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A week in pubs: w/c 28 March 2011

Pub visits this week 1 Location Sheffield Whoever you are, whatever the reason you’re here, the next thing you should read is the most recent column by Karen Black. Karen took over a Nottinghamshire boozer a few months ago – her first job in the pub business – and has been writing about her experiences … Continue reading

A week in pubs: w/c 14 March 2011

Pub visits this week 3 Location London So, the government that told us they were on the side of pubs has increased beer tax by 2 per cent above the rate of inflation. Still, we shouldn’t be surprised: this is the prime minister who promised us that health and education would be protected from his … Continue reading

A week in pubs: w/c 3 January 2011

Pub visits this week 4 Location Sheffield You’ve heard about this schooner thing, right? Last week the government announced that pubs will soon be allowed to sell two thirds of a pint of beer – as per the ‘schooner’ measure used in Australia. At the moment, under those archaic weights and measures laws, this is … Continue reading

A week in pubs: w/c 29 November 2010

Pub visits this week 3 Location Sheffield This ‘big society’ thing, then. It looks to me for all the world like a painfully transparent, back-of-a-fag-packet effort to paste some philosophical and moral validity on to a snarling Thatcherite agenda of slash and burn, fuck the poor, and every man for himself. The idea of schools … Continue reading