Drinking without Drinking: The Sober Bars You Need To Visit

A recent report found that a third of pub visits are now alcohol free. With more brands bringing out non-alcoholic alternatives of their most popular beverages, and bars adding more mocktails to their menus, customers now have more non-alcoholic choices than ever when they don’t want to drink as much. 

With this in mind, Fentimans, the botanical beverage brewers, have looked at some of the highest rated sober venues on Trip Advisor you can visit across the UK and Ireland .

Sustainability in hospitality: the key challenges and opportunities

The hospitality industry is already making solid progress on conserving energy and reducing waste. Now hoteliers have an opportunity to lead the wider travel and tourism sector towards a more sustainable future.

The Coniston Serves Up New Food and Beverage Manager, Katherine Renhard

The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa is delighted to welcome Katherine Renhard as its new Food & Beverage Manager.

Having relocated from Norwich four years ago, Katherine brings with her 24 years of experience in the hospitality industry. With a degree in wines and a passion for fine dining, Katherine prides herself on exemplary service and really creating a dining experience to remember.

Restaurant & Bar Tech Live

19th & 20th October

Restaurant and Bar Tech Live makes its much-anticipated return to ExCeL, London on the 19th & 20th October, forming THE ultimate event to help you boost your profits, build your brand and grow your business.

7 Amazing Wedding Traditions from Around the World

Weddings happen all over the world, but each culture has its unique twist on what should happen on the day. From warding off evil to money dances, guests play a vital role.

Whether you are attending a destination wedding or one for a friend from a different cultural background, these are the things you need to know to keep the couple and their families happy on their special day.

How to become a better hospitality manager

Hospitality is a unique industry in many ways. The customer experience unfolds before your eyes and this brings added expectation and pressure to provide the best service possible. As the manager, you are ultimately responsible for managing day-to-day operations, as well as the big picture strategy and vision. This is a difficult role to find balance and success in, so improving your skills and mindset is key to managing a more successful and sustainable business. Below we explore some of the ways that you can look to become a better hospitality manager, whether you run a hotel, pub, bar or restaurant.

Marketing to the £15.5 billion UK staycation trend

Unprecedented travel chaos has left distraught holidaymakers facing queues snaking through carparks and cancelled flights. Now more Brits than ever are opting to staycation, offering huge opportunities for savvy restauranteurs, says Jaipal Yadav, managing director of restaurant software business, Favouritetable.

LIGHTENING THE LOAD FOR UK’S FRONTLINE HOSPITALITY WORKERS

51% of UK hospitality employees say job demands are now worse than during the peak of COVID 

64% describe their teams as understaffed

26% want a task management tool to make their job easier

Two thirds (66%) of the UK’s hospitality frontline report feeling so exhausted at the end of their shift that they don’t enjoy their time away from work at least once a week.

Paper delivers sustainable and hygienic brand enhancement

From restaurants and pubs, to cafés and takeaways, printed disposable paper products have an important role to play. Sustainable and hygienic, they can convey positive messages, communicate a venue’s brand values via print, and maintain consumer confidence.

We talk to Celebration Packaging Managing Director Nick Burton.

Luxury vodka brand X MUSE opens NEW immersive tasting experience at Scottish sculpture park, Jupiter Artland

X MUSE, pronounced ‘tenth muse’, the first blended barley vodka inspired by Scottish spirit-making, has just revealed its X MUSE Temple – a new immersive tasting experience at Jupiter Artland in Edinburgh.

Designed by renowned Milan-based studio, Formafantasma, most recently designers of the Central Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale, the X MUSE Temple is designed to be the ultimate, bespoke brand experience housing a state-of-the-art tasting workshop. 

The Bamboo Water Hype

The rapid growth and re-growth of bamboo is just one of the main reasons it is considered a “miracle grass”; it is also renowned for being stronger than wood, concrete, and bricks. But what are the health benefits to consuming bamboo water?

Well not only is it sustainable, but it’s also beneficial to our inner and outer health and beauty – and here’s a little insight into why Bamboo Water is the next big health drink…

Almost half of hospitality businesses are still leaving equipment on overnight despite 65% not knowing how much energy the equipment uses

New report reveals the ways in which operators can reduce their energy consumption by targeting sources of invisible waste

  • Over the next five years, two-thirds (66%) of businesses will actively be trying to reduce energy usage
  • Perceived challenges to improving environmental impact for businesses include cost (66%), time (42%) and team resource (29%)
  • Nearly 40% are looking to train their teams in sustainable practices in the workplace

JANGRO GETS INTO THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

Jangro launches its Christmas Supplies Catalogue 2022

For the professional catering and hospitality businesses providing celebratory food, drinks, and parties in December, the festive season has already begun. Early planning is essential, so Jangro, the largest network of independent janitorial and cleaning distributors in the UK and Ireland, is delighted to announce that its 2022 Christmas Supplies Catalogue is now available to help businesses get ahead.

SANPELLEGRINO CREATE NEW VISUAL IDENTITY FOR TASTEFULLY LIGHT & CLASSIC TASTE SPARKLING FRUIT RANGES

Same delicious taste – new premium, sleek can design and upgraded visuals

A permissible treat – thanks to its selection of Italian ingredients and real fruit juice – the Sanpellegrino Tastefully Light & Classic Taste sparkling fruit ranges, have long been a favourite with consumers looking for a truly thirst quenching and delicious citrus drink.

NEW AND UNIQUELY INNOVATIVE, HERITAGE-STEEPED BRAND GAINS FIRST AWARD AND EXPANDS ITS OPERATIONS

  • Spirits Business Gin Masters 2022 Silver Award – London Dry Gin.
  • New product launch – SIXTOWNS Pink Gin – August 2022.
  • New facility – relocated distillery, with enhanced operations, at the iconic World of Wedgwood.

Since its launch in November 2020, Stoke-on-Trent based SIXTOWNS has gone from strength to strength in a very short time, now securing its first award for the London Dry Gin at The SpiritsBusiness Gin Masters 2022.

Beer Distributor Uses Closed-Loop Keg Recycling to Raise Sustainability Awareness

Jolly Good Beer’s Environmental Focus Promotes a Circular Economy in Hospitality Through Empty KeyKeg Collection

Jolly Good Beer uses honest, transparent communication to increase recycling and improve the flow of waste material in the industry. Besides distributing to independent pubs and bars across the Midlands, East and South East England, it educates customers about the bigger environmental picture and the importance of handling sustainable plastics correctly.

SHOW YOUR GUESTS AROUND YOUR LOCAL TOWN WITH QUIZ TRAIL

“What is there to do around here?”
“What do you recommend?”
“Tell me something interesting.”

All common questions your guests may ask when they visit your hotel, bar, restaurant, shop or other tourism business.

Get your Business ready for a UK Staycation Boom

With UK Staycations set to rise further in 2022 and 2023, Marketa Rypacek, Managing Director at Industville Ltd, gives her expert advice on how to get your business guest-ready. 

Whether you’re running a hotel, B&B or a holiday rental, the interior design is vital in shaping the guest’s opinion of their stay, as Marketa explains “Interior design in the hospitality industry is of vital importance when it comes to creating a positive experience for your guests, your staff, and anyone else who steps foot into your establishment.” 

‘Social media moments’ are key this Christmas

Christmas 2022 is all about creating a ‘social media moment’, according to one of the hospitality sector’s leading Christmas tree providers.

phs Greenleaf predicts a trend towards large ‘Instagramable’ Christmas displays rather than individual trees this festive season, as the hospitality sector leans more towards influencers and social media to drive sales and repeat business.

Open Innovation: The Future of the Hotel Industry

Innovation technology has been one of the most popular topics discussed in business circles in recent years. While most corporations want to innovate in one way or another, the results of such innovations and their overall impact on the bottom line could become overshadowed if in-depth research is not conducted.

Drinking without Drinking: The Sober Bars You Need To Visit

A recent report found that a third of pub visits are now alcohol free. With more brands bringing out non-alcoholic alternatives of their most popular beverages, and bars adding more mocktails to their menus, customers now have more non-alcoholic choices than ever when they don’t want to drink as much.

Almost half of hospitality businesses are still leaving equipment on overnight despite 65% not knowing how much energy the equipment uses

New report reveals the ways in which operators can reduce their energy consumption
by targeting sources of invisible waste

  • Over the next five years, two-thirds (66%) of businesses will actively be trying to reduce energy usage
  • Perceived challenges to improving environmental impact for businesses include cost (66%), time (42%) and team resource (29%)
  • Nearly 40% are looking to train their teams in sustainable practices in the workplace

PUT POTATOES IN THE FRIDGE TO HELP CUT FOOD WASTE, SAYS EXPERT

THE UK’s largest potato supplier, Branston, has today announced that recent changes to Food Standard Agency (FSA) legislation could dramatically cut down one of the largest food waste victims in Britain’s households – potatoes.