Archive for the ‘Pub Paper’ Category

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 […]

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 […]