Beverages

Fentimans has launched its new mixer range with the addition of a ginger ale and light tonic to the collection of 125ml mixer bottles

Fentimans launches new range of mixers

By Peter Ruddick

Premium soft drinks manufacturer Fentimans has launched its new range of mixers for the on trade with the addition of a light tonic and ginger ale to the collection of botanically-brewed drinks. 

Funkiun Agave Nectar is designed specifically for use in cocktails and long drinks as a sweetener

Funkin Agave Nectar cocktail syrup

By Luke Nicholls

Cocktail manufacturer Funkin has launched a 100 per cent Agave Nectar, in a bid to capitalise on the increasing demand for skinny cocktails across the UK on-trade.

Brian Wogan's Mytea range includes chamomile, English breakfast, red berry mix, earl grey leaf, Yunnan green, and chai.

Brian Wogan launches Mytea gourmet tea range

By Luke Nicholls

South West independent coffee roaster Brian Wogan has launched Mytea - a gourmet range of teas in silky mesh pyramids, available to all UK restaurants, hotels and bars. 

Bols Natural Yoghurt Liqueur can be used to supplement most drinks and cocktails.

Maxxium UK launches Bols Natural Yoghurt Liqueur

By Luke Nicholls

Maxxium UK, the global drinks giant behind Highland Park, Jim Beam and Courvoisier, has launched the first ever natural yoghurt liqueur to the UK market, developed by cocktail liqueur and spirits producer Lucas Bols.

Carling Zest will be available as single bottles to the on-trade from 18 March until September

Molson Coors launches 2.8% ABV Carling Zest

By Luke Nicholls

Molson Coors has launched Carling Zest, a limited edition larger for the summer which will take advantage of the lower tax payable on beers at or lower than 2.8% ABV.

Drury's new festively-spiced tea is only available in the run-up to Christmas

Drury releases special spiced pyramid teabags for Christmas

By Emma Eversham

London-based tea blender and coffee roaster Drury has added a special spiced Christmas blend to its pyramid-shaped teabag range to enable hotels, restaurants and pubs to enhance their beverage menus for the festive season.

Tolly English Ale is due to be released from October

Greene King to release 2.8% ale

By Luke Nicholls

Cask ale brewer Greene King is set to unveil Tolly English Ale, a new lower strength ale at 2.8 per cent ABV.

Crabbies Mulled Ginger Wine is available to the on-trade and take-home markets for the winter period

Christmas products: Drink

By Luke Nicholls

BigHospitality takes a look at some festive-themed drinks including Crabbie’s Mulled Ginger Wine, Medieval ale, Christmas coffee and Winter Shield ale. All of these drinks are available to the on-trade, and all are sure to make your business stand out...

Double-edged sword: hot weather encourages home BBQs

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April pub and restaurant sales up, but analysts urge caution

By Lorraine Heller

The Royal Wedding, Easter Holidays and record sunshine all contributed to higher sales in pubs and restaurants this year, but market analysts warn that they also created new challenges for the hospitality sector, which did not trade as well as it could...

Caffè Culture takes place on 18-19 May at Olympia, London

Caffè Culture to open doors in London next week

By Lorraine Heller

Caffè Culture, the trade show for café and bar operators, is preparing to open its doors to industry next week, providing a chance to meet key suppliers and gather tips on managing successful coffee-based operations.

Which summer drinks will be popular this year?

Summer drinks trends

By Becky Paskin

If April’s glorious weather is anything to go by, publicans can expect a fruitful summer this year as drinkers emerge from their living rooms and embrace the long-forgotten pub beer garden.

Ridgways tea range is available with supporting POS

Ridgways launches premium foodservice tea range

By Becky Paskin

Ridgways’ range of speciality and infusion teas, featuring blends such as Pure Green, Red Berries and Peppermint, have been launched into the foodservice sector.

Twinings' new Royal Wedding tea

Twinings launches new royal tea blends

By Becky Paskin

Tea brand Twinings has released two new products for hospitality operators - a stronger Earl Grey blend, and a special commemorative Royal Wedding blend.

Beverage Standards Awards: Judging criteria include whether cups are pre-warmed

Beverage awards to recognise coffee quality

By Lorraine Heller

The Beverage Standards Association (BSA) is launching a new set of awards that aim to recognise high standards in the preparation and service of hot drinks.

Breakfast: Is your hotel getting it right?

Breakfast: Is your hotel getting it right?

By Lorraine Heller

Breakfast in hotels is often one of the most under-rated and overlooked meals, but if it’s done right it becomes a key driver for business and extra revenue. BigHospitality takes a look at how you can make the most of breakfast in your hotel.

Allegra Strategies has released its fourth edition Top of Mind Report

Pret A Manger remains most admired brand

By Lorraine Heller

Pret A Manger and McDonald’s are the UK’s most admired food and beverage brands by people in the industry, according to a new survey released today.

EcoPure Water's refillable 'One Green Bottle'

EcoPure Waters launches in-house water purification

By Rachel Johnson

EcoPure Waters has launched a new purification system that will allow restaurants and cafes to serve pure filtered water straight out of the tap and into a refillable bottle for the customer's table.

Vivreau's Mini Bottler

Vivreau water bottler now available in Mini

By Becky Paskin

Vivreau, the water system manufacturer, has designed a mini version of its popular V3 Table Bottling Water System for smaller restaurant and bar operations

Crabbie's Luxury Raj Mix

Crabbie’s develops ginger nuts

By Becky Paskin

Crabbie’s, the alcoholic ginger beer brand, has launched a new range of bar snacks featuring ginger as a main ingredient

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