Archive for the ‘Pub Paper’ Category

Pubpaper 857 – Is the pub your lives vocation?

Posted: 21st May 2016 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

I’ll start this week with a last reminder that Calans Too pop up tenancy ends this weekend (26-28th May).  Over the last couple of months this secondary venture by Alan and Alyson has been received warmly by locals and visitors further afield.   I popped in with a friend on Friday night for a pint after […]

Pubpaper 856 – Random Pub Conversations

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

The random wandering pub conversation.  We’ve all been there, where chat starts between a couple of people talking about one topic and several hours later it’s still going, participants have come and gone with only the bar staff being a constant, the topic of conversation has gone through 6 degrees of separation to get to […]

As the famous George Gershwin song from Porgy and Bess starts “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy”.  The aforementioned season finally made its first showing this weekend and beer gardens ‘cross hill and valley were full of pale legged drinkers.   The tourists were out in force on Sunday in Hebden Bridge and the pubs were […]

There’s not been much pub action this week for me, so a bit of a catch up on all the pub news from Calderdale.  Calans Too is still going well from reports and a June date for their re-opening at their original premises is looking likely now it has received its “dried out” certificate from […]

Pubpaper 853 – A Sad Loss and Happy Gains

Posted: 26th April 2016 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

This week starts with some sad news.  Over the weekend, Darren Carney who managed the Sportsman at Ploughcroft for many years until last Autumn, passed away after a brave battle with cancer.  If you met Darren, you’d not forget him, always a smile and happy welcome whatever was going on, even till the very end. […]

Pubpaper 852 – The Calderdale Micropub Scene

Posted: 18th April 2016 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

I know I said this weeks piece was going to be about my Manchester trip, but that is for another week now. This week is dedicated to the local Micropub sceneand firstly to Alan and Alyson at Calans, which opened its pop up venue this weekend just outside Hebden Bridge in the basement of Macpelah […]

This week’s article was planned to be a two legged affair.   Of course unlike Leicester City’s closing down on the Premier League title, which seems to be all one way at the moment with their rivals shooting themselves in the food and the awesome Jamie Vardy providing or scoring week after week.   As a very long […]

Pubpaper 850 – CAMRA Revitalisation

Posted: 2nd April 2016 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

Last week CAMRA launched its revitalisation consultation inviting both members and non members to have their say on the future of the organisation.   The problem CAMRA now has is that they have won the war, real ale is thriving all over the UK, there are now over 1000 breweries in the UK, the battle again […]

Pubpaper 849 – Food, Drink and Friendship

Posted: 29th March 2016 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

I’m sure we all agree good beer is important in life, I certainly do!  But sometimes other things are more important.   We’ll all at times think that life isn’t all it could be, or be at a low point, but there is always someone else worse off than you. My situation would be classed as […]

Pubpaper 848 – A local tour of my favourite pubs

Posted: 17th March 2016 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

I’ll start this week with an update on my current situation as I ran out of room last week.  As it stands I’ve not been cleared of cancer.   PET scans are showing residual readings of cancer in my tonsil, but the physical recovery, internal check up and observational signs by the consultant seems to contradict […]