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Save the Great British Pub

Campaigners have launched a new on-line petition calling for duty levels to be reconsidered, action on cheap supermarket alcohol, a re-evaluation of the smoking ban and for the a Competition Commission inquiry into the pubco model See here http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/savethegreatbritishpub/index.html

Jennings Brewery Tour

It is always a concern when a small independent brewery is taken over by a larger concern. This was the case for Jennings when in 2005 they were taken over by Marston’s Plc (nee Wolverhampton & Dudley). Any fears we had were eased after an informative brewery tour, conducted by our knowledgeable guide. After a brief introduction in the bar, we had a 45 minute walk through the older part of the brewery, up many stairs, ducking under old beams, some of which our delighted host told us were once ships timbers. Although the tour was informative – we even [...]