Brothers target former bank as safe bet for second bistro venture

Brothers target former bank as safe bet for second bistro venture

A family that revived its long-term links with the licensed trade to open a café bar in Cottingham has literally broken the bank for its latest project. Simon and Chris Leahy (above), owners of Cassiel Bar and Kitchen, will open Raph’s Bar and Grill in a former NatWest bank across the road from their existing premises. The premises are ready to be fitted out following completion of a renovation...

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Cointreau transforms the Lexington rooftop terrace into Acapulco adventure

Cointreau transforms the Lexington rooftop terrace into Acapulco adventure

Cointreau has transformed Hull’s finest sky bar to create an Acapulco-themed terrace on the rooftop of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hull. The concept In her Acapulco villa, Margaret Sames created extravagant parties hosting a select crowd of artists, celebrities, business tycoons and adventurers. With a margarita cocktail in one hand, they celebrated a new way of life: carefree, elegant and...

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Pub prepares to welcome back locals after major revamp

Pub prepares to welcome back locals after major revamp

The Wheatsheaf pub in Kirk Ella is set to reopen this week after a major refurbishment. A six-figure investment has transformed the venue and, to celebrate the reopening, there will be a soft launch as well as a welcoming party on Thursday (May 20). The pub has been given a new lease of life to provide guests with the perfect space to sit back and enjoy quality food and drink, paired with...

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Punch Hotel poised to reopen with stylish new look after major investment

Punch Hotel poised to reopen with stylish new look after major investment

A popular city centre pub is getting ready to unveil its stylish new look after making the most of lockdown to complete its long-awaited refurbishment. The Punch Hotel in Queen Victoria Square reopened in September 2019 after being taken over by Forrest & Co, which brought plans for a comprehensive makeover. The project was delayed first by bad winter weather and then by the disruption and...

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Starring role for Hull’s independent businesses as Hideout Hotel wins Four in a Bed

Starring role for Hull’s independent businesses as Hideout Hotel wins Four in a Bed

Management of Hull’s first boutique hotel are flying the flag for the city’s independents after emerging as the surprise package to win a TV hospitality challenge. The Hideout Hotel overcame tough competition from tourism heavyweights including North Yorkshire and Edinburgh to win the award for best bed and breakfast in Channel 4’s Four in a Bed show. Jodie Richardson and Enya Donohoe, who...

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