Heineken® kick-starts Rugby World Cup campaign

Heineken® kick-starts Rugby World Cup campaign

Heineken’s®  relationship with World Rugby – one of the most recognisable and longest-standing partnerships in sport – dates back to 1995.  As a Worldwide Partner for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, HEINEKEN will continue its popular match traditions across the 12 venue tournament, such as the Heineken® Coin Toss... View Article

Hospitality BBQ charity event a flamin’ success

Hospitality BBQ charity event a flamin’ success

On Monday 2nd September the hospitality industry downed tools and descended on Beannchor’s Dirty Onion for an end of summer BBQ in aid of two charities – Alzheimer’s Society NI and Cancer Fund for Children. The evening was attended by a wide variety of industry representatives and suppliers, who enjoyed... View Article

Creative juices flowing at The Chelsea

Creative juices flowing at The Chelsea

The Chelsea Bar is hosting a Jawbox Sip and Paint Evening with Jawbox gin and renowned local artist Aly Harte on 29 August. Designed for anyone who would like to have a go at creating their own gin themed painting for their home, Aly will teach basic drawing skills first, then... View Article

Molson Coors commits to reduce plastics in packaging

Molson Coors commits to reduce plastics in packaging

Molson Coors in the UK and Ireland is removing the plastic packaging from its Carling and Coors Light brands, as part of new global packaging goals. The brewer will remove the plastic film wrap from large multipacks by the end of March 2020, replacing the plastic wrap with 100% recyclable... View Article

On the Road to Russia: Local bartender set to shake up St Petersburg bar scene with Möet Hennessy

On the Road to Russia: Local bartender set to shake up St Petersburg bar scene with Möet Hennessy

A local bartender is getting set to join some of the world’s top talent for a career-enhancing trip of a lifetime. Michael Patterson, Food & Beverage Manager at Belfast hotel, Bullitt, departs for a jam-packed two night stint at Moscow Bar Show in Saint Petersburg, Russia from 4-6 September as... View Article

Fundraising hospitality BBQ set for September 2 in Belfast

Fundraising hospitality BBQ set for September 2 in Belfast

Belfast’s The Dirty Onion is set to welcome over 300 managers, chefs, waiters and bar staff from across Northern Ireland on Monday, September 2 for a BBQ supported by a number of suppliers, offering an opportunity for the trade to take a night off and network while raising money for... View Article

Balloo Inns serves up £20,000 to charity close to its ‘heart’

Balloo Inns serves up £20,000 to charity close to its ‘heart’

Balloo Inns Group has raised £20,000 for Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke (NICHS), the only local charity in Northern Ireland dedicated to the care and prevention of chest, heart and stroke survivors. The 120-strong team of chefs, managers and front-of-house staff from across the group’s three award-winning dining pubs,... View Article

Bushmills Black Bush collaborates with Irish woodworker to host latest workshop series

Bushmills Black Bush collaborates with Irish woodworker to host latest workshop series

Bushmills® Irish Whiskey will continue the #BlackBushStories event series by collaborating with creative woodworker, Éamonn O’Sullivan. The collaboration will see Éamonn join Bushmills to host a series of hands-on whiskey and woodcarving workshops in Belfast and Dublin this summer. Since establishing his company, Hewn in 2014, Éamonn has been on... View Article

Shortcross Gin launches their very pink, Rosie’s Garden Gin

Shortcross Gin launches their very pink, Rosie’s Garden Gin

The distillers of the award-winning Shortcross Gin have released their first pink gin, the first of its kind to be distilled in Northern Ireland. With no added sugar or additives it’s sure to blossom across the Emerald Isle and the UK this summer as it rolls out among popular retailers... View Article

Northern Ireland bartenders boost skills through new hospitality course

Northern Ireland bartenders boost skills through new hospitality course

Hospitality workers in Northern Ireland have been offered the chance to enhance their skills and gain qualifications with the launch of the Diageo Learning for Life: Hospitality Elevator programme. Launched last month, the Hospitality Elevator programme is aimed at over 18s currently working in the industry who are looking to... View Article