Archive for May, 2011

Ram Fest 2011 is nearly here

Posted: 26th May 2011 by admin in Ram Fest

Come join us at Ram Fest 2 at Southowram Cricket Club on Sunday 3rd July from 1pm onwards, with outdoor bar, BBQ and 7 bands to keep you entertained all day. There will also be face painting and childrens entertainments at the festival Only £5 per adult with any accompanying children getting in free. The […]

This week saw the announcement of the winners for the Quality Drink Awards 2011.  This covers all area of alcohol, but I will focus on the beer and cider categories.  The cider award was won by Aspalls’ Premier Cru, a decision I can heartily vindicate as a regular drinker of this fresh crisp dry cider. […]

Pubs can generally be split into three groups.  The first are the chains such as Pitcher and Piano, Wetherspoons and Revolution.  The second covers the vast majority of premises who are owned and tied to the same pubco for beer supplies, but trade under their own identities.  This sector is dominated by a handful of […]

This week I want to start by making a comment about last weeks column, as you may have seen the editor placed a clarification regarding my visit to the Three Pigeons.  The day after publication, I got an email from Oli, the manager at the pub, expressing disappointment at my experience.  The running down of […]

Pubs and restaurants live and die by their reputations.  Good word of mouth can change the businesses fortunes and take them to the next level, as can a bad one in ruining them overnight.    However in the real world, it is rarely that drastic, and normally exhibits itself in a gradual increase or decline in […]