STI Malicious Activation

A false fire alarm can prove a costly exercise for bars; an evacuation means unhappy customers, wasted drinks and potential fines – amounting to a significant loss in revenue. Malicious activations of manual call points hit a record high during 2018/19, contributing to the £1 billion lost every year in the UK due to false …

The Pilchard Inn

On Wednesday 14 August, the Burgh Island Hotel will be hosting its annual Tom Crocker Day Festival, celebrating the life and death of a locally renowned pirate. Burgh Island has a rich history and heritage, with a distant past enshrined in lawless pursuits and scandal. The island was a favourite among smugglers – most notorious …

World Gin Day logo

Venues across the UK will be celebrating World Gin Day on Saturday 8 June with brand collaborations, activations and creative gin serves. An array of bars across the capital are taking part in this year’s World Gin Day Festival, a five-day event organised with DrinkUpLondon. Venues will be serving up bespoke £6 gin cocktails for …

Spanish nightclub and restaurant chain Opium has opened a new venue in the heart of London’s West End. Following its success in Madrid, Marbella, and Barcelona, Opium London presents the brand’s first international venue. The fourth addition to the collection is set to play host to the world’s leading DJs and music acts, with an …

Mental Health Awareness Week

Results of a recent survey conducted by the Licensed Trade Charity (LTC) reveal that more can be done to improve mental health in the industry. A survey of 370 workers to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, from 13 to 19 May, provided insight into the impact of mental health issues within pubs and bars. …

Pub Grub for Dogs

Yorkshire-based on-trade distributor and snack manufacturer Mr Scratching has agreed a deal to distribute Get Your hound Inn’s range of Pub Grub for Dogs. The new deal marks a move by Get Your Hound Inn to expand its product distribution to the 2,000 venues that Mr Scratchings already trades with and visits regularly. It is …

MOSH Breakdown Service

Monkey Shoulder whisky has introduced the Monkey Shoulder Breakdown Service, an initiative to support bartenders during the task of breaking down the bar after last call. Hot on the heels of its success across the capital during the London Coffee Festival – making an appearance at bars including The Artesian, The American Bar, Cub and …

Disaronno at The Gibson

Italian liqueur Disaronno is celebrating Disaronno Day on April 19 with ‘The Longest Shift’, a coordinated 24-hour bar shift across the globe. From Auckland to Los Angeles, the event will be celebrated at 7.30pm in every time zone, with The Gibson in East London, and Panda & Sons being the UK’s chosen hosts. Drinkers will …

Wheat Drinking Straws

The Wheat Drinking Straw has launched to the UK hospitality sector, providing operators with an alternative to plastic, paper and ‘bio-plastic’ products. The naturally compostable, single-use straw is made using a natural by-product from wheat harvests. The wheat is harvested for the grain and the hollow stem is used as a drinking straw. As well …

Casual Dining

Many of Britain’s biggest pub and bar operators will be heading to London later this month for Casual Dining, the definitive trade show for the UK’s bar, pub and restaurant sector. 2019’s visitors include Ei Group, Marston’s, Mitchells & Butlers, Greene King, Stonegate Pub Company, Punch Taverns, Star Pubs & Bars, Shepherd Neame, Young & …