CODE Hospitality to relaunch The Good Food Guide as 'continuously updated' app

By James McAllister

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CODE Hospitality to relaunch The Good Food Guide as 'continuously updated' app

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The Good Food Guide will longer be released as an annual print publication and instead will function as a 'continuously updated' app, it has been announced.

The guide, which was first produced in 1951 by Raymond Postgate and is considered to be one of the most influential eating-out guides in the UK, was purchased by UK hospitality industry membership network CODE Hospitality last year​ ​after its previous owner, Waitrose & Partners, announced plans to cease its publication​.

Setting out his vision for the future of The Good Food Guide​,​ CODE founder Adam Hyman said the print format had become inefficient, slow, and incomprehensive. 

"Today, we turn to our laptops and mobiles when searching for where to eat," he said.

"So, from 2022, the guide will be an app - one that is continuously updated and easy to use with search functions for lists, insights, and maps."

Hyman's said his aim for The Good Food Guide ​is to keep it going for another 70 years as the UK's 'most trusted dining resource'.

"Our ethos will remain the same when it comes to reviewing restaurants (we do not accept free meals) and our focus will continue to be around supporting local hospitality - be it cafes, pubs, bistros; not just fine dining - and telling you where to get good food and warm hospitality."

He added that the scoring system had been tweaked, but did not go into details. 

Elizabeth Carter, who has worked with The Good Food Guide ​since the 1990s and has been editor since 2007, will remain as its editor.

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