Posts Tagged ‘sowerby bridge’

This week marks the last issue of Pubpaper for this year and so it seems the perfect time to do a brief review of 2012.  The year has generally been a good one personally from a pub and beer position although many in the trade may not agree with me.  However the last couple of […]

It is very easy to get trapped into a cycle of visiting the same pubs repeatedly, for most people this is not an issue, in fact it is behaviour like this which keeps many local pubs profitable.  Two or three pints does not sound much, but repeated 2-3 times a week plus a couple of […]

Travelling from country to country with long periods away from home were all part of a successful career in the hospitality and event industry for Sara-Jo Cooper 8 years ago. However part of her yearned to spend more time in her beloved Sowerby Bridge, an old ex industrial Yorkshire town in the Calder Valley.  With […]

A couple of months ago I wrote about the need, both legally and from a beer point of view of a good landlord.  However it is the bar staff that are the face of the pub to most customers.  From bartenders to duty managers, bad bar staff can result in poor quality beer being delivered […]

Last week I mentioned the two questions posed by one of my fellow bloggers boakandbailey, which, to recap were 1) In a strange pub with well kept mainstream cask ales, but a distinctive range of keg beers, which would you choose and  2) In the same circumstances, if there were mainstream keg beers, but an […]

Note : For those you read my previous post, certain sections have been recycled from that article. I’m writing this in the lull between Christmas and New Year where at this stage, if you are like me, despite appreciating their beer and cider, have got to the stage of being thoroughly sick of alcohol generally. […]

Looking back over 2011, its been a good year in the real and craft ale scene at all levels, local, regional and national.  Nationally the craft and real ale scene has bucked the general downturn in beer sales over the last couple of years and new breweries are still being created and existing ones expanding […]

In the second of my holiday articles, I will reflect back on a year of regular writing for PubPaper, all 55 columns and 41,000 words.  Sometimes its been easy to write a weekly missive, others its been the equivalent of pulling a tooth out of the horses mouth while it is running the Grand National. […]

This map appears was due to appear in issue 622 of Pubpaper’s Guide to the Rushbearing Festival taking place on 4th – 5th September in Sowerby Bridge. See http://www.rushbearing.com/ for more details