THE BUTCHERS SOCIAL SERVES UP NEW TASTING MENU

The Butchers Social

Warwickshire-based bar and restaurant, The Butchers Social, has launched a brand-new tasting menu that sees the finest seasonal produce served up in the pub’s renowned relaxed atmosphere. Taking flavours that really pack a punch, this new nine-course tasting menu is accompanied by a refreshed a la carte menu, both of which celebrate proper food without the pretence. Based in Henley-in-Arden, The Butcher’s Social has been pushing boundaries since it opened in 2016; providing locals and visitors alike with a friendly approach to finer dining. The new tasting menu, which has been crafted by owner and Chef Director, Mike Bullard, kicks

WORLD-FAMOUS YOUTUBERS TAKE CONTROL OF INSOMNIA’S MAIN STAGE

Insomnian Gaming Festival

Calling all gamers! This one’s for you: all your favourite YouTubers, under one roof, playing all the hottest games for four days straight. YouTubers including SeaPeekAY, Syndicate, ImAlexx and Pyrocynical, some of the biggest names in gaming, will be taking control of Insomnia’s mainstage once more as the festival returns to the city in April. This Easter will be one to remember for all gaming fans as the UK’s largest gaming festival, Insomnia, returns to the NEC Birmingham, bringing four days of non-stop playing in the city. Kicking off on 19 April until 22 April, the festival is set to

GET READY TO BUMBLE WITH MALMAISON BIRMINGHAM

Malmaison Birmingham, Bumble, Singles Night

Ready or not, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. If you can’t stop rolling your eyes at the sight of cooing couples and your commitment to Netflix is the most significant relationship you’ve had in a while,then this is the ticket for you. Coupling upwith dating app Bumble, Malmaison Birmingham are banishing broken hearts and welcome the city’s singletons into the loving arms of ‘The Malentine’s Mingle’ on 15 February.  Love is well and truly in the air at Malmaison Birmingham this V-Day. The boutique hotel has partnered with Bumble for a one-off event that is sure to set hearts racing. The

SUITE SUCCESS FOR HOTEL DU VIN STRATFORD AS IT LOOKS AHEAD TO FIRST ANNIVERSARY

Taking Stratford-upon-Avon by storm, Hotel du Vin is celebrating a successful start to its Warwickshire life as the hotel celebrates a suite of award-wins and top reviews. The former registry office and social club was converted into a 46-bedroom boutique hotel with a multimillion investment by Frasers Hospitality, owners of Hotel du Vin and its sister brand, Malmaison. Employing over 50 members of staff, Hotel du Vin Stratford-upon-Avon opened in March last year and has already become a local success story. Voted as one of the top 10 hotels in the area on TripAdvisor and featured in The Sunday Times’

MEGA WINE-UP UNCORKED FOR BIRMINGHAM WINE WEEKEND 2019

Birmingham Wine Weekend

Birmingham’s biggest wine festival is back; more of the city’s best-loved bars, more exciting one-off events and most importantly, more wine! Building on the success of last year, Birmingham Wine Weekend has uncorked its list of participating venues for 2019. Over 20 of Birmingham’s finest watering holes with some of the best wine lists in Brum have signed up for a taste of the action, and will be showcasing their finest serves from 22-24 March 2019. Award-winning hotel, Hotel du Vin, leads the line-up as the home of the festival, hosting the Birmingham Wine Weekend Hub once again. Here is

NETFLIX AND QUIZ AT PUB DU VIN

With one hundred million subscribers watching over one billion hours of content a week, it’s official that Netflix is more than just a streaming service: it’s a way of life. Now, Pub du Vin Birmingham is calling all the city’s binge-watchers to flex their Netflix knowledge at its brand new quiz, which will feature questions all about the service’s most popular shows. Do you know your Tommy Egan’s from your Crazy Eyes’? How about your Rosewood High from your Liberty High? If the answer is ‘yes’, then clear your calendar for 6pm on 19 February, and swap your sofa for

130 reasons why we love Brum… #Brum130

In celebration of 130 years since Brum was given its official ‘city’ status, TeamEV put together 130 reasons why we love Brum… The BT tower The omelettes at Urban Coffee The hot chocolates at Urban Coffee £4 cocktails, looking at you Birmingham Cocktail Weekend The floozy in the Jacuzzi (especially when she has the Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer bra on!) The Alchemist, for making cocktail menus cool again! Malmaison’s Nirvana Suite Hotel Du Vin Bubble Lounge BMAG’s Press for Champagne Button (Edwardian Tea Rooms) A whole weekend of wine with Birmingham Wine Weekend Level 25’s views at Marco Pierre White

GAMERS UP ALL NIGHT IN ANTICIPATION OF INSOMNIA’S RETURN

Insomnia Live, GAME

Let the e-games begin! This April, the UK’s biggest gaming festival Insomnia is back, bringing another weekend of non-stop gaming to the city. From old school arcade games to cutting-edge VR technology, all things gaming will be at the NEC Birmingham for the Easter weekend extravaganza, with organisers expecting over 50,000 people to join in the action. Forecasted to be the biggest show yet, Insomnia 2019 is brought to fans by GAME, and will take place from 19-22 April, giving attendees an opportunity to meet like-minded members of the gaming community in real life. During the bumper four-day festival, gamers

2019 BRIMMING WITH FESTIVALS IN BIRMINGHAM

Living For The Weekend, Birmingham Cocktail Weekend, Birmingham Wine Weekend

Cocktail connoisseurs and wine lovers in the Midlands are in for a treat again this year, as two of the best-loved festivals make their grand return. Living For The Weekendis bringing back both the hugely popular Birmingham Cocktail weekend, and sister festival, Birmingham Wine Weekend, and they are set to cause a stir. Birmingham Wine Weekend 2019 is set to be a corker! Following the huge success of the festival’s debut last year,Birmingham Wine Weekend is back and will be taking over the city for the second year from 22 – 24 March 2019. The first festival of its kind

LET’S FEED BRUM GIFTED WITH CITY’S SUPPORT THIS CHRISTMAS

Let's Feed Brum

The season of goodwill is here and Birmingham has taken note, with a record number of volunteers and donations for homeless charity, Let’s Feed Brum. As the temperatures have plummeted, the city has warmed the hearts of the homeless population, coming together to offer essential supplies, funds, and time to the local charity. Incredibly, over 25 volunteers have even pledged to help on Christmas day! Whether it’s on account of the festive spirit, or the shocking revelation that one in 73 people in Birmingham are now homeless, Let’s Feed Brum’s support has surged, with individuals and businesses alike coming on