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 & …

PDQ machine

With customers now expecting businesses to be able to accept multiple payment types, there is currently a large drive for fast, convenient and often contactless payment options. It is essential for businesses of all sizes to consider accepting card payments in order to stay competitive. Thankfully, there are now more options than ever that allow …

Playing cards

Heading to a bar or pub is something nearly ubiquitous, not only in UK culture but across the world. You’ll go there with friends and sometimes you’ll just want to relax on your own with a drink and a little bowl of peanuts. It’s one of the principal public places to enjoy the company of …

PUB19

A look ahead to bar and pub industry show Pub19, returning to Olympia London on 5 and 6 February Pub19 is a key calendar date for the industry, presenting an exciting arena for networking with likeminded individuals, discovering upcoming trends and sharing information to help drive businesses forward. 2019’s highly anticipated show will feature a …

Slot machines

Gambling in pubs isn’t a modern-day activity – it dates back to the 1400’s. Henry VII restricted indoor games in 1495 when he realised how they were distracting Tudor pub men from playing archery. Over the years, as technology has advanced, so too have pub gaming machines. The pub slots you see today are a …

Zoe Fryday gets a taste of glamour and Anatolian Fare at Rüya London Situated on one of the most exclusive streets in Mayfair lies Rüya, a contemporary Middle Eastern establishment, personified by its distinct cultural and creative vision. Encompassing an immersive restaurant area, which features an open display kitchen, as well as private function rooms …

Olympic hero Usain Bolt launches UK’s first Track & Records venue. Zoe Fryday reports Those in search of authentic Caribbean flavour can sample the vibrant rum cocktails on offer at London’s first Track & Records bar, restaurant and late lounge. The entire concept of the venue has been developed in collaboration with world-famous eight-time Olympic …

Gin Off

Marylebone Gin has been declared the winner of Graphic bar’s Gin Off 2018, which saw 16 gin brands compete through a series of cocktail making heats. The competition, which took place at the Soho bar, commenced in April. The final, hosted this November, saw Marylebone, Brooklyn, Fords and Nicholson gin battle it out for the …

S&L Bedford

Following a large-scale investment of over £2 million, Stonegate Pub Company’s Slug & Lettuce is opening the doors to five sites in the UK. Four brand new Slug & Lettuce venues are opening in the coming weeks in Doncaster, Wolverhampton, Leeds and Bournemouth. Manchester Spinningfields is also reopening on November 30 after a £250,000 refurbishment. …

3S POS

Technology specialist 3S POS explains how POS technology can lend a helping hand getting on top of your budgets Running a small or medium sized business is no easy feat and requires a lot of time and financial investment. According to the recent UKHospitality Christie & Co Benchmarking Report (2018), the operating costs for hospitality …