UK Pubs

The Sad Demise of the Pub Bullsh**ter

Jak Hutchcraft | Posted 12.07.2015 | UK Comedy
Jak Hutchcraft

"Hot Chocolate is 2Pac's dad" was something that a friend told me over a pint when we were teens. As you can imagine it divided the group, some were taken aback by the revelation and others laughed and called bullsh**. I didn't fully believe it at the time but as years went by I realised that part of me never truly disbelieved.

Hipsters, Rejoice! There Soon Could Be A Pub That Only Serves Tea

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We narrow-minded folk who thought a 'pub for tea' was in fact a cafe, are about to be proved wrong as crowdfunding for such an establishment starts to...

My Atheism Was Ridiculed - Which is Fine with Me

Chris Rooney | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Chris Rooney

We all know that mocking someone's religion - especially in polite social situations - is taboo. When it comes to someone's 'unbelief', however, it se...

We Must Stop Developers Vandalising Our Pubs

Tom Copley | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Politics
Tom Copley

Many pubs are important parts of the communities they serve, and every pub is different. If a pub closes its doors forever then its distinctiveness, atmosphere and character are lost forever. Just because there may be another pub down the road doesn't mean it will be an adequate replacement.

A Bar of One's Own

Lisa Edwards | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

Whilst going to a bar alone might shock some people, what about going to a club? I've done it, lots of times. In a busy environment like a club, no one knows you're on your own. You may have become separated from your friends, you may have just arrived and are looking for them.

New Pubs on the Block

Judith Baker | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Baker

We hear all the time about pubs closing down in the UK but a wave of new pub openings and re-openings in West London seems to tell a different story. Here is my take on the boozers making news.

Past Perceptions of Sober People

Rachel Black | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Black

As I was tried and failed to moderate, not yet ready to consider giving up totally myself, I watched sober people with a new sense of awe and admiration. Not only did they not drink alcohol, they appeared content with their ways and looked happy.

Tory Peer Blames 'Many' Pub Closures On Non-Drinking Muslims

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Politics

A Tory peer, and former brewery boss, has sparked outrage after blaming Muslims for "many pub closures" across Britain. Lord Hodgson of Astley Abb...

And The Best Place For Michelin Starred Pub Grub Is...

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you love tasty pub food then the following will definitely be of interest. The Michelin Eating Out In Pubs Guide has revealed the winning pub of...

Where Are the Ladies?

Judith Baker | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Baker

Pubs in the UK are increasingly attracting female drinkers, so why are so few of them named after women? Queen Vics and Queen's Heads apart, there's precious few with real women's names.

Here's A Very Good Reason Why You Should Go For A Drink Today

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Politics

Thousands of pubs, bars and restaurants will slash the price of food and drink by 7.5% today as part of a campaign to show the benefits of cutting VAT...

Hooray! British Pubs Are Finally Going From Manky To Magnificent

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Pub-goers rejoice: the days of "decrepit boozers with dull beer and freezer-pack food" are over, according to editors of popular guide book The Good P...

How to Entice Customers Through Your Pub Doors

Andy Maddocks | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Maddocks

Our industry is unrecognisable to what it looked like 20 years ago when I first started out in the licensed trade. Having good food, reasonably priced drinks and excellent customer service are no longer virtues to brag about, they are now the norm and the expectation of every customer who comes into our bars.

So What's So Bad About Camden?

Chloe Gunning | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

When you think of Camden what springs to mind? Banksy knock offs at the market? Goths? Amy Winehouse tribute acts? Dawdling groups of Spanish tourists? The stench of overcooked sweet and sour chicken? Drunk teenagers throwing up at 2am?

The Wheatsheaf Inn, Northleach - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

Last month, my other half Steve and I travelled to The Cotswolds for a few days to celebrate Steve's birthday. We got the train after work on a Wednesday night and arrived into Kingham just before 8pm, then it was a short 15 minute taxi ride to The Wheatsheaf, which is situated in the small market town of Northleach.

After Failing To Oust Clegg, Lib Dem Peer Buys A Load Of Pubs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Politics

Matthew Oakeshott, the Liberal Democrat peer who quit the party last week after a failed plot to oust Nick Clegg as leader, has drowned his sorrows by...

Cheers! Recruitment in Pubs and Bars Surpasses Expectations

Ian Burke | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK
Ian Burke

Last week the ONS confirmed that the UK economy grew by 0.8% in the first three months of the year. Meanwhile unemployment figures have fallen to 6.9%...

Pubs To Stay Open Late For England World Cup Matches

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Sport

Pubs will be able to stay open late to show England's World Cup matches with after-hours kick-off times this summer, Home Secretary Theresa May has an...

Four Beers to Try If You Don't Like Beer

Victoria Ferran | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

Beer is still one of our most popular drinks, but in many people's eyes it lacks the sophistication and versatility of other beverages such as wine. In recent years, it's seriously fallen out of fashion, associated with either laddish binge-drinking culture or the cagoule-sporting CAMRA fans.

I Once Went Into a Pub Loo...

Aaron Child | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Aaron Child

I once went into a pub loo and they were playing a live recording of a Billy Connolly gig over head in the speakers. This was totally separate to the music that was played upstairs. I came away thinking I had dreamt it up or had some sort of Scottish comedy stoke.

Which Traditional Village Pub Has Been Named Best In UK?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A traditional village pub which prides itself on caring for the local community has been named best in the UK. The Swan with Two Necks in Pendleton...

This House Has Its Own Garden Pub

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK

What do you look for in a property? Spacious kitchen? Two bathrooms? How about your very own traditional pub at the end of your garden... c I...

Could Pubs Stay Open Longer During The World Cup?

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

David Cameron has overruled the Home Office and ordered a rethink to ensure that pubs can be open for England's World Cup fixture against Italy. Th...

Want To Watch England's World Cup Opener In The Pub? Tough.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

Want to watch England's World Cup opener in the pub? Tough. The government has refused to extend pub licensing hours to accommodate the game. En...

Pub At Motorway Service Station A Great Idea, Say Britain's Functioning Alcoholics

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy

The opening of the first pub at a motorway service station has been greeted with joy by Britain's functioning alcoholics. "Thank goodness you can n...