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  • Pub of the Week: The Crown, Blackheath

    13 February 2013

    The Crown, Blackheath is a lively traditional pub in the heart of Blackheath Village, serving food daily and providing refreshment to weary travellers on their way to and from London which it has done since the 16th Century.

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  • A Loving Brew for Valentines Day

    11 February 2013

    Love is in the air this week as thoughts turn to Valentine's Day, but it's also in the beer with this latest contribution from our Pilot Brewery - 'Heart Warmer'. This 4.2% ale is available from 15 select outlets across the south east. Tasting Notes

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  • The Pub Sandwich to Beat All Pub Sandwiches?

    11 February 2013

    A sandwich, which was crowned ‘Sandwich of Sandwich’ in May 2012, is now in with a chance of becoming the nation’s Best Pub Sandwich, having been announced as one of three finalists in the National Pub Food Challenge Awards.  Sandwich pub The Market Inn’s Market Sandwich won ‘Sandwich of Sandwich’ last year and has since attracted a host of international media attention, with a TV crew coming from

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  • Dormancy or hibernation

    07 February 2013

    Dormancy is defined as a period when growth, development and or physical activity are temporarily stopped or slowed to a minimum. A period when the organism minimises activity to conserve energy; In order to hibernate, an animal prepares layers of body fat during late summer and autumn to give it energy during its dormant (hibernation) phase.

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  • It's a Family Affair at New-Look Wilmington Community Pub

    06 February 2013

    Wilmington pub the Orange Tree has new licensees, brother and sister team Nick and Pauline Hardy, and a smart new look, after a £85,000 investment by Kent brewers Shepherd Neame. Nick and Pauline, who took over the pub on 22 December 2012, are offering a warm, family welcome as well as first-class roast dinners from the new Hardy Carvery and a dynamic live music line-up of musicians and solo singe

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