A Club Cocktail

As Edinburgh erupts with a plethora of actors, comedians and clowns for its annual Fringe festival, bars are popping up all over the city to keep visitors refreshed. Scottish distiller Arbikie has brought back The A Club after its sell-out debut last year. It will be serving up cocktails made with its gin, vodka and …

food platter

Mark Kuperman, chief operating officer of Revenue Management Solutions (RMS), provides 10 top tips to surviving the rise in food prices in the bar and pub sector According to the latest index from the Office for National Statistics, food inflation in the UK hit its highest rate in three years in June. Food and non-alcoholic …

Tia Dirty Harry

Bars across London are coming together this weekend for the return of Cocktails in the City, offering some of the capital’s best cocktails in one place. They are taking over the leafy Bedford Square Gardens in Bloomsbury today and tomorrow (July 28 and 29) with pop-ups from 25 of London’s most inventive and original cocktail …

Birmingham Cocktail Weekend

This weekend, over 3,000 cocktail fans are set to take over the city as Birmingham Cocktail Weekend returns for 2017. The three-day spectacular will see 36 of Birmingham’s bars serve up over 20,000 cocktails throughout the course of the weekend, setting up this year’s festival to be the biggest and best yet. From July 14 …

stills distillery

International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show (IBWSS) which is an annual show in San Francisco that caters to the US bulk wine, bulk spirits and private label buyers is now also coming to London in 2018. IBWSS London will be an annual event exhibiting global bulk wine, bulk spirits and private-label service providers. The IBWSS …

Louise Stewart Tank

When it comes to launching a new venue, the right promotion is essential if you want to create a buzz and generate footfall. But alongside the usual marketing tools, press releases and an opening party, your team also play a vital part in spreading the word and attracting customers. Here, Louise Stewart (pictured), account director …

World Gin Day logo

Bars, pubs and restaurants across the UK are gearing up for World Gin Day on Saturday June 10, which promises to be bigger than ever this year. Gin tastings, pop-ups and special gin and cocktail menus are planned, promoted via WorldGinDay.com and social media with the hashtag #WorldGinDay. They include an Australian gin tasting at …

beer with food

Beer Hawk’s Beer Sommelier Maggie Cubbler provides ideas for pairing beer styles with a selection of summer foods Gazpacho paired with Belgian Witbier Tomatoes are in season across the summer months and make for a perfect gazpacho. Pair it with a citrussy Belgian Witbier. The citrus flavours complement the sweet acidity of the tomatoes, while …

water pouring

Oliver Rudman, an application engineer at science-based technology company 3M, on how water filtration can save bars and pubs money and keep customers returning Pubs and bars are increasingly investing in water filtration, as this vital technology helps not only to improve the taste of customers’ drinks and food, but can also save businesses money …

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Wine producers from the furthest corners of the world will this week be attending London Wine Fair, which will play host to old favourites and those exhibiting at the show for the first time. The Rothschild Collection, Alliance Wine, Freixenet, Vinadeis (Val d’Orbieu), Inter Rhone, Wines of Germany, Castilla y Leon and Châteauneuf du Pape …