Wednesday, 21 July 2010


·  Southern pubs could be included in NI holiday

The FSB has called for an extension of the NI holiday across the south-east after the region was revealed as the most likely to be under-staffed.

·  Microbrewers are an economic inspiration

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and mircrobrewers should be an “economic inspiration” to the nation as it struggles to emerge from recession. That’s according to economic experts at the prestigious Nottingham University Business School, who believe the ever-growing number of microbreweries offers hope for the UK’s small businesses. The economists also believe that real ale’s rebirth [...]

·  Big Cornish Flavour At Top Festival

There will be a bigger Cornish flavour than ever before at next month’s (Aug) Great British Beer Festival at London’s Earls Court. As guests of Truro-based Skinners Brewery, Falmouth Marine Band will make their debut at the big event, which runs from August 3-10 as the highlight of the year for CAMRA (Campaign For Real Ale). [...]

·  Petra Wetzel brings German style Beer to Glasgow

The founder and managing director of West has brought German-style beer to Glasgow and is opening her second brewery in the city She’s a German with a Glaswegian accent working in the brewing industry. It’s a strange mix, admits Petra Wetzel, but it works. The £1m brewery, bar and restaurant has been so successful since opening [...]

·  Waitrose targets pubs

Supermarket chain Waitrose is targeting pubs as part of its strategy to open to 300 new convenience stores within 10 years.

·  CCT Group pubs up for sale

Five wet-led pubs formerly operated by CCT Group, which went into administration last week, are being sold through Christie + Co.

·  Tax simplification could help pubs

Licensees could enjoy some respite in regulation, taxes and red tape following the Government’s appointment of an Office of Tax Simplification.

·  Microbreweries hailed as 'inspiration' for business

Rise of real ale seen as example of how 'small is beautiful'

·  Pub is the Hub to aid 50 Welsh pubs

Pub is the Hub hopes to regenerate 50 rural Welsh pubs, thanks to support from the Prince of Wales, which will allow them to open an office there.

·  New help for communities to run pubs

David Cameron has announced new resources to help local people take over “community assets” such as pubs.

·  Ex-pubs minister: give Mulholland the job

John Healey has called on the coalition Government to appoint a replacement — and he suggested Greg Mulholland for the role.

·  Voters of the Essex Food & Drink Award Finalists 2010

A BIG thank you to everyone who voted for us and got us into the final of the Essex Food and Drink Awards 2010. We’ll keep brewing it if you keep drinking it ! We would also like to announce that we have also just made it into the final of the Essex Business Awards ! Thank you [...]

·  Thornbridge Brewer wins UK Brewer of the Year

Last night saw the annual All Party Parliamentary Beer Dinner where the UK Brewer of the Year accolade is announced. Stefano Cossi of Thornbridge Brewery was named Brewer of the Year 2010 as recommended by the Institute of Brewing and Distilling. Cossi has been with Thornbridge Brewery since it began brewing in 2004 and heads up [...]

·  4 out of 10 would help save local pub

Four out of ten adults would be willing to join efforts to save their local pub if it was under threat, says CAMRA.

·  'Microbrewers are an economic inspiration'

CAMRA and mircrobrewers should be an “economic inspiration” to the nation as it struggles to emerge from recession.