Archive for the ‘Pub Paper’ Category

Pubpaper 865 – Chester Pubs and Scaring Crows

Posted: 18th July 2016 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

The bulk of this article will be documenting my adventures in beer and spirits in Chester last weekend, but I’m going to start off with the Scarecrow Festival Sunday at my local pub, the Cock and Bottle, Southowram.  I’m involved with the Southowram Scarecrow Festival as committee member and resident graphic designer, so is a […]

Pubpaper 864 – How do we use the pub?

Posted: 10th July 2016 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

The sharing of beer can signify happy or sad times, good or bad health, seeing or friends or being alone. It is the most social of our drugs of choice in this country. All of the occasions above can be shared with the general public in one of our thousands of licenced premises. Despite the […]

Pubpaper 863 – Ram, Smash and Grab!

Posted: 4th July 2016 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

Sometimes topics just give you a great headline and this week is one of those set of topics.   I’ll start with the new beer from Vocation Brewery, Smash and Grab, an 8.5% Double IPA hop bomb.  Launched on Friday night at a select number of venues in Hebden Bridge (Old Gate), Halifax (Victorian Craft Beer […]

This week mainly concentrates on my first proper wander round the pubs of Hebden Bridge in a while.  I visited on the Saturday when they were holding their Alternative Christmas Day festivities now that the town is well on the way to recovery from the blunt trauma that was the Boxing Day Floods to many […]

 I’ll start this week with last weekend which I spent with friends watching the the Cock of the North road racing event at Olivers Mount, Scarborough.  If you get the chance, I’d recommend you go just for the experience of bikes passing you at 170mph literally yards away, but I’d book ahead to get yourself […]

Some weeks the pub is your second home, other weeks you may only visit once.   You can have many such homes, but most people have a handful at most they can themselves a regular at.  I am one of those people, I class myself as regular at three pubs.  You can probably guess which those […]

This weekend I visited York, home of many real ale pubs of repute.  The York CAMRA mini guide lists over 100 pubs serving real ale in the city and surrounding areas.  Looking at their listing at least half of these pubs are owned by the mid to large pub owning estates, selling their own beer […]

Pubpaper 858 – An East Coast Explore

Posted: 30th May 2016 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

This weekend saw a departure from Calderdale to the east coast of Yorkshire with a trip to Scarborough.    A day out out in Whitby Bay and Robin Hoods Bay was sandwiched with time split between the north and south shore of the resort, finishing with drive back across some of the best driving roads between […]

Pubpaper 857 – Is the pub your lives vocation?

Posted: 21st May 2016 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

I’ll start this week with a last reminder that Calans Too pop up tenancy ends this weekend (26-28th May).  Over the last couple of months this secondary venture by Alan and Alyson has been received warmly by locals and visitors further afield.   I popped in with a friend on Friday night for a pint after […]

Pubpaper 856 – Random Pub Conversations

Posted: 14th May 2016 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

The random wandering pub conversation.  We’ve all been there, where chat starts between a couple of people talking about one topic and several hours later it’s still going, participants have come and gone with only the bar staff being a constant, the topic of conversation has gone through 6 degrees of separation to get to […]