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A New Tradition

As part of our webshop offering over Christmas we put together a trio of mixed cases of 12 beers, all beautifully gift wrapped etc. Of these three cases (Mixed Craft Beers, Mixed Craft Pale Ales and Traditional Ales) the Traditional case was significantly the more popular. Which surprised us somewhat, as our customer base in […]

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Dryanuary is back

It is January again, which means that the industry-dividing idea of doing a dryanuary, or dry-january is back. From a health point of view, this is of course not something to be mocked. Of course though, coming from the biased position of being part of the licensed trade, we are not exactly big fans of […]

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Covid, Christmas & The Great Scotch Egg Strategy

  Here at the Tuppenny we are very good at putting a brave face on things, at just cracking on with what needs to be done, at keeping calm and carrying on. Anything that has been thrown at us, or put out to trip us up, has been dealt with, overcome, or circumvented, always with […]

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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 […]