New luxury expansion unveiled at Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa

Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, the 4-red star Hotel in Newmarket, Suffolk, officially opened bookings for its exquisite new expansion, The Mews, on Saturday 1 December.  Taking the Hotel’s offering to the next level of luxury, The Mews is set apart from the main Hotel and is available to book on an exclusive basis.

The development comprises one executive suite, two superior rooms and a private dining area, as well as dedicated parking – allowing private groups to enjoy all the luxuries of the 4-red star Hotel in their own intimate setting. This latest expansion brings the Hotel’s total number of rooms up to 80.


Advisor and Consultant Philip Newman-Hall and Danny Pecorelli, Managing Director of Exclusive Hotels & Venues and Chairman of the Master Innholders are working together once again to host the long awaited ‘Back to the Floor 4’ gala dinner on Friday 26th April. Taking place at The Dorchester on London’s Park Lane, the evening will see key figures in the hospitality industry wait on over 400 guests.



Today, Shell announced the launch of its new range of food on the go, which has been created with chef Jamie Oliver. From 31 January, over 80 new products will be available at more than 500 of Shell’s service stations across the UK, ensuring that Britain’s drivers have a bigger, better choice – with fresh ideas, fantastic flavours and clever twists.

The new Jamie Oliver deli by Shell range includes classic items, such as sandwiches and wraps, that have been given a Jamie update, alongside a brand new selection of delicious products including salads, sushi, hot pots and a mealbox just for kids. There’s something for everyone, including revamped indulgent items alongside these new, healthier alternatives.


Esher has made my dream come true,” exclaims José Pizarro as he announces he is turning the Swan Inn into a “Spanish Pub.”

“For years I have dreamed of opening a pub but this is the first time it has been the right building in the right place. I love Esher!”

“This is a special year for me. We call it 20:25 – 20 years since I came to England and 25 since I became a chef. To start the year in this spectacular fashion is my best possible New Year present. Forget No Way José, I’m a Yes Way José!”

Dr. Martens combines style and safety for the hospitality sector

Industrial workers are aware of the risks posed to them on a day-to-day basis and by law they are required to wear protective clothing that is compliant with health and safety regulations. In the service industry, however, this is not the case; fashion or athletic footwear that is not slip resistant is commonplace. In an environment where wet and greasy floors are unavoidable, it is inevitable that 29% of all work related injuries are through slips, trips and falls. This remains the single most common cause of major injury in the UK[1]. In fact, slips, trips and falls are the highest cause of injury in the service industry. Considering each year workplace injuries are said to cost the UK economy around £5.3 billion,[2] the need for service industry workers to wear footwear tailored towards safety should be imperative.

Grantley Hall Announces Partnership with Culinary Mastermind Shaun Rankin

The Michelin-starred Chef will preside over the hotel’s fine dining restaurant

(London, 14th January, 2019) Grantley Hall is delighted to announce a partnership with the highly-acclaimed British chef, Shaun Rankin.  The Yorkshire-born chef, who gained his first Michelin star in 2005, will be returning to his roots to preside over the new luxury hotel’s fine dining restaurant, Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall when the property opens in late spring 2019.

The elegant 38 cover restaurant will showcase what Rankin does best, local produce cooked in season with his unique signature twist. At his request, and to support his vision for locally sourced sustainable produce, the hotel is developing its own kitchen garden complete with bee hives and fruit trees within the grounds.


Mancunian Craft Gin Bags £75,000 Of Investment From Jenny Campbell

Manchester gin-thusiasts Mark Smallwood and Liam Manton created Didsbury Gin in 2017 and the tipple has already been hailed by Vogue Magazine as ‘one of the most exciting new British gins’.

Hot off the heels of redundancy, and a bumper year making gin, Mark from Middlesbrough and Liam from Manchester took on their biggest challenge yet, the Dragons’ Den.

The craft gin makers bagged themselves three minutes to pitch their plans for world domination to the BBC show’s five resident multi-millionaires in a bid to convince them to invest their own cash in the craft gin company.

Food Service Supplier Speciality Breads launches the all-plant Eden Burger Bun

In celebration of the newly accredited Vegan Society trademarked on the 60+ range, Speciality Breads, the Kent-based Artisan Baker, has launched the Eden Burger Bun.

“This new bake cleverly includes a touch of potato to create a soft flavoursome crumb under a rich golden ‘soft top’ crust,” describes Simon Cannell, Managing Director of Speciality Breads.  “The bun performs admirably with relishes and sauces and we expect it to be a big hit alongside the fantastic beetroot, jack fruit, chick pea and other plant-based burgers we’re seeing.  Each bun weighs 90g and is packed 45 to a case.”

Bolney Wine Estate Continues To Be The Leading Name In Premium Still English Wine With A New Year’s Expansion Of 104 Acres

As Bolney Wine Estate continues to establish itself as a leading producer of high quality English wine, the Sussex vineyard announced a merger with neighbouring vineyard Pookchurch to form a 104 acre estate dedicated to increasing the production of premium still English wines.

Further establishing the Bolney Wine Estate as one of the key players in the English wine industry, the merger marks a big step forward in the Sussex-based winemaker’s plans to put still English wine on the map at home and globally.

Award-winning luxury hotel offers idyllic romantic escape for Valentine’s Day

Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, Newmarket’s luxury Hotel, restaurant and wedding venue, is offering the perfect romantic experience for couples this Valentine’s Day. The Hotel’s award-winning restaurant, Squires, will be serving an exquisite 3-course set menu, complete with a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival, 14th – 16th February 2019.  For those looking to extend their Valentine’s getaway, the Hotel is introducing two luxurious Valentine’s Day packages which will be available throughout February.