Wetherspoon defends pub manager who ejected charity volunteer

PUB chain JD Wetherspoon has defended its duty manager at the Welkin in Liverpool who ejected a charity volunteer for "touting". Cancer patient Peter Quinn - chairman of Burnley-based Charity…

Restaurants

All-you-can-eat restaurant chain COSMO moving into Manchester

PAN Asian chain COSMO is opening its first restaurant in the North West, it is reported in the Manchester Evening News. Serving all-you-can-eat food, it will take over the former Red Hot…

Solita to open El Taquero tacos restaurant in Manchester

el taquero

NORTH West restaurant group Solita is set to open a Mexican-style taqueria in Manchester's Northern Quarter. El Taquero will specialise in tacos and quesadillas from corn tortillas handmade using an imported tortilla…

Lytham restaurateurs open third venue in next door St Annes

THE owners of Java and Spago in Lytham, Lancashire, have opened a new venue in neighbouring St Annes. Tony and Helen Vavoso have taken over the former Jack's bistro in Wood Street which…

Hotels

Signature Living wants to transform Croxteth Hall into a grand hotel

Splendour . . . inside Croxteth Hall LIVERPOOL hotel developer and operator Signature Living has revealed plans to acquire the city council's Croxteth Hall and transform it into a spectacular hotel, wedding and events venue. It is understood that the council…

Go-ahead for Vincent brand owner’s £70m hotel in Baltic Triangle

LIVERPOOL council has given the go-ahead for a £70m luxury hotel in the city's Baltic Triangle creative and technology quarter. An application for a change of use to an existing planning approval was successfully submitted by developer the Elliot Group and is the latest project by…

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

General manager sought for Head of Steam’s return to Liverpool

CAMERONS Brewery is advertising for a general manager to lead the team at its new…

cock and bottle

Cock and Bottle in Tarleton closes for £1m refurbishment programme

THE Cock and Bottle in Tarleton, Lancashire, is closing for three months while a £1m…

bay horse inn

Locals seek tenant after raising £500k to save their village pub

RESIDENTS of Roughlee, Lancashire, have raised nearly £500,000 to save the village's only pub from…

Business

Revolution Bars Group reports strong sales increase despite terror attacks

Revolution bar

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…

Mowgli Street Food achieves £3.45m funding to roll out brand

LIVERPOOL based Mowgli Street Food, founded by self-styled "curry evangalista" Nisha Katona, has achieved £3.45m…

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

Finch Farm

C&C completes installation project at Everton FC’s training academy

CHESTER based C&C Catering Equipment has completed its latest project at Finch Farm, Everton FC's…

Blogs

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

trivago

trivago launches rate insights to help hoteliers compare with competitors

HOTELIERS in the North West are being targeted by price comparison portal trivago for its new Rate Insights feature which provides advice…

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