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2008-09-05 00:00:18

During the 17th Century in the lordship of Gower, beer licences were issued by justices of the peace for a fee of 20 shillings. Failure to sell beer without one would result in the offender being "openly whipped" and given a three-year ban. The drinks trade became established and moved on apace, as revealed in the book. "THE upgrading of the turnpike roads, towards the end of the 18th Century, brought stagecoach traffic including the Royal Mail over the ancient Pontardulais Bridge (on the...

2008-09-03 18:00:25

BREWING and pubs chain Greene King yesterday said sites selling food continued to perform strongly as it battled against challenging trading conditions. The group's retail arm reported like-for-like sales growth of 1.6% in the 16 weeks to August 24, compared with the 2.8% decline seen in July. Greene King said its Hungry Horse chain was seeing good growth, whilst the Loch Fyne restaurants acquired last year were "performing well". The company told shareholders ahead of its annual...

2008-09-03 06:00:18

By Martin Flanagan ROBUST trading in Scotland bolstered the latest update from Greene King yesterday, despite the company saying wider consumer confidence and spending were flagging. The stronger-than-expected performance, however, still sent shares in one of Britain's biggest regional pubs/brewing groups up nearly 10 per cent. Greene King, with more than 320 pubs north of the Border through its ownership of Belhaven, said the Scottish subsidiary's managed estate had driven up...

2008-08-30 09:01:03

Many of the problems with vandalism, yobbish behaviour, petty crime and violence, particularly in Plymouth's city centre, are fuelled by the excessive use of alcohol. New official figures showing a soaring number of hospital admissions due to alcohol misuse are deeply alarming, as it is pushing up crime and disorder. It has been found to be a significant factor in violent crime, public disorder, and perceptions of crime. Worryingly, as much as half of violent crime is known to be...

2008-08-29 18:00:31

By ALASTAIR GILMOUR BEER WRITER DEVELOPMENT Opportunity. Former Pub Premises. Lease For Sale. Vacancy. Freehold. High Turnover. And There's More. The signs are unmissable on every high street, giving the impression that the licensed trade is in freefall. That may be true, with a combination of the smoking ban tightening throats and cheap, strong lager being encouraged on supermarket customers. Add poor summer weather, credit crunch belt-tightening and job insecurity to the flat market...

2008-08-27 18:00:37

CLASSIC movie fans will be able to wash their popcorn down with a pint when a pub opens a mini cinema. While pub landlords are scratching their heads trying to find ways to beat the credit crunch and a drop in profits since the smoking ban came into practice, John Horton, landlord of The New Inn in Walsall, has come up with the unusual idea of showing films at the venue to boost trade. The pub, in John Street, which is known to locals as the Pretty Bricks, has an upstairs room with a...

2008-08-21 18:00:52

By ALEX TURNER THE administrators of Liverpool brewer Cains have begun shutting the loss-making pubs in the group. It also emerged yesterday that brothers Sudarghara and Ajmail Dusanj, who bought Cains in 2002, still own the brewery and a number of pubs. The administrators, PricewaterhouseCoopers, refused to confirm the number or location of the closures until all the affected staff had been informed, which might not be completed until next week. Cains Beer Company, which operates...

2008-08-14 03:00:24

Cisco Brew Pub Offering Beer, Wine and Spirits Created on Nantucket Island For BAA Boston, Inc. Jeff Donaldson, 412-642-7700 jeff.donaldson@elias-savion.com Logo: http://www.baausa.com The savory ales, fine wines, and locally produced spirits of Nantucket Island are now on tap and on the shelf for travelers at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). BAA Boston, developer of the AIRMALL(R) at BOS (Terminals B and E), is pleased to announce the opening of Cisco Brew Pub in Terminal...

2008-08-06 06:00:33

By Rob Kasper, The Baltimore Sun Aug. 6--Beer rules. It is the alcoholic beverage we Americans say we drink most often, besting wine, its closest competitor, by double digits. That was my take after reading the 2008 Gallup Poll of consumption habits, released last week. It found that 42 percent of the U.S. drinkers surveyed said they most often consumed beer, compared with 31 percent who picked wine and 23 percent who preferred spirits. Not so long ago, the same poll had beer playing...

2008-08-05 09:00:00

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/923758/beer_in_the_united) has announced the addition of the "Beer in the United Kingdom 2008" report to their offering. Beer in the United Kingdom market report provides the latest retail sales data, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies, the leading brands and offers strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market - be they new product developments, packaging...


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