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Should I Shed a Tear over the Closure of Zest?

It’s always depressing when a pub closes. It doesn’t matter whether it is a pub that I particularly like or not: pubs serve many purposes and, by and large, I believe that they provide a valuable service to the community … Continue reading

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Have Your Say on Gloucester Council’s Interim Pub Policy

As an enthusiastic support of the city’s fine pubs, I am delighted to see that Gloucester City Council is taking their preservation seriously. Last week they produced an ‘Interim Policy Statement on Public Houses’ to address concerns about the potential … Continue reading

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Gloucester’s Pubs Bucking the Trend

According to figures published this week by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), pubs are closing at a rate of 28 a week. This is up slightly from 26 pubs a week, but is a marked improvement on the 52 … Continue reading

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Why We Should Defend All Pubs, Not Just the Good Ones

I am a member of CAMRA and have been almost as long as I’ve been drinking (which is longer than I care to admit). But lately, since researching and writing the Story of Gloucester’s Pubs, my emphasis has shifted somewhat … Continue reading

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Closure of The Union and Other Bad News

At the end of last week I wrote about the start of a new era at Gloucester CAMRA. In my blog I mentioned some of the positive changes in the 22 years since the sub-branch was formed, but I also … Continue reading

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Gloucester Pub Research Revisited #1: Barton & Tredworth

A few weeks ago I blogged about my intention to re-run the research pub crawls that I did around Gloucester whilst writing The Story of Gloucester’s Pubs. Last weekend I finally got around to doing the first of them, and … Continue reading

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Pig Inn Peril

I have just returned from an excellent holiday to some really bad news: whilst I was away the Pig Inn the City closed. This is a tragedy! If you haven’t just returned from foreign climes you are probably already well … Continue reading

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