Archive for the ‘Pub Paper’ Category

Last week in parliament, the crucial vote on whether pub companies with more than 500 pubs and at least one tenanted or leased site would be forced to offer a Market Rent Only (MRO) option, took place.  As it stands tied pubs are forced to buy beer at inflated prices from the pub company as […]

Pubpaper 784 – The real reason for the local pub!

Posted: 9th November 2014 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

The local pub is important, along with the local shop, chippie, post office and takeaway, it’s what differentiates a housing estate from a village.  There are places where people can meet and interact as part of day to day life, they give people a reason to stay in the local area and the create networks […]

My “most hated brewery” of all time, Greene King (frankly I’d rather go dry than drink most of their beer), who also manage 1900 of the country’s pubs and bars have had a takeover offer of £774 million accepted by the board of the Spirit Pub Company, the managed pub company spun off from Punch […]

Pubpaper 782 – The Local Pub Scene – Brighouse

Posted: 30th October 2014 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

Brighouse is not a big town by any scale of the imagination, you can walk through its centre in about five minutes, but where it does punch above its weight is when it comes to pubs.  Taking in the wider area to the Beck and Red Rooster, the town quite frankly has some great places […]

I was searching for beer related news this week when up popped the headline “Balanced San Miguel Beer opens with win over Rain or Shine”, a slightly surreal combination of words. On further investigation it appears in the Phillipine Basketball League there are two teams, one called “San Miguel Beermen”, the other “Rain or Shine […]

Pubpaper 780 – The Trouble with Punch

Posted: 19th October 2014 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

When we talk about the large pub companies, one of two always get mentioned, Enterprise Inns or Punch Taverns.   The latter has just its it debt restructuring proposals approved this week, so this week I shall discuss them further, following on from last weeks mention. Punch Taverns, which deals with leased and tenanted pubs was […]

Pubpaper 779 – Label Perfection and Punch Troubles

Posted: 9th October 2014 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing
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I’ll open this weeks column with some news from the World Beer Awards 2014.   Every year over 1000 beers are entered for consideration from over 60 countries in 9 categories, with 7 for distinct beer styles, an overall winner and best beer label.   I’m delighted that one of my favourite beers, Great Heck Black Jesus, […]

Pubpaper 778 – Open All Hours?

Posted: 8th October 2014 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

It has been 100 years since the opening hours of pubs were brought into line from what we would recognise as modern operating times.   The first act controlling hours came about at the start of World War One in 1914, when naval and military authorities got the powers to control opening around harbours, barracks and […]

Pubpaper 777 – Brewdog moves, Pump Room blues

Posted: 25th September 2014 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

A catch up with the news from the beer world this week, and I’ll start with Brewdog, our favourite anarchic Scottish craft brewer.   If you like their beers and live in West Yorkshire there is good news for you, they have secured a bigger site in Leeds further to the north which will open in […]

The summer has now started to slip into the past and the beer gardens are starting to empty into the warm pub on an evening.   The wave of summer drinks and summer fruit cider variations has passed and the winter versions will soon be entering our pubs fridges with cranberry versions of anything possible being […]