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The Website for everyone that is involved in every aspect of the licensed industry and the customers who use all these premises. Send us your funny stories, horror stories, good stories about pubs and pub owning companies and customer’s funny tales and we will give you a free listing for your pub, business and website.

Rent Valuations by Pub Co’s, BDM’s at Rent Reviews and some other questionable activities. (Barrel Dregs)

Rent Valuations by Pub Co’s, BDM’s at Rent Reviews and some other questionable activities. Having studied the so called method of rent assessment used by the Pub Co’s for Rent Reviews. Firstly all rents are supposedly worked out by Valuers and BDM’s on the future sustainable earnings potential by a competent operator/reasonably efficient operator (REO)… Read More »

So Much for Coni

So Much for Coni My family decided that my youngest son should have a cat, against my better instincts. A very pretty cat was rescued from the local cats home, she totally ignored us and tried to run away on numerous occasions before finally deciding that we were possibly acceptable. Having a cat wandering around… Read More »

October Recipe from The Jack in The Green

Mackerel. What could be better! It’s plentiful,cheap, local, fabulous to eat and good for you. Perfect for that midweek lunch (surely our most neglected of meals) it’s got to be better than a plastic wrapped sandwich and a packet of crisps. At their best towards the end of summer and into autumn, mackerel is a… Read More »

Government Must Overrule OFT Decision on Pub Company Ties

CAMRA, The Campaign for Real Ale, has criticised the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for failing to protect consumers by taking no action following the consumer group’s super-complaint submitted in July and has called on the Government to refer unfair tie arrangements in the pub sector to the Competition Commission. In this morning’s response to… Read More »

What is Real Ale?

What is Real Ale? In the early 1970s CAMRA coined the term ‘real ale’ to make it easy for people to differentiate between the bland processed beers being pushed by the big brewers and the traditional beers whose very existence was under threat. Many pubs and brewers use the term to describe their beers, but,… Read More »