Dream The Impossible event raises over £527k for Tim Bacon Foundation

MORE than £527,000 was raised for the Tim Bacon Foundation by Dream The Impossible - Manchester's first city-wide banquet. The event saw over 1,000 diners descend on eight Living Ventures restaurants,…

Restaurants

Liverpool restaurant Wreckfish open for online advance bookings

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GARY Usher's new Liverpool restaurant Wreckfish is taking advance online bookings ahead of its official opening in late October. Customers can choose to dine in the main 90-cover restaurant, which overlooks the…

Halle Place names first three brands at £11m dining development

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THE first three brands to join Halle Place, the new £11m food and beverage development at Manchester Arndale shopping centre have been named. Tapas Revolution, the group founded by Spanish TV chef…

Southport next in line for barbecue restaurant Hickory’s Smokehouse

SOUTHPORT will be the location for the next branch of Hickory's Smokehouse when the American barbecue style restaurant opens in the town later this year. Work has already started to transform the…

Hotels

Signature Living releases new computer images of its Dixie Dean Hotel

LIVERPOOL hotel developer and operator Signature Living has released new computer generated images of its planned Dixie Dean Hotel in the city city centre. The outside of the Grade II listed Gothic-style Jerome and Carlisle Buildings in Victoria Street are lit to be reflective of…

Epic Apart Hotel in Liverpool’s Duke Street completes £1m expansion

EPIC Apart Hotel in Liverpool has completed a £1m expansion of its property in the city's Duke Street with the addition of seven new apartments. This brings the brand’s overall capacity from 34 apartments to 41 which can accommodate more than 250 people a night.…

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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Clitheroe’s Beer Hall lays claim to having the longest bar in Britain

THE Beer Hall at Holmes Mill in Clitheroe - home to the Bowland Brewery -…

Freemasons at Wiswell to offer guest rooms and introduce a chef’s table

THE Freemasons at Wiswell in the Ribble Valley is to open up four letting rooms…

Rochdale’s historic Wellington pub reopens after £200k refurbishment

THE historic Wellington Hotel in Rochdale, which was the town's leading coach house during the…

Business

Blackpool pub company Amber Taverns turns in 7% rise in profits

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NORTH West pub owner and operator Amber Taverns has reported a 7% rise in profits…

Revolution Bars Group reports sales increase despite terror attacks

THE Greater Manchester based Revolution Bars Group has reported a 9.2% increase in sales to…

Dutton Cuisine grows its portfolio with acquisition of The Lighthouse

THE landmark Lighthouse in Windermere town centre has been acquired by Dutton Cuisine with the…

Tourism

Winners announced in this year’s Cumbria Tourism Awards

WINNERS of this year's Cumbria Tourism Awards have been announced at a ceremony held at Cartmel Racecourse. Each category winner…

Liverpool region tourism stars receive their awards

CHEF Paul Askew of the Art School restaurant in Liverpool has been presented with a special award in recognition of his…

Liverpool City Region reveals awards shortlist

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

Suppliers

Kendal design firm wins a brace of honours in UK Property Awards

KENDAL based The Route Interior Design, which specialises in projects for the hospitality and leisure…

Blogs

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Are restaurants the new driver for town centre regeneration?

Over recent years, the traditional high street has faced stiff competition, and many have entered a spiral of decline, with reduced levels…

Technology

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Revolution bars group launches online store to sell its 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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