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INOUT Magazine
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

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.


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.


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]


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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