Mark Ludmon reports on a “new generation of theatre bars” where cocktails and craft beers play a major role Traditionally, theatre bars have been just for downing a gin and tonic or a glass of wine during the interval crush, but now owners are investing in bars that not only stay open longer but attract …

Bramwell Pub Company has begun roll-out of a new drinking and casual dining concept, reports Mark Ludmon The New World is the inspiration behind a new bar and casual dining concept being rolled out by Bramwell Pub Company. Sites in Reading, Southampton and Banbury in Oxfordshire have already been converted to Wild Lime Bar & …

Investment has put Novus Leisure in a strong position as its CEO prepares to depart, reports Mark Ludmon When Steve Richards took up the helm of the newly formed Novus Leisure eight years ago, it was made up of 36 late-night bars taken on from Urbium. Since then, a mix of disposals and acquisitions such …

The first bowling alley outside London for All Star Lanes brings with it a destination cocktail bar The new All Star Lanes in Manchester has eight bowling lanes but you don’t need to bowl to have a good time. While its first four venues, all in London, include cocktail bars, this is the first time …

A major refurbishment of Pacha in London is keeping the brand at the forefront of clubbing Pacha has been synonymous with the club scene for over 40 years after the original nightclub opened in Sitges near Barcelona in 1967 followed by Ibiza in 1973. Last year, DJ Magazine’s poll of the world’s best nightclubs put …

A surfing-inspired bar and restaurant in Cornwall is helping to change perceptions of holiday parks Sipping cocktails on a bar terrace, watching the sun go down over the dunes: it is not the typical image of an English holiday caravan park. Leading operator Haven, part of Bourne Leisure, has invested £2million in transforming a former …

Living Ventures has come to Leeds for the third outing of its stylish cocktail bar and restaurant A new destination for cocktails has appeared in Leeds city centre. After five years and an investment of £350million, Trinity Leeds leisure and retail centre opened in March, located between Briggate, Albion Street and Boar Lane, about the …

Mark Ludmon visits the Marconi Lounge and the newly opened Radio bar at London’s ME Hotel In 1922, the first regular radio programmes were broadcast from Marconi House in central London. Over 90 years later, the landmark site has been transformed into the luxurious ME Hotel where you can now sip cocktails such as the …

An historic Chelsea pub has been transformed into a new cocktail bar and restaurant A pub called The Goat has stood in Chelsea in London for over 350 years. Since 1725, it was known as The Goat in Boots, reportedly because signs outside coaching inns showed the swift Roman god Mercury in sandals with horn-like …

The Orange Tree Group has unveiled its second late-night bar in Leicestershire The spirit of 1920s American speakeasies has come to the East Midlands town of Loughborough. Independent operator the Orange Tree Group has created The Kelso, a stylish late-night bar specialising in cocktails. “We’ve worked hard to create a late-night venue which brings something …