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Daisy Claeys: 30 beer years in Bruges

Daisy Claeys: 30 beer years in Bruges

Daisy Claeys has run 't Brugs Beertje -- the Little Bruges Bear -- for 30 years and has never sold a drop of Pils in a country dominated by Stella Artois. She sells as many as 300 different beers a year, all from small, independent Belgian breweries. Drinkers from all over the world flock to the small bar that was put on the map in the 1980s by Michael Jackson and Tim Webb

Added: Thursday, May 5th 2016

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Jasper Carrott threatens 'showbiz picket' at village pub over landlord eviction threat

Jasper Carrott threatens 'showbiz picket' at village pub over landlord eviction threat

Comedian Jasper Carrott is so outraged by Enterprise Inns' decision to terminate Ayman Zahran's lease at the Red Lion in Claverdon that he has threatened to join a picket line outside the Warwickshire pub and bring his showbiz friends with him. In 2015 Enterprise agreeed to extend Mr Zahran's lease but is now terminating it. A local petition has gained close to 2,000 signatures. Jasper Carrott is pictured outside the pub with Mr Zahran.

Added: Saturday, April 16th 2016

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Battle royal to save East End lively local

Battle royal to save East End lively local

A local community in Limehouse, East London, is battling to save the Queens Head pub from closure. The Young's pub is thought to be the model for the Queen Vic in Eastenders and was famously visited by the Queen Mother, who was photographed drinking a pint of Young's Special. The pub has been listed as an Asset of Community Value

Added: Wednesday, April 6th 2016

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Former nightclub crowned pub of year

Former nightclub crowned pub of year

Grant Cook (pictured) was on holiday when he put in a bid for a former nightclub in Cheltenham. Three years later, the Sandford Park Alehouse has been named National Pub of the Year by CAMRA, with judges praising the choice of 10 cask beers, the warm welcome and the stylish modern decor in the Grade II-listed building

Added: Thursday, February 25th 2016

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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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