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Llangoed Hall Celebrates Place In UK’s Top 50 Restaurants

“Brilliant news. I knew we could do it.” That was the reaction of delighted managing director Calum Milne after discovering that Llangoed Hall at Llyswen, near Brecon had been given a place in the Waitrose Good Food Guide’s top 50 UK restaurants for 2016. Llangoed Hall is the only new entry from Wales and at

Prestigious Food Festival Travels To The North East

Chefs of all levels are invited to travel north with the universal cookery and food festival as it heads to ‘the foodie gateway to Hadrian’s Wall’ otherwise known as Vallum Farm, Northumberland for its fourth year. This is the first time that the festival, which is designed by chefs for chefs, has been held in

Bohemia Named One Of The UK’s Best Restaurants In The Waitrose Good Food Guide 2016

Bohemia restaurant within the Club Hotel & Spa has been listed as one of the best restaurants in Britain and has received its highest score yet in the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2016. Bohemia’s increased score of 7 from 6 in the 2015 guide makes it the highest rated Michelin Starred restaurant and the only

Q2 Beer Barometer – Support Still Needed For British Beer

An early Easter, and the impact of the World Cup 2014, resulted in disappointing beer sales in the second quarter of 2015, according to the latest figures from the British Beer & Pub Association’s Quarterly Beer Barometer. Total sales were 5.6 per cent lower in Q2 compared with the same quarter in 2014.  When it

Llangoed Hall Celebrates Place In UK’s Top 50 Restaurants

Llangoed Hall Celebrates Place In UK’s Top 50 Restaurants“Brilliant news. I knew we could do it.” That was the reaction of delighted managing director Calum Milne after discovering that Llangoed Hall at Llyswen, near Brecon had been given a place in the Waitrose Good Food Guide’s top 50 UK restaurants for 2016.

Llangoed Hall is the only new entry from Wales and at 36 in the guide is rated ahead of some established Michelin star restaurants. The other Welsh entries are Restaurant James Sommerin, Glamorgan at 24 and Ynyshir Hall, near Machynlleth at 34. Read more

Prestigious Food Festival Travels To The North East

PrintChefs of all levels are invited to travel north with the universal cookery and food festival as it heads to ‘the foodie gateway to Hadrian’s Wall’ otherwise known as Vallum Farm, Northumberland for its fourth year.

This is the first time that the festival, which is designed by chefs for chefs, has been held in the north of England. Once again, Craft Guild of Chefs representatives John Feeney, Lee Maycock and Ian Nottage are driving this unique event to give chefs up and down the country the opportunity to get outside in a relaxed environment, meet and talk directly with game-keepers, farmers, growers and food producers as well as get close to industry respected chefs and operators. Read more

Bohemia Named One Of The UK’s Best Restaurants In The Waitrose Good Food Guide 2016

Bohemia restaurant within the Club Hotel & Spa has been listed as one of the best restaurants in Britain and has received its highest score yet in the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2016.

Bohemia’s increased score of 7 from 6 in the 2015 guide makes it the highest rated Michelin Starred restaurant and the only restaurant in Jersey to be featured in the guide’s Top 50 Restaurants. The list recognises the best talent throughout the country. The top entries and award winners were revealed on 26 August 2015 ahead of the launch of its 65th anniversary issue.  Read more

Q2 Beer Barometer – Support Still Needed For British Beer

An early Easter, and the impact of the World Cup 2014, resulted in disappointing beer sales in the second quarter of 2015, according to the latest figures from the British Beer & Pub Association’s Quarterly Beer Barometer.

Total sales were 5.6 per cent lower in Q2 compared with the same quarter in 2014.  When it comes to the latest annual trend, the decline was lower, with off-trade sales down 1.9 per cent over the 12 months to June 2015, and on trade down 2.9 per cent. Total sales were down 2.4 per cent on the previous 12 months. Read more

184 Years Young: Party Of Five For Young’s Day, 17th September

A73A60F4-E7D2-48FB-A0AA-9215C6F902CDOn Thursday 17th September Young’s Pubs will celebrate their 184th birthday and, now officially, National Young’s Day with parties across South London.

Local brews on tap, Burger Shack burgers, expansive beer gardens and a jam-packed roster of fun entertainment are all on the cards at individual parties being held at The Windmill in Clapham, The Bull in Streatham, The Wood House in Dulwich, The Leather Bottle in Earlsfield and The Ship in Wandsworth. Each pub boasts a newly opened Burger Shack, serving grilled patties in brioche buns with a side of curly fries, craft ales and sodas, as well as beer tastings from Young’s Beer Ambassadors. Famed French pâtissier Eric Lanlard will also be creating a personalised cake to be served at The Ship. Read more

UK Contactless Spending Triples In Just 12 Months

money-256319_640Data released by Barclaycard shows that contactless spending has more than trebled in the last 12 months, with important implications therefore for hospitality businesses.

Barclaycard,which processes nearly half of all credit and debit card transactions in the UK, saw the amount consumers spent using contactless payments soar 150 percent, with the number of transactions rising 134 per cent.

The figures come as the maximum amount which can be spent on contactless cards and mobile devices in a single transaction increases from £20 to £30. This starts to roll-out across the UK from 1st September. Read more

Today Is…National Burger Day

burger-868145_1280Yes, it’s here, 27 August is the second annual Mr Hyde National Burger Day.

Founded last year in a fit of mild annoyance that there wasn’t a National Burger Day in the UK, but were two in the US (and a National Cheeseburger Day), the event set out to right that terrible wrong! And 2014 proved to be a huge success, with more than 150 UK restaurants offering a 20 per cent burger discount. Read more

4.8 Million Brits Plan A UK Trip This August Bank Holiday As Trend To Holiday At Home Continues

Holiday Homes By The BeachVisitEngland’s Bank Holiday Trip Tracker Survey today reveals that 4.8 million Brits (9% of the adult population) are planning an overnight holiday trip in the UK this August Bank Holiday weekend, with 4.5 million planning a holiday in England. This is likely to generate some £1.2 billion for the UK economy, £1.1 billion of which will be spent in England.

Key figures include: Read more

A Perfect 10: maze Celebrates Ten Years With A Ten Course Tasting Menu Over Ten Weeks

Sushi and NoodlesTen years of playful culinary innovation. Ten years of tearing up the rulebook. Ten years of exceptional fine dining in the heart of Mayfair.

Join maze and Gordon Ramsay Group in a celebration of the past decade of service with a spectacular ten-course tasting menu. Head Chef Alex Thiebaut’s special menu features a selection of maze’s most popular, iconic and innovative dishes and is available from 9th September for ten weeks at £75 per person. Read more

Pop-Up Restaurant Serves Peace Through Food

Pop-up-restaurant-serves-peace-through-food_London_Sep-2015-1Special Middle Eastern brunch by Honey & Co

Conflict Café, an innovative pop-up restaurant launched by peacebuilding charity International Alert, is returning to London for its second year from 9 September – 3 October 2015 to inspire more strangers to ‘break bread’ and start conversations about peace through food.

The restaurant, which was named ‘Most Inspirational Pop-up of 2014’ by Time Out, will continue to showcase how food can unite, inform and provoke discussion, and will once again mark UN International Peace Day on Monday 21 September.  Read more