Introduction to the June / July 2024 edition

have to ask: will the sequence of events which are damaging the pub trade and the…

Introduction to the March / April 2024 edition

I heard on the radio that trade in the hospitality sector in December was up by…

New Year and Honours

Welcome to the first edition of London Drinker for 2024. I wish you all a very…

Christmas

Christmas, inexorably, is coming and, along with the New Year celebrations, we can only hope that…

Introduction to October/November 2023 issue

I’m sure that most readers are aware of the grim story of the Crooked House in…

Introduction to the August/September 2023 edition

Once again, I bring you mixed messages. Sadly, more London independent breweries have closed (see the…

Introduction to June/July 2023 edition

As reported in the Brewery News column, we continue to lose breweries, both locally and nationally.…

Introduction to April/May 2023 edition

Sadly, the situation as regards our precious pubs and breweries is not improving, with new closures…

Introduction to the Feb/March 2023 edition

At the beginning of the current set of financial problems, I think that most of us…

Autumn Statement

The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement was delivered on 17 November, just as we went…