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A laid-back bar and music venue is the latest addition to Buzzworks Holdings’ portfolio of bars and restaurants around Ayrshire and beyond. The T-bar has opened next door to the group’s Tree House restaurant in Ayr, with a contemporary interior by leading designer Jim Hamilton & Company. With an emphasis on upcycled and recycled materials, …

Diablo Loco Chris Watts main

Signature Pub Group has created a new destination in Edinburgh for tequila and mezcal. Words by Mark Ludmon. Pictures by Chris Watt The tequila and mezcal are flowing on Edinburgh’s Southside at the latest bar from Signature Pub Group. Clerk’s Bar – part of the package the company bought from Maclay Group in 2016 – …

Ticket Office Ilkley. PIcture by Heidi Marfitt

Twisted Bars has created a new bar, The Ticket Office, in Ilkley in West Yorkshire. Pictures by Heidi Marfitt A former booking office inside the Victorian railway station in Ilkley in West Yorkshire has found new life as a stylish bar. Part of the Station Plaza complex, The Ticket Office is a destination for tea …

Mint Gun Club london

Mark Ludmon visits Rich Hunt’s Mint Gun Club in London where tea and cocktails are on the menu. Pictures by Mark Arrigo Rich Hunt has drawn on his 20 years’ experience as a bartender and a childhood spent in exotic climes to develop his bar, Mint Gun Club. Tucked away off Stoke Newington High Street …

The Blind Pig Tiger's Tea Party

British children’s stories have inspired the latest cocktails to be added to the list at Jason Atherton’s bar The Blind Pig in Soho, London. After the success of its previous menu under the title of “Long and Short Great British Tails”, volume two features eight new cocktails and four classics that have been reworked to …

Hayman's Gin distillery bar

Mark Ludmon reports on the new distillery and a new look for Hayman’s Gin The descendants of pioneering 19th-century gin maker James Burrough have achieved their dream of bringing production back to London. James and Miranda Hayman and their father Christopher Hayman have unveiled the impressive new distillery for Hayman’s Gin in Balham in south …

Mahiki, Manchester

Mark Ludmon explores Mahiki’s new tiki destination in Manchester. Pictures by Carl Sukonik It is 12 years since Mahiki first burst onto the scene, bringing its blend of tiki and late-night partying to Mayfair in London. With a customer base dotted with royals and international celebrities, it continues to thrive, with outposts in Dubai, Marbella …

Disco Sharer Red Door Leeds

A third Red Door bar is now serving up ‘badass’ cocktails in Leeds It is seven years since the first Red Door neighbourhood cocktail bar was opened in West Kirby on the Wirral, followed by more in Chester, Liverpool and Manchester. It was created by Tim Bacon, the late, great founder of Living Ventures and …

Brick & Liquor Clapham

Mark Ludmon drops in on the second site for London neighbourhood bar Brick & Liquor It is just over a year since David Layton unveiled his first bar, Brick & Liquor, in Tooting Broadway in south London but not only has he already opened a second site for the concept in nearby Clapham but he …

Hyde & Son bar and lounge Edinburgh

Hyde & Son is a stylishly designed destination for coffee and cocktails within Edinburgh aparthotel Eden Locke By daytime, Hyde & Son in Edinburgh is the place for first-class coffees and teas but, by night, it becomes a destination for cocktails – especially those with a caffeine kick. This Jekyll-and-Hyde coffee bar and lounge has …