All news articles for August 14, 2013

LeCoq's chickens are bred in a free-range environment on a completely additive-free diet

LeCoq rotisserie restaurant hits Islington

By Luke Nicholls

Two sisters – the co-founder and a former chef of the Salt Yard Group – are opening their first business together: LeCoq, a neighbourhood rotisserie chicken restaurant in Islington. 

Elland's head brewer Michael Wynnyczuk said he was 'utterly shocked' by the result

Elland 1872 Porter crowned Champion Beer of Britain

By Luke Nicholls

The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) has announced that Elland 1872 Porter – a West Yorkshire-brewed real ale – has been crowned the ‘Best Beer in Britain’ at the Great British Beer Festival at London Olympia.

The Coffer Peach Tracker analyses the monthly performance of 27 operating restaurant and pub groups

Summer sales up for London’s restaurants and pubs

By Luke Nicholls

A recent survey of BigHospitality readers revealed that 65 per cent of restaurant and pub owners saw increased bookings and sales as a result of the heatwave in July, and the latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker reflect these benefits. 

Hospitable city: Edinburgh now boasts five Michelin-starred restaurants, along with a diverse hospitality offering

Hospitable cities: Spotlight on Edinburgh

By Luke Nicholls

What better time to write about the Scottish capital than when the world’s biggest arts festival is in full swing? The Edinburgh Fringe brings in thousands of performers and tourists and its cosmopolitan and bohemian nature encapsulates the city’s year-round...

Lotus's Sprinkler Jar is part of its new crumb range. The crushed and coated biscuit crumbs can be used for a number of ideas for desserts and coffees

Lotus Bakeries launches 'Crumb' range

By Emma Eversham

Lotus Bakeries, makers of Lotus Original caramelised biscuits, has produced a 'crumb' range to help caterers spice up desserts or hot drinks. 

Businessman Martin Haven is planning improvements to some areas of Llanwenarth Hotel, the property he bought this week, but will not

Welsh businessman buys former Rugby league star's hotel

By Emma Eversham

Llanwenarth Hotel, the hotel outside Abergavenny owned by former Welsh rugby league star Richard Wallace, has been bought by a local businessman after a year and a half of being on the market. 

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