NTIA summit to take place from 7 to 8 April 2022: celebrating the resilience, community spirit and adaptability of the sector (Credit: Getty/X2Photo)

NTIA summit celebrating sector to take place in April

By Rebecca Weller

The first edition of the Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA) Night-Time Economy (NTE) Summit has been confirmed to take place from 7 to 8 April 2022 in conjunction with Bristol Nights and Savenightlife.

Social hub: phone-bans promote conversation and interaction (Getty/ Riou)

Phones kill conversation say micropub owners

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

UK micropub owners said that phones “kill” conversation and show a “lack of respect”, while pub phone-bans help promote social interaction after lockdown-induced isolation.

City economies: night time economy adviser for Bristol, Carly Heath, night czar for London, Amy Lamé and night time economy adviser for Greater Manchester, Sacha Lord, wrote to Rishi Sunak together. (image: Alena Kravchenko / Getty)

Cities’ night czars call for more support

By Emily Hawkins

Night-time economy advisers in Bristol, London and Greater Manchester have written to the Chancellor urging for more support in an “unprecedented period of restrictions.”

Great achievement: The Alchemist is to invest £4.5m on three new openings

Triple opening plans for The Alchemist

By Mark Wingett, MCA

The Alchemist, the Palatine Private Equity-backed cocktail bar and restaurant concept, is to invest £4.5m on three new openings, including its first moves into the south west and Wales.


Pub chef opinion: Pioneering quality food in the west

By Josh Eggleton

Perhaps it goes without saying, but I love to cook. So it will come as no surprise that eating out is one of my favourite pastimes. Not only is eating good food in good company enjoyable, but I always find something to learn.

Loungers: aiming for 24 sites by next April

Loungers prepares to launch its 18th site

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Multi-site operator Loungers is set to open its 18th venue at the end of June, its second Cosy Club outlet in Bath, as it reveals more details of...

Admiral recruits development chef for pubs

Admiral recruits development chef for pubs

By The PMA Team

Admiral Taverns is to ramp up support for tenants on the food side of their businesses. Stephen Gilmour has been recruited as the company's first...