North’s Top 50 Hospitality ‘Power List’

The Northern Restaurant Bar (NRB) show has revealed its Top 50 Northern hospitality players for 2018, with 21 Hospitality Group named again in this well established list. The list, which spans over 216 brands and 1194 sites, is chosen by a panel of industry experts and announced during the trade show at Manchester Central – the largest such hospitality event in the North.

Those named make up a mix of top industry names and new rising stars signifying the North’s most significant and influential hospitality operators. The NRB Top Fifty 2017 celebrates the best in the industry, acknowledging those who have made a unique impact on the region’s food and drink landscape. View the full Top 50 List here.

Listed in Top 50 Gastropub in the UK

Delighted to announce that our pub The Broad Chare has won further national recognition by being named among 2018’s Top 50 gastropubs in Britain.

The Broad Chare, on Newcastle’s historic Quayside, took the No. 18 spot at the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs Awards ceremony, climbing up a spot from No. 19 the year before.

Organised by The Publican’s Morning Advertiser, the awards have become a prestigious indicator of the quality of existing and new gastropubs around the country. Voting is decided among hundreds of food experts – including prominent operators, food writers, catering development managers and executives, celebrity and top industry chefs, along with pub and hospitality company bosses.

Manager Steve Dunn, who attended the awards ceremony, said: “To list so high in the country’s Top 50 Gastropubs is a great achievement for us and reflects the team effort among both the kitchen and front of house staff. It also reflects the ethos across the 21 Hospitality Group of consistently aiming to deliver skilful cooking and satisfying food served in a warm, comfortable environment. The Broad Chare offer and approach is simple – we are first and foremost a pub focussed on offering a great beer list and honest seasonal food.”

This is the latest accolade for our pub; a creative partnership with Live Theatre, which last year retained its coveted Bib Gourmand in the Michelin Guide 2018. Bib Gourmands are awarded to dining establishments offering ‘exceptional good food at moderate prices’. The Broad Chare features bar snacks, lighter bites and a Dish of the Day downstairs and a full dining room menu upstairs, and has won a string of accolades since it opened in 2011 and is the only pub in Newcastle to feature in the Great Britain and Ireland Michelin Guide 2018.