The BII along with the BBPA, UK Hospitality and police and local authority representatives have joined forced on a new guide to help licensees maximise the opportunity presented by this summer’s Euro championships while keeping staff and customers safe.
Called Euro 2020, despite being postponed until 2021, the tournament offers a huge opportunity for pubs to boost trade in the vital first few weeks after re-opening.
Download the guide here.
It's back! As the sun is shining and pubs across the UK have finally begun to reopen, our regular monthly Menu Matters feature is returning.
This month, Martin Eshelby, the food innovation manager at food supplier Oliver Kay, has taken a look at food ideas for the Euro tournament, advice on hosting a winning BBQ and suggested some seafood and snacking recipe ideas. Long may the sunshine continue!
Watching sport on TV is very much a drinks-led occasion for most barstool pundits, but offering a tailored food menu to accompany all those pints and pitchers helps to keep the crowds happy, and also increases profits – especially if you take the menu a few notches up from the standard bagged snacks.
Premium sausage rolls, pork pies and scotch eggs can easily form the basis of a summer bar snack menu. Specialist catering suppliers such as Campbell Brothers (www.campbellbrothers.co.uk) should be your first port of call, offering a wide choice, but if you have the time to make your own bar snacks, all the better.
Campbell Brothers also sell pie casings to add your own fillings, while this recipe for a Pork and Rhubarb pie is a wonderful fresh take on a pub favourite: www.oliverkayproduce.co.uk/food-info/seasonal-recipes-ideas/252-porkrhubarbpie
Licensees need to ensure staff are fully trained to support vulnerable customers or face losing their reputation as a safe and secure venue, National Pubwatch has warned.