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Beer for Breakfast

It is 9:30 on a Saturday morning and you find yourself in the pub; what are you drinking? Let me clarify: This is not a special occasion such as a wedding, when you may be expected to indulge in a … Continue reading

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Rock: The Next Generation

Last night I was in the pub. This is more unusual for me on a school night than people often suppose, but I was tempted into the Cafe Rene to see a band. This is the second time this week … Continue reading

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A Hyperbole Party

Hyperbole is great isn’t it? No, it’s better than great; it’s bloody fantastic. It’s the best thing ever. Words cannot describe how good it is: it’s the best thing since sliced bread. It’s better than sex. Hyperbole is a very … Continue reading

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Gloucester’s Pubs Coming Under a New Dominion

I heard some interesting news this week that will have a potentially big impact on some of Gloucester’s most historic pubs*: the Chapman Group has been acquired by Dominion Hospitality. The Chapman Group owns The New Inn, Dick Whittington and … Continue reading

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Gloucester Blues Festival 2016 Part 2

There are occasions in life which, often for reasons that are not immediately obvious, become imbued with special meaning and significance. These are times when friendships are forged, reinforced or renewed. Times when people are drawn together through shared interests, … Continue reading

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Gloucester Blues Festival 2016 Part 1

It is once again that joyous and liver-challenging time of year when the pubs of Gloucester give themselves over to the annual Gloucester Rhythm & Blues Festival. The Blues Festival started on Saturday (23rd), with the Cafe Rene Blues Festival … Continue reading

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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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