Archive for the ‘Caldercask’ Category

This week we catch up with some of the issues covered in the last few weeks. Firstly, lets discuss the Portman Group, the creche nurses of the alcohol industry. I first discussed this group a few weeks ago in Pubpaper 754.  I mentioned at the time that Brewdog had encountered their “wrath” on more than […]

This article is a re-edit of two previous articles I wrote for Pubpaper, but targeted at CAMRA members.  You can find the original articles here and here.  The PDF of the published magazine can be found here The world of real ale is reaching the crossroads.  We have travelled far enough up the road that […]

Cask Walk 6 – Halifax and Manor Heath

Posted: 15th August 2011 by admin in Caldercask, Writing

Over the past 18 months, these pub walks have taken you all over Calderdale, from Hipperholme and Brighouse to Sowerby and Hebden Bridge.  I try to bring you a different set of pubs each time, but inevitably there comes a time where you cannot avoid overlapping without the walks become too convoluted.  One area I […]

This issue we will be doing a circular walk from Hipperholme, taking in Norwood Green, Lightcliffe and Hove Edge before completing the loop. The total distance is just over 5 miles (8 km) and takes in up to 5 pubs. The start and end involve visits to a couple of the best real ale pubs […]

Caldercask Walk No 4 – Beacon Hill Ramble

Posted: 22nd December 2010 by admin in Caldercask, Writing

My first walk in this series took you from the top of Beacon Hill down to the valleys below, and this walk will do the same, except this time we start from the Bank Top end of the village, at the newly re-opened Cock and Bottle, before dropping down to Travellers Inn at Hipperholme, cutting […]

Caldercask Walks No 3 – Hebden Bridge

Posted: 1st July 2010 by admin in Caldercask, Writing

This article appeared in Caldercask published in August 2010, link to website to follow when article is put up. Having developed from a run down mill town in the late seventies to what is widely regarded as the Calder Valleys tourism jewel in the crown, Hebden Bridge is a fitting base for this issues Cask […]

Caldercask Walks No 2 – Sowerby Bridge

Posted: 18th April 2010 by admin in Caldercask, Writing

This article was published in the April Issue of Caldercask. I will post a link when the website is updated. I’ve been visiting Sowerby Bridge regularly for the last 12 years, in fact ever since I moved up to Halifax in 1998. For many of those years twice weekly, as a member of the canoe […]

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This article was published in the Winter 2009/2010 edition of Caldercask and can be found here A few pints of a nice real ale is a great way to spend a free afternoon, a few pints at several fine drinking establishments can only improve this proposition, however you have the quandary then of who does […]