• 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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  • New Year, New Licensees and a New-Look for Kingsdown Pub

    05 February 2013

    Beachside pub the Zetland Arms, Kingsdown has re-opened following a £90,000 refurbishment by Faversham brewer Shepherd Neame.  The pub closed for refurbishment on 1 December, when former licensee of 35 years Tim Cobbett retired. New licensees, husband and wife team Kerensa and Tom Miller from Sandwich, re-opened its doors on Sunday 27 January. Says Kerensa, “Tom and I are looking forward to offeri

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  • The Beer Story - calling Time on Duty

    31 January 2013

    A new film highlighting the importance of a beer tax freeze in the March Budget was released by the British Beer & Pub Association today. The film ‘The Beer Story - Calling Time on Duty’ highlights the vital role the brewing and pub industry plays in the economic and social life of Britain, and includes interviews with a host of people who make this £19 billion industry such a key part of the economy – in every part of Britain.

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