LCN Oct 2016

The October edition of LCN is here!

You’re on the verge of the best weekend of the month – you’ll gain an hour, get paid and you can look forward to another busy edition of the local hospitality sector’s favourite publication.
Licensed & Catering News is out now and packed with the best local news and insight for the trade.
This month, we’ve been chatting to veteran local publican, John Bittles, about building a business in Belfast at the height of the Troubles. Peter Ringland has been revealing his further plans for the new Town Square development on Botanic Avenue in the city and Neil Boylan shows us around the revamped Balmoral Hotel in Warrenpoint.
Elsewhere in this edition, you’ll find a great selection of pictures from this year’s Hospitality Exchange trade show and conference and we’ve been talking to Manor House GM, John O’Neill after the well-known Enniskillen venue was named Hotel of the Year in NI by the AA.
Also, look out for your chance to win a personal whiskey tasting session for yourself and five friends, courtesy of Dillon Bass.

Bigger on the inside
Bittles is a Belfast bar renowned for its odd shape, its artwork and its amiable proprietor.

Boosting momentum at the NIWSI
LCN talks to Institute chairman, Tim Hughes.

Bar Person of the Month
Josh McKay knew at an early age that he wanted a career in hospitality.

New vision for former Townhouse venue
Peter Ringland and brother, Ben, have been plans for their latest acquisition.

The Diary
A pictorial look at some of the month’s big social events.