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  • Suspended sentence for NI chef on drugs charges
    News
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    Feb 2017
    Suspended sentence for NI chef on drugs charges
    A chef from Northern Ireland has received a suspended gaol sentence for possession of cocaine, LSD and cannabis. Formerly head chef at Ardtara in Upperlands,...
  • Eoin is new GM at The Culloden
    News
    08
    Feb 2017
    Eoin is new GM at The Culloden
    Hastings Hotels has announced the appointment of Eoin O’Sullivan as the new general manager of its five-star Culloden Estate & Spa. With more than 20...
  • Percy French takes Best in Ulster title
    News
    07
    Feb 2017
    Percy French takes Best in Ulster title
    THE Percy French in Newcastle is celebrating being top of the leaderboard after it was named the Best Golfers Restaurant in Ulster at the 2017 Golfers Guide to...
  • George Best-themed hotel for Belfast
    News
    03
    Feb 2017
    George Best-themed hotel for Belfast
    A hotel developer with plans for a George Best-themed venue in Manchester has revealed that he hopes to open a similar property in Belfast. Lawrence Kenwright,...
  • Diageo unveils plans for new Irish whiskey distillery
    News
    01
    Feb 2017
    Diageo unveils plans for new Irish whiskey distillery
    Diageo is to launch a new premium blended Irish Whiskey called Roe & Co. The company has also announced an £18.6m (€25m) investment in a new whiskey...
  • Back on the rise
    Features
    30
    Jan 2017
    Back on the rise
    It’s been an encouraging year for drinks giant, Diageo and while there may well be uncertainty ahead, Jorge...
  • The old dog’s new trick
    Features
    27
    Jan 2017
    The old dog’s new trick
    Ken Sharp’s plans for Bangor’s Boat House restaurant, which he acquired in the autumn of last year,...
  • Varying degrees of up…
    Features
    26
    Jan 2017
    Varying degrees of up…
    A rising tide doesn’t always lift all the ships and so it is with the hospitality trade. Colin Neill has...
  • A passion for people
    Features
    26
    Jan 2017
    A passion for people
    Bill Wolsey is a realist who isn’t afraid to speak out when it feels an issue demands it. At heart,...
  • Passion unlimited…
    Features
    25
    Jan 2017
    Passion unlimited…
    Guinness tapped into the growing renaissance in the craft beer sector in late 2015 when it opened the doors...
  • A slow and steady rise
    Venue Spotlight
    25
    Jan 2017
    A slow and steady rise
    Patrick Magee had little experience of the hospitality trade when he opened Havana in Belfast city centre in...
  • Easy does it for Flax
    Venue Spotlight
    05
    Dec 2016
    Easy does it for Flax
    There’s been a hostelry of one shade or another near the crossroads at Ballyward in rural County Down for...
  • New Square tenant puts health on the menu
    Venue Spotlight
    05
    Dec 2016
    New Square tenant puts health on the menu
    David Edwards believes that his bright new coffee shop in Lisburn Square is ideally placed to exploit what he...
  • Where everybody knows our name…
    Venue Spotlight
    05
    Dec 2016
    Where everybody knows our name…
    Bringing with it a whiff of 19th century New York, The Five Points is an unpretentious and promising addition...
  • A Grand design
    Venue Spotlight
    04
    Dec 2016
    A Grand design
    Rachel Eastwood has been working in the licensing trade for most of her life. Best known as the licensee of...

NEWS

Suspended sentence for NI chef on drugs charges
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Suspended sentence for NI chef on drugs charges

February 15th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
A chef from Northern Ireland has received a suspended gaol sentence for possession of cocaine, LSD and cannabis. Formerly head chef at Ardtara in Upperlands, Eddie Atwell (30), is now head chef at St. Kyrans County House in...
Eoin is new GM at The Culloden
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Eoin is new GM at The Culloden

February 8th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
Hastings Hotels has announced the appointment of Eoin O’Sullivan as the new general manager of its five-star Culloden Estate & Spa. With more than 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Eoin has spent the...
Percy French takes Best in Ulster title
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Percy French takes Best in Ulster title

February 7th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
THE Percy French in Newcastle is celebrating being top of the leaderboard after it was named the Best Golfers Restaurant in Ulster at the 2017 Golfers Guide to Ireland Awards. The awards, which took place in Carton House Hotel in...
George Best-themed hotel for Belfast
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George Best-themed hotel for Belfast

February 3rd, 2017 | by LCN Editor
A hotel developer with plans for a George Best-themed venue in Manchester has revealed that he hopes to open a similar property in Belfast. Lawrence Kenwright, founder of Signature Living, said on Friday that he hopes to have...
Diageo unveils plans for new Irish whiskey distillery
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Diageo unveils plans for new Irish whiskey distillery

February 1st, 2017 | by LCN Editor
Diageo is to launch a new premium blended Irish Whiskey called Roe & Co. The company has also announced an £18.6m (€25m) investment in a new whiskey distillery in the former power station at St. James’s Gate in Dublin....

FEATURES

  • Back on the rise
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    Features
    January 30th, 2017

    Back on the rise

    It’s been an encouraging year for drinks giant, Diageo and while there may well be uncertainty ahead, Jorge Lopes is keeping a...Read more

The old dog’s new trick

The old dog’s new trick

January 27th, 2017
Varying degrees of up…

Varying degrees of up…

January 26th, 2017
A passion for people

A passion for people

January 26th, 2017
Passion unlimited…

Passion unlimited…

January 25th, 2017

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

  • A slow and steady rise
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    Venue Spotlight
    January 25th, 2017

    A slow and steady rise

    Patrick Magee had little experience of the hospitality trade when he opened Havana in Belfast city centre in 2013. Last year, however, he and business partner, Patrick Magowan, enjoyed their most successful trading period to date and opened the doors on a brand new extension...Read more

SOCIAL EVENTS

A crowning achievement for Aaron
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A crowning achievement for Aaron

December 5th, 2016 | by LCN Editor
Aaron Lilley from The Cardan in Lisburn has been crowned Heverlee L’Apprentice 2016, winning an amazing £5,000 trip for two to...
Open Gate at the Twilight Market
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Open Gate at the Twilight Market

November 16th, 2016 | by LCN Editor
The Guinness Open Gate Brewery made a return visit to Belfast as part of the Twilight Market earlier in November – and...
UWM launches exclusive Lehmann range in NI
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UWM launches exclusive Lehmann range in NI

November 15th, 2016 | by LCN Editor
United Wine Merchants Ltd. announced the launch of a new range of Australian wines from Peter Lehmann recently, during a...
The definitive sound of summer
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The definitive sound of summer

September 6th, 2016 | by LCN Editor
Red Hot Chili Peppers and Avicii were the headline acts on the biggest stage in Northern Ireland recently as 75,000 music fans...