Archive for May, 2013

Britain has many features which are among the best in the world.  We may not have the biggest mountains, even compared to most of our immediate neighbours, but we have many national parks which have views which would rival any in the world.  It is the same with our pubs, France may have their cafe […]

I may hate what Enterprise Inns stand for and their practices, but they do provide people who appreciate real pubs with plenty of ammunition to fire at them.  Last week I tackled the topic of Ted Tuppen, one of the founders of the company, who has less business scruples than your average sink estate loan […]

There are two companies in the pub industry I don’t like.  The first is Greene King, mainly for the fact that their beer across all brands in spectacularly average at best with very few exceptions, however some of their corporate traits as a pub owner, especially in the Scottish Belhaven subsidiary leave a lot to […]

I’ll start this week with an update on a story I covered a few weeks ago.  Wetherspoons were attempting to open new premises in Stirling, but had encountered hurdles after Greene King, who operate in the town under the Belhaven brand lodged a judicial review to try and overturn the local council decision to approve […]

Pubpaper 707 – The essential pub atmosphere

Posted: 8th May 2013 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

As Russ Abbot once warbled in his 1984 hit song Atmosphere “I love a party with a happy atmosphere, let me take you there…”. The same can be said of pubs, especially when considering the casual visitor. A relaxed welcoming feeling will stop non regulars passing by your pub and putting the money behind the […]