SB meets… Andy Gascoigne, Haworth Steam

The former rugby league player turned publican discusses his career off the pitch, opening his first venue and the creation of his sweet shop-inspired gins. Where did your interest in the drinks industry come from? I used to be a professional sportsman, playing rugby league, but at the end of my career I didn’t know what to do. I had a beautiful house in the foothills of the Pennines and my wife Mandy and I…

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Cocktail stories: Archimedes Screwdriver

What would Greek mathematician Archimedes’ favourite cocktail have been? Cardiff’s Lab 22 thinks it has the answer with this twist on the Screwdriver. At Cardiff’s Lab 22, drinkers can taste their way through the Pioneers and Revolutionaries menu, a list of cocktails created in honour of some of the brightest minds in science, engineering and mathematics. The menu boasts drinks made for English physician Christopher Merret, US astronaut Mae Jemison and English X‐ray crystallographer Rosalind…

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Top five bars in… Leeds, UK

Leeds, in Yorkshire, UK, has transformed itself from a city overrun by students and stag parties into one with exciting craft breweries and top-notch cocktail bars that can please even the most discerning imbibers. The revitalised Victorian mill district is a potent contemporary symbol of Leeds, one of Great Britain’s most underrated cities. Located just an hour south of the Yorkshire Dales, Leeds has a charm and newly discovered self­-confidence that is infectious. With understandable…

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Hottest bar openings in September 2018

This month, our round-up of the hottest new bars to open features a venue inspired by the life and times of musician David Bowie and a Tequila and mezcal fiesta in Las Vegas. This month, a host of exciting new venues opened their doors to welcome the world’s cocktails fans. From Singapore’s newest whisky bar to the latest from Australia’s Speakeasy Group, imbibers were spoiled for choice when it came to exciting new bars to…

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