A glamorous new destination bar serving champagne and cocktails has been created at a hotel in the City of London Until this year, a line of low vaulted rooms hidden behind the bar at the Crowne Plaza hotel in the City of London was used just for storage. Now, as part of a major refurbishment, …

Signature Pub Company has revamped the bar at Edinburgh’s Rutland Hotel More than four years after turning the run-down Rutland Hotel in Edinburgh city centre into a stylish hotel, Signature Pub Group has invested in an update for its bar. Formerly the luxurious Rutland bar, it has been reinvented as The Huxley, with an emphasis …

Underneath new City of London restaurant Sushinho is a cocktail lounge headed by ex-Merchant Hotel bartender Chris Strong The cocktail scene in the City of London is being stirred up by new arrivals such as The Old Bengal Bar and Sushisamba and the relaunched Anise. The latest addition is The Cutler Bar in the basement …

Maclay Inns has created a stylish new craft beer bar in Glasgow’s West End With an extensive craft beer selection and inventive interior, Munro’s is a refreshing addition to Glasgow’s West End. Leading Scottish bar operator Maclay Inns has invested £400,000 in revamping the former Captain’s Rest in Great Western Road into Munro’s, a stylish …

Bath Ales has opened its third Graze bar and restaurant as part of a new development in central Bath For its third Graze bar and restaurant, Bath Ales has taken inspiration from New York. After opening the first in Bristol in 2009 and a second in Cirencester in May last year, the latest opening in …

Pub company Young’s has created a stylish new cocktail bar in west London Best known for pubs serving food and ales, 182-year-old company Young’s has been investing in creating stylish new bars across London. The Plough Bar & Kitchen opened in Battersea in 2011, while Old Tom’s Bar was created in the basement of the …

A sleek, colourful wine bar has been created within a boutique Edinburgh hotel Located in a Georgian square close to Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park, Ten Hill Place Hotel opened just over six years ago but it has only now added a separate stand-alone bar. Former office space next to the foyer has been transformed into the …

Mark Ludmon visits the elegant new-look bar and terrace at London’s Hyatt Regency London The Churchill hotel Come rain or shine, Sir Winston Churchill sits unflappable outside the bar that bears his name at the Hyatt Regency London The Churchill hotel in Portman Square. The life-size bronze statue of the statesman in his younger days, …

Gatecrasher has created an “ultra-glamorous and super-sexy” new club in Watford All memories of troubled nightclub Area in Watford, Hertfordshire, have been wiped away with the site’s new incarnation as the luxurious, stylish Cameo. After fighting took place outside the town centre club during the August 2011 riots, it struggled to shake off its tarnished …

A new bar inspired by Victoriana is shaking up the cocktail scene in Birmingham Birmingham is sadly not best known for its cocktail bars but that is starting to change. Ginger’s Bar at Purnell’s Bistro injected some excitement in 2011, followed at the end of last year by The Lost & Found on Bennetts Hill. …