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MPs demand a 'Budget for Britain's Pubs'

MPs demand a 'Budget for Britain's Pubs'

50 MPs have signed a petition calling on Chancellor Philip Hammond to ease the crippling tax burden on Britain's pubs in his autumn Budget in November. The petition is seen being delivered to the Treasury by MPs Mike Wood, Ruth Smeeth and Stephen Lloyd, officers of the Parliamentary Beer Group. MPs are calling for a cut or freeze in excise duty and help to ease the business rates burden on pubs

Added: Monday, November 13th 2017

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Beer and 'cute pooch' boost London local

Beer and 'cute pooch' boost London local

A former closed Young's pub in Richmond, London, has been restored as a vibrant community local by Chris French (pictured) with a policy of serving beers from outside the M25 along with bought-in pizzas and help from Rudi the cocker spaniel, voted the cutest UK pub dog

Added: Saturday, November 11th 2017

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Four pubs are vying for national glory

Four pubs are vying for national glory

Four pubs have been short-listed by CAMRA for the prestigious National Pub of the Year award. The winner will be announced in February 2018. The four are the Stanford Arms in Lowestoft (publicans Samantha and David Burd pictured left), the Weavers in Kidderminster, the Cricketers, St Helens, and Wigan Central

Added: Tuesday, November 7th 2017

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Pub campaigners welcome legal voice

Pub campaigners welcome legal voice

The British Pubs Confederation has welcomed the appointment of barrister Fiona Dickie as Deputy Pubs Adjudicator and hopes she will break the legal log jam and help publicans gain access to the Market Rent Only option. MRO will enable publicans to go free of tie -- a move fiercely resisted by the large pubcos. The confederation is highly critical of Pubs Adjudicator Paul Newby who they claim has flouted the terms of the Pubs Code

Added: Wednesday, October 25th 2017

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Saluting Dorset pub and seaside brewery

Saluting Dorset pub and seaside brewery

The Square & Compass in Dorset was feted by CAMRA veterans when landlord Charlie Newman received a framed certificate to mark the pub's inclusion in all 45 editions of the Good Beer Guide. The pub serves beer from Hattie Brown's in Swanage, the first brewery in the town for more than 100 years. Pictured left to right: CAMRA founder member MIchael Hardman with a copy of the first guide in 1974, Charlie Newman, current editor Roger Protz, and pub manager Kevin Hunt

Added: Wednesday, October 18th 2017

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It's beery across the Mersey

It's beery across the Mersey

Liverpool pubs are picking up awards galore. Micro-pub Cask has twice been named Pub of the Year by the local branch of CAMRA while the famous Roscoe Head has been given a framed certificate to mark its inclusion in all 45 editions of the Good Beer Guide. Across the Mersey in Birkenhead, Gallagher's Pub & Barbers -- both Wirral and Merseyside Pub of the Year -- has had to stop offering haircuts due to the demand for its fine range of beers

Added: Sunday, October 8th 2017

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A pint and a pizza: the real Italian job

A pint and a pizza: the real Italian job

Two Italians from Naples, Pasquale Ambrosio and Angelo Chionchio, run a successful pizzeria, Santa Maria, in Ealing, West London and they have now moved next door to run a Fuller's pub, the Red Lion on St Mary's Road. The Neapolitan duo have a passion for pizza and import all the ingredients from Italy, along with a wood-fired oven. They have added their own special beer, Santa Maria IPA from Bianca Road Brew in Peckham

Added: Monday, October 2nd 2017

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Rates time bomb killing pubs -- CAMRA

Rates time bomb killing pubs -- CAMRA

Pubs face closure due to the crippling level of business rates imposed by the government. CAMRA -- the Campaign for Real Ale -- is making a submission to the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, ahead of the November Budget, calling for £5,000 annual rates relief for pubs to keep them in business.

Added: Thursday, September 28th 2017

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Salute Good Beer Guide's Famous 5 pubs

Salute Good Beer Guide's Famous 5 pubs

The 45th edition of the CAMRA Good Beer Guide lists 4,500 pubs -- and five of them have graced all 45 editions of the guide. The pubs are in London, Liverpool, Dorset and Cambridgeshire and all share the same appeal -- superb pints of great beer. Pictured: the Buckingham Arms in Petty France, London, SW1

Added: Sunday, September 17th 2017

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Gunmakers, firing on all cylinders

Gunmakers, firing on all cylinders

The Gunmakers Arms in Hockley plays a central role in Birmingham Beer Week and specialises in unfined beers from the neighbouring Two Towers Brewery. The beers range from dark mild, through golden ale and bitter to porter and the lack of isinglass does not detract from the full-bodied character of the beers.

Added: Monday, July 24th 2017

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