Food, Drink & Entertainment

An Interview with Joanna Brennan, Founder of Pump Street Chocolate

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Nestled in the heart of the village of Orford, on Suffolk’s Heritage Coast, lies an unassuming chocolate shop, quietly producing a bean-to-bar product of exceptional quality. Founded in 2010 by Chris Brennan and his daughter Joanna, the duo have spent years honing their craft and establishing a business that cares deeply about the provenance of their ingredients and the intricacies of their process. From Ecuador to Jamaica, Madagascar to Honduras, Pump Street Chocolate work directly with cocoa farmers across the globe, creating a positive and lasting impact on communities and ensuring that their single origin chocolate is both transparent and traceable. The Conduit proudly sources all of its chocolate from Pump Street and so we pinned down Founder, Joanna Brennan, for a chat about all things chocolate…

A Q&A with Richard Robinson, Founder of Old Spike Roastery

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When you sit down to order a flat white, long black or cappuccino at The Conduit you coffee comes with a conscience. All of our coffee beans are sourced from Old Spike Roastery, the UK’s first social enterprise, specialty coffee roastery. Rosie cornered Old Spike’s Founder Richard Robinson for a chat…

Seasonal Spotlight: Rhubarb Negroni

In the heart of winter, seasonal stems of rose pink rhubarb provide colour and brightness to dull days. From savoury to sweet, poached to pickled, this vegetable is an incredibly versatile ingredient. At The Conduit, we like it best paired with a cocktail, and so we are sharing our master mixologist's recipe for a Rhubarb Negroni...

Meet Sabrina Meier, The Conduit’s new Director of Experience

Conversational in five languages, Sabrina is bringing her international experience spanning the luxury, hospitality, and wellness industries to The Conduit as our new Director of Experience. We caught up with her to hear her vision for how members and their guests experience the club.

Five new things to look out for as The Conduit reopens

We’re excited to open our doors to you this week and, judging by the flurry of messages we’ve received recently from our members and well-wishers, we sense that that excitement is shared. Whilst a lot of what members will experience might feel familiar, here are five new things to look out for as we reopen...

SUMMER COCKTAIL MASTERCLASS WITH WALTER PINTUS

A journey to discover the secrets behind some of the world's most iconic classic cocktails - and all from the comfort of your home!

The Future of Ethical Hospitality

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The hospitality industry was amongst the hardest hit by the pandemic. As the industry starts to recover, organisations are facing two simultaneous challenges – responding to the global surge towards sustainability, and becoming more ethical employers. Our panel of award-winning chefs, restauranteurs, and business leaders discussed how the hospitality industry is rising to these challenges, and what more needs to be done.

Walter Pintus: ‘When it comes to drinks, less is more’

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Our Bar Operations Manager, Walter Pintus, is an award-winning bartender and mixologist, who joins us after running worldfamous bars at The Ritz, The Connaught and, most recently, The Mandrake. We speak to Walter about the global mixology scene, the process of designing a new drinks menu, and where to order an impeccable martini.

BEN LINES: “SUSTAINABLE LIVING IS GOING TO MOVE FROM A TREND TO A NECESSITY”

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Ben Lines is at the forefront of a new wave of creative culinary minds combining impeccable food with sustainability. We speak to him about his zero-plastic policy, his signature cooking style and building a welcoming work environment.

FROM BEAN TO CUP: CREATING A TRANSPARENT COFFEE SUPPLY CHAIN

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We learnt more about the initiatives creating a more efficient coffee supply chain and, in the process, addressing disparities in power and improving livelihoods around the world.