The Pursuit of Hoppiness: the Growth of Pubs, Micro Pubs and Breweries

As this demand for unique and specialist beer has grown, the UK has seen a large increase in the numbers of microbreweries on the market. In 2018 there were 1,978 microbreweries out of a UK total of 2,274. From Cullercoats Brewery in Newcastle upon Tyne, Manchester with Cloudwater, London with Gipsy Hill and Drop Project, to Falmouth with Verdant, independent brewers

How COVID-19 has impacted the UK catering and hospitality industry

The UK is now on its third national lockdown to try and control the spread of Covid-19, and while it seems that we may finally be seeing light at the end of the tunnel, thanks to vaccines and growing public awareness of what steps we can all take to minimise the spread of the virus, there’s no doubt that there’s been a heavy price to pay for everyone. In no industry has the impact of Covid been more keenly felt than the world of catering and hospitality.

Trade Shows 2018 and 2019 – Catering and Hospitality

Exhibitions are a great way to get out there and meet other people involved in your industry. Whether you’re after new faces for networking, the chance to see new suppliers to the market, or just get some ideas, catering exhibitions are a real opportunity to boost your business. Here are some of Banksford’s favourites chosen from around the UK.

Find your perfect fabric partner with Banksford

It’s not just an astonishing range of colours and styles on offer here at Banksford. We’re also proud
to offer aprons in a large selection of tried-and-tested fabrics. Whether your first concern is budget,
origin or durability, there really is a fabric to match your requirements. Let’s take a quick look at
some of the most popular choices we have for our customers.

Have you got what it takes to be a champion chippy?

There are few things more British than a portion of fish and chips. Of course, they’re a hot topic for debate, as well as a great hot supper. Why did they stop serving them wrapped in newspaper? What makes the best chips? Are any of the modern alternatives as good as traditional cod? Perhaps most importantly – where’s the best chippy? It might be your local, or one you visited on holiday.

To help us make our minds up, the annual National Fish & Chip Awards were created 30 years ago.