George & Dragon pub in Hudswell

George & Dragon Hudswell named CAMRA pub of the year

Co-operative pub takes CAMRA Pub of the Year crown A small village pub which was saved from closure by the local community has won CAMRA‘s National Pub of the Year award. When the George & Dragon pub in Hudswell closed in 2008 it left the small North Yorkshire village with no other facilities for its residents apart from a village hall. Within two years, the community banded together to form the Hudswell Community Pub Ltd group and bought back the pub, re-opening in June 2010 after extensive renovations. The community was determined that the George & Dragon would offer far more than [...]

Craft Beer Co Covent Garden

Craft Beer Co reports double digit growth and expansion plans

The Craft Beer Co. which operates seven sites across London and one in Brighton, has reported like for likes up 11.3% 2016 against 2015 The news comes just a few weeks after the successful opening of their latest venue in London’s Limehouse and the first years trading at their site in the City on St. Mary Axe, in the shadow of the Gherkin. December alone traded up 15.5% across the estate with the addition of Limehouse in mid December, but was 8.4% up like for like. The Craft Beer Co. MD and Founder, Martin Hayes, commented: “It’s been a great year for [...]

Pub is The Hub appeals for donations

Pub is The Hub appeals for donations

Pub is The Hub appeals for donations for Community Services Fund Pub is The Hub has launched an online donation facility on its website to raise money for its Community Services Fund. As the organisation does not have any long-term funding – it exists on goodwill and donations from drinks and pub companies, grants from government, the Big Lottery and the Prince’s Countryside Fund and funding from other interested organisations – regular fundraising is a part of everyday life within Pub is The Hub Funding, from whichever source goes towards running the organisation and providing independent advice and support for services to [...]