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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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Stonegate re-opens historic Tally Ho

Stonegate re-opens historic Tally Ho

The Tallly Ho, a 90 year-old pub in Finchley, North London, has re-opened following a £750,000 refit by new owners Stonegate Pub Company. The pub dates from 1927 and was one of the earliest JD Wetherspoon outlets: founder Tim Martin had his office there.

Added: Wednesday, June 7th 2017

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Prize-winning pub a shrine to good beer

Prize-winning pub a shrine to good beer

The Red Lion at Histon near Cambridge is a shrine to good beer, decked out with memorabilia of the hey-day of brewing in the 20th century. But landlord Mark Donachy isn't living in the past as the Red Lion serves a wide selection of cask ales from today's independent breweries, mainly in East Anglia. Not surprisingly, The Red Lion has just been named Pub of the Year by the local branch of CAMRA.

Added: Saturday, April 29th 2017

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On-site beer & celebrities in Glasgow bar

On-site beer & celebrities in Glasgow bar

The fourth and biggest Beer Kitchen run by Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has opened Glasgow's West End and features "tank fresh" beer from its own micro-brewery along with pastel portraits of such celebrities as Peter Capaldi (left), Sean Connery and Adel by local artist Lynn Howarth. There are 17 taps for cask and keg beers and one beer has been aged in Auchentoshan whisky casks.

Added: Sunday, April 23rd 2017

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London mayor aims to halt pub closures

London mayor aims to halt pub closures

London mayor Sadiq Khan -- seen in the Wheatsheaf pub in Tooting -- has teamed with CAMRA to launch a drive to stop the closure of pubs in the capital. A quarter of London's pubs have closed over the past 15 years and the number now stands at 3,615 compared to 4,835 in 2001. The mayor says he is determined to boost the night-time economy in London where pubs play a vital role

Added: Thursday, April 20th 2017

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Former strip pub wins top design award

Former strip pub wins top design award

A run-down pub in London's King's Cross that became a strip club, has walked away with CAMRA's top design award after a major refurbishment that has restored the pub to its early 20th-century, Grade II glory. Other awards have gone to the Tim Bobbin in Burnley and Ship Inn in Sheffield. The CAMRA awards are run jointly with English Heritage

Added: Wednesday, April 5th 2017

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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

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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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Top pubs face massive rates hike

Top pubs face massive rates hike

Some of Britain's top award-winning pubs face massive hikes in rates when the new system kicks in in April, according to the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). The Baum in Rochdale, CAMRA's National Pub of the Year in 2012 (pictured,) will see its rateable value rise by 377% while the 2015 winner of the award, the Sandford Park in Cheltenham, faces a rates rise of 181%. CAMRA is calling on Chancellor Philip Hammond to review the increases in this week's Budget

Added: Sunday, March 5th 2017

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Award-winning pub to add own brewery

Award-winning pub to add own brewery

The George & Dragon in Yorkshire's Swaledale, named CAMRA's National Pub of the Year for 2017, is to add its own micro-brewery. The pub closed in 2008 but was rescued by the local community. A co-operative raised the money to buy back and refurbish the pub, which was re-opened in 2014 by former local MP William Hague, who is one of the shareholders. Landlord Stuart Miller (pictured) buys most of his beers from Yorkshire breweries

Added: Friday, March 3rd 2017

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