Bexley Business Awards 2013

South London’s premier hospitality company, Mobile Bar Hire Ltd have sucessfully been sort listed for the first ever business awards in the London Borough of Bexley. Celebrating 10 years of business this year has proved to be fantastic for the Crayford based firm.  Earlier in the year the company was visited by Mayor of London Boris Johnson and being short listed in two categories, Best Hospitality Business and Best Innovation Award is overwhelming said director of the company Ragbhir Sandhu. The business awards are run by the South London Business Awards since 2008, they cover 12 of the London Boroughs of which Bexley is one of the newest. Mobile bar hire is one of 6 finalists for the innovation award and also one so 6 in the award for best hospitality business 2013. Overall the awards have had over 150 applications from Bexley based companies and a spokesperson for the awards commented by saying “This is the first time we’ve had these awards in Bexley and the response by our sponsors and applications has been very, very good. Mobile bar shall now face a panel of judges in early January who shall carry out an interview for each category, this is the followed by a Gala Awards Diner taking place a the Bexleyhealth Marriott Hotel on 7th February 2013, its at this point the winners shall be announced. Please give us your thoughts on the above bar news story.        ...

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Small Beer Kegs

A new supplier has been launched for the supply of small beer kegs. SmallBeerKeg.co.uk have launched their brand new place within the hospitality market today. This supplier of small beer kegs has timed this at the start of the Christmas period when parties are being planned fast.  This London based company is offering small kegs of Leffe and the famous Beck for under £25 per keg (plus vat & delivery). The price is very competative in the current climate and it is aimed at the resturant and small bar owners who are looking to re-stock their small kegs of lager for their Perfect Pour Draft beer systems. The company are looking to supply as little as one keg at a time for their client base and delivery is being looked at through their already eastablished network and through the normal parcel delivery company who cover the whole of the UK. This range of small kegs of lager are proving to be very popular throughout the various counties within the UK, already they are supplyig the small lager kegs of Leffe and Becks to Kent, London, Surrey and Essex, this is only within the first few day of launching their new web site. The firm look at this as a new way of approaching those business clients who may have perhaps served lager in cans or bottles I n their bars and resturants.  There is nothing that beats a fresh pint of lager on tap ! If you require additional information on Small Beer Kegs or where to buy beer for the Perfect Pour Draft Beer System, please contact a member of our team or go directly to the Leffe or Becks small kegs on the companies web site....

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The Ebury London Under New Ownership

Due to launch in early 2013, The Ebury is the first in a planned series of acquisitions by newly formed bar and restaurant group Darwin & Wallace. Following significant refurbishment, The Ebury will be re-launched and offer a new all-day, casual bar dining experience with an emphasis on interior aesthetics, fresh, scratch-cooked food and first rate service as well as a wide-ranging drinks offer. The Ebury will provide an all-day menu featuring brasserie classics alongside an extensive breakfast and weekend brunch menu as well as smaller dishes for bar grazing and social sharing. The intention is to provide superb value for money in a great setting at whatever time of day, or moment of the week. At the heart of the business will be the bar providing comprehensive wine and cocktail lists to encourage locals to frequent the site for social drinks or after-work catch ups. Darwin & Wallace forecasts a targeted spend between £25 and £30 per head with food accounting for around 40% of sales. To help realise their vision, Darwin & Wallace has joined forces with respected designers Fusion DNA. The design team headed up by Sophie Douglas recently won “Best Stand Alone Bar or Club” at the prestigious Restaurant and Bar Design Awards 2012 for ‘The Drift’. Work will commence in November 2012 with the opening planned for early 2013. Once The Ebury is established, Darwin & Wallace aim to grow the business with further sites between 5,000 sq ft to 7,000 sq ft predominantly in affluent London ‘villages’ including Chiswick, Chelsea, Kensington, Knightsbridge, Notting Hill, Soho, Fitzrovia, West End, Hampstead/Haverstock Hill, Camden, Islington and Shoreditch. Darwin & Wallace is the brainchild of Managing Director Melanie Marriott, who has considerable experience in the creation of female-friendly and food led bars on the UK High Street, most notably as brand manager of All Bar One. The Ebury has always been an iconic venue for South West London and in the safe hands of Marriott will re-establish its position within the neighbourhood....

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