We started writing about pub history in 2001, but rapidly widened our scope to include beer and the contemporary pub scene. Since then we have published five books, written countless articles (mostly about beer and pubs in the West Country, although with occasional forays to foreign parts), met loads of interesting people, visited some great pubs, toured some fantastic breweries and drank some stunning beers.
We decided it was time to go digital.
These are exciting times, with plenty of doom and gloom but plenty of room for optimism as well. Pubs are closing at a faster rate than ever before, but more and more new breweries are opening all the time. The craft ale revolution has seen Britain join the world beer community, with an unprecedented range of beer styles now available. The only way of even hoping to keep track of all these changes, we thought, was to set up a blog. So here we are.