Management changes at the Guinness Storehouse

Management changes at the Guinness Storehouse

Guinness and Diageo announce that Paul Carty is to retire from his role as Managing Director of the Guinness Storehouse, Ireland’s most popular paid visitor attraction and one of the world’s leading brand experiences, after a long and illustrious career. Paul has led the Guinness Storehouse since its inception, joining... View Article

Northern Irish pubs urged to avoid a TV Licence penalty during Six Nations tournament

Northern Irish pubs urged to avoid a TV Licence penalty during Six Nations tournament

With rugby’s Six Nations Championship kicking off this weekend (February 1, 2020), TV Licensing is advising all publicans to avoid a penalty and check they are correctly covered by a TV licence if they plan to show live matches. In the last three years, TV Licensing enquiry officers have visited... View Article

Giulia Cuccurullo of Artesian Bar, London claims victory as 2020 Global Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition winner

Giulia Cuccurullo of Artesian Bar, London claims victory as 2020 Global Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition winner

As the Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition continues to grow and attract talents from all over the world, this year’s edition has seen 21 extra-ordinary bartenders competing in the Global Finals at Hacienda Patrón, Mexico, for Giulia Cuccurullo of Artesian Bar in London, UK to emerge as global winner with her... View Article

Co Down distiller’s gin receives global award six months after launch

Co Down distiller’s gin receives global award six months after launch

Local Co Down distillery, Hinch, which launched its Ninth Wave Gin and Hinch Whiskey Time Collection brands last summer, has received gold status for its gin at the World Gin Awards in Glaziers Hall, London on January 15. It was awarded a Gold medal and certificate in the Contemporary Gin... View Article

Celebrate National Irish Coffee Day on January 25

Celebrate National Irish Coffee Day on January 25

The iconic Irish Coffee was originally created by barman and chef, Joe Sheridan, as a warm and welcoming drink for tourists arriving in Ireland via transatlantic passenger planes in the 1940s. Almost 80 years later, we are still celebrating this comforting winter drink and Saturday 25th January marks National Irish Coffee... View Article

Pub memorabilia and collectables set to hit the auction block

Pub memorabilia and collectables set to hit the auction block

Kicking off the New Year with one of their most popular areas of expertise, the team at Victor Mee Auctions has announced their first sale of 2020, the Pub Memorabilia and Collectables Sale, which is scheduled to take place at the Cloverhill sale room on Wednesday 29th January. A passion... View Article

Guinness Six Nations Championship trophy tours Belfast bars

Guinness Six Nations Championship trophy tours Belfast bars

Ahead of the launch of the Guinness Six Nations Championship, rugby fans got the chance to see the coveted trophy in all its glory as it toured a number of pubs in Belfast including The Albany and Pug Uglys. One of the world’s best attended sports events that regularly attracts... View Article

Molson Coors is on track with support of Down Royal Racecourse

Molson Coors is on track with support of Down Royal Racecourse

Down Royal has secured a new three-year partnership with one of the world’s largest brewers, Molson Coors Beverage Company. The agreement sees Molson Coors become the racecourse’s exclusive draft and pre-packaged beer and cider pouring partner throughout its 12-fixture annual race calendar. This is not the brewer’s first foray into... View Article

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