Category Archives: Running a Restaurant 1

How to:- pair cheese,  Speciality Food Magazine

If you would like to Advertise with us, please click on the following:- Link How to:- pair cheese,  Speciality Food Magazine Clare Jackson of Slate, a specialist cheese retailer and delicatessen in Aldeburgh, walks us through her ultimate cheese pairing suggestions Blue: Blue cheeses are wonderfully enhanced by a touch of sweetness to cut through… Read More »

Buying a Country Pub, Part 5

 If you would like to Advertise with us, please click on the following:- Link Buying a Country Pub, Part 5 One of my regular locals owned a Guest House a mile up the valley from the Pub. He had semi retired from Leicester, moving down to Exmoor with a fairly recent Wife. She seemed determined… Read More »

Buying a Country Pub, Part 4

Buying a Country Pub, Part 4 The alterations were duly completed, with nicotine stained beams being erected everywhere and plaster work painted nicotine white to give that aged look. I actually found a beam with an old date carved into it which I put in a secondary position to make it look genuine rather than… Read More »

Buying a Country Pub, Part 3

Buying a Country Pub, Part 3 We had been warned about Dicks’ habit of drinking after hours and we duly fell by the wayside and joined our predecessors in long nights. Dick would bring an assortment of Visitors, Farmers, Horse Dealers, all sorts of people in late at night drinking vast amounts of Manns Brown… Read More »

Buying a Country Pub, Part 2

Buying a Country Pub, Part 2 Easter came and went, this was an ordeal by fire, the World and his Wife descended on us, we had no concept of what it would be like. If anyone suggests taking over a business before a Bank Holiday to enjoy the benefits, don’t ever do it, it is… Read More »

How to buy an Inn or Pub

    If you would like to Advertise with us, please click on the following:- Link Pub essential advice on, How to buy an Inn or Pub, Bar or Bistro. The Common Sense Guide to Buying a Pub   “The Common Sense Guide to Buying a Pub” is available to buy as an Ebook through… Read More »

FAQ’s for people thinking about buying any small Business

FAQ’s for people thinking about buying any small Business Banks FAQ’s for small businesses Buying a Pub or Restaurant, FAQ’s Buying New Equipment, FAQ’s Commercial Mortgages, FAQ’s Credit Card Machines (PDQ), FAQ’s Employment Law, FAQ’s Energy Comparison, FAQ’s FAQ’s, the lighter side, when talking to customers. Insurance, FAQ’s Legal FAQ’s, (Legal Aid, Civil, Criminal Law… Read More »

Vagaries of Arbitration and the need for a switched-on Stocktaker and Surveyor (Barrel-dregs 264)

  The Vagaries of Arbitration, and the need for a switched-on Stocktaker and Surveyor acting for you.   Arbitration should be a logical resolution to any dispute, sadly with rental disputes it would appear not, from a recent case.  It is assumed that the Arbitrator is totally knowledgeable on all aspects of the subject in… Read More »

Stocktakers are they an Asset or Liability? Barrel-Dregs (347)

STOCKTAKERS-  When they can be an Asset or sometimes, through their errors, a Liability? Stocktakers are they of  value? I have detected a serious issue relating to the use of professional stocktakers that needs to be aired. While many publicans may baulk at the cost of a regular stocktaking exercise, its value could be to:… Read More »

Restaurant/Bistro Check List on Takeover Day

Restaurant/Bistro Check List on Takeover Day    These Check Lists are aimed at covering all licensed catering businesses, but with different titles for the search engines and individual specific business types. This Checklist covers a large area of Taking over a Business. As no two situations are the same, only the basic position is outlined. The… Read More »