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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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Top Liverpool pub 'safe from the axe'

Top Liverpool pub 'safe from the axe'

Punch Taverns, with a debt mountain £1.5 billion, has eased its problems by selling 158 "non-core" pubs for £53.5 million to New River Retail, a group that specialises in turning pubs into convenience stores. The pubs include the award-winning Roscoe Head in Liverpool, which New River says will remain a pub. NRR bought 202 pubs from Marston's in 2013 for £900 million and "is making good progress in converting a number to convenience stores"

Added: Monday, August 24th 2015

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Beer old and new on the Romney Marsh

Beer old and new on the Romney Marsh

A good way to spend a Saturday is to visit an ancient alehouse on the Romney Marsh in Kent that has been run by the same family for around 100 years and then visit a new brewery producing an excellent range of draught and bottled beers. Doris Jemison, owner of the Red Lion at Snargate, was presented with a special award for being in 30 continuous editions of the Good Beer Guide while Matt Calais (pictured) has given up a successful career in TV to open his brewery

Added: Thursday, August 20th 2015

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Minister in drive to save pubs from axe

Minister in drive to save pubs from axe

Pubs Minister Marcus Jones will unveil a Badge of Honour campaign to save locals under threat of closure. The first badge will be awarded at the opening trade session of the Great British Beer Festival today (12 August) as new statistics show that suburban pubs are most likely to close

Added: Tuesday, August 11th 2015

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Beer and pubs are the talk of the Toon

Beer and pubs are the talk of the Toon

Beer and pubs are booming in Newcastle and Gateshead as the area recovers from the loss of heavy industry and carves out a new future. The once derelict Quayside area of Newcastle is now thriving with bars and pubs while new breweries are opening throughout the region, including Northern Alchemy where Carl Kennedy and Andy Aitchinson (pictured) brew in a former shipping container

Added: Wednesday, July 29th 2015

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Council says: 'Rebuild this pub!'

Council says: 'Rebuild this pub!'

Wandsworth Council in South London has told a property developer to rebuild "brick by brick" the Alchemist pub on St John's Hill that was bulldozed without planning permission. The council says the pub is a building rich in architectural detail. It's the second London pub to be bulldozed in London this year: Westminster Council has told property developers to rebuild the Carlton Tavern in Maida Vale

Added: Wednesday, July 22nd 2015

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Fuller's offer beer and the Bard

Fuller's offer beer and the Bard

The Montagues and the Capulets will be loving, fighting and dying in pub gardens in August and September as Fullers' joins forces with the Permanently Bard group of travelling actors to stage Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Good food and the Chiswick brewery's full range of beer will be available to help prove that "the play's the thing".

Added: Friday, June 19th 2015

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Popping up all over: micropub revolution

Popping up all over: micropub revolution

While traditional pubs are closing at an alarming rate, a new type of outlet for beer drinkers has achieved nationwide success. Pop-up pubs are small, utilitarian and based in premises designed for other purposes. Martyn Hiller (pictured) opened the first pop-up pub, the Butchers Arms, in Herne, Kent, 10 years ago and its success should see some 200 small pubs operating by the end of the year.

Added: Thursday, June 18th 2015

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Fire robs town of community local

Fire robs town of community local

The Sailor Boy pub in Hitchin, Herts, has been gutted by fire. The former Enterprise Inns pub had stood empty for several months following a ruling by the local council that it could be turned into a convenience store. Campaigners say the Walsworth area of Hitchin now has no pubs and people will have to travel in to the town centre for a drink

Added: Friday, June 5th 2015

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Brum community local scoops top award

Brum community local scoops top award

A Good Beer Guide-listed community local, the Prince of Wales in Moseley, Birmingham, has seen Keith and Diane Marsden (Keith pictured left) named Licensees of the Year by the British Institute of Innkeeping. The pub serves a wide range of cask ales, two ciders -- and also has a vast collection of Cuban cigars

Added: Tuesday, June 2nd 2015

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