John Bensalhia investigates the rise in the popularity of the coffee shop. (Speciality Food)

Rise in the popularity of the coffee shop. By John Bensalhia Throughout history, the coffee shop has grown in stature. From the first coffee house in Damascus in 1530, coffee’s first appearances outside of the Ottoman Empire led to the burgeoning growth in Europe in the 17th century. By the mid-1600s, coffee houses had debuted in… Read More »

Cost pressures risk sector job creation, warns UKHospitality

Cost pressures risk sector job creation, warns UKHospitality UKHospitality has warned the Government that taxation and regulatory pressures risk undoing the good work and job creation carried out by the hospitality sector since 2008. The warning follows the publication of data by the Office for National Statistics that shows 31,000 fewer jobs compared to same… Read More »

MRO and the “PUBS CODE ADJUDICATOR”?????

If you would like to Advertise with us, please click on the following:- Link MRO and the “PUBS CODE ADJUDICATOR”????? PUBS CODE ADJUDICATOR This has been a litany of bureaucracy, frustration and, at times, mind-numbing procedural delays. It would seem that even the Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Committee has now lost patience with Paul… Read More »

Mobility and retention two key concerns for the hospitality industry

Mobility and retention two key concerns for the hospitality industry   HR leaders from across the hospitality industry today (9th May 2018) told politicians that mobility and retention are two key concerns for the wider industry. The first session of the Hospitality Workforce 2030 Commission focused on recruitment and retention in the hospitality industry and heard… Read More »

The biggest collection of independent products available to the fine food industry

  Browse through our library of 1000’s of products The biggest collection of independent products available to the fine food industry  Click here This is a sample of the information, a useful reference for thinking Caterers. Store Cupboard & Kitchen Essentials Pelagonia Roasted Red Peppers Naturally sweet whole roasted red peppers perfect for salads and… Read More »

JG&Partners, “Protecting your business?” £5,000 fine for failing to display Food Hygiene Ratings

“Protecting your business?” £5,000 fine for failing to display Food Hygiene Ratings A recent case at Cardiff Magistrates Court, in which a business owner was fined £5,000, highlights the obligations businesses have to display their food hygiene ratings, in Wales and Northern Ireland. The case surrounded a restaurant which had been given a Two-star rating, … Read More »

Taking a Pub Lease with clauses that can only end in Tears, (Barrel Dregs)

 Taking a Pub Lease with clauses that can only end in Tears, (Barrel Dregs) Please note, access to this site is totally free if you would like to subscribe (No Charge) on www.buyingapub.com, they are free to be read for your guidance and aimed to help you get through a time of considerable pressure and… Read More »

Fleurets, have they finally Lost the Plot? Barrel-Dregs

Fleurets, have they finally Lost the Plot? Another from the Archives, updated. A funny Old World, you have an image of a national company as being totally honest, correct, above reproach, then something happens and you wonder what actually goes on behind the façade. I have always owned freehouses and the odd bit of commercial property,… Read More »