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Crystal clear water is jewel of Japan

30-Jun-2008 - Jewel-encrusted Japanese spring water from Fillico is nothing but exclusive

New concept turns restaurateurs into record producers

30-Jun-2008 - Restaurateurs and bar owners are being given the chance to join forces with a record label to create their own compilation albums

Smoke ban not guilty of alcohol slump

30-Jun-2008 - Latest figures reveal smoking ban is not entirely to blame for the decline in alcohol sales

Restover Lodge buys two Metro Inns

30-Jun-2008 - Two of the five Metro Inns up for sale have been sold to the owner of Restover Lodge

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall loses Tesco chicken battle

27-Jun-2008 - Tesco’s shareholders have not voted in favour of the River Cottage star’s chicken welfare policy

Murrayshall Sous Chef wins award

27-Jun-2008 - 19-year-old Sous Chef Gordon MacGregor wins Skills for Chefs Young Chef Award

Manchester HA event raises £10k

27-Jun-2008 - A fundraising evening at Paul Heathcotes Manchester restaurant Grado has raised £10k for Hospitality Action.

Hotels could be laughing with new VisitBritain campaign

27-Jun-2008 - Comedy England campaign from VisitBritain may boost hotel’s domestic trade

Christie & Co report South West hotel boom

27-Jun-2008 - Hotel sales in the South West are continuing to stay strong despite reports of a weakening economy, according to business agents Christie & Co.

Scottish hotel group celebrates landmark birthday with new name

27-Jun-2008 - The Town House Company is changing its name to the Town House Collection to reflect the groups growth

British Hospitality Association rewards businesses for outstanding contributions

27-Jun-2008 - BHA Awards given to national businesses for industry service

Restaurants, pubs and hotels not as green as they think

26-Jun-2008 - An industry survey reveals most businesses are not doing enough for the environment

Voting opens for 2008 London Restaurant Awards category

26-Jun-2008 - The ‘60 under £60’ award is now accepting nominations via the Evening Standard

East Beach Caf? opens fish & chip restaurant

26-Jun-2008 - The team behind the Thomas Heatherwick-designed restaurant in Littlehampton will open a beach-side fish & chip shop next month.

Pubco inquiry to be revisited

26-Jun-2008 - The Business and Enterprise Committee is to revisit an inquiry into pubcos to check that changes recommended in a 2004 report have been made.

Butlins hotel gets sushi bar

25-Jun-2008 - The budget holiday resort are now offering guests sushi at their Shoreline site in Bognor Regis

BBC show seeks family-run restaurants, hotels and pubs

25-Jun-2008 - The BBC is looking for family businesses to feature in a new documentary

Sudi's foodie quiz success

25-Jun-2008 - Food writer Sudi Piggotts first foodie quiz at The Cinnamon Club is dubbed a winner

Mobile Beer Unit

24-Jun-2008 - Serve portable draught beer, anywhere

Cocktail win sweet as Candy

24-Jun-2008 - Edinburgh bartender wins Scottish heat of national cocktail championship

Craft Guild of Chefs pub winner moves on

24-Jun-2008 - Matt Van Wyck, voted Pub Restaurant Chef winner by the Craft Guild of Chefs is leaving the Rose and Crown

Best Western gives perks to PAs

24-Jun-2008 - Best Western Hotels creates a reward scheme for overlooked admin staff

Love Your Local campaign from Stella

24-Jun-2008 - Stella Artois is encouraging consumers to get in the community spirit and vote for their favourite local pub.

Taste of London sweet with success

23-Jun-2008 - This year’s Taste festival in the capital was a big hit with consumers and chefs alike

Travelodge announces expansion with £70m investment

23-Jun-2008 - The budget hotel chain injects cash into acquisition and refurbishment of seven UK sites

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