On this week’s podcast we talk to Grant Thompson from Tipll – a new app that allows people going fora night out in a new city to find the best bars and drink like a local, through the magic of augmented reality on their phone. Tipll – Drink like a local! Tipll lets users filter […]

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As you may have seen from our social media, a couple of weeks ago my wife Jo and I spent a few days in Edinburgh during Tales on Tour – the Tales of the Cocktail’s non – New Orleans light version. To be completely upfront, we were not a part of the official Tales on […]

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My family spent the past couple of days at the Alton Towers Resort in Staffordshire, UK and finished it all off with a meal at the brand new (we’re talking less than a week old) Rollercoaster Restaurant in the Forbidden Valley area of the Alton Towers theme park. So how does the concept and food […]

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The day is finally here. Today, Be At One Birmingham opens it’s doors to the general public for the first time. I was privileged to be invited to the VIP opening last night and I have to say, this may be my new favourite bar in Birmingham, and I’m not the only one saying that. […]

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Two cities, two very different superstar bartenders. Just back in the UK after our honeymoon, I wanted to let you know about a couple of the best bartenders that we’ve seen on our travels. They are by now means the only great bartenders, but they are the stand outs. Here’s what the Big Apple had […]

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We’re late but we’re back with a new look podcast! First off this week was a trip to Birmingham’s new speakeasy, Suds & Duds, hidden away behind a Launderette frontage off the main drag of Broad Street. Suds & Duds head bartender Sam Boulton welcomed me to the bar and shared a couple of his […]

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I had a little time to atcpend in Birmingham city centre on Thursday and realised I’d still not checked out the brand new Rub Smokehouse on Birmingham’s Broad Street, so it was a perfect opportunity to stop by and see what was going on. History of Rub Smokehouse Rub Smokehouse Birmingham has taken up residence […]

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On Monday night Jo and I had tickets for the Barnum show at the Birmingham Hippodrome, and we decided to grab a bite to eat before hand. We chose Las Iguanas in the Arcadian, just outside Birmingham’s Gay Quarter. As a part of the Arcadian centre, the exterior of the Las Iguanas restaurant isn’t a […]

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Birmingham’s bar landscape is changing. As the brand new multi-million pound New Street Station approaches completion, the Paradise Circus re-development pedestrianises what used to be a major road route and plans are afoot to replace the old wholesale markets with Smithfields, the Family quarter, what does this mean for the current bar hubs? Existing Bar […]

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We stopped off for a bite to eat and a quick drink at Weatherspoons Airside today. Airport bars have a way of being either super premium or very basic, though this seemed to be a pretty happy medium. While Wetherspoons bars have a reputation for good beers and reasonable pricing, airports often up the prices […]

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