All news articles for August 2011

Mason & Taylor, Shoreditch

Redefining the gastropub: Definition 4 - the craft pub

The fifth and final part of our feature series, first published in Restaurant magazine, looks at whether a pub serving restaurant-quality food alongside a vast selection of beers would be better described as a 'craft pub' rather than 'food-led'...

Operators can now build their own smartphone applications using Appsplash

DIY smartphone app-building kit launches

By Becky Paskin

Rippll – a smartphone marketing specialist – is offering a DIY app-building kit for hospitality operators looking to add value to their brand without the cost of hiring a specialist company.

Dealing with food and other waste in the right way could save your business money


How to cut waste disposal costs

Most hospitality businesses strive to operate sustainably and cut their waste, but if waste disposal costs increase then the financial strain could outweigh the environmental benefits. Eoin Harris, senior practioner at the National Industrial Symbiosis...

Hoteliers' robust summer performance is expected to have dipped during August

UK hotels’ buoyant summer expected to dip in August

By Becky Paskin

UK hoteliers have enjoyed a buoyant summer season so far, underpinned by a continued trend for the staycation, although operators are being warned not to expect the same result for August.

Toorank BV's Sloane's Gin has won numerous awards

Netherlands’ Sloane’s Gin arrives in the UK

By Becky Paskin

Netherlands distillery Toorank BV is launching its Sloane’s Gin in the UK, a spirit that has won numerous awards including the Best Gin and Best White Spirit at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition.