Phoney Company posing as The Good Food Guide, scam, beware.

Phoney Company posing as The Good Food Guide, scam, beware.

 

A bogus company pretending to represent The Good Food Guide has contacted pubs asking them to pay for inclusion.

 

The Good Food Guide: never charges for entry

The company, posing as Good Food Guide Limited, has sent letters to pubs and restaurants requesting money to be featured in the guide.

The Good Food Guide has no association with the letters and never charges for inclusion and is investigating the matter. It is urging any establishment in receipt of one of the letters to emaileditors@thegoodfoodguide.co.uk .

Venues cannot elect or pay to be included in the annual guide. Entry is based on the volume of feedback it receives from the public along with a team of anonymous inspectors eating out in pubs and restaurants throughout the UK.

“We have no association with the letters some restaurants may have received recently from Good Food Guide Limited asking for payment for inclusion in the Good Food Guide and are investigating the matter,” said publisher Angela Newton. “If you have received one of these letters it has not come from us.

“We never ask restaurants for money to feature in the guide and our criteria for inclusion is the same as it always has been — it is based on feedback from our readers and anonymous inspections.”

EXTRACT FROM THE MORNING ADVERTISER

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