This week we are distributing of 50,000 copies of a special print edition of Pits n Pots to houses in Stoke-on-Trent, that is roughly and un scientifically a copy for every other house in the city.
If you are a new visitor to the site who has arrived here after getting a printed copy through your front door, then welcome! All the content in the print edition will be appearing on-line during the day and can be found by clicking here Pits n Pots Print Edition please feel free to leave comments and get involved with any discussions. Continue reading →
Brewers in Staffordshire do not expect to be affected by Government plans to introduce a minimum alcohol price.
Titanic Brewery, which is based in Burslem and owns six pubs in the area, suggest that the price changes will only affect the cheapest alcohol. David Bott, 53, who runs the brewery with his younger brother Keith, doesn’t expect the Government plans — to introduce a minimum of 40p per unit — to affect his business. Continue reading →
As research from pub campaigners CAMRA suggests Stoke’s pubs are especially vulnerable, we have mapped the extent of recent closures (jump to map)
It’s a familiar sight – the boarded-up pub. And it’s increasingly common, as new data from pub campaigners CAMRA shows that more than 50 pub buildings are currently standing empty or being repurposed in Stoke, with more under threat.
The data indicates that around one in five pub buildings in Stoke is currently standing empty, or has been repurposed. Despite high-profile campaigns to save pubs in recent years, landlords continue to struggle with the smoking ban, high alcohol taxes, and competition from supermarkets. Continue reading →