Pubs in fierce competition on food prices

26 January 2012 by
Pubs in fierce competition on food prices

Competition among pub chains has remained fierce following Christmas, with several operators offering or extending keenly-priced food deals.

Barracuda pub group yesterday announced that it would extend its January sale into February, offering light meals targeting older customers, which it dubbed the "grey market" for £2.99. Dishes include pub favourites such as fish, chips and peas, scampi and chips, and sausage, mash and gravy.

It is also offering a 125ml glass of Kumala wine for 99p, and is giving its 3,500 employees and their friends and family a 25% discount on food offered in their pubs.

Meanwhile, managed pub chain JD Wetherspoon has started marketing two meals for £6.49, although price and participation at individual outlets is expected to vary.

By Neil Gerrard

E-mail your comments to Neil Gerrard here.

If you have something to say on this story or anything else join the debate at Table Talk - Caterer's new networking forum. Go to jobs

Looking for a new job? Find your next job here with jobs

Blogs on ]( Catch up with more news and gossip on all Caterer's blogs
[E-newsletters]([ For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our E-newsletters
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking