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VisitEngland reveals Awards for Excellence finalists 2014

02-Apr-2014 - Burleigh Court, Hell Bay Hotel and Brockencote Hall Hotel are among the finalists in VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence 2014 which celebrates the finest in the tourism industry.

Tom Kerridge and Atul Kochhar saddle up for Royal Ascot 2014

02-Apr-2014 - Tom Kerridge and Atul Kochhar have become the latest chefs to align themselves with major sporting events, with the pair set to host two new fine-dining restaurants during this year’s...

East Sussex school chefs could face 9% pay loss

02-Apr-2014 - GMB trade union claims school chefs in East Sussex employed by Chartwells, a branch of the contractor Compass Group plc, are facing a nine per cent loss in their pay.

Restaurant magazine: Coffee shop creep

01-Apr-2014 - Coffee shops and café brands are increasingly encroaching into restaurant and pub territory by offering extensive breakfast, lunch and even dinner menus, writes Stefan Chomka in the April issue of...

Community Pubs Month highlights importance of local engagement

01-Apr-2014 - The list of pubs now being run by their local communities is gathering pace, but over a third of pub-goers visit their local less often than they did 12 months...

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Five Guys heads to the Bullring

01-Apr-2014 - US burger chain Five Guys is ploughing on with its expansion across the UK with an upcoming opening at the Bullring shopping centre in Birmingham this summer.

Coastal hotel in Kent re-opens after £1.4m makeover

01-Apr-2014 - The Botany Bay Hotel at Kingsgate near Broadstairs has reopened following a £1.4 million refurbishment by British brewer Shepherd Neame.

UK hotel market continues upward trajectory

01-Apr-2014 - There have been further signs of recovery in the UK hotel market, with investment volumes for 2014 on track to exceed £3.5bn, according to a new report from property experts Savills.

Extra time: Pub hours extended for World Cup matches

01-Apr-2014 - The Government has taken heed of the overwhelming pressure from the British pub industry to allow venues to stay open late during England's World Cup matches. 

Mark Hix to open second Hixter south of the river

31-Mar-2014 - Chef Mark Hix has revealed plans open a second Hixter on Great Guildford Street, Bankside this summer.

#AskMark: Our inspiring Twitter Q&A with Mark Sargeant reviewed

31-Mar-2014 - Whether it was his advice for young chefs, his memories of working with Gordon Ramsay or his plans for the year ahead, Mark Sargeant revealed all in our Twitter Q&A...

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The Tower by Skyline Worldwide opens in central London

31-Mar-2014 - Skyline worldwide has launched its first central London serviced apartment development - The Tower by Skyline Worldwide.

New Moroccan fusion restaurant is franchised

31-Mar-2014 - The Lifestyle Hospitality Group has franchised its Moroccan fusion restaurant Casa Maroc with Devon-based business AIS Hospitality Ltd (AIS) and intends to franchise five or six more nationally by the...

Blumenthal takes The Fat Duck Down Under

31-Mar-2014 - Heston Blumenthal is temporarily relocating his legendary three-Michelin-starred restaurant The Fat Duck while carrying out a six-month refurbishment of the original site in Bray.

Further growth for UK hotel market

31-Mar-2014 - UK hotels enjoyed a second month of growth in February, with properties in the East of England reporting the biggest uplift in profits.

Marriott Moxy looks to open five UK sites in 2016

28-Mar-2014 - Marriot and Inter Ikea’s economy brand Moxy hotels is looking to open sites in Heathrow, Stratford, London Royal Docks, Ashbourne and Aberdeen in 2016.

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Soupe du Jour concept to launch in Soho

28-Mar-2014 - Soupe Du Jour, a new restaurant and take away concept, is to launch its first site next month in London’s Soho.

Cider, spirits and soft drinks show strongest on-trade growth

28-Mar-2014 - Cider, spirits and soft drinks are outperforming the rest of the on-trade drinks market, according to the latest data from CGA Strategy.

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Craft Beer Co partners with Punch for flagship London pub

28-Mar-2014 - The Craft Beer Co has secured a ‘flagship’ site in London’s Covent Garden as part of a new partnership with Punch Taverns. 

Growing trend in burgers for breakfast

28-Mar-2014 - Burgers are becoming a staple British breakfast choice when eating outside the home according to industry figures released by the NPD Group.

#AskMark: Get career advice from Mark Sargeant in our live Twitter Q&A

27-Mar-2014 - Are you a budding chef hoping to make it in the restaurant industry? Or perhaps you’re an employer keen to encourage and nurture more young talent? Our upcoming Twitter Interview...

Premier Inn development brings four new restaurants to Yeovil

27-Mar-2014 - Construction work has started on the new Premier Inn in Yeovil, Somerset, which will bring four restaurants to the area and the potential for more than 100 new hospitality jobs.

World Cup countdown: Will pub licensing hours be extended?

27-Mar-2014 - With the Home Office’s consultation on extended licensing hours for the 2014 World Cup ending this week, managed pub and bar operator TCG is looking to make the most of...

Rogan reveals Claridge's restaurant details

27-Mar-2014 - Simon Rogan’s new restaurant at Claridge’s will be called Fera, opening in May and offering a selection of multi-course menus featuring ‘the L’Enclume DNA’.

Strong second half drives profit recovery for Adnams

26-Mar-2014 - Despite initially claiming it was ‘difficult to be too positive’ about pub trading conditions in 2013, Suffolk-based brewer, distiller and retailer Adnams reported a surge in pre-tax profits from £3.2m...