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Damson, blackberry and ginger mark the start of winter at Durham Distillery

Durham Distillery - Damson liqueur

Craft distiller Durham Distillery has launched its brand new winter liqueur, Damson Blackberry and Ginger, further boosting its range of bespoke gin, liqueurs and vodka.

Produced using their top quality handmade Durham Gin, it has been infused with the winter fruits, damson and blackberry, and ginger for additional heat and warmth.

Binghams launches into The Food Warehouse by Iceland

Binghams Beef Spread

Sheffield based Binghams will be launching their Beef Spread into all 42 outlets of the Food Warehouse by Iceland across the UK this week. Ben Grant – Bacon, Sausage and Cooked Meats Buyer said “I am excited about the launch of Binghams in our brilliant Food Warehouse Stores from the 9th October, I’m sure that it will be a great success.”

Hook Norton appoints operations manager Gerard Winder moves from Brakspear


Hook Norton Brewery has appointed Gerard Winder as operations manager. Winder joins from brewer and pub operator Brakspear, where he spent six years as a business development manager on the tenanted & leased estate.

The move, effective from January, will see Winder take responsibility for Hook Norton’s 36 tenanted and two managed pubs, and gives him a place on the company’s senior management team.

Portlebay Popcorn Celebrates 5th Birthday with news that Popcorn is more popular than ever!

17 10 09 Portlebay 5th pic

As Devon-based producer, Portlebay Popcorn, celebrates its fifth year in business, the company is popping with positivity with the news that popcorn is more popular than ever.  Portlebay Popcorn reports that this September’s sales increased by 50% when compared to the sales from the same month of 2016.

The Chester Grosvenor Launch Partnership with English Wine Producer, Gusbourne at Michelin Starred Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor.


The Chester Grosvenor has announced a partnership with English wine producer, Gusbourne, carrying a selection of their exquisite sparkling and still wines. To mark the occasion, a gourmet dinner is taking place on Thursday, 19th October in the Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor restaurant. 

New Jobs Website Launched


Finding the perfect hospitality industry candidates has just got a whole lot easier thanks to new jobs website

When you’re running a busy pub or restaurant trying to find and attract the best people to work for you can be time-consuming and frustrating.

But with the launch, the need to spend hours searching and scouring for the perfect candidates is a thing of the past. is a brand-new jobs website, for both recruiters and job seekers, offering genuine talent matching capabilities for all hospitality positions.

Nairn’s Oatcakes further expands its growing Gluten Free range with Chunky Biscuit Breaks


Nairn’s, the UK’s favourite branded gluten free biscuit producer (Source: Mintel Free From Report 2017) have further expanded their extensive gluten free offering with the addition of Nairn’s Gluten Free Chunky Biscuit Breaks. The award-winning Biscuit Break range has been further developed to include two tempting new lines that are chunkier in texture, melt-in-the-mouth delicious and have more visible inclusions. Like the rest of the Nairn’s family, these two new additions are significantly lower in sugar than other gluten free sweet options on the market, containing at least 35% less sugar than the average gluten free sweet biscuit (see Nairn’s website for comparative set). 

The good old breakfast conundrum, to skip breakfast or to not skip breakfast?


Recent studies have shown that ditching the low calorie, carb-heavy cereals breakfast could actually enhance your weight loss goals.

Nichola Ludlam-Raine, UK dietician, TV personality and Purition ambassador, agrees that weight gain from skipping breakfast is a myth. 

Incentives hold the key to gaining detailed feedback from hotel guests


Hotel guests are significantly more likely and happier to give detailed feedback on their stay when given an incentive to do so, according to research undertaken by hotel guest insight service The Know.

The founders of the innovative new service asked guests staying in luxury hotels about their review habits and found that almost 60% very rarely or never complete surveys at check-out or via email following their stay.

The in-depth research found those who do occasionally complete surveys rarely spend more than five minutes on them, or offer much in the way of detailed feedback.