Archive for October, 2010

Pubpaper 580 – Spirit of Independence.

Posted: 30th October 2010 by admin in Pub Paper, Writing

This article appeared in Pubpaper 580 The Good Pub Guide for the last 27 years has not charged pubs for being included in the guide, with inclusion being based purely on merit. However from the 2012 edition, pubs will be charged between £99 and £199 for being included based on size. At this point a […]

Pubpaper 579 – Landlords and Enterprise Inns

Posted: 28th October 2010 by admin in Pub Paper, Writing

Its been about a month since the Good Pub Guide 2010 came out, but there are still some interesting facts emerging from its compilation. You may recall I did an article a few weeks ago about what makes a good pub. One of the elements I highlighted was the landlord and staff who run the […]

PubPaper 578 – Don’t patronise your patrons

Posted: 21st October 2010 by admin in Pub Paper, Writing

This article appeared in Issue 578 of Pubpaper The obvious topic for this weeks column is the failure of the super complaint to the Office of Fair Trading by CAMRA regarding the tied PubCo model of trading. However I’m sure the editor of this paper will be covering the issue on the front page, so […]

Pubpaper 577 – Spoilt by Riches

Posted: 14th October 2010 by admin in Pub Paper, Writing

This article appeared in issue 577 of Pubpaper. On average my parents come to visit me and my family every couple of months. When they visit I usually try to make an effort to take my dad for a good real ale or two whilst out. His local pub in Leicester, an Everards joint, is […]

Pubpaper 576 – What makes a good pub

Posted: 7th October 2010 by admin in Pub Paper, Writing

This article appeared in issue 576 of Pubpaper. It’s not just a single thing which makes a good pub, its the right combination of a number of factors which all add up a result worth more than its constituent parts. It doesn’t take all elements to be perfect, but get the correct ones right and […]