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Home-grown food: the money-maker for pubs

A trio of studies from Beacon show that pubs may need to embrace food to succeed, and that if they do, home-grown produce is the way to go. First of all, some good news for pubs. A quarter of Brits have said they’d spend 25% more for pub grub if the food came from here […]

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Michael Vaughan bowled over by Britain’s Best Dressed Pub

I thought my roast dinner eating days were behind me – I took a vow of abstinence after my British Roast Dinner Week experiences last month (three roasts in three days) resembled the Vicar of Dibley’s Christmas special. But there was one more to try: The Sunray in Dorset. The Sunray pub was special because […]

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Why operators can’t afford to neglect tableware

An independent survey of over 2,000 diners has revealed some surprising stats about the importance of tableware when eating out. Not only does tableware affect a diner’s decision where to eat but when presented well it can help to justify the price of the meal. In fact, 60% of diners expect a higher level of […]

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Hampshire pub serves the ‘Best British Roast Dinner’

Hot off the heels of  the first-ever British Roast Dinner Week (1-7 October 2012), Knorr Gravy has found the pub that serves the ‘Best British Roast Dinner’ – The Pheonix in Hartley Wintney. Sisi Ryder, manager of The Pheonix Inn, beat off four other finalists by impressing a mystery diner expert with a delicious roast […]

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