Friday Five: The week's top news

By Sophie Witts

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Top UK hospitality news stories

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We round-up the top hospitality stories you might have missed this week.

Aiden Byrne steps back from Manchester House

The chef has taken a step back from the kitchen at the £3m restaurant to take on a broader consultancy role across the Living Ventures restaurant group.

Freemasons at Wiswell to become restaurant with rooms

The only gastropub to feature in the 2017 Good Food Guide has been granted planning permission to add accommodation and revamp its kitchen with an unconventional chef's table.

Calum Franklin to open pie shop and kitchen

The Holborn Dining Room chef is converting his restaurant's deli in to a pie kitchen that will offer his intricately decorated creations to takeaway via an outdoor hatch.

Rick Stein's business to expand after 29% sales increase

The chef's Padstow-based company is aiming to open more restaurants and fish and chip shops outside Cornwall while developing its strong business in the county.

Tim Allen named executive director of food and beverage at Select Property Group

Allen, who left the Michelin-starred Wild Rabbit in Kingham this year, will open a new restaurant with Select Property Group in central Manchester next spring.

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