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Historic Hooky is set for the future

Historic Hooky is set for the future

Hook Norton Brewery is a magical place centred on a classic Victorian tower brewery. It has a steam engine, oak-lined brewing vessels and horse-drawn drays. But it's not living in the past. Managing director James Clarke has dramatically increased the range of beers and has turned the site into a major tourist attraction with a visitor centre, restaurant and a pilot brewery where beer lovers can make their own brews.

Added: Thursday, July 19th 2018

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Big drive to save embattled locals

Big drive to save embattled locals

Delegates attending the annual conference of More Than a Pub, staged by the Plunkett Foundation, heard of campaigns throughout the country to save cherished local pubs as a result of dedicated work by action groups. The centrepiece of the conference was a case study of the Gardeners Arms in Sheffield (pictured) that was saved from closure and is now acting as a vital community hub and is also the tap house for the Sheffield Brewery

Added: Tuesday, July 17th 2018

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A feast of good beer at Olympia fest

A feast of good beer at Olympia fest

The Great British Beer Festival is returning to London Olympia from 7-11 August with plenty of new beers to sample -- along with a great entertainment line-up and fantastic street food. This summer’s festival is the only place where you can visit 30 different bars serving close to 1,000 different beers, ciders, perries, wines and gins under one roof. Keep reading to find out what to expect from your visit next month.

Added: Thursday, July 12th 2018

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Full steam ahead to two great rail bars

Full steam ahead to two great rail bars

East Lancs Railway is a restored steam line brought back from the dead following the Beeching Axe. It has two superb bars at Rawtenstall and Bury stations serving a fine range of beers from local breweries plus top quality true lagers. Visitors will also find saison, sour and even a Bavarian-style Dampfbier. When the line reopened in the 1980s it received a visit from the Flying Scotsman (pictured)

Added: Sunday, July 8th 2018

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Sheps sees future in cask, keg and bottle

Sheps sees future in cask, keg and bottle

Shepherd Neame may be Britain's oldest brewery, dating from 1698, but it's not resting on its history. Chief executive Jonathan Neame says the future for beer is about flavour and quality and he responds to modern consumer demands with beers with good hop aroma whether in cask, keg or bottle. The brewery is also expanding its pub estate with new outlets planned for London

Added: Tuesday, July 3rd 2018

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