28 Nov 2018

JB Retains Michelin Bib Gourmand for 7th Year

JB has been honoured again this year with the Michelin Bib Gourmand, something we’re massively proud of. The Bib Gourmand award highlights restaurants and pubs, which offer quality, good value cooking with a strong philosophy and ethos. Here at JB we constantly strive to produce consistently great food in an environment that’s relaxed and welcoming

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22 Nov 2018

Step aside Gin… Sherry is Making a Comeback

Once seen as the drink of choice for older generations, Sherry is enjoying a rebirth thanks to its new-found popularity among younger drinkers. So, we decided to ask our resident Sherry enthusiast and JB co-owner, Ben Wright, what all the fuss is about. How has the perception of Sherry changed? The changing fortunes of Sherry

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9 Oct 2018

JB Awarded Best Local Restaurant in the North West

  The Good Food Guide unveiled its 2019 top eateries this month and we’ve been awarded the best local restaurant in the North West! The GFG’s process includes numerous anonymous inspections, reader feedback and a series of editor appraisals. The award was credited to our “great food and unpretentious atmosphere” which is exactly the ethos

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6 Apr 2018

Spring Wine Spotlight

Our Restaurant Manager, Emily, shines the spotlight on a new-ish wine on our list; one that’ll be perfect for the impending glorious springtime! Malvasia Puntinata ‘Cardito’ by Donato Giangirolami (Lazio, Italy). The beauty of being an independent restaurant is that we really do decide what happens. We have an evolving wine list so it tends

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7 Mar 2018

Espresso Matters

A new espresso machine and a new house blend for JB. When we refurbished Joseph Benjamin in January we rebuilt the bar (kind-of unavoidable when you have to replace the joists beneath it!) and also decided that the time had come to replace the espresso machine. The old one was a beaut’ and had served

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