Caterer and Hotelkeeper News
Beckford Arms team to open Somerset pub after £350,000 refurb
The team behind the Beckford Arms pub in Wiltshire is set to open a second site, the Talbot Inn in Mells, Somerset, after a £350,000 refurbishment. Charlie Luxton and Dan Brod, who already run the Beckford Arms...
Beware the reviewers who abuse the power of the web
Hospitality has had to learn to live with amateur online reviewers, but
those reviewers don’t always play fair, says Y Polyn owner Mark Manson
Rupert Clevely steps down as Geronimo Inns managing director
Rupert Clevely is to step down as managing director of Geronimo Inns. Clevely, who founded Geronimo, now owned by Young's, in 1995, will stay on as a non executive director.
Be At One acquires second Smithfield site
Bar group Be At One has acquired a second site in London's Smithfield, the former site of FluidBar, a sushi bar and nightclub. The cocktail-bar chain has taken an assignment of the ground floor and basement unit from Springdene Ltd (trading as FluidBar) at 40/42 Charterhouse Street.
Loungers opens 30th site
Cafe/restaurant/bar group Loungers has reached its 30th site with the opening of Grupo Lounge in Westbury-on-Trym outside Bristol. The site is the 25th of the company's Lounge concept and opened in a former Blockbusters video hire store, following a £500,000 refit.