Food

Great ingredients that shine: The premise of the dish reflects Wall's ethos and style

DISH DECONSTRUCTED

How to make: Braised cod loin, potato & mussel ragu

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Dave Wall, head chef at Britain's no.1 gastropub, the Unruly Pig, takes us through how to make braised cod loin with potato & mussel ragu, with caper, raisin and dill.

Hear me roar: the Tiger Inn near Ashford, Kent

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My Pub: the Tiger Inn, Stowting, Kent

By Gary Lloyd

Rural pub the Tiger Inn is big on food – so much that it was a finalist in the Great British Pub Awards Best Food Pub category in 2022 and for Best Pub Chef in 2023.

Hart and soul of Ashill: the White Hart pub

MY PUB

My Pub: the White Hart, Ashill, Norfolk

By Gary Lloyd

Married couple Jonathan and Naomi Pearson took on the White Hart in Ashill during Covid and were forced to quickly close during the lockdowns of the pandemic.

The Morning Advertiser's Lock In Podcast episode 72

The Lock In Podcast

What is a gastropub?

By Ed Bedington

In a special recording of the Lock In podcast, live at the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs event recently, the team took to the air in an attempt to define what actually makes a gastropub?

Turbulent economic period: venues rise prices by 7.1% to combat inflationary pressures and staff shortages (Credit: Getty/NickyLloyd)

Venues rise prices by 7.1% to offset soaring costs

By Rebecca Weller

Hospitality venues increased prices by an average of 7.1% in the year to December 2023 after being left with “little choice” in the face of rising costs and staff shortages.

10 years of Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs winners

A decade of Great Britain’s best gastropubs

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Unruly Pig in Suffolk was named the best gastropub in the country in The Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub Awards just last month in a prestigious ceremony.

Celebration: Pubs across the country have been recognised by The Michelin Guide

5 pubs awarded Bib Gourmands

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Five pubs have been awarded Bib Gourmands in the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2024.

Remain alert: new border checks could 'put momentum back into inflation' (Credit: Getty/Photo_Concepts)

New border checks risk fuelling food inflation

By Rebecca Weller

New border checks could cause disruptions to supply chains and push foodservice price inflation, the latest Foodservice Price Index (FPI) from CGA and Prestige Purchasing has warned.

Finding more ways to prosper: Professor Victoria Wells

OPINION

Pubs have had to diversify to survive

By Victoria Wells, Professor of Sustainable Management School for Business and Society, University of York

As a pub researcher I’m almost always given pub (or beer) related gifts for Christmas and birthdays – Christmas 2023 was no exception.

Recipes from Hellmann's for pubs in Veganuary

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Recipes to inspire your kitchen this Veganuary

By The Morning Advertiser

With January traditionally being the month diners look to change their food and drink intake, we’ve got recipes to offer your guests that are reducing their meat consumption for Veganuary.

The Purefoy Arms pub Preston Candover Hampshire to shut

The Purefoy Arms to close for good

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Award-winning gastropub the Purefoy Arms, Hampshire, will shut its doors permanently at the end of the month due to “unexpected happenings”.

CGA Prestige shows food inflation fell to 15% in November

Food inflation fell to 15% in November

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Food Inflation as measured by the CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index (FPI) fell again during the month of November to 15.0% - its lowest level since July 2022.

What are the key trends for UK pubs 2024?

What’s in store for 2024?

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Here at The Morning Advertiser, we’ve rounded up some of the key predictions for food, drink and entertainment at pubs in 2024.

Kicking off 2024: James Watt wants to make January 'as painless as possible'

£1 burgers and pizzas at BrewDog bars

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

From 3 January, BrewDog is offering customers burgers and pizzas for a quid as part of a ‘buy one, get one £1’ deal at any of their UK sites.

Bargain: JDW drops food and drink prices in a January sale

JDW launches January sale

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is rolling out a nationwide sale at more than 800 of its pubs to welcome in the new year, and £1.99 pints are on the cards.

Cumbrian charm: the Black Bull and co-owners Nina Matsunaga and James Ratcliffe (all photos credit: Amanda Farnese-Heath Photography)

MY PUB

My Pub: the Black Bull, Sedbergh, Cumbria

By Gary Lloyd

The Black Bull has been a place of great repute for a few years now – vying for a host of prestigious awards with food being its speciality.

Community care: Every year the Alexandra hosts free lunch for those spending Christmas Day alone

These pubs are serving up free meals this Christmas

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Enter one Wimbledon pub on 25 December and you’ll find a warmly lit sports bar twinkling with tinsel and abuzz with a mix of widowers, retail workers, au pairs, army lads and NHS staff sharing Christmas dinner over laughter and wine.

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Strangest reasons people cancel bookings

By Nikkie Thatcher

An unexpected council meeting and seagull problems are just two of the strangest reasons customers have given for cancelling bookings in pubs, bars and restaurants, new research has found.

Christmas food and drink: the price offer extends to 700 products including Peroni

Help is at hand with your festive food offer

By The Morning Advertiser

If you haven’t sorted out your food provider for the festive period – or maybe you’ve been let down at the last minute – help is at hand from Booker Wholesale.

The Morning Advertiser's Lock In podcast episode 68

The Lock In Podcast

We kid you not....

By Ed Bedington

Children and pubs, a classic combination, or not! The Lock In team take a look at the joys of targeting the family market and how pubs can make it work.

New opportunities: Dominic Chapman said it had been a huge honour to run the Beehive successfully for so long

Dominic Chapman leaves the Beehive

By Joe Lutrario, Restaurant

Chef Dominic Chapman is moving on from his highly-rated The Beehive pub in Berkshire having sold on the lease to Tangy Treat Ltd for an undisclosed sum.

Foodservice price inflation falls by 20% in October

Foodservice price inflation drops 20%

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Foodservice price inflation (FPI) decreased for the fifth consecutive month in October, the CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index has revealed.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In Podcast episode 67

Why are pubs hooked on fish and chips?

By Ed Bedington

Fish and chips are a staple of the pub menu, but why is that? The Lock In team cast their net to find out where the tradition comes from and why it's such a popular menu item.