North West hotels make the grade in the latest Sunday Times best 100

derby arms

NO fewer than ten North West hotels have made it into the fifth annual Sunday Times list of the 100 best places to stay in the UK. There are three…

Restaurants

Restaurant and basement bar will celebrate Manchester’s industrial past

avalanche

THE former Avalanche site on Booth Street in Manchester is to be transformed into a new restaurant with a basement Champagne bar. Glossop based operator Phil Healey is behind the £1m project…

New era for 1847 as it opens bigger restaurant in Manchester

1847

VEGETARIAN restaurant 1847 has completed relocation to a bigger site in Manchester's King Street. The national group specialises in plant based, vegetarian cuisine and has developed a cult following from food enthusiasts.…

Stockport’s Where The Light Gets In to charge in advance for reservations

where the light gets in

STOCKPORT restaurant Where The Light Gets In is to charge customers in advance for bookings. The small backstreet venue has won high acclaim since it was opened last year by chef patron…

Hotels

Langdale Chase celebrates four-star rating and two AA Rosettes

LANGDALE Chase Hotel in Windermere, which was acquired by Lancashire brewer and pub operator Daniel Thwaites less than six months ago, has been awarded four-star AA rating and two AA Rosettes for its restaurant. Operations director Chris Hill said: “This is fantastic news and testament…

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…

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

winter lodge

New World Trading Company opens Winter Lodge at Liverpool ONE

THE Club House at Liverpool ONE, which is owned by Kuntsford-based pub and restaurant operator…

lunesdale arms

Lunesdale Arms reopens after new owners complete refurbishment

THE Lunesdale Arms in Tunstall, near Lancaster, has reopened after completion of a year-long refurbishment…

beer hall

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 -…

Business

Record turnover cheers JW Lees as it ‘lays foundations’ for the future

william lees-jones

MANCHESTER brewer and pub operator JW Lees has reported record turnover, achieving 5.6% growth to…

Robinsons reports hike in turnover but warns of ‘challenging times’

STOCKPORT brewer and pub operator Robinsons has increased its turnover by 7.9% to £68.3m with…

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

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

Tourism

Lancashire tourism on the up as forum addresses skills issues

dr michele lawty-jones

TOURISM in Lancashire is booming with latest annual figures showing an increase in visitors of 4.5% to 67m and jobs…

Lake District China Forum holds showcase event for tour operators

THE Lake District China Forum has hosted a showcase event in London attended by more than 70 Chinese market tour…

Finalists revealed in ‘outstanding’ Lancashire Tourism Awards 2017

MARKETING Lancashire, the county’s destination management organisation, has revealed the finalists in the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2017. The event, now…

Suppliers

hickory's southport

Fit-out firm Medlock serves up new Hickory’s Smokehouse in Southport

OLDHAM construction and fit-out specialist Medlock FRB has been awarded the contract for a new…

Blogs

clive cunio

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

revolution

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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