The Drinks Trust today announced its new vocational hardship initiative Develop, a scheme designed to lift people out of long-term hardship and help tackle the staff and skill shortage in the drinks hospitality sector – with the ambition of training and placing over 750 staff in the first 12 months of operations. Additionally, Campari Group UK have been …

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 …

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 …

CardsSafe Ltd. is pleased to announce a new partnership with wine broker and aficionado Pierre-Loup DeCam, founder of Bacchus Wines (PLDC). CardsSafe and Pierre-Loup are thrilled to be working together to bring the joyful wines of Parenchère in eastern Bordeaux to independent restaurants, pubs and bars in the UK.   For all the negatives the last …

Heading into September, venues will start to look at transitioning their menus from summer to autumn. It’s that time of year again where venues will be looking at getting rid of old stock and bringing in the new, evaluating what’s hot and what’s not. So what should bars consider when altering their menus? Co-founder of …

Tips on keeping beer lines cleaned from Heineken. Beer is the drink of choice for the majority of UK consumers, with over 70% suggesting they regularly drink a pint or bottle of beer in the on-trade. With 94% of all beer being consumed on draught, it’s important to ensure you maintain the highest standards of …

In 1914, Fairmont Palliser was built to support Canadian railway travel. Today, the bar creates its own ale from the venue’s unserved bread and creates unique picnic experiences for diners. Located in Calgary, one of the largest cities in Canada, the Fairmont Palliser is a hotel with a lot of history. Built to support Canadian …

Transform your business with technology Since reopening, the hospitality industry has adapted well after a bumpy year of closures, furloughs and lockdowns. It’s no surprise that businesses have noticed there are some changes to be made in order to continue to ensure the safety of customers and avoid any more outbreaks and isolations. According to …