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

Unprecedented demand for return of Belfast Restaurant Week

Unprecedented demand for return of Belfast Restaurant Week

Following a phenomenally popular Belfast Restaurant Week in September, organisers of the initiative have been inundated with requests from diners and restauranteurs to confirm that the event will return in 2020. In a survey following September’s initiative, restaurants reported that an increase of up to 75% in footfall during that... 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

What’s cooking at IFEX 2020

What’s cooking at IFEX 2020

IFEX, Northern Ireland’s premier foodservice, hospitality, and retail event, returns to the TEC, Belfast from Tuesday 24th – Thursday 26th March 2020. With upwards of 7,000 visitors expected to attend, it’s one of the most eagerly anticipated industry events of the year. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, registration for the three-day... 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

25th Institute of Hospitality Awards more critical than ever to help stem tourism staff shortages

25th Institute of Hospitality Awards more critical than ever to help stem tourism staff shortages

The crisis affecting Northern Ireland’s “super successful” tourism sector through staff shortages has been highlighted at the launch of the 25th Institute of Hospitality Awards for Professionalism. Dramatic drops in numbers of chefs, restaurant managers, hotel managers and serving staff are being predicted by businesses across Northern Ireland as the... View Article