Restaurant

Sustainable food: it could be using farmed fish or avoiding meat but here, MA discovers how you can be greener with your food offer

Future-proofing pub food

By Emily Hawkins

Avoiding meat, consuming farmed fish or cutting out the distance food has to travel are all key aspects in creating a more environmentally friendly future.

Career change: 'there is simply nothing better than the buzz of a busy pub,' according to Brendan Padfield of the Unruly Pig in Woodbridge, Suffolk

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Teaching a pig some new tricks

By Brendan Padfield

After spending 33 years as a solicitor, Brendan Padfield – now owner of the Unruly Pig in Woodbridge, Suffolk - had a dramatic career change and became a publican.

Food trends: did the past year's food trends get a thumbs up or thumbs down?

Hit or miss: looking back at 2019’s food trends

By Stuart Stone

From activated charcoal croissants and pulled jackfruit to ‘dirty’ vegan food and anything ‘deconstructed’ – which of the food trends tipped to take 2019 by storm have caught on in pubs?

Sublime food: the Kentish Hare is unlikely to be the Tanners’ final site

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Hare’s to 20 more years

By Nicholas Robinson

After two decades in the biz and five years at their gastropub the Kentish Hare, chef brothers James and Chris Tanner have a desire to hop into another pub site.

Making waves: the Boat Inn chef-owner Liam Dillon always wanted to open a high-class gastropub

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How to create an award-winning gastropub

By Nicholas Robinson

After just two-and-a-half years, Liam Dillon – chef-owner of Lichfield’s the Boat Inn – has established an admirable reputation for his Staffordshire gastropub.

Local offerings: Mosaic currently operates 27 sites and achieved double-digit turnover growth for the year ending March 2019

Mosaic Pub & Dining: a picture of health

By Georgi Gyton

Having reached close to 30 sites over the past four years, MCA Insight’s Georgi Gyton met with the joint chief executives of Mosaic Pub & Dining to find out more about the pub operators’ growth so far and what the future holds.

Top dog: Craig Steele had taken early retirement but took the role of licensee

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My Pub: the Dog Inn, Belthorn, Lancashire

By Gary Lloyd

A co-operative group took over the Dog Inn in 2015 after its closure. Here, Community Benefit Society member Yvonne Brown explains how board member and licensee Craig Steele has made sure this pub is no shaggy dog story.