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Licensing Forum to promote Challenge 25 initiative

| May 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

People purchasing alcohol in pubs and clubs in the Isle of Man will be asked to produce a valid form of identification if they appear to be under 25 years. The ‘Challenge 25’ initiative, which is already in place for local off-licences, has been extended to on-licensed premises (effective from Friday 9 May). The aim […]

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Terminus Tavern named Pub of Year

Terminus Tavern named Pub of Year

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Terminus Tavern has been named Pub of Year in the inaugural Heron & Brearley Managed Estate awards. Held at the Gaiety Theatre on Thursday January 23rd and compèred by stand-up comedian Rob Beckett the awards acknowledged outstanding achievements by employees in 20 categories across the company’s managed estate. H&B’s estates director Steven Taylor said […]

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Heron & Brearley to close two pubs

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Heron & Brearley is to close two of its pubs from Saturday 1st February. The pubs affected are The Ship, in Castletown and The Britannia, in Ramsey. Estates director, Steven Taylor said: ‘It is always sad to see any pub closed. Compared to the UK, where pub closures are currently up 50% to 26 a […]

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Prisoners learn important life skills

Prisoners learn important life skills

| December 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Inmates at the Isle of Man Prison have enjoyed another successful year exhibiting in local shows, winning numerous accolades for their produce and cookery entries. Prisoners have also put their baking skills to good use in recent months to help raise hundreds of pounds for Island cancer charities through cake sales. Entries from the prison […]

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Okell’s Olaf takes gold in independent brewers’ competition

Okell’s Olaf takes gold in independent brewers’ competition

| December 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Okell’s Olaf has won a gold award in the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) annual north west regional beer festival. After the beer won gold in the regional standard mild ale category it qualified for the national competition and was voted overall championship runner-up and silver medal winner by the judging panel of SIBA members, […]

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Isle of Man cheese stars in TV campaign in the USA!

Isle of Man cheese stars in TV campaign in the USA!

| October 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Isle of Man and Isle of Man Creamery’s mature cheddar is the star of a major TV, press and in-store campaign by the upmarket Publix supermarket chain in the USA. The TV ads feature shots of some of the Island’s dairy herd at West Baldwin (belonging to Mr Andrew Sanders and his wife Sue), […]

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No UK-style concerns with food at Noble’s Hospital

| September 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

The UK has seen recent media coverage following claims by the Campaign for Better Hospital Food in the UK that some hospitals are ‘hiding’ dissatisfaction with food, leading to renewed public interest in the quality of hospital meals. Food quality isn’t however something patients being treated at Noble’s Hospital need to worry about says Derek […]

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Steam Packet Company goes the extra mile for Douglas food and craft fair

Steam Packet Company goes the extra mile for Douglas food and craft fair

| August 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company pulled out all the stops to ensure the hugely popular Continental Food and Craft Fair went ahead in Douglas. The fair, featuring an array of products from across Europe, opened in Castle Street and Marina Road on August 24 and remains open until September 1, providing an extra […]

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Pub regular bowled over after winning Ashes prize

Pub regular bowled over after winning Ashes prize

| August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Whitestone Inn regular David Hill was bowled over after winning two tickets for the third day of the Ashes fifth test at The Oval, along with flights and hotel accommodation, in a competition organised by Heron and Brearley. Mr Hill, 42, who lives in Ballasalla within, he said, ‘crawling distance’ of his regular haunt, was […]

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Carnival comes to Douglas

Carnival comes to Douglas

| August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Live music and the tastes and colours of South America are combining to create a weekend vibe six days a week at Douglas’s hottest new bar, the Carnival Live Lounge in Strand Street. Formerly the Rendezvous this latest offering from Heron and Brearley is not only the go-to late-night venue in Douglas but also a […]

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