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02-Nov-2012 - The Regent in Kensal Green has been relaunched by chef Jesse Dunford Wood and the team at Perritt & Perritt as gastropub Parlour; the first of two venues under the same brand following the recent purchase of The Hope in Richmond.
02-Nov-2012 - A Parliamentary Bill which would have prevented the demolition or change of use of local pubs has been stalled, while the legality of new guidance from Cambridge City Council, also designed to protect pubs through planning laws, has been called into question.
02-Nov-2012 - London-based brewer and pub operator Young's has this week opened it latest pub, the King's Head in Roehampton, with a menu focused on chicken.
02-Nov-2012 - Modern Japanese restaurant K10 Sushi is to open a second site in the City of London after acquiring the former Ping Pong unit in Broadgate.
01-Nov-2012 - With cask ales back in growth , publicans will be looking to stock more of them, but what is the best way to keep beer? Conrad Boucher of automated beer line cleaning system Beer Piper , underlines the importance of keeping beer lines clean to ensure pubs can serve the perfect pint.
01-Nov-2012 - Backbench MPs have voted unanimously to support a motion calling on the Government to launch a review of the controversial beer duty escalator ahead of next year's Budget, following a House of Commons debate on the beer tax.
01-Nov-2012 - Hotel chains are enhancing their food operations based on customer feedback as Jurys Inn launches a new restaurant menu across its entire estate and Park Plaza is opening a new restaurant at County Hall and introducing a revamped dessert menu.
01-Nov-2012 - Serial restaurant investor Luke Johnson has been confirmed as guest speaker at hospitality networking association Arena's Christmas Lunch.
01-Nov-2012 - Ash Mair, the winner of Masterchef: The Professionals 2011, has revealed details of his first UK restaurant project; a London outpost for Spanish pintxos restaurant group Bilbao Berria.
01-Nov-2012 - Following a short-term residency above the Owl and Pussycat pub in Shoreditch, new steak concept Flat Iron is to move to a permanent site in the heart of Soho in December.
01-Nov-2012 - MWB Group Holdings, owner of the boutique hotel chains Malmaison and Hotel du Vin, has suspended its shares from the London Stock Exchange to enable it to discuss how it will repay debts owed to its subsidiary company MWB Business Exchange.
01-Nov-2012 - Michelin has named the Mark Hix-inspired Gunton Arms in Thorpe Market, Norfolk, its Pub of the Year with the release of its Eating Out in Pubs Guide 2013.
01-Nov-2012 - MPs will today debate the controversial beer tax escalator in Parliament for the first time; with Camra demanding 'urgent action' as the UK pub closure rate soars again, you can follow what is said in this crucial debate using our live blog.
01-Nov-2012 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has welcomed the Government’s recent commitment to achieve 100 per cent sourcing of credibly sustainable palm oil by the end of 2015, despite many charities and retailers labelling the target as ‘weak’.
31-Oct-2012 - The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) is celebrating the memory of one of the pub industry’s leading figures with the creation of a new award to recognise excellence in training and staff development in the licensed trade.
31-Oct-2012 - Warner Leisure Hotels has topped a list of the best hotel chains operating in the UK with Which? members praising its child-free, luxury offer.
31-Oct-2012 - The team behind Latin American-inspired bar concept Barrio Bars is aiming to increase its reach across the capital with plans to add sites in Clapham, south London and Notting Hill, west London to its estate by the end of next year.
31-Oct-2012 - Independent hotel group Menzies Hotels has started a major renovation of the Prince Regent hotel in Chigwell as part of a £7m redevelopment programme across its 15-strong estate.
31-Oct-2012 - People 1st has launched the first ever Level 4 apprenticeship framework for the hospitality industry to bridge the gap between the supervisory skills gained in an apprentice’s early career and the strategic management skills required to work at a senior level.
31-Oct-2012 - In a special audio report recorded at The Restaurant Show, Jacques Dejardin, head of operations at Jamie Oliver, reveals how the group is looking to retail, takeaway and collection, event catering and possibly all-day dining to protect its restaurants from the continuing downturn.
31-Oct-2012 - An independent complaints panel has ordered producer Laverstoke Park Farm to change the labels on its bottles of ale and lager because it thinks the images on them could appeal to children.
30-Oct-2012 - Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) has revealed plans to open another five restaurants before February 2013 as the brand steps up its expansion and acknowledges the explosion in diner demand for premium burgers since it first launched.
30-Oct-2012 - Patty and Bun, the burger joint which has been running pop-up venues in London's Battersea and Soho, is set to open its first permanent site on James Street later this month with plans to use the concept as a springboard for future projects.
30-Oct-2012 - Jason Atherton is to open a second restaurant in London after signing the lease on a site in Soho’s Poland Street.
30-Oct-2012 - Caffe Borsa, a licensed coffee bar and eatery, is set to open early next month on the ground floor of a new event and office space following a £500k refurb of the former Royal Exchange building in Dundee.
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