Conor McGregor’s Forged Irish Stout lands major on-trade deal
UFC champion Conor McGregor’s Forged Irish Stout is now available in more than 500 bars and pubs in the UK as the drink’s reach continues to climb.
Balfour to open ‘ultimate wine experience’ restaurant
Kentish producer Balfour has announced the forthcoming opening of Winemakers’ Kitchen, a winery restaurant with a mantra of “what grows together, goes together”.
The Hand and Flowers bar manager: ‘I love Tequila and rum, but Sambuca can do one’
Anthony Peart, bar manager at Tom Kerridge’s two-Michelin-starred pub The Hand & Flowers, talks to WLC about hospitality’s “new normal”, his hatred of Sambuca, and his latest venture into the world of rum-making.
Enjoy a pint in Britain’s first ever cat pub
The Bag of Nails in Bristol has been named Britain’s first cat pub, with resident felines propping up the bar alongside drinkers.
Hospitality leaders remain confident, despite challenges
In spite of the current financial pressures businesses are facing, the optimism of hospitality leaders for the future of the sector continues to rise, according to CGA by NIQ’s Business Confidence Survey.
Coravin: a case in point
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Coravin has released the latest case studies in a series sharing insights into how venues can optimise by-the-glass wine sales.
WLC Eats: The Orangery at RH England
Douglas Blyde pays a visit to Oxfordshire’s Aynhoe Park, home to “remarkable debut act” The Orangery at RH England. During his visit, he tastes the “snug” wine selection overseen by buyer Cassidy Henderson, and revels in a selection of dishes grilled over wood.
Ambulance bar created during pandemic wins award
A bar owner who built a mobile pub in an ambulance in just four days during the Covid lockdown has won a £10,000 eBay award.
Jamie Oliver lashes out at ‘posh’ restaurants
As he prepares to open his first new restaurant following the dramatic collapse of his on-trade empire four years ago, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has hit out at how some high-end establishments operate.
UK pub installs token meters to make patrons pay for outdoor heaters
One pub owner in the north-eastern town of Teesside is asking patrons to pay £1 per 30 minutes under its outdoor heaters, after estimating that the average monthly cost of running them “exceeds £1,000”.
Woman accidentally orders £2,000 cocktail
A woman was left horrified after going to a London bar and being billed for a £1,890 cocktail, mistakenly believing that the price was £18.90.