All news articles for April 2013

Newly-launched, Brockmans is a 'super-premium' gin featuring a Bulgarian coriander top note

Brockmans 'super-premium' gin launched

By Peter Ruddick

Brockmans, a new 'super-premium' gin featuring an unusual mix of botanicals and berries, has been launched to on-trade buyers.

Richoux Group, which operates restaurants under the Richoux, Zippers, Dean’s Diner and Villagio brands, plans to open five new venues this year

Richoux targets five new restaurants in 2013

By Peter Ruddick

Announcing its financial results, Richoux Group has confirmed it has completed the restructure of its property portfolio and revealed it is now planning to open five new restaurants this year.

Pub beer sales were down 5.5 per cent in Q1 2013

Pub beer sales fall by 50 million pints in Q1

By Luke Nicholls

The long winter has seemingly taken its toll on UK pubs with beer sales dropping by almost 50 million pints in the first quarter of 2012 and pub trade down 5.5 per cent.

Chef Adam Smith spent the past eight years at the Ritz, most recently as executive sous chef working under John Williams

Roux Scholar Adam Smith to head up The Devonshire Arms

By Luke Nicholls

Last year’s winner of the prestigious Roux Scholarship, Adam Smith, has been appointed as head chef of the Burlington restaurant at The Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel in North Yorkshire.

The Snoozebox bedrooms at Stoneleigh Park comprised a double bed together with a single bed, flat screen TV, Wi-Fi and a safe

Snoozebox ‘disappointed’ by £4.4m loss

By Luke Nicholls

Snoozebox, the transportable modular accommodation concept, has reported a loss of £4.4m for 2012, with revenues also lower than expected at £3.8m.

The finalists for the 2013 Nestle Toque d'Or competition have been revealed

Nestle Toque d'Or 2013 finalists announced

By Emma Eversham

The eight catering colleges with teams going through to the final of the 2013 Nestle Toque d'Or competition have been revealed following intense regional heats.