UK Drinking

Could Man's Best Friend Save Britain's Pubs?

Caroline Kisko | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Kisko

The Kennel Club strongly encourages businesses across all industries to learn more about the benefits of being dog friendly and our Be Dog Friendly Week is the perfect time to give dogs a chance to prove they can be a great addition to any client base.

Freshman Or Freshers? - Advice To A Brit Studying In America

Sophia Parvizi-Wayne | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sophia Parvizi-Wayne

The life I have here is one I never want to give up and one that if given the opportunity, I wish every person could experience. America may be a huge cultural shock but it's been the best shock of my adolescent life.

10 Must Try Eats And Drinks In Japan

Alexis Zahner | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexis Zahner

Quirky, colourful and downright strange - here are my top 10 eats and drinks in Japan! Full to the brim with all things weird, wonderful and deliciou...

Five Things I Learnt From Dry January

Katie Teehan | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Teehan

Waking up on New Year's Day, I actually believed I would. I felt determined, for the first time, to stick to a booze ban. I was slightly affronted by the number of people who mocked my plan, citing my Irishness, and usual love of 'a few drinks' as reasons why I couldn't possibly succeed.

Never Mind Dry January, We Should Probably All Give Up Alcohol

Chris King | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chris King

While a war has been declared on sugar, no such pressure is being put on alcohol. The voices in favour of minimum pricing, which has been rejected by the UK government, largely belong to health groups, the equivalent of the friend who doesn't drink - you respect their views and they are probably right, but you're having too much fun drinking to listen.

This Alcohol-Sensing Wristband Will Tell You Just How Drunk You Are

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Tech

With December behind us, we could all probably do with a hiatus from the pub. But in preparation for our inevitable return to the bar, the world’s f...

The World's First Virtual Reality Bar Is The End Of Civilisation As We Know It

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 07.01.2017 | UK Tech

The world’s first virtual reality bar, Vrei in Vienna, has served its 10,000th visitor after opening just over a year ago. Despite being full of pe...

You Don't Drink?!

Ann French | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ann French

I've saved a small fortune, can drive myself everywhere, I remember everything, have no embarrassing regrets, I have no idea what a hangover is, feel fresh as fuck every morning, have never been sick unnecessarily, never lost a phone/bag/purse/nasal septum, never wasted police or ambulance's time and never gurned the face of a stranger.

Cocktail Trends To Watch Out For

Victoria Ferran | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

When I moved to London, cocktails usually meant a jug of woo woo in Wetherspoons. Now we're in a new golden age of cocktail making and here are a few of the trends which caught my eye.

H2O: Just Add Water

Jessy Ball | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jessy Ball

Well, I vowed this year that I would drink more water. At least 3 litres a day. Some days it has been more of a struggle than others. But I have seen such an improvement to so many areas of my body and my life!

Young Brits Are Blacking Out Drunk, Should We Be Worried?

Lewis Oakley | Posted 03.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lewis Oakley

So is drinking too much alcohol simply a rite of passage for our young people? Think about it, when a child learns to walk how many times do they fall over before they figure out how to use their legs? Whether it be right or wrong alcohol is a part of life in the UK and people sometimes have to get their tolerance wrong before they get it right.

Dryathlon? I'll Drink To That

Samantha Walsh | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Walsh

By our mid-to-late teens most of my friends and classmates at school were regulars on the local pubs and clubs circuit. By the time we understood the long-term ill-effects of alcohol it had become a deeply-ingrained habit, a part of who we were. The demon drink was like fast-growing ivy, coiling it's suffocating fronds around our vulnerable minds.

10 Tweets That Prove The World Is Completely Obsessed With Aperol Spritz

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Aperol Spritz is the Marmite of the alcohol world - you either love it or you absolutely bloody hate it. In case you’ve been living under a rock, A...

12 Signs You've Reached Peak Prosecco

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

With sales of the sparkling wine growing 80% in the last five years, HM Revenue and Customs has estimated that 31.6 million gallons of Prosecco and ca...

11 Texts That Prove You Should Never Let Yourself Drunk Text

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Alcohol makes us all believe we are God’s gift to words - capable of crafting texts that make people fall in love with us, be our best friend and wa...

Alcoholism Could Be In Your Genes, Not Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Tech

New evidence furthers the claim that alcoholism is determined by your genes, and increases the likelihood that in the future we will be able to identi...

The 15 Best Drunk Purchases Ever Made

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Millennials have to deal with many problems that their parents never experienced in their youth. Not being able to buy a house, peak avocado, Brexit m...

How to Cope With Your Kids on a Hangover

Gemma Capocci | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Parents
Gemma Capocci

Unlike the good old days when we could fester and barf our way back to good health, we now have two, very loud, tiny tyrants to look after who show NO MERCY. So I thought I'd share with you a few hints on how I got through my hangover the following day...

Is Alcohol Now the Scourge of Older People and Younger Women?

Dr Tony Rao | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Tony Rao

I honestly believe that alcohol-related memory problems are hugely under-reported and mistaken for Alzheimer's disease. Ten years ago I would have been treating no more than three people at any one time for alcohol-related brain damage. Now there are at least 10 patients with that in my clinical service.

Banning Alcohol on Flights Isn't the Way to Educate Brits About Our Dysfunctional Drinking

Poorna Bell | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

According to a survey, 79% of people said they would welcome measures to curb alcohol intake on flights while 11% said they would be happy with a total ban. But banning alcohol on a flight isn't the solution because the problem is in fact much, much bigger than our inability to say no to free drinks on a plane.

Middle-Aged Risking Health By 'Pre-Drinking', Study Warns

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

"Pre-drinking" or "pre-loading" is something most of us associate with university days gone by, but new research suggests middle-aged people are just ...

The Ultimate Gin and Tonic

Victoria Ferran | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

Gin, tonic, ice, and lemon. Serving a classic G&T couldn't be simpler, in theory. And yet home-made attempts are often lacklustre compared to bar-bought ones. Access to quality ingredients are not the problem - local supermarkets are awash with small-batch artisan gin brands

Can We Say Goodnight To Nightclubs?

Olivia Petter | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Olivia Petter

The number of nightclubs in the UK has almost halved in the last 10 years. According to the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers, in 2005 there were 3,144 but last year, there were only 1,733.

Why You Should Let Your Friends Give Up, Even If You Don't Want to

Jade E. Bradford | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jade E. Bradford

I'm what waiters, dinner party hosts and anyone who can't mind their own business might call a dietetic pain in the ass. In the last few years, I've become a prolific giver-upper of things, which can sort of make me difficult to cater for. It does not however, make me difficult to be around.

Raising a Glass to Classical Music

James Murphy | Posted 05.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
James Murphy

A couple of years ago, I was having a drink with a friend at the Clapham Picturehouse bar when the time came to take our seats in the cinema. We asked the barman for plastic cups to pour our wine into, but he shook his head, saying they no longer offered this.