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

Trade NI launches in Belfast ahead of major Westminster event

Trade NI launches in Belfast ahead of major Westminster event

Trade NI, a new alliance between Hospitality Ulster, Manufacturing NI and Retail NI, has laid out its priorities for the future of the Northern Ireland economy at its launch in Belfast, ahead of a major event in the House of Commons on September 11. The group is extending an invitation... View Article

First look: malt whiskey distilling begins at Roe & Co Distillery ahead of opening to visitors this month

First look: malt whiskey distilling begins at Roe & Co Distillery ahead of opening to visitors this month

The malt whiskey spirit has been flowing through the spirit safe at the Roe & Co Irish Whiskey distillery ahead of the doors opening on James’s Street in Dublin on 21st June, when guests will be welcomed into the visitor experience. Inspired by one of the biggest names in Irish... View Article

Armagh Cider Company scoops NI Tourism Award

Armagh Cider Company scoops NI Tourism Award

Armagh Cider Company has won the Authentic NI Experience of the Year Award (Tour, Trail or Immersive) for its visitor tours at this year’s Northern Ireland Tourism Awards ceremony. The award, sponsored by Diageo NI, was presented to Helen Troughton from the family-run business at a special black tie dinner... View Article

Hop House 13 lager sponsors Belfast City Blues Festival 2019

Hop House 13 lager sponsors Belfast City Blues Festival 2019

On a sunny Thursday in May, Kelly’s Cellars in Belfast city centre played host to the launch of the Belfast City Blues Festival 2019.  Sponsored by Hop House 13 lager, the Belfast City Blues Festival which is now in its 11th year takes place from 28th -30th June 2019 and... View Article

Armagh Cider Company launches exciting new brand of handcrafted mixers

Armagh Cider Company launches exciting new brand of handcrafted mixers

A new range of mixers launched by Armagh Cider Company at this year’s Balmoral Show is set to feature at Expo 2020 Dubai after catching the attention of global buyers. The Troughton’s ‘Raising Spirits’ range, so named after the Troughton family who own Armagh Cider Company, released four delicious flavours... View Article