INOUT

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INOUT Magazine
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Editor Giles Cooper
Staff writers John Wallace, Richard Holland
Categories Lifestyle; food and drink
Frequency Bi-annual (May and November)
Circulation 30,000 (Readership estimated at 120,000)[1]
First issue November 2004
Company UK IO Publishing Ltd
Country  United Kingdom
Language English
Website http://www.inoutmagazine.co.uk

INOUT Magazine is a bi-annual food, drink and lifestyle magazine that was first published by UK IO Publishing Ltd in Chester in 2004. It is a guide for staying in or going out in North West England and North Wales, with a particular focus on food and drink, and is distributed for free through restaurants, hotels, farm shops, spas and other establishments.

History[edit]

The magazine was founded in November 2004 by Giles Cooper as an independently-published guide to restaurants and attractions in Chester. In May 2005, an edition covering the Manchester region was also published alongside the one covering Chester, and in November 2006, a Liverpool edition was published. These three titles were published separately each May and November until May 2009, when it was decided to merge the three titles into a single directory for the North West and North Wales.

Content[edit]

INOUT is divided into the two general sections: Staying In and Going Out. The In section includes: In News, Home Cooking (recipes), Local Produce and Interiors. The Out section includes: Out News, Eating Out (a restaurant guide for Chester, Liverpool, Manchester and North Wales), Venues & Hotels, Health, Beauty & Style, Leisure and The Arts. There is also an Events Guide covering the six months of each issue and a listings directory. Regular features are columns by industry experts, an in depth look at a particular North West region and book, CD and DVD reviews.

The magazine also runs a club scheme that is free to join and gives club card-holders a 15% discount at participating venues.[2]

Awards[edit]

INOUT Magazine works closely with regional Tourist Boards. In 2008, INOUT sponsored the Visit Chester and Cheshire Tourism Awards,[3] and in 2010, sponsored the Best Self Catering Establishment of the Year division of the Anglesey Tourism Awards.[4]

In 2007, INOUT Magazine was awarded the Weber Shandwick Award for Raising the Image of the Food and Drink Industry at the Food Northwest Awards.[5]

Online Presence[edit]

INOUT launched a website to complement the magazine in 2006, and has a recently branched on to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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