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The Manager's View

Manchester’s Black Dog: so much more than just a bar

Manchester’s Black Dog: so much more than just a bar

It’s not often that a Manchester bar chain gets compared to arguably the world’s greatest football team, FC Barcelona.

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The Great British Gin Revival

The Great British Gin Revival

Gin has undergone an extraordinary rebirth in recent years. Once dismissed as fusty, despite it’s extraordinary history, Gin is back.

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The Grapes: Southampton’s most famous bar

The Grapes: Southampton’s most famous bar

A great British pub is jam-packed with history. Indeed, Ye Olde Traditional Local provides a social history more colourful than most corduroy-patched teachers can aspire to. Southampton’s The Grapes is one such pub.

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2017 Sport Raises the Bar

2017 Sport Raises the Bar

The great news for bar managers is that no matter what the world throws at us next year, you can expect more of the same hi-octane sporting excitement in 2017.

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Football and Music Hit the Bar

Football and Music Hit the Bar

Harnessing the devotion engendered by both sport and music, innovative bar managers have brought these passionate twin pursuits under one roof in an attempt to make their bar/pub/venue stand out.

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