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Top landlord offers a Rye look at beer

Top landlord offers a Rye look at beer

Jeffrey John Bell is one of the best-known pub landlords in the country who built his reputation with two London pubs, the Gunmakers and the Finborough Arms. But now he's running the ancient Ypres Castle Inn in Rye on the Romney Marsh in Sussex where he offers a range of beers from local breweries, including Three Legs on a local farm.

Added: Friday, December 7th 2018

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St Albans: great heritage pub crawl

St Albans: great heritage pub crawl

A group of four beer lovers called The Completists take on the onerous task every year of visiting every pub listed in the Good Beer Guide.They visited St Albans, a small city with 50 pubs, and joined Roger Protz on a selection of some of the pubs in the 2019 guide. When news leaked out via social media, a few more drinkers came along for a crawl of pubs with not only good beer but also some fascinating history

Added: Tuesday, November 27th 2018

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Small Essex town, big pub heritage

Small Essex town, big pub heritage

The small market town of Waltham Abbey in Essex once claimed, with 27 inns, to have the most pubs in Europe. The number has declined to 10 but they include the ancient Welsh Harp, with links to the abbey, the 17th century Sun, and the multi-award-winning Woodbine on the edge of Epping Forest that has won 27 awards from CAMRA for beer and cider and now plans its own brewery

Added: Monday, November 19th 2018

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Newby: pubcos thwarting tenants' rights

Newby: pubcos thwarting tenants' rights

The Pub Code Adjudicator Paul Newby is tackling the giant companies over the barriers they have created to stop publicans getting a better deal on rents and beer choice. The pub code was brought in in 2016 to ensure a better deal for landlords, including the right to go free of tie with a Market Rent Only option. But few landlords have won the right to MRO and Newby is concerned by the high number of pub seizures and closures

Added: Friday, August 31st 2018

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Mark Crilley on Manga, beer and pubs

Mark Crilley on Manga, beer and pubs

Mark Crilley is a prolific author and artist who uses the Japanese Manga style to fashion his comics and adventure stories for a mainly young adult audience. He has travelled widely and fell in love with British beer and pubs on visits to the UK. He regrets that so little British beer is available in the U.S. though one brewery in Michigan, where he lives, makes an ESB. Pictured is an illustration showing a character outside an English village pub

Added: Friday, March 2nd 2018

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Saved pub is now Britain's top ale house

Saved pub is now Britain's top ale house

The Cricketers Arms in St Helens, Merseyside, was boarded up five years ago but it was rescued by Andy and Denise Evans and has now won CAMRA's prestigious Pub of the Year competition for 2018. Judges praised its wide range of cask ales and its strong community spirit. Andy and Denise are seen centre receiving their award

Added: Wednesday, February 28th 2018

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Pub campaigners win top award

Pub campaigners win top award

A Kent pub has been given CAMRA's Pub Saving Award following a spirited campaign by locals to save it. The Harrow in Stockbury was closed by brewer Shepherd Neame but the community came together to raise the funds to buy and re-open it in 2017. It's now the hub of the community, offering not only good beer but book swaps and an internet cafe.

Added: Thursday, December 28th 2017

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A passion for pubs: the 'Completists' tour Britain, with Good Beer Guide to hand

A passion for pubs: the 'Completists' tour Britain, with Good Beer Guide to hand

Three men -- Martin Taylor, Simon Everitt and Richard Coldwell -- known as the Completists have a rare passion for pubs. Their aim is to visit every pub listed in the Good Beer Guide -- and they plan weekends and holidays with military precision. They love pubs because "pubs are about people" and they don't enjoy drinking at home. Roger Protz joined them on a crawl of some of Sheffield's finest hostelries

Added: Sunday, December 17th 2017

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MPs demand a 'Budget for Britain's Pubs'

MPs demand a 'Budget for Britain's Pubs'

50 MPs have signed a petition calling on Chancellor Philip Hammond to ease the crippling tax burden on Britain's pubs in his autumn Budget in November. The petition is seen being delivered to the Treasury by MPs Mike Wood, Ruth Smeeth and Stephen Lloyd, officers of the Parliamentary Beer Group. MPs are calling for a cut or freeze in excise duty and help to ease the business rates burden on pubs

Added: Monday, November 13th 2017

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Beer and 'cute pooch' boost London local

Beer and 'cute pooch' boost London local

A former closed Young's pub in Richmond, London, has been restored as a vibrant community local by Chris French (pictured) with a policy of serving beers from outside the M25 along with bought-in pizzas and help from Rudi the cocker spaniel, voted the cutest UK pub dog

Added: Saturday, November 11th 2017

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