El’ Vino did flow!

  Last night was the first ever Jenkins & Sons wine dinner and was hosted by Gareth Maxwell, our funky ‘cowboy boot wearing’ wine geek who represents Ellis of Richmond Wines, the fantastic company who provide the wine that you lovely folk enjoy on a regular basis at J&S.  The evening kicked off with a welcome glass…

By andy@urbanguild.co.uk 28th March 2015 Off

How are people in the right place to look after you?…Quinyx

Running a multi-site hospitality business, open from dusk till dawn takes a fair bit of organisation on the best of days. Throw in around 100 employees and the famously unpredictable British weather then suddenly getting the correct amount of staff in the right places and the right times has the the potential to become a…

By andy@urbanguild.co.uk 23rd March 2015 Off

The story of Old Tom Gin…World Storytelling Day!

The story of Old Tom begins with the gin craze back at the start of the 18th Century. It was 1688 when Dutch-born William of Orange took the English throne and as political and religious tension grew between Britain and France it wasn’t long till we were at war. In order to protect the country’s…

By andy@urbanguild.co.uk 20th March 2015 Off

The Eclipse…Facts to wow your pals!

It has been 88 years since the last visible total eclipse in the UK,  making Friday 20th March 2015 a rather momentous occasion.   Not having a huge level of knowledge on the subject and in a bid to become more ‘Patrick Moore’ and less ‘Red Dwarf’ we thought it was only right to get…

By andy@urbanguild.co.uk 19th March 2015 Off

Stout or Porter…What is the difference?

It is St Patricks day and you most likely will be consuming, or be surrounded by people consuming, a very popular brand of Irish stout.  However as porter continues to make its comeback and become a hip alternative to stout…  What is the real difference between a Stout and a Porter?  Well…the history of Stout and…

By andy@urbanguild.co.uk 17th March 2015 Off

Give your Mum a hug this Mother’s Day

Forget about super-foods, fad diets and the need to do more exercise. There’s one simple thing that puts all of these to shame when it comes to feeling good. Hugging.   Giving and getting plenty of hugs is the quickest, most sure-fire way to feeling better about the world. Hugs are more than just about feeling…

By andy@urbanguild.co.uk 10th March 2015 Off

Kay the Cake…The baker behind the beauty

Kay Kay, the lovely Kay. Everybody needs a Kay in their life. Kay loves cake, we love cake, her name even sounds a little bit like cake. Kay is our very own baker and works as the sun peeks its head above the horizon baking baking baking. Lovely muffins, flapjacks, cakes, granola, brownies, focaccia, ciabatta,…

By andy@urbanguild.co.uk 3rd March 2015 Off

Bang for your buck! Jimmys Iced Coffee release ‘double espresso & Mocha’

For those that do not know of Jimmy’s Iced Coffee I am guessing you have either had a four year holiday in the jungle or been so brimming with the excitement of life that the need for caffeine has been non-existent!  Heres a quick summary. Around four years ago Bournemouth locals, Jimmy Cregan and sister Suz…

By andy@urbanguild.co.uk 24th February 2015 Off

Clip n’ Climb…a thrilling Urban Social!

Each month we have an ‘Urban Social’, an opportunity for the team to do something together. Be it kayaking, bowling, day tripping or simply popping out for a few drinks, it is always a highly anticipated event on the Urban crew’s calendar. This month the Urban Social was hosted by Rock Reef, the new climbing centre…

By andy@urbanguild.co.uk 20th February 2015 Off