Archive for the ‘Pub Paper’ Category

Pubpaper 842 – Haunts less common

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

This week, I’ve tried to visit a few pubs I have not visited in awhile.  Last Sunday I popped out for a pint at the Beck Brighouse and the Travellers Rest in Hipperholme.  Whilst during the week I popped into Millers in Brighouse during the day.   Three pubs, two what you’d call traditional pubs, the […]

January has been a bit of a mixed month, I’ve enjoyed my first half decent beer session in four months, visited some of the pubs which have opened or re-opened in late 2015, seen the destruction to Mytholmroyd and Hebden Bridge from the Christmas floods and the subsequent roots of recovery that are now sprouting […]

Pubpaper 840 – State of Health of Halifax Pubs

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

I’ve written these columns in a variety of places.  From one of many pubs I’ve frequented to trains en-route to London.  This weeks column comes to you from Bradford Royal Infirmary Ward 14 where I’m recovering from an operation to remove part of my kidney,  hopefully the final step in the battle to rid my […]

A man walks into a pub, orders a pint, pulls out a paper and sits there quite contentedly enjoying a good beer and the previous day’s news.  In modern times, the newspaper is likely to be replaced by a smartphone or tablet and the news will be up to the minute, but the principle is […]

Pubpaper 838 – Blandness v Choice in Pubs

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

A while ago I wrote about the buyout and merger between Green King Inns and Spirit Inns, who operate chains such as Chef and Brewer.   I said at the time once plans for how the two pub operators would be integrated were finalised, you’d see the choice of beer reduced.   I’ve got experience of chains […]

Normally I’d be starting this article hoping you all had a fantastic christmas and fun new year, welcoming you back to a brand new year of taproom articles.  However for many people it won’t have been a merry christmas or a happy new year, especially those in the Calder Valley.  As you will know, Hebden […]

Pubpaper 836 – Falling off the Wagon

Posted: 12th December 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

We’ll after 11 weeks of not drinking, I finally fell off the wagon this weekend.   Of all places it had to be the Cross Keys at Siddal and the beer to befall this honor was Small World’s Long Moor Pale, a lovely session ale.   After living on non alcoholic beers and ale shandy, it’s so […]

Pubpaper 835 – A reflection and pubs keeping you sane

Posted: 2nd December 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

It’s only been a journey of 10 weeks, but it has seemed a lot longer since I had my last drink at the end of September.  I’ve now finished my therapy and am 3 weeks post treatment.  I’ve emerged relatively unscatched compared to what may go through and been told by both the teams at […]

Many of you who drink around the Calderdale area and surrounding areas will be familiar with Bloke From Hull.  You’ll have seen the doodles pinned up similar to the one show on this page unusually with some unique modifications.   Certain pubs like the Cross Keys in Siddal has quite a collection of the drawings.  In […]

Last week SABMiller finally agreed to accept the AB InBev offer of $107 billion to take over the company.   However as part of the deal and to reduce the merged company’s domination in North America, SABMiller will sell their stake in MillerCoors, who produces and distributes Miller Lite, Blue Moon and Coors Lite.   The buyer […]