Archive for the ‘Pub Paper’ Category

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 […]

Pubpaper 817 – Fox and Goose

Posted: 22nd July 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

For the first time since it became a community owned pub last year I visited the Fox and Goose in Hebden Bridge.   The pub is as honest as you will get, there is no hiding that work is still taking place on the interior with boards sitting against walls, building materials piled neatly in corners […]

Pubpaper 816 – Beer around the World Tonight

Posted: 18th July 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

I’ll start with a story from down under this week about an Aussie drinker who has been caught dumping empty beer cans every day on the same street.  You may think so what, but when I say he had deposited an estimated 11,700 cans onto the pavement in 18 months or an average of 21 […]

Pubpaper 815 – Second Chances and 5 Years On

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

The Cock of the North in Hipperholme was one of the original pubs I used to visit a lot when I started to write for PubPaper back in 2010.  It had always had a wide range of beers on and enough variety of styles for a session to be kept interesting.  It was (and still […]

During the industrial revolution, the term “boom town” applied to a lot of Yorkshire towns at one point or another when a major employer came to town and built the new mill or factory, causing an influx of new workers to move into and expand the town into the surrounding area.  This in turn bought […]

Pubpaper 810 – Big city bars and trend following

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

Last week saw me in Manchester for a couple of days, giving me a chance to explore the city I still class as my favourite.  Having worked there, I got to explore the city, its bars and pubs and most, if not all, of its streets.  The city has always had a thriving bar and […]