My Campaign to Support My Local Pub

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my save pub campaign

my save pub campaign – help the Hand and Heart in Peterborough

I’ve written a long article on my beerwriter.co.uk blog, where I talk about my local pub, The Hand and Heart, which is currently under threat of closure due to financial pressures.

It’s a proper ‘local’ pub, with a small friendly community of drinkers who are always up for a chat over a pint.  The landlord Bram is an old fashioned grumpy but thoughtful old school landlord, who probably knows more about beer and how to keep it than anyone else in the city.

The pub is owned by Enterprise Inns, a property management company who own and lease pubs all around the UK.  Bram wishes to go free of tie, so he can buy beer from whoever and wherever he likes, at market prices, rather than direct through Enterprise, as he feels the extra margins he can make that way will help keep the pub viable.  He also wants to create a micro-brewery on the pub grounds, which again should allow him to make much higher margins on the home-brewed beer.

It’s a pub of real history, one of 250 or so that CAMRA list as “nationally important” – it’s an almost original 1930’s pub, and there are very few of those between wars pubs.  It also is a rate in that it has a war memorial inside, I believe I’ve read there are less than 100 pubs with one of those in the entire country!

Anyway – please have a read of my blog where I explain it all in more details, and how you can help keep this pub open.   It has already had over 450 shares on Facebook, and my local MP has joined the campaign.

cheers, Kristian ‘Krispy’ Brown

Author: Krispy

Webmaster of this and many websites over the years. I've been a Senior developer (Java JEE and Oracle DB, specialising in SEAM/JSF/Hibernate web development). Ex Lead Developer at New Scientist magazine, where I worked on creating a new WordPress based website, using almost 100% custom created widgets, plugins and theme. My own projects include websites created in WordPress and custom written with PHP and MySQL, and have my own dedicated Windows server to run them from. Currently proud of; My several darts websites; http://www.pdc-darts.co.uk - Darts, Beers & Cheers, and http://www.opendartstournaments.co.uk/ - Darts Open Tournament database. I also run websites for over ten of the elite players on the PDC tour, and two for darts management companies. Married, one cat. Beer fanatic (wife probably says bore) - I'm becoming an expert in real ale, craft ales, and Belgium and German beers. If expert means enjoying them. I've also dabbling in doing a bit of extract home brew. CAMRA member, and now regular guest judge for the local Beer festival. I've even created the 'semi official' web app for the Peterborough Beer festival (2nd largest in the country). Play a little darts (badly for Stilton), and watch .. LOTS of darts. Also a fan of the local footy team - UP THE POSH!

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