Crossroads

Crossroads, a new cocktail bar with a sustainable ethos and community feel, has opened in Camden, London. Zoe Fryday reports Aiming to breathe new life into Camden’s drinking scene, the opening of Crossroads is music to one’s ears – a bit of positivity that’s much-needed in 2020. Run by Bart Miedekza and his wife Monika, …

The UK’s hospitality sector saw sales plummet by 48% in the third quarter of 2020, the latest Quarterly Tracker from UKHospitality and CGA reveals. It equates to a shortfall of £17bn on the same quarter in 2019. Hospitality’s sales for the 12 months to the end of September totalled £80.3bn, the Tracker shows—£53.2bn less than …

Hospitality closed sign

On Saturday (31 October), Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that England will move into a second national lockdown, confirming that all hospitality businesses will have to close from Thursday. The month-long lockdown comes into force at 12.01am on Thursday 5 November and will last until 2 December. There is, however, a possibility of it being …

Hospitality trade bodies UKHospitality, the British Institute of Innkeeping and the British Beer & Pub Association have revealed that just 1% of hospitality venues across the UK have been linked to NHS Test and Trace incidences. The finding, from a survey of members of all three trade associations conducted by hospitality market research company CGA, …

York Gin Chocolate & Orange

York Gin has developed a chocolate and orange-flavoured gin, inspired by the famous Terry’s Chocolate Orange. York is famous for its chocolate-making history. The Chocolate Orange was invented and manufactured in the city’s Terry’s chocolate factory from 1932 until 2005. A homage to the product, the new full-strength gin is created using cocoa beans and …

Junimperium Winter Edition Gin

Estonian artisan gin brand Junimperium has introduced its Winter Edition Gin to the UK on-trade and off-trade in time for the festive period. The 43% ABV gin is inspired by the classic, seasonal flavours of Northern Europe, where it is distilled. It is infused with lingonberries, which are native to the Estonian Boreal Forests, alongside …

Guinness 0.0

Diageo-owned Guinness has unveiled Guinness 0.0, a new non-alcoholic, low calorie version of its iconic stout beer. Guinness 0.0 was four years in the making and is produced at St James’s Gate, the home of Guinness in Dublin, Ireland using the same method as the alcoholic version, with the same natural ingredients – water, barley, …

Hospitality trade bodies UKHospitality, the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) and the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) report mass redundancies and permanent closure of venues across the UK, without the appropriate package of support from government. The findings, which come from a sector-wide survey of members of all three trade associations, conducted by research …

The Prime Minister has detailed a new three-level alert system in England, where local areas will be put into medium, high and very high alerts, to combat the spread of Covid-19. At a press conference held today (12 October), PM Boris Johnson said that the UK is entering a “new and crucial phase” in the …

UKHospitality, the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) have written to the Chancellor and Health Secretary, urging the government to ensure that any new lockdown measures are targeted, proportional and are accompanied by a credible financial support package. The request comes following the announcement of closures and restrictions …