Category Archives: Features

MICROPUB SPOTLIGHT: Rutherfords, Kelso

Running a micropub in Scotland can provide it’s own set of challenges. So, it’s just as well there is a trailblazer who has not only given it a go but also trains those keen to follow their lead. Here, RUTHERFORDS OF KELSO – the first micropub to establish itself north of the border – is… Read More »

MICROPUB SPOTLIGHT: The Just Reproach, Deal

Micropubs are springing up all over the country, providing a much-needed alternative for punters weary of poor quality boozers. In the second in a series of Q&As with those who have taken the plunge and decided to run their own such establishment, Mark Robson of the JUST REPROACH in the historic Kent town of Deal,… Read More »

Would you ban children from your local?

Okay, so the title of this post may be slightly provocative, but if I gave you a magic wand, would you ban kids from your local? I’m sure if you had possession of a magic wand then you’d probably have better things to wish for, like a jackpot-winning lottery ticket, a villa in Italy or… Read More »

Home brewing beginners’ guide

Come on, let’s be honest; beer is plentiful, available at supermarkets, off-licences and pubs throughout the land. So why are so many people turning to homebrew kits? It could well be that with the recession in full flow, people are looking to home brewing as a cost cutting measure. For a reasonable amount of start-up… Read More »