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A pint and a pizza: the real Italian job

A pint and a pizza: the real Italian job

Two Italians from Naples, Pasquale Ambrosio and Angelo Chionchio, run a successful pizzeria, Santa Maria, in Ealing, West London and they have now moved next door to run a Fuller's pub, the Red Lion on St Mary's Road. The Neapolitan duo have a passion for pizza and import all the ingredients from Italy, along with a wood-fired oven. They have added their own special beer, Santa Maria IPA from Bianca Road Brew in Peckham

Added: Monday, October 2nd 2017

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Rates time bomb killing pubs -- CAMRA

Rates time bomb killing pubs -- CAMRA

Pubs face closure due to the crippling level of business rates imposed by the government. CAMRA -- the Campaign for Real Ale -- is making a submission to the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, ahead of the November Budget, calling for £5,000 annual rates relief for pubs to keep them in business.

Added: Thursday, September 28th 2017

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Salute Good Beer Guide's Famous 5 pubs

Salute Good Beer Guide's Famous 5 pubs

The 45th edition of the CAMRA Good Beer Guide lists 4,500 pubs -- and five of them have graced all 45 editions of the guide. The pubs are in London, Liverpool, Dorset and Cambridgeshire and all share the same appeal -- superb pints of great beer. Pictured: the Buckingham Arms in Petty France, London, SW1

Added: Sunday, September 17th 2017

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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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