Heard the one about the publican, the pubco rep and the punter …

… who walked into a bar? Well, in this case, a series of micro-pubs?  You had to be there to enjoy it fully. I was the punter who, in the company of a publican and a manager from a pubco, decided to embark on a tour of east Kent’s micro-pubs, before there are too many: it took us two days to get around, but more are planned. Contemporaneous notes I sent Facebook updates from (nearly)...
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What’s wrong with pubs?

The actual question: As the “Pubs Officer” for the local branch of CAMRA I received this email from a university student – From: XXX Sent: 06 March 2013 11:25 To: pubs@camra-afrm.org.uk Subject: Story on pubs vs supermarkets Hi Justin, My name’s xxx. I’m at XXX University. I’m doing a...
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The trials and tribulations of tied pub tenants

If you are thinking of taking on a leasehold pub with a pubco (Punch Taverns, Enterprise Inns, etc) as your landlord, it is well worth watching this video about the problems faces by tied pub tenants first – to make sure you are happy you can cut it
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CAMRA observations

I attended a meeting of a local branch of CAMRA earlier in the week. Of those attending – 50 percent were bearded 60 percent wore beer-related T-shirts 75 percent had beer bellies 90 percent were anoraks 100 percent were male In other news: the minibus trip to visit the “Pub of the year” candidates will be on my wife’s birthday – that’s her birthday treat...
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And now for some GOOD news

Amidst all the doom and gloom for most pubs – especially pubco and brewery owned leasehold pubs – these days, it was good to hear some good news over the past few days for a change – Debs and Marcus at the William Caxton in Tenterden are off to a flying start to the year, with the regular weekly quiz – Wednesday evenings, if you want a go – and the Folk Club, and...
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Legal help for pub buyers or sellers

If you are planning to buy or sell a pub, you might be interested in these short guides here – Pubs and...
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