Parsley in Time Eco Straw

The tide is turning on single-use plastic straws, writes Rob Blunderfield, marketing manager for leading supplier Parsley in Time You’ve read all about it. Sure you have. Plastic has taken over. It’s blighting our seas, killing our wildlife and devastating whole eco-systems. One strand of the plastic landscape that has become synonymous with this pollution …

casual dining 2017

Casual Dining show is back at the Business Design Centre in London on February 21 and 22 The bosses of some of Britain’s leading bar operators will be among speakers at this year’s Casual Dining show alongside over 200 exhibitors showcasing new products, equipment and services. It is returning to the Business Design Centre in …

Beer Writers Bar Pub17

A look ahead at bar and pub industry show Pub18 in London on February 6 and 7 The only dedicated trade show for the UK’s pub and bar industry, Pub18, is set to return on February 6 and 7, bringing together over 200 exhibitors, a line-up of inspirational speakers and a host of ideas and …

cognac

The world of cognac, from tastings to food pairing and cocktails, is to be explored at a trade-only event in London on February 6. The Cognac Experience takes place at TT Liquor in Shoreditch, organised by the UK Cognac Bureau, the UK office of the industry’s Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC). It will bring …

Tails cocktails on draught

Mark Ludmon examines some of the trends in drinks and cocktails for Britain’s bars in the year ahead With the arrival of “Dry January”, the trade was braced for the usual rise in people avoiding alcohol. However, the overall trend is that more people are giving up on booze throughout the year, or at least …

ELLC Mikey Pendergast

East London Liquor Company brand ambassador Mikey Pendergast (pictured) forecasts his hottest drinks trends for the year ahead I see the uptake of low-waste, or eco-friendly, bars continuing, and sincerely hope that people start to realise that efficiently using up the ingredients you buy is by no means a new thing (and frankly never should …

epos

Bars need to start preparing for the arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May, writes Paula Tighe, information governance director at leading law firm Wright Hassall Businesses must get ready for the arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and allow themselves enough time to fully understand the changes. Key decision …

millesme organic wine

Cendrine Vimont from Sudvinbio, organisers of organic wine trade fair Millésime Bio, looks ahead to more attention on organic wines in the on-trade in 2018 As we approach the turn of the year, all eyes are on the food and drink trends to watch for 2018. This year, it seems organic wines are set to …

smart meter

Claire Maugham, director of policy and communications at Smart Energy GB, explains how you can take control of your energy bills by upgrading to a smart meter in your bar or pub Staying warm and cosy this winter is on everyone’s mind, especially those in the hospitality industry. Around this time of year, guests pile …

Young people with glasses of champagne at Christmas party

The Licensed Trade Charity, which provides a free support helpline for pub and bar staff, is offering tips for people managing teams in bars and pubs over Christmas With this time of year often stressful and busy, these tips will help ensure staff, as well as customers, can make the most of the festive period. …