Licensee Nan O’Brien is retiring from the trade and has put her Ayr pub, Wellington’s Bar on Wellington Square, on the market.
A third (29%) of customers choose a pub for their Christmas party, while 56% choose a restaurant and 8% choose a hotel last year in the UK, according to research by guest experience management expert HGEM.
Chef-patron of Edinburgh’s Aizle restaurant, Stuart Ralston, plans to open a new restaurant in mid-August called Noto on Edinburgh’s Thistle Street.
Eden Mill co-founder Paul Miller has won an industry recognition for his entrepreneurial marketing skills. He was presented with Global Marketer of the Year at the 22nd Academy of Marketing Science world congress at the University of Edinburgh.