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Pubco Tax Equality Day: what does it mean for the industry?

With a day of protest planned on Thursday 13 September by Britain’s boozers (or maybe just JD Wetherspoon), we thought we’d step away from the full English and take a look at what the Pubco Tax Equality Day means for the industry. For those not familiar with the campaign, the day is aimed at highlighting […]

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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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Serving up a dish of hygge

Apart from the reprieve of a dizzy social binge for Christmas, winter is the pariah of the hospitality calendar year. Hibernating under a blanket with a box set appeals more than venturing out into the chilly outdoors. So how to tempt people out of their onesies? Enter hot trend, hygge, the latest Nordic import to […]

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Britain’s best pub roast revealed

The best pub roast in the UK has been revealed in a dramatic close to British Roast Dinner Week – sponsored by KNORR® and supported by Colman’s®. The winning pub is Bunch of Grapes, Pontypridd, Wales. Bunch of Grapes fought off strong competition from the other regional winners, wowing judges with its fresh, locally sourced […]

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British Roast Dinner Week

A toast to the roast

British Roast Dinner Week is here at last. Running from 28 September to 4 October this year, the annual event encourages the nation to make the most of its favourite pub fare. Pubs, restaurants, canteens and all kinds of foodservice businesses around the UK are serving roasts all week long in celebration. Crispy golden potatoes, […]

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British BBQ season is almost upon us

Slip on the shorts and dust off the dresses – British Summer Time is almost upon us, and with it comes barbecue season. Grilled meats and skewer vegetables on an open flame is a summer tradition. It’s rivalled only by (and, if you’re us, also often accompanied by) sipping Pimm’s in the garden and getting […]

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Pubs and farmers come out on top in the 2015 Budget

Wednesday’s 2015 Budget announcement has had mixed reactions from the food and drink industry. Beer, cider, Scotch and spirits producers have all been celebrating duty cuts, and British farmers have been busy shouting about increased investment, funding and support. Elsewhere, however, other producers are calling for more specific industry support. The alcohol industry has had […]

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Save the date: British Roast Dinner Week back for another year of pub success

Calendars at the ready – the date for British Roast Dinner Week 2015 has officially been confirmed as 28 September – 4 October 2015. We love a good Sunday roast at William Murray. That, combined with our fondness of pubs, means that British Roast Dinner Week is right up our street. The event is now […]

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British Roast Dinner Week – the biggest and the best yet!

We Brits really do love a good old roast. So much so that we put away a colossal 1.2bn each year and it’s often cited as the nation’s favourite meal. At William Murray we’re proud ‘rosbifs’ (with the exception of the office veggies, of course). So, we’re particularly excited to be working with Knorr and […]

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Confidence is on the rise for the eating out sector

Good news has emerged from the latest Horizons report for the eating out sector. The survey of 300 operators revealed 86% of restaurants and foodservice operators expect their sales to increase over the next six months. And it’s not only restaurants that are expecting an uplift – a quarter of hotels and 20% of pubs […]

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