23rd Institute of Hospitality Awards for Professionalism launched for 2018

23rd Institute of Hospitality Awards for Professionalism launched for 2018

The Institute of Hospitality (NI branch), the professional membership body for individual managers and aspiring managers who work and study in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries, has officially launched the 23rd Institute of Hospitality Awards For Professionalism. The awards will take place at Titanic Belfast on Friday 11th May... View Article

Local cider the apple of judges’ eyes at Belfast Beer and Cider Festival

Local cider the apple of judges’ eyes at Belfast Beer and Cider Festival

Armagh-based craft cider brand, Tempted Cider has added to its trophy case, having been crowned ‘Champion Cider’ at this year’s Beer and Cider Festival. This year marked the 18th instalment of the festival from CAMRA NI – an organisation established in 1981 to promote and improve the awareness and availability... View Article

A few thirsty goats turn out for the launch of Red Bush

A few thirsty goats turn out for the launch of Red Bush

Bushmills Irish Whiskey celebrated the launch of Bushmills Red Bush in Belfast on November 15 with an immersive tasting event at The Harp Bar followed by an after party at The Thirsty Goat. Hosted by Joe Lindsay, the main event saw guests enjoy the signature Red & White serve alongside... View Article

Baby it’s warm in here!

Baby it’s warm in here!

There was an avalanche of interest in this week’s launch of Après by Heverlee at Baltic, Belfast’s first ski–themed bar. Guests were treated to a taste of what’s to come when the new Après-ski themed experience from Heverlee, Ireland’s best-selling Belgian beer, officially opened on Saturday 18th November. Baltic at Bullitt Hotel... View Article

Hospitality Ulster and Retail NI host NI Economy reception at Westminster

Hospitality Ulster and Retail NI host NI Economy reception at Westminster

Hospitality Ulster and Retail NI have hosted a Northern Ireland Economy-themed reception at Westminster, which was addressed by the Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Owen Smith MP and attended by over fifty MPs, Lords and business leaders from Northern Ireland. Both organisations urged MPs and Peers to support... View Article

Heineken Rugby Club drives forward

Heineken Rugby Club drives forward

HEINEKEN has earned recognition as one of the brands with the greatest impact on the sports world, thanks to its commitment to the biggest rugby tournaments in the world and sponsorship of the UEFA Champions League. HEINEKEN’S slogan Open your World perfectly reflects what the beer company, headquartered in the... View Article

Powers Irish Whiskey partners with The Friend at Hand to launch Rare Single Cask release

Powers Irish Whiskey partners with The Friend at Hand to launch Rare Single Cask release

Along the cobbled streets of the Cathedral Quarter, The Friend at Hand – the first Whiskey shop of its kind – bestows a warm Belfast welcome, paying homage to the city’s whiskey history with an unrivalled collection of rare Irish whiskies. Now, an exciting new partnership with Powers Irish Whiskey... View Article

Major expansion plans for Ground across UK & Ireland

Major expansion plans for Ground across UK & Ireland

Northern Ireland’s largest independently-owned, scaled artisan coffee chain Ground Espresso Bars has announced a multimillion pound expansion plan which includes new stores in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Scotland. Ground has undergone significant growth in recent years across Northern Ireland and opened its first store in the Republic... View Article

Pure Here & There: two local hallions, one Harp camper van, and a road trip like no other

Pure Here & There: two local hallions, one Harp camper van, and a road trip like no other

From the two eejits creative geniuses behind satirical news website The Ulster Fry comes ‘Pure Here And There’, a seven part online comedy series featuring two local characters with an appetite for adventure (and Harp and crisps). One is a loveable Tyrone culchie and the other is his know-it-all ‘townie’... View Article

Atlantic Sessions line-up announced – 16 – 19 November 2017

Atlantic Sessions line-up announced – 16 – 19 November 2017

Following the sell-out success of Atlantic Sessions in 2016 and its 2017 NI Tourism Award, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council will be bringing Atlantic Sessions back to the Causeway Coast from 16 – 19 November.  Over 60 of Northern Ireland’s finest musicians will perform live in coffee shops, hotels,... View Article