Pubs and restaurants will be ‘last to open’ after UK lockdown
UK cabinet minister Michael Gove has warned that pubs, bars and restaurants would be “among the last” to re-open when lockdown restrictions are relaxed.
Updated: UK bars, pubs and restaurants told to close
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told pubs, bars and restaurants to close “as soon as they reasonably can” and not re-open to prevent the further spread of coronavirus.
Decision to deny visas for low skilled workers creates ‘huge challenge’ for UK on-trade
The UK government’s decision to deny visas to low-skilled workers is set to create a “huge challenge” to the UK’s pub, bar and restaurant sector, the drinks trade has warned.
Ed Sheeran to turn London restaurant into gastro pub
Pop star Ed Sheeran has secured a new alcohol licence for his Notting Hill restaurant Bertie Blossoms, allowing those not dining to buy a drink.
Pubs, bars and restaurants report rise in festive trading
UK pub, bar and restaurant groups reported that sales grew by 2.5% over the six weeks of the festive season, compared to the same period in 2018, with spend increasing on both food and drink.
Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen to be turned into a pub
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s former flagship restaurant and the headquarters for his social enterprise, Fifteen in Shoreditch, is to be turned into an east London pub.
Xavier Rousset and Mark Jarvis reopen Gunmakers pub
Master Sommelier Xavier Rousset and Angelo chef Mark Jarvis have joined forces to reopen much loved Marylebone pub the Gunmakers this month.
In focus: The UK’s top farm-to-fork chefs
A host of ambitious chefs have developed their own farms so they can guarantee the freshness of their produce. Lucy Shaw talks to the pioneers of the UK’s growing farm-to-fork movement.
Restaurant closures in Britain now average 18 a week
924 restaurants have closed in Britain in the year to June 2019, with an average of 18 net closures per week, yet new figures have also revealed some “bright spots” in the industry.
Chef Tom Kerridge to host BBC TV series to save ‘much loved pubs’
Michelin-awarded chef Tom Kerridge is set to host a documentary series on BBC2 shining a light on the UK’s struggling pub industry.
Conrad London St James to launch political cocktail menu
The London hotel’s iconic Blue Boar Bar will offer a new cocktail menu in collaboration with political cartoonist David Lewis.