Archive for the ‘Pub Paper’ Category

Imagine this.  Your pub has been around for close to 100 years and is considered a classic example of the pub architecture of the time, complete with tiled exterior and signage.  Inside the historical layout, fixtures and fittings have been maintained from when it was built unlike most pubs of its era.  Your pub is […]

Brewdog are the biggest craft brewery in the UK at the moment from a commercial point of view.  In 8 years they have grown from a 2 man operation brewing 55 pallets of beer a year to a company owned by 15,000 shareholders, turning over nearly £30 million per year and employing 360 people.   Their […]

This week, a catch up on the world of beer.   Lets start with the good news that the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment (New Clause 2) Bill, otherwise known as the law which will allow large pub company tenants the right to move to a Market Rent Only (MRO) agreement, where they can buy beer […]

Pubpaper 801 – The Streets (and Pubs) of London

Posted: 28th March 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

Last week I had the pleasure of spending 3 nights in London, giving me plenty of time to explore the city and its pubs.  A few points for the uninitiated, you very quickly get used to the fact when you order a pint of a decent ale or beer, you will get very little change […]

Pubpaper 800 – Will Craft Keg exist in 10 years?

Posted: 14th March 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

As a big fan of craft beer, this seems a strange question, but it comes off the back of a bet I’ve had with a local real ale pub landlord. I’ve been bet that “Craft Keg will not exist in 10 years”, that it’s fad will have passed. It is only a small wager, £10 […]

Pubpaper 799 – Leeds Beer Haunts

Posted: 10th March 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

Last week, I had the pleasure of a day visiting various drinking establishments around Leeds instead of sitting at my desk for the day.  I’ve not been over in the city drinking for a while, so was pleased to see it is still keeping up its real ale and craft beer credentials.  A couple of […]

Pubpaper 798 – The annual CAMRA relevancy question.

Posted: 4th March 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

As long term readers of this column know, I’m not the biggest fan of The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).  The organisation was set up to campaign for the survival of real ale in the face of a massive program of brewery consolidation in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s and the then move to […]

Pubpaper 797 – Up Hills, Down Valleys, Drink Beers.

Posted: 1st March 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

Sometimes just a couple of beers makes a good afternoon, even if you can have more.  On a chilled sunday afternoon with friends, I had the fortunate luck to be able to sample both Thornbridge St Petersburg Imperial Russian Stout (7.4%) and the Magic Rock / Brewfist collaboration Ryeperbole (5.8%) in one sitting at the […]

Pubpaper 796 – North Wales and Purple Moose Beers

Posted: 24th February 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

Last weekend saw the bi-annual trip with my eldest daughter, long time friend and his daughter.  This normally sees us head off to one of the national parks and this winter trip was no exception with Llanberis being our base for 3 days in North Wales.   North Wales is a place I’m rediscovering after a […]

How much difference does it make if you are a freehold pub or tied lease holder to a pub company?  The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) a few weeks ago published their guide to how much it costs to run a pub.  They analysed 7 different types of pub, based on location, food / […]