Tom Kerridge reveals despair at 700% increase in cost of electricity at his pub and warns government

Top chef Tom Kerridge (pictured) has revealed his despair at facing a near 700 per cent surge in electricity costs

Top chef Tom Kerridge has revealed his despair at facing a near 700 per cent surge in electricity costs for his pub business, while Fuller’s faces a hike from £8million to £18million for its 385-pub empire.

The Michelin-starred chef said his pub The Hand and Flowers, in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, recently received a quote for its electricity bill that had rocketed close to 700 per cent, as Britain’s hospitality sector faces financial ruin this winter.

Pub group Fuller’s has said its gas and electricity bill will soar by £10 million without Government support, as firms await details of a package set to be unveiled this week.

Mr Kerridge, who owns three pubs based in Marlow as well as five other restaurants and bars, told GB News that the Government needs to rapidly introduce a price cap for businesses to save the hospitality industry.

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