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Olympia fest backs the great British pub

Olympia fest backs the great British pub

PUB16 is a major exhibition that celebrates the great British pub with exhibitors displaying new trends in food and drink to boost sales and attract customers. It takes place on 9 and 10 February at Kensington Olympia in London.

Added: Friday, January 29th 2016

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Co-op agrees to back community pubs

Co-op agrees to back community pubs

Major national retailer the Co-op has joined forces with CAMRA -- the Campaign for Real Ale -- to protect Britain's community locals. The retail group will allow pubs to remain on land where convenience stores are built alongside and it will engage with all local groups when any change of use is considered. The Co-op will also take into account pubs with Asset of Community Value status when building convenience stores alongside

Added: Wednesday, December 30th 2015

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Mulholland leads new pub reform group

Mulholland leads new pub reform group

Twelve pub groups campaigning for pubco rerform have joined forces to launch the British Pub Confederation to present a united front in the battle with such national pub-owning companies as Enterprise Inns and Punch Taverns over the beer tie and rents. The new group will be chaired by Greg Mulholland MP, who also heads the Parliamentary Save the Pub Group and who steered the Market Rent Only option through the last parliament.

Added: Sunday, December 20th 2015

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One pub reopens, another bites the dust

One pub reopens, another bites the dust

Pubs can be saved if owners have belief in them and are prepared to invest to attract customers. The Queen Charlotte in Windsor has had a £500,000 investment from Punch and Oak Taverns and offers a warm welcome, a great range of beer and imaginative food. In sharp contrast, Spirit's Baton pub in St Albans, unloved and unwanted by the pubco, is to be demolished, robbing its community of a local

Added: Monday, December 7th 2015

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ACVs are badge of honour to protect pubs says CAMRA chief executive Tim Page

ACVs are badge of honour to protect pubs says CAMRA chief  executive Tim Page

CAMRA chief executive Tim Page stresses that if a pub is given ACV -- Asset of Community Value -- status is doesn't mean the pub can't be sold on as a going concern but would remain a pub. ACV means that pub owners can't turn pubs into flats or other busnesses against the wishes of local communities

Added: Monday, October 19th 2015

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Good beer is all ship-shape in Bristol

Good beer is all ship-shape in Bristol

Bristol is enjoying a major revival of good pubs and good beer. The fast-growing Brewhouse & Kitchen chain has a new outlet in the Clifton area while trendy King Street is awash with pubs and bars serving a large range of cask ales and craft keg products. The pubs include the imposing Royal Navy Volunteer Inn, in a "town house" dating from the 17th century

Added: Sunday, September 27th 2015

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Top pubs jostle for national crown

Top pubs jostle for national crown

Britain's top 16 regional pubs are named today by CAMRA to coincide with the launch of the 2016 Good Beer Guide. The pubs -- including the Old Poets Corner in Ashover, Derbyshire (pictured) -- have come through a long trail of judging by local CAMRA branches, who choose local and regional pubs. The lucky 16 will now go forward to be judged in the national competition with the National Pub of the Year announced next February

Added: Thursday, September 10th 2015

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Micros lead the pub revival

Micros lead the pub revival

The new Good Beer Guide reports a growing number of micro or pop-up pubs that offer cask beer at sharp prices and offer drinkers new outlets, using buildings that have often lain empty for years. Martyn Hillier, pictured, started the micro revolution with the Butchers Arms in Herne, Kent, and he expects there will be 200 by the end of the year

Added: Thursday, September 10th 2015

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Why I fear for the future of the British pub

Why I fear for the future of the British pub

Pubs are closing not just as a result of changing lifestyle, the smoking ban and cheap supermarket alcohol. Giant pubcos, saddled with crippling debts, are selling pubs to property developers who turn many of them into retail outlets and even knock them to the ground without planning permission. Carol Ross (pictured) runs the Roscoe Head in Liverpool, one of 158 Punch outlets sold to a company that specialises in turning them into convenience stores

Added: Wednesday, September 9th 2015

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Historic inter-war pubs saved for nation

Historic inter-war pubs saved for nation

Historic England -- formerly English Heritage -- has listed 21 pubs built between the two world wars of the 20th century making they are safe from redevelopment or demolitiion. Several of the pubs are built in the distinctive "Brewers' Tudor" style of the period and include six Truman's pubs in London and surrounding areas. The Black Horse in Birmingham is pictured

Added: Friday, August 28th 2015

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