Soho cocktail haunt Swift will open its second site later this month, Drinks International can exclusively reveal, just weeks after the country’s hospitality industry starts to emerge from lockdown.

London’s bar Swift has launched a new cocktail menu this February for its downstairs bar.

Elon Soddu has been named head bartender of The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy hotel in London.

The UKBG has been turned on its head by the appointment of an all-star team that includes bartending legend Peter Dorelli, Declan McGurk of the American Bar and Mia Johansson of Swift.

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