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Long read: The cocktails emerging after lockdown

Julian de Féral surveys the recently reopened-bar landscape to see how his pandemic predictions – formulated three months ago – are holding up in reality behind the bar.

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Bar alumni join forces to create Easy Social Cocktail Co

Imie Augier, Hebe Richardson and Nate Brown have created a range of bottled cocktails and hard seltzers in east London.

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Scottish hospitality industry taking legal action over Covid restrictions

Five of the country’s trade bodies have taken the unprecedented step of legally challenging the Scottish government over the restrictions placed on hospitality businesses.

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BREAKING: New government support for hospitality businesses and jobs revealed

Cash grants of up to £2,100 per month for every businesses under tier 2 restrictions, plus changes to the Job Support Scheme and doubling the grants for the self employed.

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Manchester hospitality community pulls together in face of tier 3

Bars and restaurants are offering each other kitchens, bar space and food in order to keep as many businesses open with enforced restrictions, reports Laura Foster.

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Restaurant Six by Nico launches at-home dining service, Home-X

The new business arm has created 120 jobs and will be looking to collaborate on drinks offerings.

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'The Cardiff hospitality scene has the resilience to see us through this turbulence': Alex Mills, Lab 22

As Wales' firebreak lockdown quickly approaches, Alex Mills (GM at Cardiff bar Lab 22) tells Imbibe it's a 'welcome relief' after the 10pm curfew.

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Greater Manchester to move into tier 3 on Friday 23 October

After 10 days of unsuccessful talks between Mayor Andy Burnham and the PM, Manchester will now be 'forced' into tier 3.

Podcasts

SipAdvisor: Listen to our first Imbibe podcast

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our new monthly podcast and our first episode features all-star line-up: the Artesian’s Anna Sebastian; sommelier Jan Konetzki; beer writer Pete Brown; Club Soda’s Laura Willoughby, and ciderologist Gabe Cook.

SipAdvisor special: Natural wine podcast

Following the announcement earlier this year that ‘natural wine’ has been legally recognised in France as Vin méthode nature, our first  podcast special edition is entirely dedicated to the subject.

SipAdvisor: Episode 2

In the second episode of our podcast, we look at what re-opening might look like for the UK’s pubs bars and restaurants – including an interview with on-trade marketing legend Mark McCullough about the 100 Day Playbook, a muse on PPE for hospitality staff, all accompanied by a glass of English fizz for English Wine Week.

SipAdvisor: How to tackle no shows

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our monthly podcast. In this third episode, we remember some of the venues that have had to close during the Covid-19 crisis before taking a closer look at the problem of no shows

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Manchester hospitality community pulls together in face of tier 3

Bars and restaurants are offering each other kitchens, bar space and food in order to keep as many businesses open with enforced restrictions, reports Laura Foster.

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Restaurant Six by Nico launches at-home dining service, Home-X

The new business arm has created 120 jobs and will be looking to collaborate on drinks offerings.

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'The Cardiff hospitality scene has the resilience to see us through this turbulence': Alex Mills, Lab 22

As Wales' firebreak lockdown quickly approaches, Alex Mills (GM at Cardiff bar Lab 22) tells Imbibe it's a 'welcome relief' after the 10pm curfew.

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Greater Manchester to move into tier 3 on Friday 23 October

After 10 days of unsuccessful talks between Mayor Andy Burnham and the PM, Manchester will now be 'forced' into tier 3.

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London Mayor calls for 10pm curfew to be scrapped

Sadiq Khan says the policy has ‘worrying consequences’.

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Maxim Schulte to head up new Kol Mezcaleria

The award-winning bartender has been appointed bar manager at the new Marylebone restaurant Kol's mezcal joint.

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‘It’s just been blow after blow’

Liverpool licensee Conor Foley talks to Imbibe about how tier 3 Covid restrictions are affecting his two venues in the city.

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Declan McGurk announces new role at The Boatyard Distillery

The former director of bars at the Savoy has been appointed commercial director of the Irish spirits maker.

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London Mayor calls for 10pm curfew to be scrapped

Sadiq Khan says the policy has ‘worrying consequences’.

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Maxim Schulte to head up new Kol Mezcaleria

The award-winning bartender has been appointed bar manager at the new Marylebone restaurant Kol's mezcal joint.

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‘It’s just been blow after blow’

Liverpool licensee Conor Foley talks to Imbibe about how tier 3 Covid restrictions are affecting his two venues in the city.

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Declan McGurk announces new role at The Boatyard Distillery

The former director of bars at the Savoy has been appointed commercial director of the Irish spirits maker.