16-Sep-2014 - Heineken has agreed to sell a significant portion of its Star Pubs & Bars estate to Admiral Taverns for an undisclosed sum.
16-Sep-2014 - Pub companies, restaurant groups and industry bodies have joined forces with retailers, manufacturers and wholesalers to publish an open letter calling for ‘fundamental reform’ of business rates.
16-Sep-2014 - Hospitality employees are still falling short when it comes to customer service, according to new research from People 1st.
16-Sep-2014 - Diners are increasingly moving away from traditional ice cream flavours in favour of ‘weird and wonderful’ varieties, according to new research from Amore di Gelato.
15-Sep-2014 - New YouTube series Bites by Get Lifted TV is set to explore a number of ‘undiscovered’ independent restaurants, bars and cafes around the UK capital with a programme format that combines music and food.
15-Sep-2014 - The Central Perk franchise, based on the coffee shop featured on popular US sitcom Friends, has just opened its third site in the UK in Liverpool and has ambitious expansion plans, aiming to have 300 UK franchises in the next decade.
12-Sep-2014 - Despite the cooler weather, restaurants in the UK saw a 17th consecutive month of growth this August, according to Coffer Peach Business Tracker.
12-Sep-2014 - As Scotland draws closer to its historic vote on independence, BigHospitality takes a look at the potential impact of a yes vote on the Scottish hospitality sector.
12-Sep-2014 - Pub groups the Peach Pub Company and J D Wetherspoon plc have released their results for the year, with turnovers looking positive.
12-Sep-2014 - Restaurants and pubs are forecast to grow, despite continued pressure in terms of outlets and value over the next few years, according to Allegra Foodservice.
12-Sep-2014 - Chancellor George Osborne has revealed plans to refund the cost of thousands of Chinese visas to boost inbound tourism and strengthen relations between the UK and China.
12-Sep-2014 - Josh Eggleton’s pub, The Pony & Trap in Chew Magna near Bristol, has been crowned Best Food Pub at the Great British Pub Awards.
11-Sep-2014 - Investor and entrepreneur James Robson has established a portfolio of exclusive venues in London, including Mews of Mayfair, La Cave, Mayfair Pizza Co and his latest venture, Cartizze.
11-Sep-2014 - The first seven months of 2014 saw 7 per cent more visits to the UK from overseas residents than in the same period the year before, according to the latest inbound tourism report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
11-Sep-2014 - Kate Nicholls has been appointed new chief executive of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) after David McHattie stepped down from the role to concentrate on his pub operation.
10-Sep-2014 - Stonegate Pubs is converting the Living Room bar in Nottingham into its third Missoula – Montana Bar & Grill this September after an investment of £310,000.
10-Sep-2014 - Whether you are opening a pop-up restaurant, starting a new hotel or launching a new concept business within the hospitality sector, here are top tips to avoid any legal pitfalls, by Nicola Kirk, head of the hospitality sector at Pitmans LLP .
10-Sep-2014 - An MP has called for new legislation to ensure hospitality employers pass on tips and service charges to their staff.
09-Sep-2014 - Two new surveys have pointed to strong growth in the industry in August.
09-Sep-2014 - Britain’s culture and heritage is a key driver for inbound tourism, with food and drink an important part of the cultural package, according to a new report.
08-Sep-2014 - Trade union Equity is calling on pubs and bars to host more live music, comedy and theatre events.
08-Sep-2014 - Thousands of pubs and restaurants across the UK will slash food and drink prices on 24 September to highlight the benefits of cutting hospitality VAT.
04-Sep-2014 - The government is set to create a Food Crime Unit following the recommendations published today in the Elliott review of the horsemeat scandal.
02-Sep-2014 - London leisure operator CG Restaurants & Bars has acquired a site at Monument to open a fourth Dirty Martini bar.
02-Sep-2014 - Chefs Jonray and Peter Sanchez-Iglesias of Bristol’s Casamia restaurant have been crowned Chefs of the Year by Waitrose Good Food Guide 2015.