News and insight for the UK eating and drinking out industry


Asahi links up with Deliveroo for sample offer

17 May 2018

Asahi has partnered with Deliveroo to offer free sampling of its super dry beer from selected Deliveroo Editions sites.


C&C profits down 7% due to competitive pressure in Ireland

16 May 2018

C&C Group has recorded adjusted EBITDA of €100m for the 12 months ended 28 February 2018, down 6.3% on the previous year.

Gosnells mead rebrands as premium prosecco alternative

15 May 2018

Gosnells, the London mead producer, is relaunching as a more premium product following investment from Cubitt Hosue co-founder, Stefan Turnbull.

Old Fashioned named world's most popular cocktail

10 May 2018

The Old Fashioned has been named as the most popular cocktail in the world, in a Diageo survey of bartenders.

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Hawkes snapped up by BrewDog

06 Apr 2018

Hawkes, the cider company co-owned by the team behind Barworks and The Diner, has been aquired by BrewDog, MCA understands.

BrewDog linked with craft cider move

06 Apr 2018

BrewDog is believed to be eyeing a further acquisition that would add a craft cider producer to its portfolio

Cawston's top soft drinks trends

09 Mar 2018

With the sugar tax just round the corner, and soft drinks being given an artisan makeover, Cawston Press managing director Steve Kearns gives his predictions on the top emerging soft drinks trends

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AB InBev eyes Beer Hawk pub sites

22 Feb 2018

AB InBev is exploring options to launch Beer Hawk through two bricks and mortar formats

Drinks trends to watch in 2018

19 Jan 2018

Keeping ahead of the curve when it comes to drinks trends in 2018 is about much more than just craft beer. Award-winning drinks writer Will Hawkes gives his take on what is likely to make waves over the next 12 months

Diageo partners with UberEats for alcohol delivery

12 Jan 2018

Diageo has partnered with UberEats to offer retailers the opportunity to grow their alcohol sales.

AB InBev plans Southwark Beer Hawk site

21 Dec 2017

AB InBev is continuing to explore options to launch a physical store for Beer Hawk, the online beer retailer it acquired last year

Whitbread partners with Black Sheep for celebratory beer

12 Dec 2017

Whitbread has partnered with Black Sheep Brewery to produce a limited-edition coffee infused beer - 1742

Diageo plans to become ‘best employer for women'

16 Nov 2017

Diageo plans to become “the best employer for women in the UK”, having released details of a gender pay gap across its British businesses significantly below the national average.

Dark Star launches craft lager

15 Nov 2017

Sussex-based Dark Star Brewing has launched its first lager.

Dark Star partners with PubAid to promote charity successes

15 Nov 2017

Sussex-based Dark Star Brewery has launched a set of beer mates in conjunction with PubAid to remind pub customers that UK pubs raise over £100m every year for charity.

Edible cocktail bar opening at John Lewis

18 Oct 2017

Smith & Sinclair, the edible cocktail retailer, is launching a bar at John Lewis’ Oxford Street store.

Drinks suppliers agree online marketing standards

13 Oct 2017

The chief executives of the world’s leading beer, wine and spirits producers have agreed a series new responsible marketing standards for digital channels.

Amazon to launch bar in Tokyo

06 Oct 2017

Amazon is opening a pop-up bar in Tokyo to promote alcoholic drinks sold on its website.

Ex-BrewDog MD joins Chapel Down

05 Oct 2017

Chapel Down has hired former BrewDog managing director Gareth Bath to oversee its premium beer and cider brand Curious

Fuller’s launches Waitrose-exclusive six pack

26 Sep 2017

Fuller’s has teamed up with six craft beer brands for a Waitrose-exclusive six-pack of new brews