BRITAIN’S FAVOURITE PAW-BLIC HOUSE

THE NATION’S MOST DOG-FRIENDLY PUB ANNOUNCED AS FOX & HOUNDS, THEALE

A pub in Theale, Berkshire has won the coveted title of ‘most dog-friendly pub in Britain’ today after being crowned by a panel of judges from a regional shortlist of 12 finalists.

The Fox & Hounds, in Theale, is run by Jayne Tilsey and known locally for its warm welcome and special touches for canine companions, such as a paw-sonalised dog food menu, comfy dog beds, and an array of water bowls for dogs of all shapes and sizes.

Food and hospitality businesses investing the least on cyber security

The prevalence and severity of cyber-attacks/breaches has damningly increased over the last few years. This year alone (2019), 55% of UK firms have already faced a cyber-attack and losses from breaches have accounted to a shocking £176,000 on average, according to statistics from insurance provider Hiscox.

Just this month (November 2019), one of the most prolific targets was the Labour Party – where hackers deployed two large-scale cyber-attacks across the political parties’ digital platforms.

RAISING THE GAME IN THE FOREST OF BOWLAND

CHARITY ‘TASTE OF GAME’ EVENING

The Forest of Bowland Moorland Group (FoBMG) has been stepping up efforts to showcase the sustainability of wild game meat ahead of Great British Game Week, which takes place across the country from November 25th to December 1st.

A charity ‘Taste of Game’ evening was hosted by FoBMG on Thursday 14th November at the Over Wyresdale Parish Hall, Abbeystead, to highlight the credentials of game meat from hill to plate as well as to raise vital funds for the Samaritans and the Olive Branch.

Nue Ground to launch in Clapham’s Abbeville Village

Bringing café culture, healthy living and a conscious approach to sustainability

This November, Nue Ground will open its doors on Abbeville Road, offering the vibrant community its modern, inviting space and bright, relaxing atmosphere.

The café bar, founded by wife and husband team Joanna & Jayke Mangion, co-owner of Clapham Leisure, will launch on 22nd November and bring to life the duo’s long-time vision of creating a local eatery and communal space that has simplicity, sustainability and passion at its heart.

LET IT DOUGH!

It’s official, PizzaExpress, the UK’s best-loved sociable pizzeria has just unwrapped the ‘Good times. Together’ this Christmas and you’re invited!

JINGLE BALLS!

Snowball Dough Ball Day is set to return on Tuesday, 26 November with portions going for just one pound each at the nation’s best-loved sociable pizzeria, PizzaExpress.

Now in its fourth year, all money raised from sales of the pizzeria’s favourite Dough Balls will be dough-nated to Macmillan Cancer Support. For more info, visit: pizzaexpress.com/macmillan.

Cyber Security is vital for businesses in the UK – Red Mosquito

Cyber security threats are appearing daily. In October alone there were 421 million instances of data breaches and cyber-attacks in the UK. According to 2019’s official Annual Cybercrime Report, a business will fall victim to a ransomware attack every 14 seconds across the globe.

Therefore, it’s crucial that if you run a business that you have an effective suite of IT security products — they are not an optional extra. Although businesses are using an array of devices and applications to share information, these all bring vulnerabilities that can easily be exploited by cyber-criminals. A robust cyber-security strategy is a must if you are to stay ahead of the game. This will let you deliver several key services to ensure a multi-layered security approach.

Big names and big topics take centre stage at HOSPACE 2019

The countdown is on and excitement is building for one the year’s biggest hospitality events, HOSPACE, which takes place later this month.

Organised by the hospitality professionals’ organisation, HOSPA, the one-day event is set to feature some of the biggest names in the industry, discussing some of the most important topics currently facing it.

PUBS PLAY HOST TO BRAND NEW PODCAST

FOOTBALL LEGENDS OPEN UP TO EAMONN HOLMES OBE OVER A PINT IN A PUB IN BRAND NEW SERIES

TV presenter and lifelong football fan, Eamonn Holmes, has launched his own podcast series, which sees him cosy up next to household football names in great British pubs.

In the brand new series, Eamonn shares a pint with football managers, including legendary gaffers Sam Allardyce, Stuart Pearce and Martin O’Neil, as they speak candidly about their highs, lows, unforgettable experiences and how they really felt during some of the nail biting moments that have shaped British football over the last forty years.

Festive Afternoon Tea at Laura Ashley The Tea Room

Get into the Christmas spirit with Laura Ashley The Tea Room’s festive afternoon tea, ideal to enjoy with family or friends this Yuletide.

Priced from £25 per person, diners can feast on seasonal favourites including a selection of festive finger sandwiches such as turkey with cranberry sauce, smoked salmon and cream cheese, roast beef with horseradish sauce, and mature cheddar with mulled apple chutney.

ESTRELLA GALICIA SEARCHES FOR ITS FIRST UK BEER MASTER

The year long programme comes to the UK for the first time

 Spanish brewer, Estrella Galicia, has launched its first UK Beer Master Sessions in a bid to find industry professionals that share its passion for beer.

Beer Master Sessions is an international training and competition programme for key trade and on-premise partners that aims to share and celebrate Estrella Galicia’s beer culture.