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Pop-up pubs get guide book boost

Pop-up pubs get guide book boost

Micropubs are a new force on the drinking scene. While traditional pubs close, "pop-up pubs" are filling the gap, opening in a wide variety of empty oultets. Mat Hardy and Dan Murray have trawled the country to list all known micros but it's a shame their work is spoiled by a bilious introduction by Martyn Hillier who uses his space to attack CAMRA

Added: Sunday, March 26th 2017

News

CAMRA hails plugging pubs loophole

CAMRA hails plugging pubs loophole

The Campaign for Real Ale has hailed a government decision to plug a loophole in planning law that will stop pubs being demolished or converted to other use without first getting planning permission. CAMRA chief executive Tim Page (pictured) says this is a victory for campaigners and for much-loved community pubs

Added: Saturday, March 25th 2017

News

Chiltern brings relief for gluten sufferers

Chiltern brings relief for gluten sufferers

Four regular beers from the Chiltern Brewery have been officially designated "gluten free" -- good news for beer lovers who have an intolerance to gluten, which mainly comes from wheat. Chiltern near Wendover is the oldest independent brewery in Buckinghamshire and is run by the Jenkinson family, who also manage the historic King's Head pub in Aylesbury

Added: Thursday, March 23rd 2017

Feature

Colin Dexter on Morse, murder...and beer

Colin Dexter on Morse, murder...and beer

Colin Dexter, who died on 21 March, had a life-long love affair with good beer, starting in his home town of Stamford. He took that love with him to Oxford and it helped inspire his great creation, Inspector Morse, In this interview with Roger Protz in May 1990, Dexter spoke of his favourite beers and the crime writers he admires.

Added: Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

News

Mermaid in the swim with top pub award

Mermaid in the swim with top pub award

The Mermaid in St Albans, an unspoilt bare-boards cottage-style pub, has been named both pub of the year and cider pub of the year by the South Herts branch of CAMRA. The Mermaid will now go forward to the next round of CAMRA's national pub of the year competition. Runner up was another St Albans pub, the legendary Fighting Cocks

Added: Monday, March 20th 2017

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