Artesian Gimlet

Mark Ludmon explores the impressive cocktail list from the new team at London’s Artesian bar Only a month or so after the new team came on board at Artesian bar at The Langham in London, they presented their first menu. With the bar once rated top in the World’s 50 Best Bars, they have wasted …

Compton Cross Soho

Mark Ludmon visits the Compton Cross, the new incarnation of historic Soho pub Molly Moggs Fans of historic Soho pub Molly Moggs grew anxious when news came through that it was to be transformed into a cocktail bar. But despite the new name of the Compton Cross, the bijou pub retains much of its charm, …

The Wigmore Langham London

The Langham in London ‘re-imagines the Great British pub’ at The Wigmore, reports Mark Ludmon. Pictures by James McDonald When the team behind the world-leading Artesian bar at The Langham hotel in London said they were going to open a pub, it was bound to be something special. The result is The Wigmore, a modern …

Smokin Bar & Kitchen Leeds

Smokin’ Bar & Kitchen has been launched in Leeds, specialising in smokin’ food and drink A new American barbecue restaurant and bar concept has been unveiled by BurningNight Group to build on the success of its Bierkeller Entertainment Complexes. Smokin’ Bar & Kitchen has revealed its bold Old West-inspired look in Park Row in Leeds, …

The Coach House Bridge of Weir

Buzzworks Holdings has expanded its group of House bar-restaurants with The Coach House in Bridge of Weir in Renfrewshire Buzzworks Holdings has moved into double figures with its latest site. The Coach House has opened in Bridge of Weir in Renfrewshire – its 10th venue and its first outside of its home turf of Ayrshire. …

Oddsocks Brighton main bar

Oddsocks Bar & Kitchen has added a quirky spin to the food and beverage offering at Jurys Inn in Brighton Jurys Inn hotels are not well-known for their bars but that is changing in Brighton where Oddsocks Bar & Kitchen has opened for drinks and dining. It has been created by Mystery, the UK-based international …

Fiesta Havana Chester

Stonegate Pub Company has modernised popular Chester bar Fiesta Havana With its Cuban-style cocktails and party atmosphere, Fiesta Havana has been bringing Latin American vibes to Chester for many years. To keep it at the top of the city’s nightlife, Stonegate Pub Company has invested £145,000 in a major refurbishment of the late-night basement bar, …

Kuckoo Sheffield

Sheffield has become the third location to welcome the call of Kuckoo Richard Powell has been behind bars for 16 years. After starting out at The Living Room in Manchester in 2001, he graduated to other leading venues in the city including The Circle Club and Restaurant Bar & Grill. During this time, he became …

Tamburlaine Hotel Cambridge loungeTamburlaine Hotel Cambridge lounge

Cambridge has a new cocktail destination at the Tamburlaine hotel, reports Mark Ludmon Named after a great conqueror and ruler of Persia and central Asia in the Middle Ages, Tamburlaine hotel is setting out to conquer the food and drink scene in Cambridge with its restaurant and bar. The stunning boutique hotel takes its name …

LCC Monument

London Cocktail Club has branched out to a new site in the City of London. Pictures by Kev Williams London Cocktail Club is one of the bar industry’s biggest success stories of the past decade. After being founded in 2008 in Covent Garden by JJ Goodman and James Hopkins, it has proven it is possible …