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What does the Autumn Statement mean for hospitality?

25-Nov-2015 - The Autumn Statement brought good news for the hospitality sector with a slashing of business rates, but failed to mention a cut in tourism VAT.

Hospitality industry reacts to 'disappointing' Autumn Statement

25-Nov-2015 - The hospitality industry welcomed small reforms outlined in the Autumn Statement but criticised the Government for failing to implement ‘real and meaningful change’.

Punch and Neil Morrissey to create chain of sustainable pubs

25-Nov-2015 - Punch and actor Neil Morrissey's pub company have formed a new business partnership with the aim of creating a 'credible chain of sustainable pubs'. 

Service Tips: Gold Service Scholarship finalists on how to give great service

25-Nov-2015 - With our spotlight firmly on service and front of house we asked the finalists of the 2015 Gold Service Scholarship for their best tips for delivering great service.

BHA report: FSM companies take big steps to improve public health

25-Nov-2015 - Food Service Management (FSM) companies are leading the way in offering healthier meals outside of the home, a report by the British Hospitality Association (BHA) has shown. 

People on the Move in Hospitality: November 2015

24-Nov-2015 - BigHospitality rounds up a number of appointments across the hospitality sector including the arrival of a management team for Oxford’s first Hilton, The Robert Parker Collection and El Gato Negro.

Wetherspoon’s and Pret A Manger top food hygiene ratings

24-Nov-2015 - JD Wetherspoon’s and Pret A Manger have topped the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) hygiene ratings of the largest 20 high street brands.

Diners will pay the price for the Living Wage, Mitchells & Butlers warns

24-Nov-2015 - Mitchells & Butlers has warned that customers could see a hike in prices as the company faces rising costs from the National Living Wage (NLW).

Star Wars Cantina bar opening in Manchester

24-Nov-2015 - Drinkers in Manchester are about to be transported to a galaxy far, far away as a Star Wars themed bar opens its doors in the city.

Pubs face closure unless taxes are cut, BBPA warns Osborne

23-Nov-2015 - Community pubs could face closure if George Osborne fails to cut the industry's tax bill in this week's Autumn Statement, the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has warned.

Chinese tourists could spend £1bn a year in the UK by 2020

23-Nov-2015 - Britain’s tourism industry has welcomed a record number of international visitors this year driven by a surge of interest from the Chinese market.


How to dress your hospitality venue for Christmas

23-Nov-2015 - Debbie Lakin, senior designer at commercial interiors company Hunter Patel Creative Group, offers her top tips to making your hotel, restaurant or pub look suitably festive this Christmas.

EU scraps plans for restaurant inspection fees

20-Nov-2015 - The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has welcomed the rejection of plans to force all EU restaurants to pay for official food inspections.

Thanksgiving: American holiday generates British restaurant boost

18-Nov-2015 - British restaurants are gearing up for bumper Thanksgiving sales as data from OpenTable demonstrates a significant boost in people dining out to celebrate the holiday over the past five years.

Why we’re putting the spotlight on service

18-Nov-2015 - Over the next few weeks BigHospitality will be putting the spotlight on service and placing the professionals working front-of-house centre stage. Here’s why.

Tea’s time: Good & Proper Tea to open permanent site

17-Nov-2015 - Loose leaf tea and crumpet concept Good & Proper Tea is set to open its first permanent site in London’s Shoreditch next week with the hope it will help establish the tea bar on the UK’s high streets.

Tous au bistrot! - UK urged to show support for French hospitality sector

17-Nov-2015 - Hospitality operators have been urged to show solidarity with colleagues in France by supporting the Tous Au Bistrot campaign.

Chefs donate recipes for Farm Africa #GivingTuesday campaign

16-Nov-2015 - Chefs Kevin McFadden, James Whetlor and Rosie Sykes have donated recipes to Farm Africa's #GivingTuesday campaign to help raise funds for the charity's urban veg garden appeal. 

Gold Service Scholarship announces 2016 Regional Finalists

16-Nov-2015 - The Gold Service Scholarship has announced the Regional Finalists for its 2016 competition.

Hospitality businesses support Bath Hotel and Restaurant School

16-Nov-2015 - Sixteen hospitality businesses including the Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel, the Bath Pub Company, the Abbey Hotel and the Hilton Hotel, have signed up to support the Bath Hotel and Restaurant School in Bath, Somerset.

Dark Star to open pub in Horsham

16-Nov-2015 - Sussex­-based Dark Star Brewing Co. has secured a second site for its new pub vehicle in the space of two months, after acquiring a site in Horsham. 

The top five stories in hospitality this week 09/11 - 13/11

13-Nov-2015 - What were the hottest stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

The Lucky Onion announces 2016 expansion

12-Nov-2015 - The Lucky Onion, a Cotsworld-based collective of hotels and restaurants, has announced that it is to expand its collection in Spring 2016.


Premier Foodservice gives top tips for a successful festive season

12-Nov-2015 - Stick to classic dishes and ask parties to order in advance are two of the top tips being offered by Premier Foodservice's executive chef and foodservice innovation Mark Rigby to help restaurant, hotel and pub operators survive the festive season.

VisitBritain: Social media is a ‘global influence’ on holiday choices

11-Nov-2015 - Research by VisitBritain shows that social media has a ‘powerful influence’ in international tourists choosing Britain as a holiday destination.