Vying for perfect pint honours

An Invercargill bar and a Queenstown bar are competing for top honours in the Guinness Lower South Island pint master competition, with the winner to represent the region in the national final. Continue reading

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Row brewing as award-winning pub faces last orders

A battle royal is brewing at an award-winning Irish pub in London. The Cock Tavern in Somers Town is locked in a struggle for survival — with local people and regulars opposing moves to have the landlady’s lease terminated. And now RMT union leader Bob Crow has joined the rumpus, throwing his weight behind the campaign to keep the pub open and landlady Sheila Gavigan behind the bar. Continue reading