Sausages: best one will be crowned on 21 October

One pub makes it to BPEX best sausage final

By Lesley Foottit

BPEX has narrowed the search for the Best Pub Pork Sausage to just three finalists as part of the BPEX Foodservice Pork Sausage of the Year 2011.

British Sausage Week 2011, 31 October to 6 November

Celebrate with a banger

By Lesley Foottit

The countdown to British Sausage Week 2011 has begun and as one of the nation’s favourite dishes, pub caterers would be mad not to use the occasion to drive sales. From 31 October to 6 November bangers will be big news. As the week falls over Halloween...

Great plate: a platter of meats

Pork of the town

By Jessica Harvey

Jessica Harvey looks at how pub caterers are capitalising on the trend for British charcuterie.

Nick Gibson also runs the Drapers Arms

Ex-Gordon Ramsay pub takeover

By Lesley Foottit

The man behind Islington's Drapers Arms, in north London, has taken on one of Gordon Ramsay's failed pubs.

Devonshire: to become the Devonshire Arms

Gastropub host takes on Ramsay's Devonshire

By Lesley Foottit

The man behind Islington's Drapers Arms has taken on one of Gordon Ramsay's failed pubs with plans to open in the first week of July. Nick Gibson...

Freedman: brought back Roman methods

Pub brings back Roman cooking methods

By Lesley Foottit

A Kent bar owner is offering a menu based on Roman processing methods such as pickling and curing. Chef-patron Jason Freedman is using produce such...

Bishop: undergone £220k makeover

New Young's pub opens in Kingston

By Lesley Foottit

Young's has opened a new pub in Kingston-upon-Thames after a £220,000 refurbishment. The Bishop Out of Residence accommodates 165 covers across...

Molloy's: Irish bar concept

Stonegate rebrands O'Neill's as Molloy's

By John Harrington

Managed operator Stonegate Pub Company is to convert nine O'Neill's pubs into its first major bar brand, another Irish-themed concept called...

Bosi: taking on an Enterprise pub

Two Michelin star Claude Bosi to open pub

By Joe Lutrario

Claude Bosi, chef patron at two-Michelin star Mayfair restaurant Hibiscus, is to take on an Enterprise pub-with-rooms with brother Cedrick. The Fox...

David Lidlington MP and David Cameron raise a toast to Pub Week

Great and the good join Pub Week party

By Lesley Foottit

British Pub Week proved a big boost for licensees, and rose to national prominence with high-profile backing from the likes of David Cameron. Lesley...

Bloxham: opening new pub in May

TV chef to open second pub

By Jo Bruce

TV chef Paul Bloxham is to open a second gastropub — the Blue Anchor in St Albans, Hertfordshire.

Coffee and cake: business booster

Pub food: business boosters

By Jo Bruce

Ideas for boosting food sales at your pub including coffee and cake offers, a sausage club and village nights.

Bosi: pastures new

Michelin chef leaves pub

By Jo Bruce

Claude Bosi, chef/owner of two-Michelin-starred restaurant Hibiscus has left the Bell at Yarpole, Herefordshire. The Enterprise Inns tenancy had...

Bilton: using newspapers to attract customers

Pub brunch and the Sunday papers

By Jo Bruce

Licensee Tim Bilton has cooked up a novel way of attracting customers to his newly-launched Sunday brunch at the Butchers Arms, Hepworth, West...

City diary

City diary

By The PMA Team

Cannon has plenty to grouse about A little local difficulty for serial entrepreneur Michael Cannon who has been left facing a legal bill for nearly...



Featherston Arms Kirkoswald, Cumbria Agent: Kings Business Transfer First-time pub buyers Jennifer and Glen Mossop have been very busy at the...

The Pipe & Glass

The Pipe & Glass

Licensee: James MacKenzie & Kate Boroughs Tenure: Freehold Head chef: James MacKenzie Covers: 65, plus 22 in the bar Covers per week: 750 to...

Striking service

Striking service

Richard Fox looks to Spain for service tips The football season is well and truly underway, and if the first few weeks are anything to go by, it...