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Roscoe's Carol: the scars are healing

Roscoe's Carol: the scars are healing

Following a long battle with here landlords, Carol Ross is now the proud owner of the Roscoe Head in Liverpool, one of only five pubs to be listed in the Good Beer Guide for 50 years. She still bears the scars of her battle to win control of the pub but is now turning her attention to saving cask ale as it's replaced by "craft beer" in many Merseyside pubs

Added: Monday, March 21st 2022

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Prize for villagers who saved their local

Prize for villagers who saved their local

CAMRA -- the Campaign for Real Ale -- has given its prestigious Pub Saving Award to locals in Stoke Ferry, Norfolk, who raised funds to buy the Blue Bell Inn that had closed and was threatened with being turned into housing. It will re-open in the spring. Runner-up was the Railway Arms in Saffron Walden, Essex, which has re-opened following a long campaign to save it by local people.

Added: Monday, December 27th 2021

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Farriers Arms: CAMRA icon for sale

Farriers Arms: CAMRA icon for sale

The Farriers Arms in St Albans has played a key role in the history of the Campaign for Real Ale. The longest surviving CAMRA branch was formed in the pub in November 1972. The Farriers was owned by Hertford family brewer McMullen but it sold the pub to the sitting tenants, Tony and Jannine Passmore, in 2013. They now want to retire and the pub is on the market. A local Lib Dem councillor will attempt to win an Asset of Community Value listing for the pub

Added: Wednesday, December 8th 2021

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Join Des's great London beer trek

Join Des's great London beer trek

The third edition of Des de Moor's guide to London pubs records a remarkable increase in the number of breweries operating in the capital -- up from 14 in the last edition to 140 today. The guide takes beer lovers on a dizzying trek round London, visiting the best pubs and breweries large and small, and noting the vast range of beer styles now available

Added: Sunday, November 21st 2021

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Nottingham: great beer, great pubs

Nottingham: great beer, great pubs

Nottingham was once dominated by two big breweries, now long gone. Today there's a large number of artisan breweries, led by Castle Rock, offering great choice drinkers. And there are some superb pubs, including the Kean's Head in the historic Lace Market.

Added: Friday, September 10th 2021

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Historic Magdala is back in business

Historic Magdala is back in business

The Magdala Tavern in Hampstead, North London, is famous as the place where Ruth Ellis -- the last woman to be hanged in Britain -- shot her lover in 1955. The pub, owned by Punch Taverns, had been closed since 2014 but it's been bought by Dick Morgan who also runs the Express Tavern in Kew and the Sussex Arms in Twickenham. He has spent £250,000 restoring a famous North London landmark with a fine range of beers

Added: Saturday, July 3rd 2021

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Historic Cockney pub restored to glory

Historic Cockney pub restored to glory

A famous East End pub, the Boleyn Tavern, has been restored to its Victorian splendour thanks to a £1 million refurbishment by its owners, Remarkable Pubs. The pub was opened in 1900 by the Limehouse brewer Taylor Walker and it was visited on several occasions by Mahatma Gandhi when he was studying in London. The pub fell into disrepair when West Ham United moved to Stratford but it's now fully open with a good range of cask beers

Added: Sunday, June 27th 2021

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Battle royal to save Art Deco gem

Battle royal to save Art Deco gem

The future of the Iron Duke pub in Great Yarmouth hangs in the balance as the local council and preservation trust decide whether its future is as a pub or retail or private building. The Art Deco pub was built in the 1930s but has been closed for 15 years. It's now Grade II-listed but this will not protect it from being turned into different, alternative use

Added: Monday, June 21st 2021

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The case for making cask ale special

The case for making cask ale special

As pubs start to reopen and the end of lockdown in sight, it's vital that cask ale gets special treatment to stop the slow decline in sales. We need to treat it as "the wine of the country", part of our national heritage and made with great care and passion and it needs to be given special attention on pub bars

Added: Friday, June 4th 2021

Review

A paean of praise for London's pubs

A paean of praise for London's pubs

Matthew Curtis and Orlando Gili have given London pubs a much-needed boost with a gem of a book that lists 52 of the finest pubs in London. They list pubs in all parts of the capital, ranging from old coaching inns to modern watering holes, including one converted from a mock-Tudor public convenience

Added: Thursday, June 3rd 2021

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