Pub reopening after 2007 floods

A Herefordshire pub which was severely damaged during summer floods two years ago has reopened its doors. The Red Lion in Stifford’s Bridge was under 5ft of water after heavy rain caused chaos in July 2007. Landlady Sally Cook said it had taken time to complete work as the pub had been partially remodelled to enable it to cope with future flooding. The floods of 2007 were said to be a “once in 600 years” event and caused widespread damage in the area. The pub was flooded within four hours of the nearby river bursting its banks and caused extensive damage. Ms Cook said: [...]

Great British Pub Awards 2009

The Morning Advertiser has announced the Regional Category Winners of the Great British Pub Awards. These awards are designed to specifically reward the licensee for their hard work, dedication and entrepreneurial skills. Best Cask Beer Pub, Best Community Pub, Best Freehouse & Best Cellar are some of the thirteen categories up for grabs Great British Pub Awards: winners shortlist here

Aletalk is Backing Proud of Pubs Week

Aletalk is backing Proud of Pubs Week 2009, which is taking place from July 11 to 19. The campaign, being promoted by The Publican is about getting pubs, people and politicians behind their key campaign message: that pubs are GOOD The campaign is trying to get Landlords involved in activities throughout the week. These include: Establishing an online community on Twitter or Facebook Putting on a Proud of Pubs Night, and trying something new in your the pub More details at