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Not So Much Like Rain On Your Wedding Day…

In a glorious riposte to Alanis Morrissette and her oft ridiculed idea of irony, on the day designated as “Beer Day Britain” when they are meant to be celebrating the drink that underpins our nation, the pub and brewing trade are analysing and getting used to the news that there will be a likely four week delay to the long hoped for and relied upon “freedom day” of restriction easing. What does this mean for us though?

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We’re back baby!

It is the news you have all been waiting for! Details of our opening plans are here…. Read on to find out all the necessary news! Excited is not the word…

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Marking a troublesome week…

A blog in two parts as we discuss the current concern of womens safety, and mark 1 year since THAT address to the nation…

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Welcome to the Last Chance Saloon

Could this become the busiest bar in town?

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Is that light at the end of the tunnel?

(or is it an oncoming train?)

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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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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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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 […]