While London restaurants remain shuttered, we’ve rounded up 10 new openings we’re looking forward to this year, from seafood sanctum Manzi’s to the Batman-themed Park Row.
Bordeaux diners drink wine as protest fire rages in background
An unusual scene has been shared far and wide on social media showing diners in Bordeaux enjoying a glass of wine despite sitting in front of a raging fire lit by protestors against pension reforms.
Where are the cheapest places in the world for a pint of beer?
While cheap doesn’t always mean cheerful, with the spectre of the £7 pint looming large over London it’s nice to know that there are still countries out there offering an incredibly reasonable pint. These are the cheapest places in the world for a pint of beer.
‘Britain’s wonkiest pub’ is looking for a new owner
If you’re a long time admirer of both the Leaning Tower of Pisa and beer, an exciting opportunity has just arisen to bag yourself a lopsided slice of history.
ChatGPT just passed three of the Master Sommelier theory exams
OpenAI’s ChatGPT continues to confound with its seemingly endless scope – including passing three levels of the infamously tricky Master Sommelier exam.
Second-cheapest wine on the menu isn’t a bad choice after all, study says
The age-old maxim regarding the second-cheapest wine on the menu and its relative shortcomings is well known. However, a new study may just have put paid to the idea that the second most-reasonable plonk is a poor choice for drinkers.
The Drinks Trust launches annual industry survey
UK-based industry organisation The Drinks Trust has announced the launch of its annual industry survey, which is aimed at better understanding the drinks industry and hospitality community, and the needs of those who work in the sector.
Guinness becomes Britain’s most popular pint
Guinness became the most popular pint in Britain at the end of last year, with owner Diageo revealing in its first-half fiscal results that the Irish stout had overtaken Carling for the first time.
People left stunned by price of a Jägerbomb in Dublin pub
People have been left aghast at the price of a Jägerbomb in a Dublin pub, after a punter posted an image of their receipt on social media.
Keanu Reeves stuns local pub-goers with surprise visit
John Wick star Keanu Reeves left punters at a local pub stunned and overjoyed after paying a surprise visit over the weekend.
Satan’s Whiskers named number one bar in the UK
East London’s Satan’s Whiskers was named the number one bar in the UK at a packed ceremony last night, thanks to its ever-changing cocktail lineup and embodiment of “the ideal neighbourhood bar”.
Patrón announces Margarita Month celebrations in Scottish bars
Super-premium Tequila brand Patrón has announced a series of bar takeovers across Scotland to provide a taste of Mexico during Margarita Month, and coinciding with International Margarita Day on 22 February.