Archive for January, 2016

January has been a bit of a mixed month, I’ve enjoyed my first half decent beer session in four months, visited some of the pubs which have opened or re-opened in late 2015, seen the destruction to Mytholmroyd and Hebden Bridge from the Christmas floods and the subsequent roots of recovery that are now sprouting […]

Pubpaper 840 – State of Health of Halifax Pubs

Posted: 24th January 2016 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

I’ve written these columns in a variety of places.  From one of many pubs I’ve frequented to trains en-route to London.  This weeks column comes to you from Bradford Royal Infirmary Ward 14 where I’m recovering from an operation to remove part of my kidney,  hopefully the final step in the battle to rid my […]

A man walks into a pub, orders a pint, pulls out a paper and sits there quite contentedly enjoying a good beer and the previous day’s news.  In modern times, the newspaper is likely to be replaced by a smartphone or tablet and the news will be up to the minute, but the principle is […]

Pubpaper 838 – Blandness v Choice in Pubs

Posted: 10th January 2016 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

A while ago I wrote about the buyout and merger between Green King Inns and Spirit Inns, who operate chains such as Chef and Brewer.   I said at the time once plans for how the two pub operators would be integrated were finalised, you’d see the choice of beer reduced.   I’ve got experience of chains […]

Normally I’d be starting this article hoping you all had a fantastic christmas and fun new year, welcoming you back to a brand new year of taproom articles.  However for many people it won’t have been a merry christmas or a happy new year, especially those in the Calder Valley.  As you will know, Hebden […]