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Brew to open fourth London site

22-Oct-2014 - All-day dining concept Brew will open its fourth London site in Putney on 10 November.

Concession on alcohol may be necessary in VAT fight, warns Borel

21-Oct-2014 - Jacques Borel has warned that it might be necessary to make some concessions on alcohol if the cut VAT campaign is to be successful.

Tom Sellers takes over The Lickfold Inn

20-Oct-2014 - Restaurant Story chef patron Tom Sellers hopes to bring new life to The Lickfold Inn in West Sussex from the end of November.

Young's acquires London pub operator 580

20-Oct-2014 - Young's has expanded its London portfolio with the acquisition of pub operator 580 Limited - which runs four pubs across the capital - for £10.4m.

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Café KaiZen cocktail lounge opens in Mayfair

17-Oct-2014 - Asian fusion dining and cocktail bar concept Café KaiZen opened in London’s Hanover Square at the start of this month. 

Restaurants and pubs enjoy rise in September sales

17-Oct-2014 - The eating and drinking out sector has enjoyed its 18th consecutive month of positive growth, according to Coffer Peach Business Tracker data.

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Truffle Hunting takes over The Lady Ottoline

17-Oct-2014 - Bar operator Truffle Hunting has taken over The Lady Ottoline pub in Bloomsbury from former operator Noble Inns.

UK Barista Champ to open craft beer and coffee venue in Bath

15-Oct-2014 - The UK's 2014 Barista Champion Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood will open a new craft beer and speciality coffee venture in Bath later this month.

Recruitment strategy change needed to tackle £2.7m turnover cost

14-Oct-2014 - The hospitality industry needs to change its recruitment and staff retention strategy in order to reduce turnover, which currently costs the sector £2.7m a year.

MSC updates sustainable fishing standards

14-Oct-2014 - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has overhauled its fishery certification standards to offer better protection to marine life and workers, with benefits for restaurants looking to source sustainable fish.

Protect pubs by freezing business rates, says BBPA

14-Oct-2014 - The community pub sector faces a £15m rise in business rate bills unless the government takes immediate action, the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has warned.

Hospitality and tourism leads the field on customer satisfaction

14-Oct-2014 - Hospitality and tourism is outperforming other industries in terms of customer satisfaction and experience, according to the latest analysis.

Red tape could ‘derail’ pub sector potential

10-Oct-2014 - The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has warned that despite growing economic potential, the pub and bar industry could suffer from the continued hike in legislation costs.

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BBPA and VistEngland team up for English Tourism Week

10-Oct-2014 - VisitEngland and the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) have announced their partnership in advance of English Tourism Week 2015.

Cocktail sales on the rise

10-Oct-2014 - Cocktail sales have grown by 10.8 per cent over the last two years, according to CGA Strategy’s Mixed Drinks Report 2014.

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Craft beer venue Junkyard opens in Nottingham

09-Oct-2014 - Craft beer bottle shop and ‘pour house’ Junkyard has opened its doors on Nottingham’s Bridlesmith Walk.

Tourism spend rise on track despite fewer August visits

09-Oct-2014 - VisitBritain is on track to deliver its 2015 target of £2bn extra visitor spend, despite a slight 1 per cent increase year to date.

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BBPA Awards 2014: winners revealed at Annual Dinner

09-Oct-2014 - The winners of the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) awards were announced last night at the Annual Dinner at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge.

Government urged to 'commit' to tourism

06-Oct-2014 - Industry leaders urged the government to commit to tourism and do more to promote employment in the sector during debate held at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham last week.

The Sun Tavern opens in Bethnal Green

03-Oct-2014 - The Sun Tavern – the second bar from The Umbrella Project team – opened in London’s Bethnal Green this week.

ALMR welcomes income tax pledge

03-Oct-2014 - The Association for Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has welcomed the Prime Minister’s pledge that a future Conservative government would cut income tax for low paid workers.

Infographic: Cheers 2014 - the impact of the beer duty cuts

02-Oct-2014 - Our infographic shows the impact that two consecutive beer duty cuts have had on sales, employment and investment in the pub industry, using data from the British Beer and Pub Association's 'Cheers 2014' report , published yesterday.

Beer duty cut supports 16,000 jobs, report finds

01-Oct-2014 - Two consecutive beer duty cuts have boosted sales, investment and employment in the pub sector at very little cost to the government, a new report has found.

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HOSPA appoints new chairman

01-Oct-2014 - Chris Upton is to take over as chairman of The Hospitality Professionals Association for Finance, Revenue Management and IT (HOSPA).

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Restaurant and Bar Design Awards 2014: winners revealed

30-Sep-2014 - One Canada Square, Topolski and Hutong Shard were among the UK winners of the 2014 Restaurant and Bar Design Awards, held in London this week.