Why did CAMRA’s chief executive step down?

The official press releases announcing Tim Page’s departure as the chief executive of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) sheds no light on his reason or reasons for going. The Daily Mail has said that it involved a row over supporting lager in order to draw more...
Engine and Tender is charity’s Favourite Local

Engine and Tender is charity’s Favourite Local

The Engine and Tender, in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, has been named as Prostate Cancer UK’s favourite local having beaten over 650 pubs across the UK to be crowned the winners. This is the second year the men’s health charity has run the competition to find its favourite...
Riverside pub The Boathouse re-opens in Yalding, Kent

Riverside pub The Boathouse re-opens in Yalding, Kent

Shepherd Neame riverside pub, The Boathouse, in Yalding, has re-opened following a £1.3 million transformation. A new glass-fronted restaurant offers stunning views of the River Medway, and a raised exterior terrace now leads on to a large decked area for al fresco...

Star Pubs and Bars boosts cask ale range

Star Pubs and Bars is increasing its cask beer range to more than 300 brews, complementing a deal made with SIBA last year giving licensees access to products from some 900 breweries. Star Pubs and Bars managing director, Lawson Mountstevens, said: “Great beer is at...
New look and leadership at The Lion, Wendlebury

New look and leadership at The Lion, Wendlebury

Pub operator and brewer Brakspear is relaunching its managed pub, The Lion, at Wendlebury, near Bicester, with the completion of 13 new bedrooms, a refurbishment of the main bar, and a new general manager to drive the business forward. Brakspear bought The Lion in...