Archive for November, 2010

Pubpaper 584 – Awards and Office Parties

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

I often criticise the Publican trade magazine for their association with Greene King. However this week they announced the winners of their 2010 Food and Drink Awards with not one award sponsored by them, and we had a local winner. The Shibden Mill Inn won “Sunday Lunch Pub of the Year”. It was also good […]

This appeared in PupPaper Issue 583 The visit to Leicester proved the desert of real ale that I expected, the pub we visited ended up going to during the afternoon being a Greene King pub (which was made worse by poor bar management and service) and the visit to my dads local had me going […]

PupPaper 582 – The Undercover Drinker

Posted: 19th November 2010 by admin in Pub Paper, Writing

This weekend sees me leave the real ale jungle that is West Yorkshire and head to the relative savannah which is my hometown of Leicester for the bi-monthly visit to my parents. Which made it even more of an imperative to get a good sampling of ale before I enter the land of Everards. It’s […]

This was published in issue 581 of Pubpaper This weekend saw the re-opening of my local pub, The Cock and Bottle, and its good to have it back, you don’t realise how much you missed it until you have the facilities available to you again. The refurbishment of the place has been done to a […]