New owner for The Mere in Cheshire after Boler and Corbett sell their stakes

THE Mere Golf Resort and Spa near Knutsford, Cheshire, has been acquired by a Gulf-based investor for an undisclosed sum, it is reported in the Manchester Evening News. Shareholders Mark…

Restaurants

Snell steps up to managing director role at Gusto Restaurants

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CHESHIRE based Gusto Restaurants has announced the appointment of Matt Snell as its new managing director. He recently joined the group as commercial director and will take over from current managing director…

Restaurant dream comes true for chef Alex and Antonia Navarro

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CHEF Alex Navarro and his wife Antonia have opened their "dream" restaurant Heritage in Castle Street, Liverpool. The menu features a range of dishes for lunch and dinner alongside a grab-and-go selection,…

Silk Rd expands to open second restaurant in Liverpool city centre

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HESWALL restaurant Silk Rd has opened a second site at Beetham Plaza in Liverpool city centre. The venues take their theme from the Silk Road ancient trade route which stretched from the…

Hotels

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Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland to undergo £500,000-plus refurbishment

MORE than £500,000 is to be invested in upgrading the design and infrastructure of the 31 bedrooms and bathrooms at the four-star Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland. “After a great end to last year, the refurbishments will not only benefit our travelling guests but also the…

JW Lees completes first phase of £2.5m refurbishment at its Alderley Edge Hotel

THE Alderley Edge Hotel in Cheshire has completed the first phase of a £2.5m refurbishment programme. It includes a new entrance and reception leading to an open plan bar and revamped restaurant. The four-star hotel is owned by Manchester-based brewer JW Lees and is housed…

Question Time

Former BBC boss Greg Dyke on his new life as a hotelier

THE second keynote speaker at this year's Annual Hotel Conference (AHC) taking place at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on October 11 and 12…

How Adam cracked the CODE for hospitality workers’ benefits

FEW people in the industry are more passionate - and knowledgeable - about restaurants than Adam Hyman, the founder of London-based leading hospitality…

Pubs & Bars

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North West follows national pub sales trend in Fleurets’ latest survey

THE North West last year followed the national trend of a reduction of bottom end…

the railway

Railway in Sale reopens after major makeover by Robinsons

THE Railway in Sale, Greater Manchester, has reopened following a four-week refurbishment by Robinsons Brewery…

sandon

New era for Liverpool’s historic Sandon as sports function venue

THE Sandon pub, which lay in the shadow of Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield stadium, is…

Business

Chester based Hickory’s Smokehouse group reports 15% increase in sales

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DEEP South style restaurant group Hickory's Smokehouse, founded in Chester by Neil McDonnell eight years…

North West burger restaurants under threat in Byron restructuring

BYRON burger restaurants in Manchester and Liverpool are under threat from closure after the struggling…

McTague trio smash crowdfunding target to open The Creameries

THE trio behind the planned bakery and kitchen The Creameries in Cheadle, South Manchester, have…

Tourism

Finalists revealed for this year’s Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards

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FINALISTS have been announced in this year's Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards. These businesses will now go forward to the…

Search starts for this year’s Cumbria tourism stars

ENTRIES have opened in this year's Cumbria Tourism Awards which recognise stars of the county's £2.72bn visitor economy. Businesses have…

Entries open for the Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards

BUSINESSES and individuals are being urged to submit their entries for this year's Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards. Now into…

Suppliers

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Woodcraft firm targets hospitality with range of personalised products

LANCASHIRE based William Firth Woodcraft is targeting the hospitality industry with a new range of personalised products. The company specialises in producing…

Blogs

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Five ways to improve the chef experience in your restaurant

The customer experience is a priority for every restaurant.  But as an industry, do we give the same consideration to the chef…

Technology

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Revolution launches online store to sell Handcrafted Flavours range

GREATER Manchester based premium bar and casual dining group Revolution has announced the launch of an online store selling its Handcrafted Flavours…

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