Protz on coaching inns of Great North Road

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has released its latest book, Historic Coaching Inns of the Great North Road, Roger Protz. Known as “the Route 66 of Britain”, the Great North Road is part of British folklore, serving as the main route between London and Scotland for...

Brakspear gears up for ‘staycations’

Brakspear has opened nine new bedrooms at its Chequers managed pub in Marlow, taking to 77 the total number of letting rooms across its managed estate. The move expands Brakspear’s accommodation offer at a time of growing consumer demand for ‘staycations’....

Preview: festivals coming soon in Belgium

Visit Flanders has announced two major events which will be of interest to beer lovers, coming up in the next four months. With so many events taking place around the theme of beer, Leuven Beer Month features some of the best beer festivals in Belgium. Beer tastings...

Major refurbishment for Cressy Arms, Dartford

Red Oak Taverns, together with licensees Mark and Deana Lewins, have completed the six-figure refurbishment of the Cressy Arms, in Dartford, Kent. The historic pub was named after HMS Cressy, an armoured cruiser built for the Royal Navy around 1900. Mark Grunnell,...

Mayor to tackle decline in London’s pubs

Mayor Sadiq Khan has pledged to help halt the decline in the number of pubs in London, releasing new figures that reveal the number of locals in the capital have fallen by a quarter since 2001. The figures show that 1,220 pubs have been lost in the last 15 years. In...

New exports deals for St Peter’s Brewery

St Peter’s Brewery, in Suffolk, is continuing to secure export deals across Europe and further, with new deals secured in Norway and the Cayman Islands. Chief executive, Steve Magnall (pictured), said: “St Peter’s Brewery was founded on a desire to export...

New beer and new look for Inveralmond

Perth-based Inveralmond Brewery has launched a new beer and unveiled a new look as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. Inveralmond has added EPA — Edinburgh Pale Ale, to its portfolio — and relaunched bestsellers Ossian and Lia Fail, with a cohesive new look for all...

Black Sheep Best Bitter in mini-keg in Morrisons

Black Sheep Brewery has announced a six-month listing with Morrisons that will see its best-selling cask beer available on supermarket shelves for the first time. The North Yorkshire-based brewery has secured the deal with the supermarket following the launch of its...

Cirrus Inns purchases three London pubs

Metro Bank has provided Cirrus Inns with £11.67 million in funding, enabling it to purchase three central London pubs, previously owned by DM Group. The new debt facility has allowed Cirrus Inns to acquire the freeholds of the Cross Keys in Chelsea and the Sands End...

BrewDog opens new bar in Tallinn, Estonia

BrewDog is launching a new bar in Estonia’s capital city, Tallinn, this week — one of the first dedicated craft beer bars in the country. Since BrewDog’s iconic Punk IPA became the first craft beer to be sold in the country back in 2011, Estonia’s craft beer movement...

Brakspear launches new series of pub trails

Left to right at the pub trails launch are: chairman of TOE2, Karen Woolley; Henley MP, John Howell; Brakspear chief executive, Tom Davies; and Mayor of Henley, Julian Brookes   Henley brewer and pub operator Brakspear is encouraging pub-goers to work up a thirst...