Opinion

Topical articles and pieces from a personal point of view.

Problem drinking? Brits are actually quite moderate drinkers

As regular as a red London bus, another report has come trundling along about “problem drinking”. It repeats the media mantra that the Brits consume t...

What does the future hold for pubs and breweries post pandemic?

After more than a year with minimal trade, for some pubs, the next few months could be their last hurrah. Many of us have built up savings and, over t...

Make real ale special

There’s many a slip twixt cup and lip, but the lockdown is coming to an end, we will be able to sup inside pubs and beer will once again be gushing in...

2020 Campaigner of the Year Mark Haslam says it's now or never to save pubs post Covid-19

It was dour Scots actor John Laurie, when reprising his Dad's Army character Private Frazer, who frequently exhorted: “We’re doomed, we’re all doomed!...

Running bitter gets an Indian twist

The India Pale Ale bandwagon gathers pace, writes Roger Protz Just when you thought there couldn’t be any further variations on the theme, new version...

Cask ale – the fight goes on

The future of real ale demands our continued vigilance, writes Roger Protz Some years ago a top man at a national brewery solemnly told me that all th...

Real pubs heritage with the Campaign

CAMRA’s has now covered every corner of the UK with the publication of its latest pub guide, Real Heritage Pubs of the South East. Edited by pub herit...

Behind the scenes of Pubs. Pints. People.

By Katie Wiles, podcast producer On 14 April, smack dab in the middle of the Covid-19 lockdown, CAMRA launched an inaugural podcast – Pubs. Pints. Peo...

Paradise postponed

This is the time when I would be packing my bags for a week at London Olympia. The Great British Beer Festival is the highlight of my working year and...

A love affair with pubs

It’s when the pubs are shut that you miss them most. Life may be different when you read this but at the time of writing I am in full lockdown, allowe...


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