Wetherspoon says sorry over disabled man refused entry to Manchester pub

wetherspoon seven stars

JD Wetherspoon has apologised to a disabled man who was turned away from its Seven Stars at Manchester's Printworks because door staff thought he was drunk. Mark Connor, 49, was…

Restaurants

Mr White’s English Chophouse opens at Manchester’s Velvet Hotel

mr whites english chophouse

MARCO Pierre White’s latest Manchester restaurant Mr White’s English Chophouse has opened below the boutique Velvet Hotel on Canal Street. It comes just weeks after the opening of Mr White’s English Chophouse…

Usher set to launch £50k in 24 hours crowdfunding campaign

gary usher

CHEF Gary Usher is launching another crowdfunding campaign to open a fifth restaurant in Prescot, Merseyside. He aims to attract £50,000 funding through Kickstarter in a 24-hour period starting at 7 pm…

Drake & Morgan to open second restaurant in Manchester centre

the anthologist

DRAKE & Morgan is set to extend its presence in Manchester with the opening of a second site in the city centre this summer. The Anthologist in business development One St Peter's…

Hotels

lindeth howe

Lindeth Howe once owned by Beatrix Potter completes £1m makeover

THE Lindeth Howe hotel in Windermere, which was once owned by Beatrix Potter, has completed a major refurbishment. Built in 1879, the hotel has invested £1m to overhaul its 34 bedrooms, downstairs lounges, bar and create a tea room for conferences. A new events space…

JW Lees opens Bluebird Inn at Samlesbury amid ‘exciting times’

BREWER and pub operator JW Lees has opened the Bluebird Inn at Samlesbury near Blackburn after a £1m refurbishment. The 20-bedroom hotel was previously called the Boddington Arms before it was acquired by JW Lees from Greene King earlier this year. It was renamed after Donald…

Question Time

Simon Shaw talks about his El Gato Negro’s first two successful years

el gato negro

IT'S two years since tapas restaurant El Gato Negro opened on Manchester's King Street. During that time it has garnered a host of…

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…

Pubs & Bars

lord raglan

Local community launches bid to save the only pub in village

PEOPLE in Nangreaves, near Bury, have launched a campaign to save The Lord Raglan, the…

the smoker

Elizabethan inn The Smoker reopens after £750k refurbishment

THE Smoker in Plumley, one of Cheshire's most historic and best-known inns, has reopened following…

victoria walshaw

DV8 Designs gives the Victoria Walshaw in Bury a ‘rustic feel’

THE Victoria Walshaw in Bury has been transformed by Cheshire-based architecture and interior design specialists…

Business

Medlock sees strong start to year after revenues soar by 47%

colin drury

OLDHAM leisure contractor Medlock FRB is celebrating a record year which saw revenues soar 47%…

Ramada Plaza in Southport seals £15m deal to take over entire Waterfront

THE owners of Southport's Ramada Plaza Hotel have completed a reported £15m-plus deal to take…

Catering firm’s turnover spikes on back of Liverpool conferences boom

NORTH West contract catering firm Carringtons is reaping the benefits of Liverpool's booming conference market.…

Tourism

New research shows business tourism is booming in Blackpool

winter gardens

BLACKPOOL has topped a list of UK destinations which showed the biggest growth in overnight business travel. The resort recorded…

Slump in Isle of Man visitors sparks criticism of tourism chiefs

VISITORS to the Isle of Man slumped last year by nearly 9% according to an official report just released. According…

Rachel McQueen to become new chief executive of Marketing Lancashire

MARKETING Lancashire has announced the appointment of Rachel McQueen as its new chief executive. "Rachel’s leadership qualities and extensive experience…

Suppliers

The three items of equipment you must have for a pizza the action

PIZZA is now the most popular dish purchased in UK restaurants with a market value of £1,271m, according to a report in Infographic…

Blogs

lee birchall

The importance of ergonomics when it comes to hotel design

The way guests feel about their surroundings - and how they utilise the facilities - can make an important difference to the…

Technology

macdonald manchester

Macdonald Manchester pioneers group’s virtual tours of its hotels

THE Macdonald Manchester Hotel has become one of the first hotels in the country to offer prospective guests virtual tours of the…

Magazine3.com @copy NewspaperTimes - All rights reserved