Archive for September, 2015

Pubpaper 826 – Pubs and Community

Posted: 28th September 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

There are sometimes moments which absolutely define what a local pub is about, those little things which may seem significant in the overall flow of life, but links people over the communal pint.   I was sitting in my local pub, The Cock and Bottle early evening on Friday, relaxing over beer.  There is a great […]

Beer 52 Beer Box Review

Posted: 21st September 2015 by santobugtio in Writing

In the second of my Beer Club box reviews this month, I’m revisiting Beer 52 who sent me a box to review previously.  Lets see how they get on second time.  The box contains 6 bottles, 2 cans, a pack of chili popcorn chips and a copy of Ferment magazine.  Not quite as good presentation […]

Pubpaper 825 – Going Dry, Post Vine Cheer and Mergers.

Posted: 20th September 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

I’d like the start this week thanking everybody who I have spoken to since my column regarding my diagnosis of cancer was published a couple of weeks ago.  I’ve had nothing by positive sentiments from those people in the trade I know and pub customers who know me by face and of course those online. […]

Pubpaper 824 – Children in Pubs and Hypocrisy.

Posted: 11th September 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

This week I return to the subject of children in pubs, a topic I have not discussed for a while.   This was prompted by an experience last weekend at a newly opened bar.  But first some background, my general attitude is that a pub landlord has a perfect right to set his or her boundaries […]

I’d like to start this weeks article with a big thanks to Darren and the team up at the Sportsman, Ploughcroft ( over the bank holiday weekend.   I’ve just entered my 5th decade and they did a great job of hosting my 40th birthday party on the Saturday afternoon and evening.  The food and service […]

Flavourly Beer Club – Craft Beer Box Review

Posted: 1st September 2015 by santobugtio in Writing

I was recently sent a box of selected beers to review from the craft beer club, you may remember them from Dragons Den a few years ago.   I’ve reviewed a box of beers from a rival beer club previously, so it will be interesting to see how it compares to the rival company.    The […]