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Why the Fox's goose wasn't cooked

Why the Fox's goose wasn't cooked

The Fox & Goose pub in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, looked doomed to close when the landlady became ill. But locals formed a co-op that raised the money to pub the local and save it from the hands of the dreaded 'pubcos'

Added: Thursday, April 17th 2014

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Cable urged to act on pubco reform

Cable urged to act on pubco reform

Groups representing publicans and consumers have written to Business Secretary Vince Cable urging to press ahead with pub company reform, including a market rent that will give licensees a decent income and stop them losing their jobs

Added: Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

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Pub lovers join forces to save their locals

Pub lovers join forces to save their locals

More than 50 British pubs are now owned by their communities, research by CAMRA reveals to mark the start of April's Community Pubs month. Many more have been listed as Assets of Community Value to stop pub companies asset stripping them. One example of a community owned pub is the Norton in the Essex village of Cold Norton, with licensee Debbie Guppy pictured behind the bar

Added: Monday, March 31st 2014

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Villagers raise £300,000 to save their pub

Villagers raise £300,000 to save their pub

Villagers in the tiny Devon village of Littlehempston -- population 207 -- have rallied to save their local pub, the Tally Ho Inn, that was threatened with being turned into housing. The inn has been given Asset of Community Value status and 100 villagers became shareholders in the co-op that now runs the pub and which is open for business

Added: Tuesday, March 25th 2014

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Rob and Ann promise a Beer Pilgrimage to the historic taverns of old Antwerp

Rob and Ann promise a Beer Pilgrimage to the historic taverns of old Antwerp

Antwerp is packed with fine bars and taverns, many of them dating back hundreds of years . Robert Dyserynck and Ann Carruet organise Beer Pilgrimages that take beer lovers on a tour of the city's finest hostelries, with time for a small beer at each stop

Added: Monday, March 24th 2014

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Author Danny Wallace brews beer with Truman's to boost Nicholson's pub festival

Author Danny Wallace brews beer with Truman's to boost Nicholson's pub festival

Nicholson's Inns nationwide beer festival, which runs from 24 March to 19 April, will feature an IPA specially brewed by Truman's in East London in collaboration with writer and broadcaster Danny Wallace, whose new novel Who Is Tom Ditto? will be published next month. Danny is pictured in Truman's Brewery at Hackney Wick

Added: Thursday, March 20th 2014

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Wetherspoon beer fest goes global

Wetherspoon beer fest goes global

A beer festival in Wetherspoon's pubs nationwide will feature 10 beers from overseas brewers never before seen on cask in Britain. They include beers from the U.S., Australia and South Africa, and they will be joined by a range of British-brewed ales. Pictured: a group of the international brewers in the Crosse Keys in London

Added: Wednesday, March 19th 2014

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Punch crisis could mean ruin for tenants if pubco goes bust and they lose £22.6m

Punch crisis could mean ruin for tenants if pubco goes bust and they lose £22.6m

The crisis at giant pubco Punch Taverns deepens as the group -- with debts totalling £2.3bn -- has been forced to abandon talks with shareholders. If no agreement is reached, the group could be forced into administration and tenants would lose an estimated £20,00 each in lost deposits. Pictured: famous Roscoe Head in Liverpool, owned by Punch

Added: Saturday, February 15th 2014

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'Rural gem' wins CAMRA top pub award

'Rural gem' wins CAMRA top pub award

The Swan with Two Necks in the village of Pendleton in Lancashire has won the prestigious National Pub of the Year award from CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale. The Swan beat off competition from pubs throughout the country. Landlord Steve Dilworth has run the pub for 27 years, features Copper Dragon ales as his house beers and says the secret of his success is "talking to the barrels"

Added: Wednesday, February 12th 2014

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Supermarket takeovers destroying pubs

Supermarket takeovers destroying pubs

Research by CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, reveals that two pubs a week closed in 2012 as a result of takeovers by giant supermarkets. Tesco is by far the worst offender. CAMRA is calling on the government to close a loophole in the law that allows pubs to be turned in to other premises without planning permission

Added: Thursday, February 6th 2014

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