Hat-trick of gongs for the Manchester House

Aiden Byrne

AIDEN Byrne’s Manchester House picked up three accolades in this year’s Manchester Food and Drink Festival Awards – Best Restaurant, Best Bar and Best Newcomer. His “rival” restaurant in the city, The French run by Simon Rogan, took Best Chef award for Adam Reid. Living Ventures boss Tim Bacon was also honoured with the More...

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Rose and Crown
By Our Reporter On Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Pub landlord assaulted by toilets wrecker

THE landlord of a Clitheroe pub was assaulted when he challenged two men who were trashing the gents’ toilets. Blackburn magistrates heard that Nigel Riley was punched by one of the men he had caught pulling More...

Paul Currie
By Our Reporter On Monday, September 29th, 2014

Laybourne to run bistro at Lakes Distillery

THE Lakes Distillery has secured funding of £250,000 for development including a visitor centre and bistro, bar and shop in a converted Victorian farm at the northern end of Bassenthwaite Lake, near Keswick. The More...

Hen Harrier
By Our Reporter On Friday, September 26th, 2014

Warburton brothers buy Bowland brewery

THE award-winning Bowland Brewery Company in Clitheroe has been bought by hospitality entrepreneur brothers James and Andrew Warburton. James runs the James’ Places group of companies that include The Emporium More...

Blackpool Magistrates Court
By Our Reporter On Friday, September 26th, 2014

Hotels group secretary stole from its funds

AN official of a Blackpool hotel association stole thousands of pounds of its funds when he got into debt. For 12 years, Ian Thorpe was secretary of The Blackpool Combined Association (BCA), a group of hotels More...

By Our Reporter On Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Liverpool food fest attracts record crowds

THIS year’s Liverpool Food and Drink Festival has recorded its best year ever for visitors with more than 45,000 people attending the three-day launch event at the city’s Sefton Park. Yotam Ottolenghi More...

Styal Clink restaurant
By Our Reporter On Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Styal prison to get next Clink restaurant

HMP Styal in Cheshire will be the fourth prison to have a prisoner training restaurant, it has been announced by the Ministry of Justice. Run by The Clink Charity and the Prison Service, when it opens next spring it will More...

Urban Cookhouse site
By Our Reporter On Friday, September 19th, 2014

Urban Cookhouse to debut in Manchester

A SALFORD based restaurant and bar operator is planning to open its first site in Manchester. Violet Hospitality Ltd have submitted licensing and planning applications for 54 Princess Street, a former shipping warehouse More...

Central Perk
By Our Reporter On Monday, September 15th, 2014

Central Perk’s new Friends in Liverpool

PICTURE: Adam Johns Photography THE latest addition to the Central Perk coffee shop franchise – with the theme based on the hit US sitcom Friends – has opened in Liverpool. Located on Bold Street, it More...

Steven Smith
By Our Reporter On Monday, September 15th, 2014

Chefs up their game for Freemasons event!

CHEF Steven Smith has announced details for the sixth annual Game Week at his pub The Freemasons at Wiswell in Lancashire. This five-day gastronomic extravaganza, showcasing the very best of British game produce, More...

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