Friday, 26 February 2010

Win a year of holidays in the Lake District

Buy a bottle or pint of Jennings Cumberland Ale and a stunning year long package of Summer and Winter Holidays and Short Breaks at the Langdale Hotel and Spa could ALL be yours

This superb prize consists of two weeks (one summer, one winter) in 5 star self catering accommodation and two short breaks to be taken throughout the year.

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Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Kelham Island Tavern: Britain's Best Again

Sheffield’s Kelham Island Tavern, forced to close after floods hit in 2007, has won CAMRA’s top gong for a second consecutive year.

It’s the first pub to win the Campaign for Real Ale’s National Pub award twice on the trot.

The Kelham Island Tavern, which was described by 2009 judges as a "small gem", was praised for its quality of beer and attention to detail.

Licensee Trevor Wraith said the accolade was a "great achievement".

Camra pubs director Julian Hough said: "The pub's success is thoroughly deserved due to its high attention to detail, service to the surrounding community and quality in all areas, not least in the beer."

Monday, 8 February 2010

Government appoints minister for pubs

Wentworth MP John Healey has been given the task of heading up a strategy to help save Britain's pubs.
Last week, the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) said the rate of pub closures had slowed from 52 a week in the first half of 2009 to 39 a week.
Healey, also housing and planning minister, is to head a task force of five ministers who will draw up a plan to help pubs.
The BBPA hailed the decision as "great news" and a "clear sign" that its campaigns, Axe the Tax and I'm Backing the Pub, had had an impact.

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Monday, 1 February 2010

Britain's Best Beer 2010

Today (1st Feb 2010) sees the launch of our competition to find Britain's Best Beer 2010.

The competition runs from the beginning of February until the end of November, with the winners being announced in early December. Anyone in the UK over the age of 18 can vote for their favourite beer(s) of the year. There are two categories to vote in, Best Cask Beer and Best Bottled Beer and you can select up to three beers in either one or both categories.

Each month, everyone who enters or updates their choice(s) for Britain's Best Beer in that month will be entered into a monthly free prize draw.

Full details and rules of the competition can be found HERE

You can follow the progress of the competition on Twitter