The Hempel hotel was put on the market this week with a price tag of £12.5m.
(28 January 2005 11:23:34)
Manchester restaurateurs appear pretty relaxed over the prospect of it following the example of London and introducing a congestion charge for traffic coming into the city.
(28 January 2005 11:22:00)
A spokeswoman for the British Beer & Pub Association said: "There is always a job to do, and we can always find better ways to communicate what we do as an industry."
(28 January 2005 11:21:14)
This week's featured property is a spookily-named leasehold pub business in Wiltshire. The Ghost Train pub in Purton, four miles from Swindon, was previously known as the Railway hotel but was topically renamed after the station was closed following Dr Beeching's review of the railways in the 1960s.
(28 January 2005 11:04:00)
"You get the impression that if you went to eat in one of her restaurants, these are the actual dishes that would be served" - Angela Hartnett
(28 January 2005 10:40:41)
Chip and PIN cards have done away with the need for customers to sign a sales slip, but the next generation of payment systems require even less handling. A wave of a smartcard is all that's needed to complete a transaction, saving time and wear and tear on machinery and staff alike. Lindsay Clark reports
(27 January 2005 15:10:00)
Proposals to make Edinburgh the first Scottish city to adopt a congestion charge have caused outcry among local restaurant and bar owners who say it will damage their businesses.
(27 January 2005 14:47:00)
A year ago Gordon Ramsay and Channel 4 descended on the Glass House restaurant in Ambleside to see whether they could turn its fortunes round. Emma Allen catches up with owner Neil Farrell to find out what happened after the cameras left
(27 January 2005 11:56:21)
Former employees at Brown's hotel in London were awarded £180,000 by an employment tribunal this week, after it found that owner Rocco Forte Hotels (RFH) had contravened legal obligations when it sacked all the staff in April last year.
(26 January 2005 17:49:00)