Customers flee blazing bar and restaurant

Jaks bar

MORE than 200 people were evacuated from Jaks bar and steak house in Douglas, Isle of Man, after a “significant fire” broke out. Twenty fire fighters battled the blaze which is thought to have been caused by an electrical fault. Owner Andrew Gibbs said: “The main thing is no-one was injured.” It is believed Jaks could be closed More...

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Oddfellows apartment
By Our Reporter On Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Oddfellows in Chester opens apartments

THE quirky Oddfellows boutique hotel in Chester is moving into the serviced apartments market.  The first of five planned apartments is expected to open at the end of April. Sarah Dougherty, manager of Oddfellows, More...

Costa Coffee Albert Dock
By Our Reporter On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Albert Dock gets a second Costa Coffee

A SECOND Costa Coffee has opened at Liverpool’s Albert Dock. Liverpool-based Optimum Group, which operates several Costa franchises across Merseyside, has spent £250,000 refurbishing two units at the Dock More...

By Our Reporter On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

BSA launches the 2014 beverage awards

ENTRIES for this year’s Beverage Standards Association (BSA) awards – regarded as the hot drinks industry’s equivalent of Michelin stars – officially open on Monday, April 21. The association More...

ibis budget hotel
By Our Reporter On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Cheshire gets two new ibis budget hotels

ACCOR has entered into two franchise agreements with Think Options Limited to create two ibis budget hotels in Warrington and Knutsford, Cheshire. They will be operated by the Signature Management Services and join More...

Chester Cathedral refectory
By Our Reporter On Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Horseradish wins deal with Chester Cathedral

CHESTER Cathedral has appointed local event caterer Horseradish as its preferred supplier. The caterer will be able to deliver formal dining for up to 500 people in a space called the Nave, which is the first time More...

Nigel Haworth
By Our Reporter On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Nigel to host dinner for Hospitality Action

NORTHCOTE chef patron Nigel Haworth is the latest top chef to host a fund-raising dinner in support of industry charity Hospitality Action. It will take place on Thursday, June 12, at the Michelin-starred hotel More...

Yacht Club Outside
By Our Reporter On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Yacht Club Outside nets tennis event deal

LIVERPOOL caterer Yacht Club Outside has been announced as the official supplier to the Liverpool Hope University International Tennis Tournament for the second year running. The company will be providing lunch More...

Robinsons roadshow
By Our Reporter On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Robinsons roadshows wow their licencees

ROBINSONS have declared their trio of business building Roadshows to be the most successful ever with over 60% attendance from its 330-strong pub estate. The three-day event was the brainchild of Robinson’s More...

Rogan and Byrne
By Our Reporter On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Rogan and Byrne in Manchester TV ‘battle’

NORTH West chefs Simon Rogan and Aiden Byrne are set to go head-to-head against each other – in a three-part BBC documentary. Restaurant Wars: The Battle For Manchester follows the story of two of Britain’s More...

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