Archive for June, 2012

Technically a pub needs only the following to operate, the premises whatever their nature, permission to use it as a public house or licensed bar and a named licensed holder for those premises.   It can have no stock and no customers as long as it is willing to make a loss.  But without that name […]

I’ll make no apologies for starting this week’s column with a good dose of promotion for local charities. Those interested in the usual mix of news and views, skip to the half way down the article. Long term readers will know that I am heavily involved in the Ramfest Music Festival at Southowram Cricket Club, […]

I start this week with a story. A couple of weeks ago I was stood outside The Brewery Tap on the station approach in Leeds.  Having spotted they had Magic Rock Dark Arts on tap, I checked they allowed families in without eating, and was minutes away from trying one of the Magic Rock beers, something I’ve not been […]

Euro 2012 is finally upon us, the pubs, after celebrating the Jubilee weekend are gearing up for 3 weeks of football, with a miracle needing to take place if England are not be back home when the final takes place on 1st July.  Events like this help make a pubs summer from a trading point […]

Ramfest 2012 – The Launch

Posted: 7th June 2012 by santobugtio in Ram Fest

Ramfest 3 is almost upon us again…… You can find out more at the official facebook page at 6 fantastic bands, outdoor bar and BBQ available all day, with childrens entertainment on site. The official charities this year are Forget Me Not and Homestart Calderdale. – Please come and support these charities and have a […]

As you may have guessed, Heineken are not my favourite brand of beer at the moment with their complicity in the stitch up that is the blanket restriction of promoting competing brands within a certain distance of an Olympic venue.  This week the news broke on the cost of food and drink within these venues, […]