Friday, 2 July 2010

News Round-Up Wk26

A lessee has been hit with a £7,641 tax bill for live-in benefits at his pub — Greene King’s Waggon & Horses in Maidenhead, Berkshire.
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Organisers of the national week-long celebration of pubs have unveiled suggested activities that pubs can stage each day — and revealed growing support for the event. British Pub Week, from 30 October to 6 November, aims to encourage more people to visit pubs during the Halloween/Bonfire Night period. The suggested week of activity is: • Sat 30 Oct: [...]
A Conservative MP is sending a lifeline to vulnerable community pubs by pushing forward a bill that closes planning law...
On eve of the ban’s three-year anniversary, DoH says no intention currently to review the legislation A planned review of the smoking ban has been ditched by the coalition government, raising hopes the measures will not be extended. The ban has its three-year anniversary tomorrow and Labour had vowed to review the legislation after this period. But a [...]
Greene King is to reduce the number of tenanted pubs in its estate from 1,584 to 1,200 through disposals and conversion to managed houses.
Chief executive of Greene King Rooney Anand explains why the UK needs a minimum price and restrictions on the sale of alcohol.
Greene King boss Rooney Anand has called for a pan-industry code with Government backing to set a minimum price per unit.
Three artisan food and drink producers - Bristol Beer Factory, Trethowan’s Dairy and Mark’s Bread are collaborating to bring the Bristol public two unique tasting events this summer. On Monday July 19th BBF are hosting a Beer, Bread & Cheese Tasting & Tour at the Bristol Beer Factory Brewery, next to Mark’s Bread on North Street, [...]
PUBS and brewing group Greene King today served up increased annual sales and pre-tax profits, despite “an uncertain and challenging” trading environment.
Our next Branch Meeting will be held at the Carniceria, Holmfirth, HD9 2DN (map) on Monday 21st June 2010 at 8pm. Catch the 19:10 313 First bus from Huddersfield bus station. We hope to see you there. There is a Beer Festival at the Navigation, Mirfield starting on Thursday 17th June and running until Sunday 20th June. Also, from [...]
The Beer Festival was undoubtedly a great delight but there are still many more in the coming months including: • Festival in the Park • Yorkshire Day • Dewsbury Canal Festival • (more...)
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At a recent branch committee meeting, the Norwich and Norfolk Branch of CAMRA selected Norwich Door to Door as its nominated charity for 2010. An interesting debate and lengthy voting process was necessary because there were so many worthy charities applying, and each one had a compelling and convincing case to make, but it was felt that as Norwich Door to Door was serving the local community it got the nod this year. This admirable organisation’s objective is to enable social inclusion for severely…
Don’t forget about the Gate to Southwell Folk Festival this weekend, held in the grounds of the National Trust Southwell Workhouse. As well as a host of top performers, there is a beer festival featuring around 50 real ales plus cider and perry. There is also a host of events happening around the town in pubs and [...]
Next Wednesday (16th June) sees the Fox & Crown hosting a Batemans brewery night. The following Wednesday (23rd) it is Everards turn to be showcased.
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A small gallery of photo’s from this year’s Newark Beer Festival has been posted here. If anyone has any pictures they want considering for addition, please email us.
Click on picture to download copy of the programme.
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.flickr-photo {border:solid 2px #000000;}.flickr-yourcomment {}.flickr-frame {text-align:left;padding:3px;}.flickr-caption {font-size:0.8em;margin-top:0px;} Three Fishes, Shrewsbury and West Shropshire Pub of the Year, 2010 , originally uploaded by NorrieP . Now it's official - the photo's been in the Star! Shrewsbury and West Shropshire CAMRA voted The Three Fishes, in Fish Street, Shrewsbury, Pub of the Year for 2010. Here's Keith Davies (Branch Chair) presenting the certificate to Dave…
Unfortunately, we have been informed that the Official Opening event at the Yeaton Cask today has been cancelled, due to a family illness.