Monthly Archives: December 2011

Complacency continues to hold sway, another from the pen Robert Swayles. Barrel-Dregs (220)

Pub Co Complacency continues to hold sway So, British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) chairman and Molson Coors chief executive Mark Hunter acknowledges that the rate of pub closures is “alarming” and the decline in beer volumes is a “wake up call of epic proportions”. Well not before time. So, given this rather bleak assessment,… Read More »

Freedom to Choose, Newsletter, as always an interesting read, even for non-smokers like me.

December Newsletter Posted: 15 Dec 2011 02:00 PM PST Christmas Issue Chairman’s Message The Christmas season is upon us and may I wish everyone a prosperous and happy Christmas. Not that the anti-smoking forces will be seen to be helping us. 2012 will be a year when smoking and the tobacco industry will be coming… Read More »

Pub Co’s, answers to a simple question on Facebook. Barrel Dregs (217)

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BISC: Brulines is covered by Weights and Measures Act, Barrel Dregs (216)

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Pubcos behaving badly, from the pen of Robert Sales, Barrel Dregs (215)

Pubcos behaving badly Like many of you, I was dismayed by the failure of government to endorse a statutory code of practice. Experiences in other sectors, most notably banking and the press, have shown that self regulation is wholly ineffective. In fact in many cases it merely exacerbates the problem by allowing existing abuses to… Read More »