Food

Say cheese: many cheeses can be matched with a huge variety of cider and perry styles

OPINION

Matching cheeses with ciders

By Andy Swinscoe, co-owner of The Courtyard Dairy

Cider and cheese are traditional bedfellows.

Joint submission made: BBPA CEO Emma McClarkin is ‘pleased to provide evidence’ to help fill jobs in hospitality

BBPA and BII push Gov to fill pubs vacancies

By Gary Lloyd

Chefs from overseas must be included on the Government’s Shortage Occupation List, according to the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and the British institute of Innkeeping (BII).

Story time: Heath Ball at the Red Lion & Sun writes stories about wines rather than tasting notes (credit: Getty/SolStock)

FEATURE: Wine

FEATURE: Let your pub shine with wine

By Michelle Perrett

There are some fantastic pubs serving amazing wines in the UK – but the pub sector does have some challenges to overcome in the category because it has a reputation for being focused on developing its beer menus rather than targeting wine sales.

Eating and Drinking Out Panel: consumers visiting pubs less and seeking inexpensive meal options (Credit: Getty/Henrik Sorensen)

Pub visits in year-on-year decline

By Rebecca Weller

Pub and bar occasions showed a 1.2 percentage point year-on-year decrease in the four-weeks to Sunday 16 April, the latest data from Lumina Intelligence has revealed.

Making a meal of it: Pubs torn on the ethics of adults ordering kid's food (credit: Getty/Rawpixel)

Should adults be able to order from the kids' menu?

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Operators and customers have debated whether adults should be able to order from the children’s menu: some slam the behaviour as unacceptable, with others viewing it as no big deal.

How to survive in the pub trade

'Total war' - surviving 20 years in the trade

By Ed Bedington

Surviving 20 years in the pub trade without going backwards is no mean feat, but the founders of the Three Cheers Pub Co can look back with a real sense of achievement.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 60

The Lock In Podcast

Giving pubs a sporting chance

By Ed Bedington

Sport and pubs often go hand in hand, but are we making enough of the opportunity sporting events provide? Despite a total lack of understanding or interest in sports, the Lock In team take a look at the topic, with a little expert help from special guests.

Smiles all around: James Nye felt

James Nye: ‘Put your people first’

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The managing director of Anglian Country Inns, which took home the Best Premium Food accolade at The Publican Awards, said investing in staff was key to success.

Double show: Charlotte Vincent has made two appearances on Great British Menu

TV chef to join award-winning pub

By Nikkie Thatcher

Devon born chef Charlotte Vincent has been appointed the new head chef at the award-winning Candlelight Inn, Chard in Somerset.

Foodie debate: Many said pubs had every right to charge for added items (credit: Getty/ The Good Brigade)

40% of pubs charge for added items

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Chefs are torn on whether pubs should charge for added items: gravy on a roast dinner, or butter on a cheeseboard, for some it's a ‘no brainer’, but others price accordingly to cover the added cost.

Sharp drop: delivery and takeaway sales in decline as consumers switch back to in-venue visits (Credit: Getty/Dimensions)

Delivery and takeaway sales in decline

By Rebecca Weller

In-venue sales show “modest” increases as more consumers swap at-home ordering for going out, the latest Home Tacker from CGA by NIQ has revealed.

Freebies or fair game? Chef hits out at guest complaint (credit: Getty/ libin jose)

Do you charge for extra items?

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

MasterChef star Simon Wood has sparked a debate after sharing a diner’s complaint that they were charged for extra butter on a cheeseboard.

Reducing out of home spend: eating and drinking out in the on-trade sees year-on-year decline (Credit: Getty/sturti)

On-trade visits in decline but average spend up

By Rebecca Weller

Eating and drinking out occasions in the on-trade saw year-on-year decline in the four weeks to 19 March 2023, the latest data from Lumina Intelligence has revealed.

Don't cry over spilt milk: Suppliers drop prices (Getty/ Monty Rakusen)

Wholesale suppliers drop milk prices

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Some wholesale suppliers have slashed milk prices by 10% after milk production was better than expected, according to Prestige Purchasing.

Rising costs: the oils and fats category is seeing 37% inflation year on year (image: Getty/Zero Creatives)

‘No end in sight for sustained inflation’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Inflation for food marginally eased in February this year but is still above 20%, signalling the need for urgent intervention to save businesses, it has been warned.

Food focus: the knowledge and enthusiasm demonstrated by the Brucan team impressed the judges

PUBLICAN AWARDS 2023

Best Food Offer winner: Brucan Pubs

By The Morning Advertiser

Brucan was the undeniable winner for the “Best Food” category in 2023, according to the judges.

Shoot for the stars: Sector celebrated in Michelin Guide

21 pubs now have Michelin stars

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

A grand total of 21 pubs now have Michelin Stars, it was revealed in the 2023 Michelin Guide at a ceremony on Monday (27 March).

Time to celebrate: Two pubs bag Michelin awards

2 pubs gain Michelin stars

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Two pubs were “over the moon” after winning Michelin stars for the first time in the 2023 Michelin Guide last night (Monday 27 March).

BigHospitality rebranded as Restaurant

BigHospitality rebrands as Restaurant

By Restaurant

Daily news website BigHospitality has today (Tuesday 28 March) unveiled its new identity as Restaurant, which is more than a nod to the hugely popular Restaurant magazine adored by chefs and restaurateurs across the UK.

Celebrating the sector: Four pubs bag top accolades (credit: Michelin Guide)

Four pubs score Bib Gourmands

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Four gastropubs were among the 20 eateries awarded Bib Gourmands by the Michelin Guide today (Wednesday 22 March).