DHP Family Thekla Bristol

Councillors, planners and developers were urged to work with venue operators to find ways to coexist as part of an event looking at ways to safeguard Britain’s night-time economy. At a packed public meeting at Bristol venue, the Thekla, this week, a panel led by the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) called for action, including …

Jam Jar Bristol

A Bristol venue has had to turn to crowdfunding to help it invest in noise insulation so it can get a full premises licence in the face of opposition from neighbours. The Jam Jar, a volunteer-led independent community arts space in Pennywell Road in the city centre, has set itself a target of £20,000 through …

DHP Family Thekla Bristol

An event to explore how the night-time economy can exist alongside urban development is to be held at Bristol music venue Thekla which is campaigning to safeguard its future. Led by the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA), the event on Wednesday December 6 will explore the issues that venues face from the increasing numbers of …

The Alchemist Chester

New openings have been announced in Nottingham, Bristol and Cardiff for premium bar and restaurant The Alchemist. The group, which launched its 10th venue in Chester last month (pictured), will transform the newly acquired sites into its concept that combines casual dining with theatrical cocktails. In Nottingham, it has taken over the former Hard Rock …

Dutch Bristol

One of Bristol’s most historic buildings has been turned into a quirky, contemporary bar Dutch, selling 80 different types of gin. Jackie Annett reports Bristol’s historic Old Market area has a new bar that is enjoying quite a lot of local publicity thanks to its huge selection of gins. The city’s first dedicated gin bar …

Joby Andrews talks to a young voter during the launch of the Vote This Year Get Free Beer campaign launch. Bristol landlords want to encourage younger and hard-to-reach individuals to vote in the upcoming elections and are today officially launching a campaign that is already being taken up by pubs across the country, with more joining every day 09/05/2017 Photo by Simon Galloway Photo must carry Photographer byline; ©Simon Galloway 2016. All Rights Reserved. NO SYNDICATION/NO RESALE/NO PRINT SALES/NO WEB USE WITHOUT NEGOTIATION/NO ADVERTISING USE. Simon Galloway asserts his Moral Rights as the author of this work in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988. Contact photographer: Simon Galloway 07810 638162 simongalloway@hotmail.com www.simongallowayphotography.co.uk

Licensees across the UK are joining forces to encourage young people to register to vote this year – by giving them a free pint. The Vote This Year – Get Free Beer campaign has been launched by pub and bar owners in Bristol in response to the snap election on June 8 and more operators …

King Street Brew House in Bristol

Emily K Goodman visits King Street Brew House in Bristol King Street Brew House is the newest addition to Bristol’s “Beer Alley”, King Street. The owners, the City Pub Company West, also operate The Cork and Bath Brew House in Bath, alongside sister group, City Pub Company East, which runs several sites across the south …

Beerd Colston

Bath Ales, including its Beerd craft beer bars and Graze bar restaurants, has been acquired by Cornwall-based brewer and pub group St Austell. The deal, for an undisclosed amount, includes the brewery between Bath and Bristol, the portfolio of beer brands such as Gem, and all 11 pubs and bars. The estate includes Beerd bars …

Scavi & Ray Prosecco Bar Cribbs Causeway Bristol Copyright Studio Tait

A permanent new prosecco bar is to be opened this week in Bristol by Italian sparkling wine brand Scavi & Ray. It is being built at The Mall shopping complex at Cribbs Causeway and will offer a range of Scavi & Ray’s wines plus sparkling cocktails, Italian artisanal food, sweet treats and a unique blend …

Sandra & Alex Hazzard Boardroom

New bar and dining concept The Boardroom is to open in Bristol as the first of seven sites in the south-west planned by The Way Out West Pub Company. Due to open this week in a three-storey listed building, the new venue in St Nicholas Street in the city centre will champion European-style “grazing” on …