Author: Sam Allcock

Sam Allcock, a seasoned entrepreneur with over two decades of expertise in Food & Drink Editorial.

St Austell Brewery has announced a new partnership with ScottishPower to install over 300 new public electric vehicle chargers in pub carparks across the South West of England. Currently the electrical infrastructure in the South West is sparse, with Cornwall Council estimating that there are only around 450 EV charging points in Cornwall*. ScottishPower and St Austell Brewery have teamed up to boost charging points by approximately 60%, installing Rapid and Ultra-Rapid units across the region. ScottishPower and St Austell Brewery have teamed up to boost charging points by approximately 60%, installing Rapid and Ultra-Rapid units across the region. St…

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With no doubt the utensils are essential components of every kitchen as each tool is chosen purposely to support the vigorous culinary process taking place in the kitchen. The main functions of cooking utensils are evident right from the moment when a cook starts slicing an onion: it is impossible to imagine any dish without the cutlery and other items which enable a chef to prepare meals. Regardless of your level of cooking expertise, from a professional who designs mouth-watering dishes to a home cook who tries new recipes, the use of suitable utensils can always make preparation vivid. Engage…

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Lisa shows her support for the Three Lions in a Ladbrokes football-themed hat Football fans at Royal Ascot were today (19th June) treated to the sight of Lisa Snowdon wearing a patriotic football themed hat, commissioned by Ladbrokes to pay tribute to the England team ahead of their clash with Denmark at the Euros. The stunning hat is a red and white design, featuring the iconic Euros trophy, and is surrounded by small footballs. Lisa turned heads with the hat on the eve of England’s second group game against Denmark, with the Three Lions hoping for a win to continue through to the knock-out phase. Lisa Snowdon says: “I really want to show my…

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Radnor Hills founder and CEO William Watkins has been elected as the new President of the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA). Kicking off his tenure, William called on the Welsh Government to help unlock the way for an interoperable Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) to support recycling. William was appointed at the trade body’s AGM on June 11 and took over from Paul Graham, GB Managing Director at Britvic, who, in his time as President, led the BSDA in its role as a founder-member of Circularity Scotland Ltd, a scheme administrator for Scotland’s since-delayed deposit return scheme. William, who has been…

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Here comes the sun – Ole & Steen celebrate the Midsommar solstice These are the delicious new cakes authentic Danish bakers Ole & Steen have unveiled in celebration of the long awaited summer. So far the British summer has been a wash out, cold days, rain, wind and limited sunshine to offer the warmth we all crave. With the promise of sunshine just around the corner Ole & Steen will celebrate Midsommar, a Scandinavian festivity that celebrates the summer solstice, by unveiling three special and super indulgent cakes. Earlier this month Ole & Steen announced they were giving away 250,000…

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Over a third of Brits name watermelon as their number one  flavour of alcoholic drink  7 in 10 Gen Zers typically opt for fruity flavoured gin over regular gin A quarter of Brits name gin as their favourite spirit  Paragon Brands extends G’vine gin liqueur range with launch of ‘June Watermelon’ Watermelon is set to be the taste of summer 2024, with over a third of Brits (37%) selecting it as their favourite summer fruit flavour for an alcoholic beverage. The nationwide survey, conducted by Paragon Brands, saw watermelon surpass traditional favourites, strawberry (35%) and raspberry (26%) to take top spot.…

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THE RENOWNED VENUE KNOWN FOR ITS ECLECTIC DAY-TO-NIGHT OFFERING OPENS ITS FOURTH VENUE IN THE HEART OF LONDON’S VIBRANT WEST END   Hold on to your Lederhosen! Albert’s Schloss, the ultimate purveyor of Bavarian bliss, is landing in the heart of London this summer, and it’s bringing a whirlwind of Alpine escapades, cabaret extravaganzas, the best Bavarian beer selection in London and round-the-clock revelry currently unavailable elsewhere in the capital.   Following a £7 million investment, Albert’s Schloss, located in the iconic Trocadero on Shaftesbury Avenue, will open its doors on 4th July. This new day-to-night venue is a Alpine-inspired beer hall, bar, and…

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Blanco Niño, an innovative Irish manufacturer on a mission to accelerate the transition to regenerative farming, has announced the launch of its award-winning tortilla chips into two major UK retailers, Whole Foods and Co-op, this July. The expansion marks a significant milestone for the brand, providing nationwide shelf coverage for the first time and widely introducing UK consumers to Blanco Niño’s traditionally made tortilla chips. This growth into 305 Co-op stores across the UK with their Smoky Chipotle and Chilli & Lime flavours, and into seven Whole Foods stores across London with all five flavours (Lightly Salted, Chilli & Lime,…

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An Argyll & Bute-based business making fresh pizzas to order has seen huge success after the owner accessed specialist start-up support from Business Gateway. Rolling Pizza was set up by Dace McLellan in December 2023. Dace set up the business to fit around her two young children, meaning she can work around school drop off and pick up and can take them with her at weekends for a fun day out. Fitting the business around her family was a priority and she was able to make it work. Dace converted an old horse box into a van with a wood-fired…

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Using Japanese sushi ingredients, food artist Michelle Wibowo spent 120 hours creating a series of celebrity portraits as part of an exhibition by Japanese food brand Yutaka celebrating International Sushi Day Celebrity portraits on display included legendary singer-songwriter Eelton John, Euros star Bukayo Saké, and This Morning hosts Alison Salmond and Dermot Roe’Leary  A study by Yutaka found that while 87% of Brits agree that it’s important to be creative with food, a quarter (25%) admit that they don’t have any variety in the food they make  Nearly a quarter (23%) of Brits worry they’re not getting all the nutrition they need from repeating the…

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