Archive for October, 2013

Two companies announced their financial results last week.  The first is Brewdog. a brash upfront craft beer brewer based in Aberdeen that did not exist 8 years ago, but has now grown to be one the UK’s biggest players in that field. Its owners James Watt and Martin Dickie are probably the best known faces […]

About a month ago I wrote about the departure of Mark Feasey from the Ship Inn after 6 years and stated I hoped that at least some members of his team would be kept on by the new regime. Sadly it appears that a new broom is sweeping the place and an entirely new team […]

Winky’s Bar – A big thanks.

Posted: 21st October 2013 by santobugtio in Writing

When you visit the pub, sometimes you don’t appreciate the organisation that goes on behind the scenes to provide you with a good night.  I’m not just talking about the back of house cellar work and all the administration that it takes to run the place.   However after the last few months, I fully appreciate […]

Last week I touched upon the fact that there is only capacity for a certain number of pubs and bars at any time in a given area.  This number is a complicated one based upon the effect that social, economical and political factors have on that same population.  The side effect of this complication is […]

Pubpaper 730 – 50,000 students feed a lot of pubs.

Posted: 11th October 2013 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

Last week I visited Manchester to go and see Russell Brand live, having a few hours to kill before the gig, we parked at the bottom end of the city and slowly made our way on foot to the venue a couple of miles away.  It is the first time I have visited the city […]

Pubpaper 729 – Public Opinion of the Pub

Posted: 5th October 2013 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

The local pub is still one of the things which define a community along with the local post office, general store and fish and chip shop.  However with the exception of the fish and chip shop, as the demand for fast food rarely diminishes, all of these are now disappearing from many villages and the […]