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Britons £5.5 Billion A Year Better-Off As A Result Of Falling Food Prices

UK food spend falls 3.5 per cent to £188 billion per year* Each adult spending £110 less on food each year But UK spends £1 billion more on takeaways UK households are feeling the financial benefit of falling food prices as VoucherCodes.co.uk’s Annual Food Spend Report reveals each adult is spending an average of £110

Men And Women’s Holiday Hotel Room Requirements Revealed

New research by an online travel agency in the UK has revealed the different requirements that men and women look for in a hotel room before booking a holiday; with women prioritising a sea view and roll tap bath and men favouring accommodation with air conditioning and minibar. Furthermore, women were prepared to pay £110.00

Norfolk’s First Community-Owned Pub Moves Into Retail

The community-owned White Horse pub at Upton in the Norfolk Broads has now opened a village shop with the support of rural pub champions Pub is The Hub and funding from Norfolk County Council, Broadland District Council and Upton with Fishley Parish Council. Serving the community for over 200 years and in the hands of

Food & Drink Workers Called To Take On A Challenge And Raise Money For Charity With Global Adventure Challenges

Members of the Food & Drink sector are being encouraged to embark on a challenge of their choice organised by Global Adventure Challenges. With the opportunity to raise money for a favourite charity, what better reason is there to sign up? Held both in the UK and abroad, Global Adventure Challenges have an extensive range

Britons £5.5 Billion A Year Better-Off As A Result Of Falling Food Prices

  • UK food spend falls 3.5 per cent to £188 billion per year*
  • Each adult spending £110 less on food each year
  • But UK spends £1 billion more on takeaways

UK households are feeling the financial benefit of falling food prices as VoucherCodes.co.uk’s Annual Food Spend Report reveals each adult is spending an average of £110 less on food annually than they were 12 months ago. Read more

Men And Women’s Holiday Hotel Room Requirements Revealed

Hoitel Bedroom With CoupleNew research by an online travel agency in the UK has revealed the different requirements that men and women look for in a hotel room before booking a holiday; with women prioritising a sea view and roll tap bath and men favouring accommodation with air conditioning and minibar. Furthermore, women were prepared to pay £110.00 more per room, per night than their male counterparts.

According to a new study by an online travel agency in the UK, men and women have very different requirements when it comes to choosing a hotel room. The research has uncovered what men and women look for in their ideal hotel rooms when booking a holiday, before committing to a stay. Read more

Norfolk’s First Community-Owned Pub Moves Into Retail

Norfolk's First Community-Owned Pub Moves Into RetailThe community-owned White Horse pub at Upton in the Norfolk Broads has now opened a village shop with the support of rural pub champions Pub is The Hub and funding from Norfolk County Council, Broadland District Council and Upton with Fishley Parish Council.

Serving the community for over 200 years and in the hands of its’ own villagers for nearly three, the White Horse has branched out into retail to restore an essential service back to the village. Read more

Food & Drink Workers Called To Take On A Challenge And Raise Money For Charity With Global Adventure Challenges

Members of the Food & Drink sector are being encouraged to embark on a challenge of their choice organised by Global Adventure Challenges. With the opportunity to raise money for a favourite charity, what better reason is there to sign up?

Held both in the UK and abroad, Global Adventure Challenges have an extensive range of challenges – trekking, cycling, motorcycling, rafting & dog sledding – to cater for growing public demand for new and different experiences. Read more

Craft Guild Of Chefs Honours & Awards 2015 Winners Announced

Craft Guild Of ChefsIn its 50th year, the Craft Guild of Chefs presented a record number of honours and awards to its members and supporters at a ceremony held at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington on 12 April 2015 following the Annual General Meeting.

Nominated by the membership and ratified by the Vice Presidents’ Council, the honours and awards are made annually for the previous year and this year’s roll call included more than 60 recipients. Read more

Northwest Pubs Facing Identity Crisis?

Traditional pubs are suffering an identity crisis, with over 30% of North West establishments struggling for survival, according to the insolvency trade body R3.

Figures produced by R3 show that 37% of pubs in the region 729 businesses are considered at higher than normal risk of failure over the next 12 months. The figures were gathered using credit ratings from Bureau van Dijk’s ‘Fame’ database.

According to Jeremy Oddie, a spokesman for R3 in the North West and head of recoveries at accountants Mitchell Charlesworth, the difficulties cannot be blamed exclusively on the economy but take into account wider challenges including increased competition, changing consumer habits and the effects of the smoking ban. Read more

Liverpool City Centre Office Building Set To Become A £3m EasyHotel

A Liverpool city centre office building is to be converted into a £3m “super budget” EasyHotel.

The hotel operator, founded by Easyjet tycoon Stelios Haji-Ioannou, has purchased the freehold to 47 Castle Street, the ground floor of which is presently occupied by the Salt House Bacaro restaurant.

The restaurant will remain while EasyHotel will convert the four upper floors of the building into a 68-bedroom hotel, subject to planning consent, which, if granted, is set to open in the spring of 2016 Read more

Wessex Salon Culinaire

Wessex Salon Culinaire, one of the UK’s largest live culinary competitions, will take place at Brockenhurst College in the New Forest, Hampshire on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th May 2015.

Located in the heart of the New Forest National Park, Brockenhurst is one of the country’s top colleges and has been awarded the prestigious Beacon College status for excellence and innovation in further education and ranked ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. The College offers superb facilities and its students achieve excellent results. Read more

Easter Delivers Sales Boost For Restaurant And Pub Groups

  • Easter weekend like-for-like sales up 5.1% on 2014
  • Follows weaker trading in March

It was an Easter break to celebrate for Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups with collective like-for-like sales up 5.1% on 2014’s four-day holiday weekend, according to latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker figures. However, the strong Easter performance followed a weaker March, when trading was marginally down on last year. Read more

Beef Lovers Unite For Great British Beef Week 2015…

Great British Beef Week Thursday 23rd April to Sunday 3rd MayBUT THE NATION DIVIDES OVER ITS FAVOURITE DISH

Will you be celebrating Great British Beef Week (23 April to 3 May) with a steak or a roast? It depends on your age, says a new poll!

In a survey amongst meat-eaters conducted by YouGov to find Britain’s favourite beef dish, steak topped the bill (29%), beating roast beef into second place (23%) and Spaghetti Bolognaise in third (14%). However, delving deeper into the results showed that it was the younger meat eater generation championing steak, compared to the 55’s and over, who clearly favoured a traditional roast. Read more