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Lockdown Two musings from Linda

Here we are again. There have been a few tears from me tonight, partly because of the genuine love in the building all evening and partly because of the heartbreak of closing again.  Hopefully just for 4 weeks, but what follows here is the emotional outburst after an amazingly busy night to say thank you […]

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Here we go again…

Lockdown is upon us again. Like your favourite pair of slippers, familiar and snug, but tatty, a bit whiffy and generally distasteful to the rest of society. As you were then folks… For us at first glance, from Thursday it is pretty much going to be business as usual, but the April to June model. […]

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Why “The Tuppenny”?

  Ever wondered why we are called The Tuppenny? If so, you are not alone, as way back in 2012, as soon as word of our impending launch was out, people started discussing the name of the bar, with many amusing connections being made, all of which were wrong but did make us smile (and […]

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A Brief History of 58-59 Devizes Road

In 1893 the Dodgson family bought number 59 Devizes Road and opened Dodgsons Barbers. The family, with their 9 children, lived in the flat upstairs. In 1957, a young barber by the name of Tony Holmes began his career in barbering at the still trading Dodgsons until, in 1958, Mr Dodgson decided it was time […]

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The View from Under the Bus

  The news today announcing the 10pm curfew for pubs and bars, the Governments latest “finger-in-the-air” scheme to control the spread of Covid-19, initially came as another demoralising hammer-blow to us, losing us what on paper are nine of our often most profitable hours of trade. However, we realise it could have been worse for […]

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Was Eat Out To Help Out a Good Thing?

So, it is a few weeks now since the Eat Out to Help Out (EOTHO) scheme officially ended, which has been time to reflect on it and how it has affected us. As a non-food outlet (discounting our amazing pop-up from Yak The Himalayan Kitchen, which doesn’t really directly benefit us in cash terms) we […]

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The Value of a Review

  One of those scathing publican responses to a bad customer review on social media was doing the rounds this weekend and kicked off a bit of a discussion amongst some of us about how far you can go with your reply to a reviewer, what a business should put up with and how right […]

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How hard is it to follow a simple rule?

  We are a long way into this lockdown thing now. It has been nigh on six months in fact. You would have thought we would be used to it and in control. But apparently not. Infection rates are climbing, there are localised breakouts, and a trip round town, day or night, illustrates how much […]

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Is Live Music Back?

  The more alert of you will have noticed we recently snuck up a new event. An event that features some live music. Those of you with long memories will realise that this is auspicious as it will be our first live music since mid-March. However, do not get too excited in thinking this marks […]

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Don’t Forget – We still have the Tuppenny Shop & DeliverBrew

I just wanted to pen a quick reminder that even though full lockdown is (for the moment) over you can have your slice of the Tuppenny at home still as the shop is very much an ongoing thing, and something we are slowly developing. Since we re-opened the bar we took the decision to treat […]