Revolution Beaconsfield

The board of Revolution Bars Group has agreed a takeover bid worth just over £100 million from rival operator Stonegate Pub Company. Its directors are recommending that their shareholders accept the offer of £2.03 per share which values the 68-strong group of Revolution and Revolución de Cuba bars at about £101.5 million – slightly more …

Elements Eight Republica rum

A premium aged blend of two single rums from distilleries in Cuba and Panama has been added to the range from Elements Eight. The new expression, Elements Eight Republica, is produced from 100% traditional column stills, debunking the myth that only “quality” rums can be made by blending pot and column distillations. It is non-chill …

Guinness is launching 10,000 new activation kits to help licensees raise awareness, drive footfall and encourage customers to buy Guinness this St Patrick’s Day March 17. Guinness and St Patrick’s Day have a clear association in the on-trade and with the big day falling on a Friday this year, the kit is designed to boost …

Café and bar, Drink, Shop & Do, has had a facelift resulting in an inviting new space made for daytime lounging and after-work boozing. The decor is heavily influenced by the films of Wes Anderson and features hand-fringed chandeliers, celestial blue bar stools and hues of colonel mustard combined to create a relaxed setup with …

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Revellers are being urged to leave their passports at home this party season and support the National Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) by taking their PASS card out with them instead. And to get the campaign rolling, the Home Office is asking licensees to show their support by accepting the cards as a secure …

The Lost & Found Knutsford

Revere Pub Company has opened The Lost & Found in Cheshire, reports Mark Ludmon. Pictures by Ben Carpenter If is four years since The Lost & Found burst onto Birmingham’s cocktail scene. Now firmly established, the concept is being rolled out by Revere Pub Company, part of brewer Marston’s. After opening a second site in …

Voyage of Buck Edinburgh

Big Red Teapot has opened Edinburgh bar The Voyage of Buck, reports Mark Ludmon. Pictures by Kate Lenart Back in the late 19th century, William “Buck” Clarence developed a taste for travel. Over the decades, he spent time in places such as France, Taiwan, Egypt and Cuba, bringing mementoes from his adventures back to his …

False teeth, a Jack Russell and a prosthetic leg are among the weird and wonderful items left in pubs and bars during the Christmas party season! A survey of over 170 Young’s Pubs and Geronimo Inns found that these were just some of the bizarre items left in their pubs last Christmas. Now Young’s Pubs …

Castle St Townhouse Liverpool

Castle St Townhouse, a new destination for food and cocktails, has opened in Liverpool. Mark Ludmon reports Jason McNeill has been bringing late-night drinks, food and entertainment to the people of Liverpool since he and his brother Gary took over Circo in Albert Dock seven years ago. He has now unveiled an all-day dining and …

Bar & Beyond Sheffield

The Deltic Group has opened its third Bar&Beyond in Sheffield. Mark Ludmon reports Established as a leader in the clubbing sector, The Deltic Group is making in-roads into late-night bars. It has been busy rolling out two bar concepts this year, Steinbeck & Shaw and Bar&Beyond, which bring a stripped-back edgy feel alongside classic party …