Editorial

How to choose the right bottle cooler

Double Door Bottle Cooler

Choosing the correct bottle cooler for your business can be a daunting task with so many makes and models on the market. There are huge differences in so many models, but for all the recent improvements in efficiency and design, the price of a new bottle cooler still reflects the quality of product you receive.…

Beer monitoring systems in your pub

Most pub chains have beer monitoring systems fitted on the dispense equipment in their pubs. They allow the pub company to monitor how much beer the pub sells and compare with how much is bought. The manager like myself has to accept as accurate the information these systems relay back to HQ. Any discrepancies and…

The Games People Play

From time to time there are things I find,while mucking out,that make me laugh out loud.This generally attracts the attention of the Gaffer who is inquisitive enough to take an interest. We have the Phantom Bog Roll Hoarder,the one who assembles every lavatory roll they can find in the ladies into one cubicle thus leaving…

Nicknames

G’day chums, This went through my mind a while ago (not much to stop it) so I thought I’d ask the team. Every establishment has a Mick the Brick,so who do you have? At our end we have,in no particular order,Billy Glass(makes windows,leaded lights a speciality),Our Chris,Deaf Liz (pardon?),Pissed Up Paul,Loggy John,Gobby John,Fishy John,Builder John,Little…

Cask or craft beer

Craft or cask beer which is the way forward. Everywhere you look these days Tesco, Morrisons, Asda they all seem to be offering lots of bottled craft beers for sale. I have even started stocking some myself. I used to have cask on but found I couldn’t always sell it before it went off. The…

Off piste

Coming back from the cash and carry in the old Toyota couldn’t help notice the state of the roads at the moment. That big some of the holes they look like that meteorite had landed in Manchester rather than Russia. Not good for the bottled stuff in the back. Good for Kwik Fit though… me…

PubDog looking for sites

Just checked out the BrewDog site as I love their beers. It seems they are looking for potential sites in cities in the UK. BrewDog will pay you £1000 in cash and £500 in beer and goodies for helping them out as well as giving you a lifetime discount in the new bar. Sounds sweet.…

Machine Games Duty, what!!!

Hope everyone has registered. Not long to go if you haven’t apparently. Have a look at the HM Revenue site for more details. http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/machinegamesduty/mgd-online.htm#1 What next ??