Roast with the most: the roast at the sadly-closed Truscott Arms (above) was named the best in the UK

Sunday roasts

Getting rid of the roast? Sundays wouldn't be the same...

By Daniel Woolfson

When JD Wetherspoon announced earlier this year it would finish serving Sunday roasts to focus on its core menu offer, reactions from some of the chain’s patrons were borderline riotous

Makro vision: Nick Bennett is the landlord of the Robin Hood

In association with Makro

Getting the best out of Sunday lunch

By Nicholas Robinson

Competition is rife when it comes to one of the UK’s favourite dishes, but Robin Hood licensee Nick Bennett is achieving higher GPs without compromising on quality

Roasts can be so much more than just a Sunday lunch item. Credit: EBLEX


Winning ways to boast your roast

By Sheila McWattie

As British Roast Dinner Week nears its conclusion, Pub Food highlights those pubs making the most of the dinner occasion.

Floating pub the Tattershall Castle, on Victoria Embankment, provided an ideal vantage point to watch the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on Sunday

Pubs report mixed trading over Jubilee weekend

By Adam Pescod

Pubs experienced mixed trading throughout the Jubilee weekend as a result of the wet weather, although pubs in central London appeared to fare best as people poured into the capital to catch a glimpse of the Queen.

British Pub Week: lucrative for licensees

Roaring start to British Pub Week

By Lesley Foottit

Licensees are already reaping the benefits of their involvement in British Pub Week, which kicked off on Saturday and runs until 6 November.

Avalon: busy despite poor weather

Pubs report strong bank holiday trading

By Lesley Foottit

Pubs enjoyed a busy bank holiday despite the wash out weather over most of the UK. Whiting & Hammond pub the Little Brown Jug in Tonbridge,...



How was trade over the bank holiday weekend? Alan Dreja Royal Oak Southampton Hampshire It was quiet, as we expected. This is a city-centre pub but...

Sunday special

Sunday special

Mark Taylor looks at how pubs can maximise food trade on one of the busiest trading days Sundays may not be the traditional day of rest any longer,...



Mike Bell The licensee of Portobello Gold in Notting Hill, west London, bemoans the trade's penchant for a 2pm food curfew Times are tough - if we...



Did you do anything to celebrate St George's Day on Monday? Dominic Kiziuk Sun Hotel Lancaster We were caught out a bit this year and had no real...

Accident reporting

Accident reporting

A member of my staff had an accident at work last week in my pub. She has now been off work for several days. Do I have to report this?The reporting...