Local Food

Hard yards: Julie and Patrick Beaume have put in the effort and are reaping the rewards

My Pub: The Cartford Inn, Little Eccleston

By Daniel Woolfson

Julie and Patrick Beaume’s Lancashire pub the Cartford Inn was named Best Inn at 2016’s Great British Pub Awards, ahead of celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The couple discuss their journey and the secret to the inn’s success.

Jamie Oliver is an advocate of using local produce

Jamie Oliver drops into Crown pub for lunch

By Nicholas Robinson

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver surprised staff at the Crown in Sevenoaks after dropping in for lunch with friend and television co-host Jimmy Doherty while filming in the area.

Make more effort to support British produce, British Food Fortnight organisers say

Top chef urges others to ‘buy British’

By Nicholas Robinson

A top chef has joined forces with royalty and government ministers to urge food businesses to be more supportive of local produce by displaying the provenance of the food on their menus during British Food Fortnight.

Premium spirits are selling better than ever

Trends

Crafted by the bottle: spirits trends 2015

By Laurie Macdonald

The spirit category is on the up, with the craft movement gaining followers and a raft of new spirits entering the market. Laurie MacDonald discovers the latest spirit trends from Brighton to Chile and Brazil to Edinburgh.

Kent pub lends support to local farming show

Kent pub lends support to local farming show

By Noli Dinkovski

An award-winning Kent pub has offered its support to local farmers by supplying more than 50 lunch packs to the Kent County Show over the weekend (10-12 July).

Coming soon: British Food Fortnight

Proud to be British

By Lesley Foottit

Lesley Foottit explores ways pubs can get involved in British Food Fortnight, running from 17 September to 2 October.

The Ram, Firle, East Sussex

Creating happy customers

By Sheila McWattie

Hayley Bayes, licensee at the Ram in Firle, East Sussex, tells Sheila McWattie about kids, dogs, horses, muddy boots, excellent beer, great wine and...

Tollgate: adding farm shop

Pub adds community farm shop

By Lesley Foottit

Two Wiltshire licensees are opening a community farm shop in their pub grounds for local businesses to sell their surplus produce. The Tollgate Inn,...

Tollgate Inn in Holt: farmshop

Wiltshire pub to open community farm shop

By Lesley Foottit

Two Wiltshire licensees are opening a community farm shop in their pub grounds for local businesses to sell their surplus produce. The Tollgate Inn...