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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A new brewery with it’s own cocktail bar in Bangalore India is looking for Bartenders, Bar Backs and Sales Executives. Next Level Cocktails The venue is taking cocktails in India to the next level, so Aria Brew & Dine Pvt. are looking for Bartenders with 1-3 years experience to join their team to deliver this groundbreaking […]

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42 Below, the New Zealand Vodka has launched a new cocktail competition with a focus on sustainability to highlight what we can all do in our businesses to protect the planet. “Entries are now open for 42BELOW’s first Trans-Tasman sustainability focused cocktail competition. Yes, that’s right my kale munching, moustache tweaking, Bernie Sanders supporting mavericks. […]

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Hey guys – If you’ve been following our social accounts (which of course you should, see below) you’ll know that I’ve been pretty busy the last couple of weeks – getting married (a cool How I Met Your Mother themed wedding too, pics to follow) followed by our LEGEN- wait for it -DARY honeymoon covering […]

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I was invited down to London’s Happiness Forgets in Hoxton Square last night for Monkey Shoulder’s Revolution in Shaking launch. We were greeted with a choice of three cocktails, all of course showcasing Monkey Shoulder, the ‘Show me the Monkey’, ‘Golden Monkey’ and ‘Morning Glory Fizz’. All delicious, though the Golden Monkey was the stand […]

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We’ve featured FlairLifeStyle’s videos before (and we had Vito from the FlairLifeStyle’s channel at the first ever Central Flair Series event in February) but this episode is something close to my heart. I’ve talked before about the ‘Bartending’ and personality being absent from many (though not all) flair competitions in the past couple of years. […]

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We have received confirmation that Reflex Arcadian in Birmingham City Centre opened its doors for the last time on Saturday 27th February 2016 and has ceased trading effective immediately. Reflex is operated by Stonegate Pub Company as a leasehold property from LCP properties. Due to high rates the company have made the decision not to […]

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Rory Crawford spent four years in San Francisco working in technology banking and investing at J.P. Morgan and General Atlantic before co-founding BevSpot.com, designed for making your bar more profitable. BevSpot gives you insights about what’s behind your bar, saving you time and money, streamlining your ordering, keeping track of offers and discounts, speeding up […]

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On this week’s podcast I’m talking to Julia from ABarAbove.com and the Mixology Talk podcast about the Craft Bartender Summit, a free online bartender conference coming in April 2016! What is the Craft Bartender Summit? The Craft Bartender Summit is a conference created to make the best educational seminars available to all bartenders and hospitality professionals regardless […]

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