Managing Director of Mangrove Global and long-time spirits aficionado, Nick Gillett, has spoken out against the continuing punitive tax regime that’s destroying the UK’s hospitality and spirits industries. After the highest increase in alcohol duty, that the UK’s seen in almost 50 years, was implemented in August this year, the UK Government has agreed that …

Commenting on the Autumn Statement, Stephen Montgomery, Director of the Scottish Hospitality Group said: “Across the UK, many hospitality businesses are on the brink. The support announced for the hospitality industry by the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement is welcome and gives English and Welsh pubs, hotels and restaurants a fighting chance at survival. The Scottish …

The money raised will help support even more people living with cancer. Leading pub company and brewer, Greene King has surpassed its fundraising target for its ‘We LOVE Macmillan Nurses’ campaign, raising over an incredible £900,000. The vital funds raised could pay for more than 27,000 hours of Macmillan nurses’ time, helping people living with cancer …

Inspired by prison-based TV and film productions, Alcotraz, the notorious bar behind bars, will open its fifth site in Brewery Quarter, Cardiff, this November. The new one-of-a-kind, immersive experience, Alcotraz: Cell Block Nine-One, will accommodate 46 inmates for both public experiences and private hires. Guests – or more appropriately ‘inmates’ – are tasked with smuggling …

Planning for a fresh look for your Bar in 2024? Woodberry can help! 2024 is fast approaching and it is a fantastic opportunity to give your pub or bar a fresh look that works hard for you and your customers in the upcoming year. Woodberry are sharing some tips so that you can plan and …

Taylor’s Classics specialises in the design, manufacture, and restoration of furniture for pubs, bars, restaurants, hotels and cafés. TRADITIONAL, MODERN, BESPOKE & ANTIQUE FURNITURE FOR THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY Taylor’s Classics 40,000 square foot warehouse, showrooms, factory & offices in Stafford include new equipment allowing them to produce tables, chairs, stools and benches from the timer …

GOAL! – Jameson Irish Whiskey scores an exciting partnership, as the brand joins forces with the English Football League. Jameson, the UK’s no.1 Irish Whiskey, has been unveiled as an Official Partner of the English Football League (EFL) ahead of the 2023/24 season. The exciting three-year collaboration will see the brand highlight its commitment to …

Why an equipment contingency plan is a requirement in hospitality in 2023 and beyond. All hospitality venues would have experienced the sheer horror of opening up one day to find that a piece of equipment is not turning on, faulty or even worse, leaking. The ensuing panic that follows can turn what was a peaceful …

Master of Malt Trade explains why preparation and thinking outside the box is the key to driving revenue this festive season. Having an eye-catching backbar offering, seasonal products, unique serves and festive menus are only some of the solutions to driving footfall and increased revenue this festive season. The team at Master of Malt Trade …

With Port seen as a staple for Christmas menus, we spoke to Carlos Afonso, Assistant Manager at Vallegre Vinhos do Porto, about Port’s versatility and how he believes there’s plenty to attract new drinkers to the category – even those on a budget. There’s so many drink options available that it’s important to impress and …