The Grand Hotel Birmingham, Colmore Row, B3 2BS Housed in one of Birmingham’s most iconic buildings on Colmore Row, The Grand Hotel is a Grade II* listed building that re-opened on Tuesday 18th May after a £45million refurbishment. Retaining the building’s French Renaissance exterior, Victorian and Arts & Crafts features, Madeleine Bar follows the tradition …

Situated in Carson, California is the Phantom Carriage Brewery which features as this month’s Hospitality Around the World. In true Halloween spirit we chose this venue as the brewery and taproom pays a thematic homage to classic Horror Cinema. What made you choose your location and how does this enable you to stand out? Choosing …

Halloween is a night loved by many, meaning it is a frightfully popular night amongst the hospitality industry. As a venue, you must ensure you’re making the most of this profitable seasonal occasion by offering plenty for consumers in line with fright night. Here’s how to do so… The importance of Halloween for the on …

Summer has drawn to a close (did we even have one?!), the leaves are turning brown, the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting darker, what does that mean? It’s soon to be Halloween! To get in the spirit of things we’ve teamed up with one of UK’s leading mixologists Harp Mann aka …

Kentucky-based Lux Row Distillers has announced its 2021 limited edition release of Rebel Bourbon will be finished in tawny port barrels and will again only be sold outside of its US homeland. Following in the footsteps of the previous two annual releases, this year’s run of 6,000 bottles continues to celebrate Lux Row Distillers’ hallmark …

Introducing De Havilland gin, the new premium classic small batch London dry gin created by aviators. De Havilland honours the world’s first commercial jet flight on 2nd May 1952 when history was made with the De Havilland Comet traveling from London, England to Johannesburg, South Africa. The brand is inspired by the bravery, and pioneering spirit …

Yorkshire Wolds drinks producer Raisthorpe Distillery has been awarded two coveted 1-star awards at this year’s Great Taste Awards, the largest and most trusted independent accreditation scheme for fine food and drink. Raisthorpe’s Perfect Pear and Peppercorn Gin and Oak Aged Dry Distilled Gin both won a 1-star award each. Receiving a 1-star Great Taste …

Dave Watts, Chef and owner of this charming cottage-style pub in the heart of the Test Valley, Hampshire, has lost no time making sure the place stays ahead of the game, particularly during these difficult times.  By serving high quality food with an unusual twist, using local and artisanal produce, not being afraid to be …

THE BLIND RABBIT, Nottingham’s New York inspired bar, grill and live entertainment space, is officially open – becoming the first major venue to launch post-lockdown in the city centre. The heritage building, which is brimming with original features, has sat empty since the closure of Belgian restaurant Belgo in June 2019. But now the flagship venue transports …

Tim Atkin 2021 South Africa Wine Special Report  Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate, owned by UK entrepreneur Penny Streeter, was a standout performer in the ninth annual South Africa Special Report compiled by leading UK wine writer Tim Atkin MW and released on September 10th, 2021. Medals of Excellence were awarded for all seven of its entries for the second …