It has been a devastating 18 months for the hospitality sector. Hundreds of venues have closed. Thousands of live events and festivals have been cancelled. Artists and creatives have had nowhere to perform. Because of this, leading craft beer specialists Pistonhead are throwing their considerable weight and support behind grassroots venues and the reopening on …

Back in 2020, Nordic Spirit launched a competition giving one venue the chance to win a £50,000 transformation, and we are delighted to announce the winning entry as… The Courtyard @ Piper! The team at The Piper in Hull flipped their business model from nightclub to summer-ready social hub, by converting their idle outdoor space …

As the sun starts to shine, Havana Club is calling on bartenders to show us their spiced vibes and tell us what we should be sipping on this summer. The Cuban rum brand is challenging mixologists to create a cocktail using the brand new Havana Club Cuban Spiced which showcases the versatility of the spirit …

Reopening the doors to venues comes for most with a joyous sigh of relief. For some however, this joy is outweighed by a feeling of dread and anxiety about returning to work after such a long time. Here at Bar Magazine we are here to help you and provide you with some much-needed advice, with …

It’s no secret Hospitality took a big hit during the pandemic, losing 355,000 employees between March 2020 and March 2021. This accounted for a whopping 43% of the national total. (Office of National Statistics). With restrictions now easing, many employers need to find staff but are having difficulty recruiting them, as many of them have …

This year’s GB final took place virtually with a live awards ceremony hosted via the World Class Facebook page. A recording of the competition will also be broadcast on Facebook on April 23rd 2021 showcasing highlights from the challenges and the extraordinary serves created by the talented top eight.  Despite not having a bar to …

The reopening of pubs, bars and restaurants on 12th April and 17th May respectively is a lifeline for the licenced trade and drinks industries and cause for celebration. However, it is widely recognised that the impact on the drinks and hospitality industry businesses and workforce has been profound. The future for millions of people is …

With ever increasing pressure on the drinks industry to reduce its carbon footprint, Silent Pool Distillers are launching the World’s first spirit in a paperboard bottle, Green Man Woodland Gin, to coincide with Earth Day. The bottle, produced by Frugalpac, is five times lighter than its glass counterparts, uses 77% less plastic than other plastic …

As the UK cautiously begins to emerge from lockdown, new research indicates that there is an epidemic of ‘green guilt’ as 53 per cent of the nation have felt guilt for not always doing ‘their bit’ to help the planet – with large amounts of food waste the most common thing to feel bad about. …

A drinks industry partnership has seen the production of more than 11,000 bottles of hand sanitiser made available for hospitality businesses as they prepare to reopen from Monday 26 April in line with government guidance. The 500ml bottles were produced by Tennent Caledonian Breweries (TCB) and the Glasgow Distillery Company (GDC) as part of ongoing …