Archive for the ‘Pub Paper’ Category

Pubpaper 827 – Cask Report 2015-2016

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

This week, I’ll be covering the 2015-2016 Cask Report, the year report written by Pete Brown on the state of health of the cask beer market published a couple of weeks ago.   In summary the demand for cask ale is growing, albeit slowly at 0.2% per year, but this compares to a fall of 1.1% […]

Pubpaper 826 – Pubs and Community

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

There are sometimes moments which absolutely define what a local pub is about, those little things which may seem significant in the overall flow of life, but links people over the communal pint.   I was sitting in my local pub, The Cock and Bottle early evening on Friday, relaxing over beer.  There is a great […]

Pubpaper 825 – Going Dry, Post Vine Cheer and Mergers.

Posted: 20th September 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

I’d like the start this week thanking everybody who I have spoken to since my column regarding my diagnosis of cancer was published a couple of weeks ago.  I’ve had nothing by positive sentiments from those people in the trade I know and pub customers who know me by face and of course those online. […]

Pubpaper 824 – Children in Pubs and Hypocrisy.

Posted: 11th September 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

This week I return to the subject of children in pubs, a topic I have not discussed for a while.   This was prompted by an experience last weekend at a newly opened bar.  But first some background, my general attitude is that a pub landlord has a perfect right to set his or her boundaries […]

I’d like to start this weeks article with a big thanks to Darren and the team up at the Sportsman, Ploughcroft ( over the bank holiday weekend.   I’ve just entered my 5th decade and they did a great job of hosting my 40th birthday party on the Saturday afternoon and evening.  The food and service […]

Give or take a month, I’ve been writing this column for 5 years now.   The pub scene in Calderdale has had its peaks and troughs, some following the economy, some due to acts of god and sometimes a town has just popped its head above the Calderdale crowd.  The pubs I was regularly visiting 5 […]

Pubpaper 821 – Brighouse Canal and Music Festival

Posted: 23rd August 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

Brighouse this weekend hosted it’s annual Canal, Beer and Food festival.  This year the festival was bigger and better with three music stages spread around the town, with the festival bar being located by the main stage on the Bethel Street car park.  As well as the three official stages, Jeremys and Millers hosted their […]

Pubpaper 820 – A Correction

Posted: 17th August 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

This weeks piece is a correction to erroneous articles in Pubpaper 818 and Pubpaper 817.   The purpose of this piece is to present the correct facts regarding the Old Ship Inn in those two articles.  This should not be taken as an endorsement of these premises or the owners / operators, it is merely a […]

Pubpaper 819 – Around the UK in 4 pubs

Posted: 7th August 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

The previous weekend saw a few days away visiting the parents in Leicester and a night in Harrogate for my daughters birthday.  One of the best bits about going away is going back to pubs you haven’t visited in a few years and discovering new venues.  Starting with the latter trip to Harrogate, I visited […]

Pubpaper 818 – Cloudspotting Festival Beer Tent

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

Last weekend I visited the Cloudspotting Music Festival in the Forest of Bowland.  Four days in the middle of nowhere listening to good music, the kids being kept busy with activities with good beer and food.   The festival is small, 5 minutes walk end to end with 2 stages, a food area and a large […]