Pub & Bar

The Devonshire, which opened in 2007, has now closed

Gordon Ramsay closes The Devonshire pub

By Becky Paskin

Gordon Ramsay Holdings has closed one of its pubs, The Devonshire in Chiswick, blaming the state of the pub industry for its demise

Ask the Experts

Ask the Experts: How do I build a brand

By Chris Druce

BigHospitality puts one reader’s question about creating a business brand to Neil Giles, creative director at design consultancy Circle Brands

Punch Taverns is set to make senior management changes

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Punch Taverns set to make senior management changes

By Mark Stretton

Punch Taverns is poised to make a series of senior management changes at its pub retail arm, including the appointment of a new marketing director and a national operations director

Tim Homewood, head bartender at Babylon restaurant, the Roof Gardens

After hours with...Tim Homewood

By Chris Druce

Tim Homewood is head bartender at Babylon restaurant at the Roof Gardens, London, and winner of the 2010 Saffron and Sides cocktail competition. He talks about his career and why bartending is a great job

Loungers Plymouth

Loungers signs deal for 17th site

By Gemma McKenna

Bristol-based group Loungers is expanding faster than anticipated, and has just signed a deal on its 17th site

Jo Eames, co-owner of Peach Pubs with her novel The Faithless Wife

Peach Pubs launches book publishing arm

By Becky Paskin

Peach Pubs has expanded its business by branching out into publishing, and will launch co-owner and writer Jo Eames’ first novel next week

You can now search for food and drink jobs on your iPhone

Hospitality job search iPhone app launched

By Chris Druce

William Reed, publisher of BigHospitality, Restaurant magazine and The Grocer, has launched a job search application specifically for Apple devices, including the iPhone and iPad

Attract consumers during the World Cup through promotions and offers

FIFA World Cup: What you’re doing

By Becky Paskin

Any pub, restaurant or hotel screening the World Cup games is sure to see a boost in trade over the summer, but how can you ensure you have the edge over the competition?

Outdoor areas must be included in your licence  if screening World Cup games

The FIFA World Cup 2010: Licensing

By Chris Druce

Graeme Cushion at licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen gives his advice on enjoying a profitable and successful World Cup that remains within the law.

Showing the World Cup can bring in extra custom

FIFA Word Cup 2010: Technology

By Chris Druce

The FIFA World Cup 2010 will command a global TV audience of millions, and although many will watch it at home, restaurants and pubs can create a carnival atmosphere with the right equipment in place to show the games.

Appeal to football fans and haters alike by using your space appropriately

FIFA World Cup 2010: Boost venue appeal by utilising space

By Becky Paskin

It may be all too tempting to turn your business into a World Cup party zone, but the true winners from the competition will be those who can successfully separate their original business concept from the football.

The 2010 World Cup will present a sales opportunity for the savvy operator

FIFA World Cup 2010: The World Cup opportunity

By Chris Druce

The FIFA World Cup 2010 kicks off on 11 June in South Africa with 32 teams battling for football’s greatest accolade. BigHospitality takes a look at the opportunties it presents.

Anna Horsman, head of events at Geronimo Inns

After Hours with... Anna Horsman

By Chris Druce

Anna Horsman talks about joining Geronimo Inns as head of events, and her misson to develop the pub group’s private rooms business, especially during the World Cup

Hospitality Action hopes to raise over £380k

Support Hospitality Action week with just £5

By Becky Paskin

With Hospitality Action week coming up (17-23 May), the charity is urging each member of the industry to raise a minimum of £5 for hospitality workers and their families in times of need

Letting hygiene standards slip can be costly to your business

Hygiene: What to do if things go wrong

By Chris Druce

Running a hospitality business and keeping on top of hygiene day-to-day can be a challenge, but there are things you can do when the occasional slip-up occurs to rescue your reputation and prevent bad word of mouth.

Breaking food hygiene rules could land you in trouble

Food hygiene, the law

By Rod Hunt

If you work in the hospitality industry, you will be in no doubt that it is one of the most heavily regulated business sectors. But do you know what the consequences are for your business and its employees if there is a breach of food safety rules?

Keep public areas clean if you want to attract repeat business

Make hospitality hygiene a priority

By Becky Paskin

At the start of a week-long hygiene feature on BigHospitality, we take a look at why making hygiene practices a top priority for your hotel, restaurant or pub could be the secret to business success.

Massimo Tebaldi, executive chef of Renaissance Pubs

Pearls of Wisdom: Massimo Tebaldi

By Becky Paskin

Massimo Tebaldi has been executive chef for Renaissance Pubs for 10 years. Having once worked with John Torode and Canadian singer Bryan Adams, he is now working to transform The White Hart into a fish and chips gastropub called The Tommyfield

Bob Cotton will help drive business tourism to the UK

Bob Cotton to chair new business tourism action group

By Becky Paskin

Bob Cotton, the British Hospitality Association’s chief executive, is to chair a new action group to boost England’s business tourism, which has suffered as a result of the recession

Tom Davies, the new chief executive of Brakspear Pubs

Brakspear restructures board to aid tenants

By Becky Paskin

Brakspear Pubs’ commercial director Tom Davies has been announced as chief executive Don Bridgmen’s successor when he retires from the company in September

Nicolas Clerc: Head sommelier and Wine Store manager at Le Pont de la Tour

After hours with...Nicolas Clerc

By Emma Eversham

Nicolas Clerc joined Le Pont de la Tour last May as head sommelier and manager of the Wine Store. He talks about his career and shares his top tips for success in his field

More than 16 million people in the UK own a smartphone

Guide to online marketing: iPhone applications

By Becky Paskin

Technology moves faster than Alastair Darling at a pub convention, but one rising trend that looks likely to stick around is the iPhone application, which if implemented properly, can help increase restaurant or hotel bookings

Twitter and other social networks can be a useful tool for brand building

Guide to online marketing: Social media

By Emma Eversham

In the third part of our four-day feature we look at how restaurants, hotels and pubs can use social media networks like Twitter and Facebook to target customers.

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