Archive for the ‘Pub Paper’ Category

Last week the British Beer and Pub Assocation (BBPA) announced that overall alcohol consumption in 2013 was at its lowest figure in 20 years, falling to 7.7 litres per person, a drop of 18% since 2004 and 2.1% down on the previous years figures.   However as always things are not that simple, and when you […]

Alcohol marketing has a strict set of rules as defined by the Portman Group.  This means you cannot use words or imagery which may attract under age drinkers, associate drinking with physical, mental or sexual success, encourage irresponsible or rapid drinking or emphasise the high alcoholic strength of the drink.  Any marketing which encourages anti […]

Having a national chain of 13 pubs with 3 others spread across three continents, launching 2 successful share issues whilst expanding from 2 employees to 224 employees in 7 years is an impressive feat in anyone’s books.  At the same time brewing 9,414,680 pints of beer last year, 50 times the amount brewed in the […]

There’s nothing better than a good session of nice beer or cider with family and friends, whether it is at the pub on a Saturday afternoon or at home entertaining guests over a nice meal.    Alcohol, for all the negatives that are wheeled out by the health concerns in this country, is the social glue […]

The headline figure from the 2014 Budget from a drinkers point of view was that beer duty is being cut by 1p a pint, the fuel duty escalator was being officially scrapped and that cider and whisky duty is being frozen.  But if you delved deeper into the figures, the changes are a bit more […]

Pubpaper 750 – Favourite Haunts

Posted: 12th March 2014 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

Birthdays always seem to equate to beer, and a good amount of it when it comes to adult birthdays.  I’m one year away from the third big occasion, my 40th, after the big gap between the first two at 18 and 21.  It was my wifes latest turning of indeterminate age last weekend and over […]

Pubpaper 749 – Great Heck Batman

Posted: 7th March 2014 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

I’d already missed the start of the Meet the Brewer event with Great Heck Brewery at The Cross Keys, Siddal when I arrived and thus didn’t have the benefit of the earlier talk and the subsequent Q+A.  The combination of a daughter using her ears rather too little and mouth rather too much at a […]

Most people have a way to telling that the warmer, lighter seasons will soon be upon us, whether it be certain birds coming into song, animals coming out of hibernation or simply the fact they leave for work and return home when it is no longer dark.  Me, I know spring and summer are just […]

The black and white view of the world which is sent out by market research companies being skewed to present the view that was required by the client is something we are all used to.  This week it was claimed that pubs lose £700m in sales by giving out tap water.  The survey was commissioned […]

Pubpaper 746 – Massed Drunks and an Unnecessary Death

Posted: 12th February 2014 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

Just under a year ago Lancashire Police put out a consultation document regarding the introduction of an Early Morning Restriction Order (EMRO) in the seaside resort of Blackpool.  This would have allowed the Local Authority to introduce restrictive rules regarding sale of alcohol between 3am and 6am in the morning within certain geographical areas or […]