Heston Blumenthal

A panel of diners had their brainwaves tested

Neurogastronomy

Which colours will arouse your customers?

By Nicholas Robinson

Brainwave technology has been used to determine how colour affects diners’ moods and eating experiences in the leisure sector, revealing eight colours pubs should consider when dressing their businesses.

New owner Chris Frederick said the site would be a

NEW OPENING

Searcys and Fat Duck chefs enlisted for new Surrey pub

By Daniel Woolfson

Matt Edmonds, head chef at restaurant and bar Searcys, at the top of the Gherkin, London, has taken the job of chef patron at Surrey pub the Grantley Arms, Wonersh, as it re-opens under new management this month.

Steven Smith:

Chef spotlight

Northern powerhouse: the Freemasons at Wiswell, Lancashire

By Helen Gilbert

For the second year in a row, The Freemasons at Wiswell, Lancashire has ranked number one in the Good Food Guide’s Top 50 Pubs. Helen Gilbert catches up with chef-patron Steven Smith to discover what the latest accolade means to him, his Michelin Star...

Publican-chef Kerridge chose Blumenthal's Fat Duck as 'the best restaurant in the world'

Four pubs in 40 best restaurants list

By Daniel Woolfson

Four pubs have ranked in a list of the 40 best restaurants in Britain according to some of the country’s top chefs, compiled by the Observer Food Monthly.

New flavours and larger formats will be launched next year

Um Bongo gets a bit of Heston Blumenthal’s magic

By Robyn Black

The company behind 1980s kid’s favourite, Um Bongo, is preparing to revive the juice drink following its starring role in Heston Blumenthal’s Channel 4 show, Heston’s Fantastical Food, on Tuesday night (11 December).

A lot on her plate: the Good Food Guide’s consultant editor Elizabeth Carter objects to “menu fatigue”

The Big Interview: Elizabeth Carter, the Good Food Guide

By Lesley Foottit

It seems that fate had a hand in where Elizabeth Carter is today. After three-and-a-half years in Majorca she returned to England and the next day leafed through a magazine where there was a job advertised for an inspector for Egon Ronay. It was only...

Blumenthal: helping young chefs

Heston joins Hospitality Action as patron

By Lesley Foottit

Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal has been named as the new Principle Patron of the industry charity Hospitality Action. The charity has also...

Blumenthal: opened Punch pub

Blumenthal re-opens Bucks pub

By John Harrington

Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal has officially re-opened a Buckinghamshire pub after a £50,000 revamp.

Blumenthal: third opening in Bray

Heston opens second pub in Bray

By Jo Bruce

It's not just the cooking of his chips that chef Heston Blumenthal likes to do by the triple — he has just opened his third outlet in Bray.

Blumenthal: may do a steak bar at the Crown

Heston buys second pub in Bray

By Ewan Turney

Celeb chef Heston Blumenthal has bought a second pub in Bray — opposite his Fat Duck restaurant. Blumenthal, who already also owns the Hind's Head...

AA Pubs of the Year revealed

AA Pubs of the Year revealed

By Jo Bruce

The Queens Arms at Corton Denham, Somerset, wins the title for England, and the Bush Inn at St Hilary is Pub of the Year for Wales.

Chapman: Hailed by the Which? guide

Which? guide hails pub chef Chapman

By Ewan Turney

Dominic Chapman, head chef at the Royal Oak in Paley Street, Berkshire has been crowned Best pub chef in the new Which? Good Food Guide 2009.

Walkers wants a flavour

Walkers wants a flavour

By Jessica Harvey jessica.harvey@william-reed.co.uk

Walkers has lined up a £10m marketing push for its crisps and a competition that invites consumers to invent a new flavour. The on-pack promotion,...

Hinds Head

Hinds Head

Owner/licensees: the Fat Duck Group Tenure: Freehold Head chef: Heston Blumenthal Covers per week: More than 1,000 a week Covers for diners: 200...

Basic instinct

Basic instinct

After two years working with Heston Blumenthal, chef Emily Watkins has turned to traditional English cooking at her first pub, Mark Taylor reports...

Pub Roast of the Year

Pub Roast of the Year

By Jo Bruce

The great British roast dinner is as much part of our culture as the pub itself and no pub menu would be complete without one. That is why we are...

3 The Hind's Head

3 The Hind's Head

By Mark Taylor

Heston Blumenthal has chosen to serve classic British food at the hind's Head, says Mark Taylor, rather than his world-famous molecular gastronomy...

IN BRIEF

IN BRIEF

InBev UK has announced a new leadership team. Stefan Descheemaeker has succeeded Stuart Gilliland, who has now left the business, as head of Western...

Runaway winner

Runaway winner

Valuable experience gained at the Fat Duck in Bray has helped American-born chef Joe Cathers put the revamped Running Horse on Hampshire's culinary...

Hind bite

Hind bite

Three-Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal has now opened his first pub. He talks exclusively about his approach to MARK TAYLOR Best known for...