Stuart McCluskey gets set to open the Register Club within The Edinburgh Grand

Edinburgh will soon boast a new club in the shape of the Register Club – the latest venture by The Bon Vivant Group. The new club will be situated within The Edinburgh Grand, a new hotel which is also due to open shortly and which is being operated by Lateral City. Occupying the entire west […]...

Focus on: Church on the Hill, Glasgow

Check out the new-look Church on the Hill in Glasgow's Southside ...

Kopparberg unveil new £6M summer campaign

Kopparberg is encouraging drinkers to make the most of the summer weather with a new £6M  campaign, entitled “Outside is Ours”.   The campaign encourages peo...

Singl-end Opens in the Merchant City – Jocelyn O’Keefe reports

Singl-end – yes, that’s how you spell it – is a cafe famous for its brunches and home-made bakes. Now it has just branched out from its Garnethill residenc...

THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF REMOVING THE BEER-TIE FOR THE SCOTTISH PUB TRADE – STUART ROSS – FORMER BELHAVEN BOSS

What will removing the beer-tie mean to the Scottish trade - Stuart Ross, former Belhaven Chief gives his view in an open letter. ...

A NEW VENTURE FOR BUZZWORKS: THE T-BAR

Buzzworks has just unveiled its new bar and music venue in Ayrshire: The T-Bar, the first designated bar in the company’s portfolio. The location for the pub is next-door to the Tree House in Ayr which Buzzworks revamped a couple of months ago. The new venue is a relaxed pub, deisgned by Jim Hamilton, that […]...

LOCH LOMOND TEE OFF WITH COLIN MONTGOMERY

Loch Lomond Whiskies, The Official Spirit of The Open, has agreed a high-profile partnership with Colin Montgomery to promote the brand’s range of award winning si...

JIMMY MARR: THE COMEBACK KING

Jimmy Marr is certainly a legend in his home town of Dundee. He is a well known businessman and was also a past owner of Dundee Football Club. Over the years he has ...

Gordon & MacPhail relaunch whisky portfolio

Scotch whisky distiller Gordon & MacPhail has announced the relaunch of its portfolio of single malt Scotch whiskies with the streamlining of its existing portf...

Matthew Clark and Bibendum promise business as usual

Matthew Clark and Bibendum have issued a joint statement to re-assure Scottish licensees that it is ‘business as usual’ for the companies after their acq...

Nic Wood, Signature Pubs: Interview

The boss of Signature Pubs, Nic Wood, is looking quite relaxed which is good going considering he has just added another seven pubs to his estate. This makes him one of, if not the biggest, independent operators in Scotland. There may be independent pub companies which own more, but when it comes to operating them, […]...

C&C Group new owners of Matthew Clark and Bibendum

C&C Group PLC bought Matthew Clark (Holdings) Ltd and Bibendum PLB from administrators PwC earlier this month. The deal saw the group pick up the two wholesalers...

Alain Roux and Michel Roux OBE to open in the Balmoral

Alain Roux, Chef Patron of The Waterside Inn, Bray-on-Thames, and his father, Michel Roux, O.B.E., legendary chef and restaurateur, are set to launch a new restauran...

C&C Group bids to buy Matthew Clark and Bibendum

C&C Group PLC has entered a bid to acquire Matthew Clark (Holdings) Ltd and Bibendum PLB. The move is supported by AB InBev, who will provide financial support f...

MATTHEW CLARK OWNERS HEAD FOR ADMINISTRATION

Matthew Clark owners Conviviality Plc has failed in its efforts to raise the £125m required to save the company from likely administration. The company revealed ear...

Wetherspoon’s preliminary results show a healthy sales growth but Martin slams remainers

J D Wetherspoon’s Preliminary results (For the 26 weeks ended 28 January 2018) show an increase in revenue of 3.6% to £830.4m, with like-for like sales up 6.1%. Profit before tax also increased by 20.6% with operating profit up 13.6% to £74m. The current financial year comprises 52 trading weeks to 29 July 2018. The [&he...

Three in a row for Buzzworks as it makes The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for 2018 list … again

Congratulations to Buzzworks Holdings who have once again made it into the The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for 2018. It’s the third time the Ayrshi...

Positive news from Tennent’s as market share and revenues grow

Tennent’s owners C&C Group has revealed that Scotland’s best selling lager has grown market share in the Independent Free Trade and retail channels o...

Design Focus: A new era for The Kirkhouse in Shettleston

There is a little corner of Shettleston that will probably forever be associated with the Healy family – who since taking over The Kirkhouse 18 years ago, has tran...

Design Focus: Malones Irish Bar Edinburgh

There is nothing nicer than going to a pub in the middle of the day to find it buzzing and that was the case when I visited the new Malones Irish Bar on Edinburgh&#...