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Pimento’s Diane delighted with cafe awards victory
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Pimento’s Diane delighted with cafe awards victory

June 27th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
Diane Gardiner has taken home her first award after 15 years of running her own coffee shop in the County Down village of Moira…   Diane Gardiner, the proprietor of Pimento Coffee Shop in Moira, has described the venue’s...
Historic double win for Armoy’s Scenic Inn
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Historic double win for Armoy’s Scenic Inn

June 27th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
The Scenic Inn made its presence felt at this year’s LCN Awards when it carried off two of the top titles, including the inaugural LCN Community Bar of the Year. Now, with plans already laid for a new 140-seater restaurant at...
Dunadry Inn sold to the McKeever Group
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Dunadry Inn sold to the McKeever Group

June 19th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
The McKeever family, which owns four hotels in Northern Ireland and Co. Donegal, has just bought The Dunadry Inn at Templepatrick for an undisclosed sum. The addition of the 80-bedroom hotel with health, leisure and spa...
Apprenticeship programme celebrates culinary excellence
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Apprenticeship programme celebrates culinary excellence

June 16th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
Leading figures from hospitality and tourism recently attended a celebration at James Street South in Belfast as participants in the restaurant’s apprenticeship programme graduated. Six of the trainees have now secured jobs...
Garden party celebrates 50 years at the Culloden
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Garden party celebrates 50 years at the Culloden

June 14th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
Culloden Hotel & Spa celebrated 50 years recently with a garden party in the grounds of the five-star venue at Cultra. The sun may have been absent for most of the event, but a good turn-out of visitors enjoyed drinks on the...
Chic new Gallery Cafe sets the trend
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Chic new Gallery Cafe sets the trend

June 14th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
A stylish new café and bar on the Dublin Road has officially opened, creating 32 full and part-time jobs, as part of a £1m investment by the London-based Richland Group. Situated on the ground floor of the award-winning Gallery...
Landmark line-up to inspire Ireland’s convenience retailers
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Landmark line-up to inspire Ireland’s convenience retailers

June 12th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
A stunning collection of some of the world’s most respected retail minds is set to inspire Ireland’s blossoming convenience retail industry at a landmark event taking place in September. The Ireland’s Convenience Retailer...
LCN Lifetime Achievement Award for veteran hotelier, John
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LCN Lifetime Achievement Award for veteran hotelier, John

June 5th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
Veteran hotelier, John Williamson MBE, proprietor of The Valley Hotel in Fivemiletown, is the recipient of the Licensed & Catering News Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017, sponsored by RiverRidge. John, his wife, Sally and...
The art of thinking small
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The art of thinking small

May 26th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
At the age of 31, experienced chef, Tim Brunton, faces a new challenge as he helps hotelier, Ken Sharp, establish himself as the new owner of the acclaimed Boat House restaurant in Bangor. Ken Sharp purchased the award-winning...
Bubbacue set for second Belfast site
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Bubbacue set for second Belfast site

May 26th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
Bubbacue, the Belfast-based restaurant business, is to open a second branch in the city at a location on Botanic Avenue formerly occupied by Café Renoir. John Blissard, the American who owns the Bubbacue brand, said recently...
The Star shines on
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The Star shines on

May 25th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
The Morning Star is a tradition in Belfast and under its current family ownership, it’s winning a formidable reputation for the quality of its local food offering… Nestled into its cosy niche near the end of historic...
A nose for country style…
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A nose for country style…

May 25th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
Popular Hillsborough dining pub, The Parson’s Nose, has unveiled a new ‘country chic’ look following a £500,000, 12-week redevelopment programme. The recent £500,000 revamp at The Parson’s Nose in Hillsborough has...
Chasing the next big thing
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Chasing the next big thing

May 25th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
  Ryan Lavery may have found his chosen career in the hospitality trade almost by accident but the 22-year-old Belfast bartender couldn’t be happier… These days, Ryan Lavery looks after The Loft cocktail bar at The...
Belfast-bound bar group facing cost challenges
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Belfast-bound bar group facing cost challenges

May 25th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
The London-based hospitality group behind plans for the redevelopment of the building formerly occupied by Café Vaudeville in Belfast has admitted that it’s facing unexpected cost challenges. Shares in the Revolution Bars...
Signature Living seeks investors for Belfast hotel
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Signature Living seeks investors for Belfast hotel

May 25th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
The Signature Living Group – the Liverpool-based developer behind plans for a George Best-themed hotel in Belfast – is now seeking investors for a new development in the centre of Belfast. The group was in the news early this...
Loughview Leisure puts finishing touches to £20m package
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Loughview Leisure puts finishing touches to £20m package

May 8th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
The Loughview Leisure Group is set to complete Northern Irish hotel and leisure investments worth more than £20m. The company has invested more than £18m in the recent acquisition and ongoing extension of Belfast’s Ten Square...