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Grub drives pubs' revival

Grub drives pubs' revival

After years of pub closures there's now a revival as consumers turn their backs on expensive restaurants and choose good value pub grub instead. The Office for National Statistics reports that bigger pubs have benefited most from the growth but smaller pubs are also enjoying a slight revival

Added: Friday, January 17th 2020

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Historic mild ales need urgent support

Historic mild ales need urgent support

Batham's and Holden's are two legendary Black Country breweries famous for their dark milds. But bitter and pale beers are now their main products and mild is in deep decline. It was a style once downed in vast quantities by miners and other industrial workers but as heavy industry has disappeared mild has fallen from grace and needs urgent support from lovers of traditional beers. Pictured: Batham's famous Vine pub complete with Shakespeare quotation

Added: Monday, December 30th 2019

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Old Bass beers are real corkers

Old Bass beers are real corkers

A tasting of old Bass beers drew a large audience in Burton-on-Trent, keen to samples beers as old as 150 years. The event was organised by Ian Webster, a local historian, with a number of retired Bass brewers.The event proved that old unpasteurised beers can age with distinction as much as fine wine.

Added: Thursday, December 19th 2019

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Wetherspoon set to open raft of new pubs

Wetherspoon set to open raft of new pubs

The JD Wetherspoon pub group -- founded by Tim Martin (pictured) -- plans to invest £200 million in its pubs and hotels over the next four years, creating 10,000 new jobs. The pubs will be in smaller towns along with such major cities as London, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Birmingham, Leeds and Galway

Added: Tuesday, December 10th 2019

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Hurry down the chimney for Xmas beers

Hurry down the chimney for Xmas beers

There's a superb range of beers available for the Christmas period. They include the venerable Old Tom from Robinson's., celebrating 100 years, Chiltern about to celebrate 40 years, the revered Bateman's Rosey Nosey and a remarkable Imperial Pilsner from Camden Town that has been aged in French wine barrels.

Added: Tuesday, December 10th 2019

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