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Wednesday, August 4, 2021


Modern interiors of Panang, thai restaurant in Glasgow.

Future looks bright for new Thai eatery

FROM the brightly-coloured silk lanterns overhead to the pink neon sign proclaiming ‘Paradise this way...’, Panang brings more than a taste of Thailand to Glasgow city centre.
Bestway Aisles

‘Best kept secret’ eyes on-trade growth

BESTWAY, the family-owned wholesale business with depots across Scotland, is aiming for a significant expansion of its on-trade business through its Drinks Express delivered service.
Artistic Speakeasy drink in a wine glass.

City speakeasy has artistic flair

THE team behind Glasgow bars St Luke’s and The Amsterdam have hailed their latest venture – speakeasy cocktail bar The Absent Ear – a “roaring success”, despite opening during coronavirus restrictions.
Gordon McIntyre is sitting by a window.

Is it now time to up prices?

Collective move can make a real difference to pay and help tackle recruitment crisis, writes Gordon McIntyre.

Star announces supplier price cuts for lessees

Pub company Star Pubs & Bars has announced a package of supplier deals which it claims will offer the average lessee thousands of pounds in savings a year.

Italian craft beer restaurant group lands in Glasgow

An Italian restaurant group specialising in casual dining and craft beer will move into the UK this month with a new venue in Glasgow.

Coors customers can save on Sky

Licensees have the opportunity to save on a Sky Sports subscription through the broadcaster’s latest partnership with Molson Coors.

El Cartel opens third Edinburgh restaurant

The Bon Vivant Group – the company behind The Bon Vivant, The Devil’s Advocate and Lady Libertine – has expanded its Mexican street food brand, El Cartel, with the opening of a third Edinburgh restaurant.

SBPA: 200 pubs could reopen for first time on 9th August

More than 200 Scottish pubs could reopen for the first time this year if the planned lifting of restrictions on 9th August goes ahead, according to the Scottish Beer & Pub Association (SBPA).

Bars gearing up for Glasgow Cocktail Week

Bars across Glasgow are gearing up for the return of Glasgow Cocktail Week, creating special serves for the event.

Reyka cocktail competition gets underway

Bartenders have the chance to win a trip to Iceland as vodka brand Reyka launches its annual cocktail competition.

Cycling in support of mental health

A team of cyclists from Bacardi-Martini UK has raised over £4000 for charity after completing a sponsored cycle between the company’s whisky distilleries.

Nc’nean achieves net zero emissions

Nc’nean Distillery in Drimnin has laid claim to being the first in the UK to reach net zero emissions for its production – beating the whisky industry target by two decades.

Belhaven’s Wishart named SBPA vice president

The Scottish Beer & Pub Association (SBPA) has named Paul Wishart of Belhaven as its new vice president.

A hundred bars will participate in Edinburgh Cocktail Week

One hundred bars across Edinburgh have confirmed that they will take part in this year’s Edinburgh Cocktail Week this October.


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