Archive for October, 2014

Pubpaper 782 – The Local Pub Scene – Brighouse

Posted: 30th October 2014 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

Brighouse is not a big town by any scale of the imagination, you can walk through its centre in about five minutes, but where it does punch above its weight is when it comes to pubs.  Taking in the wider area to the Beck and Red Rooster, the town quite frankly has some great places […]

I was searching for beer related news this week when up popped the headline “Balanced San Miguel Beer opens with win over Rain or Shine”, a slightly surreal combination of words. On further investigation it appears in the Phillipine Basketball League there are two teams, one called “San Miguel Beermen”, the other “Rain or Shine […]

Pubpaper 780 – The Trouble with Punch

Posted: 19th October 2014 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

When we talk about the large pub companies, one of two always get mentioned, Enterprise Inns or Punch Taverns.   The latter has just its it debt restructuring proposals approved this week, so this week I shall discuss them further, following on from last weeks mention. Punch Taverns, which deals with leased and tenanted pubs was […]

Pubpaper 779 – Label Perfection and Punch Troubles

Posted: 9th October 2014 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing
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I’ll open this weeks column with some news from the World Beer Awards 2014.   Every year over 1000 beers are entered for consideration from over 60 countries in 9 categories, with 7 for distinct beer styles, an overall winner and best beer label.   I’m delighted that one of my favourite beers, Great Heck Black Jesus, […]

Pubpaper 778 – Open All Hours?

Posted: 8th October 2014 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

It has been 100 years since the opening hours of pubs were brought into line from what we would recognise as modern operating times.   The first act controlling hours came about at the start of World War One in 1914, when naval and military authorities got the powers to control opening around harbours, barracks and […]