Archive for the ‘Writing’ Category

Pubpaper 885 – Ain’t no party like a Cross Keys Party!

Posted: 11th December 2016 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

Just over four years ago the Cross Keys opened for business under the control of Hugh and Ruth.   There were a number of real ale pubs around the town centre already including the survival at that time of the real ale triangle (Royal Oak now Dirty Dicks, Three Pigeons, now demolished Pump Room), but no […]

Pubpaper 884 – Unusual Haunts

Posted: 5th December 2016 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

This week has seen a few lunch time pub trips and a stop over in Haworth post Santa Train for a couple of beers. Venues I’d normally not visit, it’s good to have a bit of variety before I inevitably return to my usual haunts.  I also popped into Libertine, Mytholmroyd with a friend for […]

When you aren’t drinking out at the pub then thoughts of licensed drinking can drift into your mind easily, prompted by news of a pub opening or changing, talking to friends on their related experiences or simply that craving that you can’t satisfy at this very point.  Of course, we think about eating and drinking […]

Pubpaper 882 – Other Peoples Drinking

Posted: 22nd November 2016 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

It had to happen at some point in time and last week was the first time I missed writing a Pubpaper in over 6 years.  Yet another weekend hospital visit,,the third in a month, finally stopped me in my tracks.  But I’m back (from a writing point of view and frankly missing the pub like […]

I have never missed writing an article for this column in 6 years and this week was the closest I’ve come to it so far. I’ve contracted a pretty serious chest infection and spent 4 days at the Hotel Calderdale Royal Hospital being pumped full of their finest Chateau de Antibiotic. Not much scope for […]

Pubpaper 879 – Back to home pastures

Posted: 1st November 2016 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

Unfortunately I have to start this week’s column with some bad news, no doubt carried by the editor already.  The Works in Sowerby Bridge closed its doors in the past couple of weeks for what could be the last time.    The venue was obviously shut at short notice as seasonal function bookings were left in […]

There’s plenty happening on the Calderdale pub scene at the moment with another new real ale venue in Hebden Bridge.  Nido, a cafe bar has opening its doors in the last month just up the road from Drink? And the Old Gate.  I’ve not been myself but fellow beer writer Chris Dyson alerted me to […]

Pubpaper 877 – Manchester Beermoth and Oast House

Posted: 16th October 2016 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

This weekend saw another visit to Manchester for the day, it being 6 weeks since my birthday trip to the same city.  The girls of my family were going to see Frozen on Ice at the arena, so myself and my parents decided to kill time over a few drinks in the city centre.  I […]

This weekend myself and the family popped over to the Marsden Jazz Festival on Saturday.   Only finding out about the event on the Friday night when I met a friend there for a walk and beer after work, a ton of free performances, lots of pubs and pop up bars and good food appealed.   In […]

Pubpaper 875 – Variety in the Valley

Posted: 1st October 2016 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

Libertine in Mytholmroyd opened in 2015 and subsequently took a bath in the floods at the back end of the year, a few months ago it re-opened in a rather dryer state.  A rather unassuming single storey building on the corner of Bridge End opposite Sainsburys with a single banner hanging over part of one […]