Variety of options: operators can benefit from stocking multiple milk alternatives

Which milk alternatives should pubs stock?

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs should increase their range of milk alternatives so they can cater to people looking for indulgent options as well as functional, a new report recommends.

Champions: the winners of the inaugural Chefs' Choice Awards

Chefs’ Choice Awards 2017 winners revealed

By Nicholas Robinson

Hundreds of foodservice suppliers battled it out to have their products named the best at the inaugural Chefs’ Choice Awards in London earlier this week.

A rum coffee twist on a classic


Three easy coffee cocktails you must make

By Nicholas Robinson

Each week millions of cups of coffee are sold in pubs, so finding ways to tap into rising customer demand for coffee during evening trade could be a big win for operators. Here are three coffee cocktails you should try

Yates launches new spring menu

Yates launches new spring menu

By Daniel Woolfson

The new food offer includes additions to Stonegate chain’s breakfast and dessert menus as well as a range of new drinks and cocktails.

Nutty Caramel

Milkshakes: How to boost your GP

By Nigel Huddleston

Milkshakes are not just drinks for children. Nigel Huddleston adds a double shot of spirit and shows how on-trend hard shakes can boost your GP.

Sausages: 82% have some origin labelling

Food origin more clearly labelled in retail

By Lesley Foottit

The majority of retail meat and dairy products now feature origin labelling, food minister Jim Plaice has announced. A survey looked at labels on...

Cheese: price rise likely

Cheese price hike fear

By Jo Bruce

Pubs face another food cost blow — with the price of Cheddar set to rise at least 10% in the next six months. It's in reaction to a major...

Leonard (L) and McCarten: third pub

Hosts secure Punch freehold for third pub

By Gemma McKenna

A Brighton couple have snapped up a bargain Punch freehold in Lewes — paying £125,000 less than originally advertised. Dominic McCartan and Tony...

Business boosters

Business boosters

Ideas for driving food sales at your pub Rhubarb festival Where: the Old Bore, Rishworth, West Yorkshire The idea: When sourcing local suppliers for...

The Highwayman Inn

The Highwayman Inn

Owner/licensees: Craig Bancroft/Nigel Haworth Tenure: Thwaites leasehold Head chef: Michael Ward Turnover: £1m Covers per week: 1,100 Wet:dry split:...

Perfect ploughman's

Perfect ploughman's

By Joe Lutrario

This month looks at how pub classic the ploughman's is an ideal dish for licensees wanting to develop their food offer Why put it on the menu British...

Pleasure principles

Pleasure principles

Stephen Bull, former owner of the Lough Pool Inn and partner of the Hole in the Wall in Little Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire, offers his ideas on writing...

Jac Roper

Desserts - Sweeten up the menu

Mark Taylor takes a look at some traditional English puddings that could have a positive impact on your pub's menu. PossetOnce popular in the Middle...

Jac Roper

Desserts - Products

Available from Kerry Foodservice, Margetts Sprinkles are dessert toppings suitable for everything from ice cream to cheesecakes. There's chocolate...

Gastro Nerd

Starters - Gastro Nerd

Death row last meal requests. 1. IVAN MURPHY, EXECUTED IN TEXAS, 2003 Among other things, Murphy ordered a pint of Moollennium Crunch ice cream for...

Dave Newman

Food File - New products

Brakes has added three new luxury flavours to its La Cremeria range of premium dairy ice creams. The new Belgian Dark Chocolate & Orange and...

Left to right are Wyn Williams (Procurement Manager, Oriel Jones & Son); Julien Pursglove,  (Technical Manager, Sainsbury’s); Huw Davies, Llandre (Member of Dolaucothi Estate), Stewart Wright (Buyer, Sainsbury’s); and Paul Edwards (Managing Director,

Food File - Down your local

PubChef's regular focus on local produce. Shepherds Purse Cheeses Who are they: This family-run company was established in 1989 by Judy Bell, who...