Hospitality Ulster calls on government to fix broken rates model

Hospitality Ulster calls on government to fix broken rates model

Hospitality Ulster says the hospitality sector has been dealt a significant blow, after publication of the draft list of values in the non-domestic rates revaluation by the Land and Property Services this week shows an expected sharp hike in rates for many businesses in the sector. The representative body has... View Article

Musgrave agrees acquisition of Drinks Inc

Musgrave agrees acquisition of Drinks Inc

Musgrave has announced that it has agreed to acquire the brand and company assets of Drinks Inc.  Drinks Inc will continue to trade as a stand-alone business. Established in 2001 and with annual turnover of £66 million, Belfast based Drinks Inc is one of the largest and fastest growing independent... View Article

Holidays are Coming for Designated Drivers

Holidays are Coming for Designated Drivers

Cool FM presenter Melissa Riddell joined representatives from the PSNI, Department for Infrastructure, NI Hotels Federation and Hospitality Ulster at the Titanic Hotel, Belfast, to launch Coca-Cola’s 13th annual Designated Driver campaign. Coca-Cola is encouraging people across Northern Ireland to take on the role of ‘designated driver’, staying sober on... View Article

Carlsberg launches a new alcohol-free beer ‘Carlsberg 0.0’ a balanced Danish pilsner with 46 calories and zero sugar

Carlsberg launches a new alcohol-free beer ‘Carlsberg 0.0’ a balanced Danish pilsner with 46 calories and zero sugar

Carlsberg, probably the best beer in the world, is proud to announce the launch of Carlsberg 0.0 into the island of Ireland. Carlsberg 0.0 is a refreshing, great tasting Danish Pilsner with zero alcohol, zero sugar and 46 calories per a bottle. The alcohol-free category has doubled in size in... View Article

Irish FA signs Sadler’s Peaky Blinder Lager as new beer partner

Irish FA signs Sadler’s Peaky Blinder Lager as new beer partner

Sadler’s Peaky Blinder Lager has signed a multi-year sponsorship deal with the Irish Football Association (Irish FA) to become the new official beer of the Northern Ireland senior men’s and women’s football teams. The deal, announced today, will offer Northern Ireland fans incredible experiences and opportunities through a wide range... View Article

Bushmills Black Bush to bring together the arts of whiskey and cheese tasting

Bushmills Black Bush to bring together the arts of whiskey and cheese tasting

Bushmills® Irish Whiskey is collaborating with renowned cheese affineur and founder of The Cheese Tasting Company, Ned Palmer, to host a series of whiskey and cheese pairing masterclasses across Ireland in November and December. The exclusive events will bring the 2019 #BlackBushStories campaign to a close, following a busy calendar... View Article

Bushmills Irish Whiskey hosts Single Malts Supper Club

Bushmills Irish Whiskey hosts Single Malts Supper Club

This week, Bushmills Irish Whiskey hosted the first Bushmills Single Malts Supper Club, alongside celebrated Northern Irish chef, Will Brown at Comber-based Irish artisan delicatessen, Indie Füde. Bartenders and members of the hospitality sector from across the country enjoyed an intimate and in-depth tasting of the award-winning 10, 16 and... View Article

Café Parisien opens new Grey Goose Terrace

Café Parisien opens new Grey Goose Terrace

Café Parisien in Belfast City Centre has partnered with luxury brand Grey Goose Vodka to launch its recently refurbished terrace. Situated in the heart of Belfast’s Donegall Square, directly opposite Belfast City Hall, Café Parisien is uniquely positioned to offer patrons unreserved decadence and superior service, with a hint of... View Article

New Belfast-based startup, BatchBuddy, will transform cocktail culture

New Belfast-based startup, BatchBuddy, will transform cocktail culture

BatchBuddy, a new drinks industry concept which aims to make cocktail-making more accessible for both on-trade and at-home users, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £10,000. The novel start-up, which is founded by NI hospitality veterans, Damien Cole and John Ferguson, harnesses the power of batching – a technique... View Article

New public art installation revealed in Belfast

New public art installation revealed in Belfast

Irish whiskey brand, Jameson, has collaborated with French artist Sylvain Ristori to create a piece of public art for Belfast. The wooden ‘Living Barrels’ sculpture, now in situ at The National in the city’s Cathedral Quarter, has been designed using recycled barrels from Midleton Distillery, previously used to age Jameson... View Article