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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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I&G hits target to build Scottish brewery

I&G hits target to build Scottish brewery

Innis & Gunn, the Scottish company famous for its "oak-aged beers" matured in whisky and bourbon casks, has raised £3 million with a beer bond scheme that will enable it to build a state-of-the-art new brewery in South-east Scotland. I&G founder Dougal Sharp says he has been "blown away" by the support for the project

Added: Saturday, August 22nd 2015

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Tiny now a giant among breweries

Tiny now a giant among breweries

Bradley Cummings and Gareth Williams have put Newport in Wales on the beer map by storming to victory in the Champion Beer of Britain competition with Cwtch, a biiter whose name means "cuddle" in Welsh. The result was announced at the Great British Beer Festival in London. Bradley (left) and Gareth are seen with CAMRA chairman Colin Valentine

Added: Tuesday, August 11th 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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Round-up: GBBF trade session booms; new Black Sheep beer; Thornbridge heads to Holland; Ilkley Brewery bought

Round-up: GBBF trade session booms; new Black Sheep beer; Thornbridge heads to Holland; Ilkley Brewery bought

The trade session at this year's Great British Beer Festival (pictured) will see a much larger turnout of brewers as CAMRA opens a new facility for smaller producers. Black Sheep Brewery is launching a new keg pale ale, Pathmaker, to attract younger drinkers while Thornbridge Brewery is going into partnership with a top Dutch bar owner. Ilkley Brewery will expand production under new ownership

Added: Friday, July 31st 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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Shock as Batemans downsizes brewing

Shock as Batemans downsizes brewing

Bateman's brewery in Wainfleet, Lincs, is dramatically downsizing its brewing capacity from 18,000 barrels a year to just 7,000 in order to reap greater benefits from Progressive Beer Duty. The brewery, founded in 1874, is run today by siblings Jaclyn and Stuart Bateman (pictured). MD Stuart says PBD is hitting middle-sized brewers as they cannot get the same benefits as smaller ones, who undercut them on price

Added: Tuesday, July 21st 2015

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Beer range grows, Lidl by Lidl

Beer range grows, Lidl by Lidl

Discount supermarket chain Lidl has launched 48 new beers from regional breweries, with a price band of £1.17 to £1.69, undercutting those from Asda, Sainsbury's and Tesco. While a number of big brewers are featured, drinkers will also find beers from the likes of Kite, Leeds Brewery, Portobello and Tower

Added: Wednesday, July 8th 2015

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Oddbins launches Belgian-style Saison

Oddbins launches Belgian-style Saison

Nationwide drinks group Oddbins has launched No 5, the latest in its range of craft beers. It's a Saison, based on the style made famous in French-speaking Wallonia. It's brewed by Rocky Head Brewery, a new micro-plant in south London launched by Steve Daniels, a former Oddbins director

Added: Wednesday, July 8th 2015

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