In choosing the Retailer of the Year award judges were looking for licensees who have built successful pubs
by finding innovative new ways of attracting customers.
It s not right that some tied pub
tenants are unfairly overcharged by their landlords and the Pubs
Code will help ensure they get a fair deal.
The real ale promotion group has included it in its list of over 200 Local Pubs
of the Year to help launch April's Community Pubs
A new Pubs
Code has been given nal approval in Parliament, giving thousands of community pubs
more power to buy beer without restrictions imposed by the pub
companies that own them.
He added: "The pub
companies have been able to abuse their position and squeeze pubs
till they close.
We are absolutely thrilled to receive this coveted award and recognition by our peers and experts in the industry as the 'top dog' of all Irish pubs
," said Ron Wallace, owner of Olde Blind Dog.
In one of the two mini pubs
that have opened in Baker Street, Middlesbrough, an enjoyable, free of charge, old-fashioned Sunday buet was enjoyed by customers including myself, consisting of cheese, large pickled unions, meatballs, Scotch eggs and nuts.
More needs to be done to support pubs
, there needs to be changes in VAT and alcohol duty to favour pubs
ahead of supermarkets so it bcomes more affordable to go to the pub
At the moment, tied pubs
are usually obliged to buy at least some of their beer from a particular brewery or pub
He said: "We judge pubs
not just by their beer but also by the atmosphere, community spirit and the welcome you get.
One hundred pubs
from across the country will vie for national titles across 17 categories, including Best Cask Beer Pub
, Best Community Pub
, Best Food Pub
and even Best Pub
At the time of the sale of the telecom division, Aspen Publishers was said to be was selected by Pearson to purchase most of the other Cap Pubs