Pub Trends

Pub trends

We bring you all the latest pub trade trends and developments, from food and drink spend and alcohol prices through to business growth strategies in pubs and bars.

Steak restaurants are set to become popular in 2011

Food trends 2011: Popular cuisines

By Becky Paskin

British diners have become more aware than ever of their expanding waistline and shrinking pockets, shifting their taste for out-of-home dining towards lighter, healthier meals that give value for money.

What flavours will gain prominence in 2011?

Special feature: 2011 food trends

By Becky Paskin

Will this be the year Chinese food regains its place in the nation’s hearts? Or will Indian and Mexican cuisine continue to dominate the market?

What does 2011 hold in store for your business?

Review of the Year 2010: The future

By Becky Paskin

With 2010 almost over its time to look ahead to what the future brings. We’ve spoken to some of the industry’s key players to find out what they believe 2011 has in store for them and the industry, and look forward to the major openings hitting the UK.

According to Fender, speedy service gives better value for money than promotions

Pubs advised to live life in the fast lane

By Joe Lutrario

Food-led pubs can learn vital lessons from the burgeoning fast-casual sector this year by concentrating on increasing their speed of service, research from retail consultancy him! has shown.

Visitors to Britain will likely spend an extra £0.34bn than last year

British tourism set to rise in 2011

By Becky Paskin

Britain is on target to attract 300,000 more visitors next year as confidence amongst overseas travellers returns.

The World Cup gave a welcome boost for pubs this summer

Review of the Year 2010: Pubs

By Becky Paskin

As 2010 draws to a close, we take a look back at how the pub sector has evolved in the past 12 months.

Diners want new but authentic flavours

Linking food preparation to flavour is key, finds diner survey

By Lorraine Heller

As we look to the dining trends that are likely to pick up in the new year, a recent survey of UK diners suggests that people are especially interested in discovering new flavours that are linked to the way food is prepared.

November sales were slow in major pub and restaurant groups

Pub and restaurant sales slow as Christmas approaches

By Lorraine Heller

Pub and restaurant operators will likely face a tough trading environment as we head towards Christmas, as analysts say the latest sector sales figures reveal a challenging time ahead.