Event that looked in detail at this trend

Parlour owner: 'I struggled with getting my head around it'

Chef recruitment crisis

Pub chefs in need of 'more defined career paths'

By Nicholas Robinson

More defined career paths, as well as realistic expectations of head chefs, must be developed for pub chefs in order to attract and retain talent in pub kitchens, industry leaders have agreed.