The traditional role of the sommelier has changed in recent years

Sommelier role changes as restaurants embrace informality

By Emma Eversham

Sommeliers in the UK are increasingly being hired for their ability to match more than wine with food say industry experts as restaurants seek to quench the nation’s growing thirst for drinks such as craft beers and boutique spirits and embrace a more...

Gold Service Scholarship Bordeaux

Video Diary

Gold Service Reward trip: Bordeaux 2015

By Liam Garrahan

The Gold Service Scholarship has awarded some of the best young front of house staff in the country with a trip to the French wine destination Bordeaux. BigHospitality joined the group to get a taste of the region.

Jack Lewens and Matthew Young


Jack Lewens and Matthew Young on new restaurant Ellory

By Joe Lutrario

The experienced back and front-of-house duo will open their restaurant Ellory at Hackney’s Netil House later this month. Young received rave reviews for his cooking at Mayfields (also in Hackney) and Lewens has worked in the restaurant industry for 20...

Imbibe Live 2015 preview

What's on at Imbibe Live 2015

By Emma Eversham

Imbibe Live, the annual exhibition for anyone who sources, buys or serves drinks in the licensed on-trade is back. Here's our round-up of what's on at this year's show.

The George has re-opened and now houses The Pig & Goose restaurant

London pub re-opens with new restaurant

By Lauren Houghton

The George pub on the Strand has re-opened following an extensive refurbishment and now includes new restaurant The Pig & Goose.