13 October 2021

A pub should have banter, says Gareth Ostick

The casual atmosphere and homely feel is what sets fine-dining pubs apart from restaurants, according to the joint-owner of the White Swan at Fence, East Lancashire.
13 October 2021

Steven Smith: ‘You’re soon forgotten about in this industry’

The chef-owner of the Freemasons at Wiswell, Clitheroe, said winning awards was essential for maintaining business, whilst also gave a âthumbs upâ that the team were […]
13 October 2021

Marston’s sales now better than in 2019 for most recent quarter

Pub operator Marstonâs has seen a continuous improvement in trade since reopening in April, resulting in higher sales versus 2019.
13 October 2021

BII reveals Licensee of the Year 2021 finalists

The final six of the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII)âs Licensee of the Year 2021 competition have been unveiled.
13 October 2021

16 licensed venues closed per day from July to September

A total of 980 licensed premises were lost in the period from restrictions being fully lifted in July to September this year, new data has revealed.
13 October 2021

The latest pub openings and sites on the market

This weekâs property round-up includes openings for The Inn Collection Group and Roxy Lanes while BrewDog agrees a franchise deal for six bars in Italy.
12 October 2021

Tap Takeover returns to Brighton

Laine Brewing Company has announced the return of the UKâs biggest city-wide beer festival in Brighton from 22 to 24 October 2021.
12 October 2021

The pandemic gave Michael Wignall chance to transform pub

The pandemic provided an ideal chance to transform 15th century the Angel at Hetton from a âpubby-pubâ into a more modern restaurant, according to the head-chef.
12 October 2021

Stephen Harris: ‘You’re not necessarily going to just nick dishes wholesale, although I have’

The chef-patron of The Sportsman in Seasalter Kent, widely acknowledged as one of the UKâs best gastropubs, revealed his award-winning menu was inspired by eating out, […]
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