Archive for the ‘Pub Paper’ Category

For the members of CAMRA it is one of the big weeks of the years as the Good Beer Guide 2017 is published and pubs find out if they are still in, are out or have made their first entry.  In the Calderdale region we have a good number of pubs listed, many of them […]

Pubpaper 872 – The bars are back in town

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

In the past few weeks two new bars have opened in Halifax town centre, the first being the Pump Room opposite the Bus Station, the second being Alexandra, the new beer house and bottle bar on Alexandrea Street near the Victoria Theatre. Add these to the Grayson Unity and Victorian Craft Beer Cafe and the […]

Pubpaper 871 – Doing the Manchester Walk

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

You’ll be glad to hear that I’ve actually sampled some real ale and visited some new pubs over the last week! I’ve still not been to the new Pump Room yet, but this weekend should see me visit as for the first time in many weeks I have no plans. Last week saw my 41st […]

Pubpaper 870 – Pump Rooms new and old and a wrap up.

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

A lot has took place over the last couple of weeks, Tony has finally opened up The Pump Room, his new micro pub opposite the bus station, named after the sadly departed pub which was based close to the Three Pigeons on New Road.   We’ve had the Brighouse Canal and Music Festival, with the latter […]

Pubpaper 869 – A tour to the south coast

Posted: 23rd August 2016 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

Last week I took leave of Calderdale and headed down to the South Coast for a well deserved holiday. On the way we stopped off at Oxford for a night before spending a further evening in Gloucester seeing a university friend. Our location for the last 4 nights was Weymouth on the Jurassic Coast and […]

Pubpaper 868 – The Cross Keys Beer Festival

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

I’d not drank a lot over the last couple of weeks apart from my Saturday session at The Grayson Unity I detailed last week which then partially resulted in sleeping 18 hours on the Sunday. I don’t shift colds and infections quickly any more due to having an immune system less reliable than a Russian […]

Our esteemed editor’s week off has left me with a bit of catching up to do, so I’ll not waste words this week.   A couple of weekends ago I visited the Cloudspotting Music Festival (near Staidburn in Forest of Bowland) for four days, it was my second visit to the festival and this year was […]

Pubpaper 866 – Blue Dot Festival and Real Ale Tents

Posted: 24th July 2016 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

This weekend saw a trip to the Blue Dot music festival at Jodrell Bank.  5 stages spread over a large main arena with the main stage overlooked by the famous radio telescope, of which we were treated to seeing it maneuvering through all angles as the new bearings were being tested, the first replacements since […]

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 […]