Licensees can win a year’s supply of nuts for their bar through a promotion being run by snack brand BigD to support the Balls to Cancer charity. It calls on consumers to video themselves in a pub or bar playing “finger football” – using a nut as a football – and then share it via …

The Snug Bars group is to start opening all of its outlets from 8am as part of a strategy to capture more of the breakfast market. From August 24, the bars will open earlier at all five locations in St Albans and Hertford in Hertfordshire, High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire and Cambridge, where it operates two …

Jack Daniel’s promotional kits are being offered to bars and pubs to help them celebrate Mr Jack’s Birthday in September. Helping to drive footfall, Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands will be activating over 10,000 promotions across independent outlets and multiple operators. It will include a variety of instant-win promotions offering prizes such as tickets to Mr Jack’s …

Fluid Group is to open a new venue on Tyneside that aims to emulate the exclusive private drinking clubs of London and New York. The bar operator promises that Hood Street Club in Newcastle upon Tyne will “offer a unique experience in stylish surroundings” unlike any other venue in the north-east. Set to open in …

Bar and restaurant group Drake & Morgan has revealed plans to launch two new sites in 2013, bringing its portfolio to seven. Both new venues will be in the City of London in new developments from property company AXA Real Estate: The Happenstance will be at One St Paul’s (pictured) and The Haberdashery will be …

The latest UK round of the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition has opened for entries, challenging bartenders around the country to create a cocktail that could rank alongside the likes of the Mojito and Daiquiri. Bartenders need to register online at www.bacardilegacy.com by October 22, creating a cocktail that is balanced, refreshing, appealing and enduring and …

Intertain, the operator of the Walkabout bar chain, has unveiled a new tiki-style concept called Maluko. The venue was opened last night (August 9) in the former site of Intertain’s Bar Risa in Albion Street in Leeds city centre. Maluko is made up of four rooms – the Tiki Lounge (pictured below), Beach Bar (pictured …

Cocktail bar group Be At One is to offer food for the first time at its latest venue opening in the City of London in October. It is investing about £650,000 in the 2,000 sq ft site of former Bar Battu in Gresham Street to create its 13th site, featuring all the hallmarks of the …

Adnams, the Suffolk brewer, distiller and retailer, has launched two low-alcohol bottled beers as part of a continuing expansion into new products. Its Ginger Beer, which has an ABV of 2.5 per cent, is made by adding fermented ginger and orange peel to the wort from bottled Broadside ale before more ginger and lemon and …

First Drinks has launched a new campaign for its Passoã passion fruit liqueur linking up with the legendary Sancho Panza street party at the Notting Hill Carnival. After a successful partnership last year, the brand is supporting it in the off-trade with a promotion and in the on-trade with kits comprising branded three-litre jugs, trays, …