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Beer, beer, beer.

On 19 Mar 2013 at 2:51pm Rookie wrote:
This Friday, 22nd March, LCFC are hosting one of their classic Beer Festivals at the picturesque setting of the Rook Inn.
There will be some twenty ales and ciders available (plus the odd lager for that mate that insists on coming with you).
Hot food will also be on offer and who knows what else. Plus, you‚??ll get a free commemorative Lewes FC pint glass that will make you the envy of all your friends.
At just £4, advance tickets are available at The Gardeners Arms, Hartleys off-license or the Club Office. It‚??s ¬£5 if you pay on the night.
Doors open at 5pm.
Beers/ciders include:
Harveys Elizabethan ‚?? normally only available as a bottled beer
Harveys Bulls Head ‚?? brewed especially for the Bulls Head in Boreham St
Harveys Tom Paine ‚?? the first of this years brew ‚?? normally only available in the summer
Jaipur from the award winning Thornbridge Brewery
Dark Star ‚?? art of darkness and Six Hop Ale
Rectory Ales ‚?? two from the Reverend
Hogs Back Brewery T.E.A.
Ramsgate Seasider
Beachy Head ‚?? Legless Rambler and Original
Franklins (Bexhill) ‚?? Grumpy Guvn‚??or and Mother knows best
Lilleys cider and perry

On 19 Mar 2013 at 11:22pm wrote:
Mmmmm. Beer...
On 20 Mar 2013 at 2:56pm Passing By wrote:
Where is the Rock Inn? Worth a visit just for the Jaipur!
On 20 Mar 2013 at 3:50pm Rookie wrote:
The Rock, I believe, is in Kemp Town. But if you want the Rook Inn and Beer Festival on Friday then try the football club in Mountfield Road.
On 20 Mar 2013 at 6:03pm Sussex Jim wrote:
Beer has just been reduced by 1p. in the Budget. Normally, beer goes up a penny or two, and pubs increase the price by 5p or 10p. Can we now see pubs REDUCING the price of a pint by 10p?
Anyway, thanks George, from all CAMRA members.
On 20 Mar 2013 at 6:17pm Former Drinker wrote:
No doubt the elly will increase the price by 9p as an administration charge for implementing the 1 p reduction.
On 21 Mar 2013 at 12:08pm TDA wrote:
Yep. If beer was a bit cheaper I would go to the pub more.
On 21 Mar 2013 at 2:29pm Nevil rook wrote:
What pub is going to reduce their beer by a penny ? Huw , anybody ? That will be three thirty nine please !
On 23 Mar 2013 at 10:06am huw wrote:
This weekend, as a gesture of good will, we are giving a penny back with every pint purchased at the Elly.
However, it is not just duty increases that affect the pint of beer. Enterprise Inns (the company that owns the Elly, Lansdown, Kings Head & Crown) put their prices up by 4% last month. That increase greatly outweighs the penny that beer has just been reduced by.
Insurance, gas & electricity have all gone up, which in turn affect the sale price of a pint.
Former Drinker, last year we held our prices after the budget and the first brewery increase. We only increased prices by 10p after the second brewery increase and even then we left it until after bonfire so we didn't look like we were profiteering. By the time we increased the price by 10p the cost for us to buy it in had increased by 12p or more. Not sure why you're having a dig, if you were given a tax break but had your pay cut by 5 times as much and your living costs went up would you be celebrating? That's basically what has happened in the pub trade
On 24 Mar 2013 at 2:27pm The Super K wrote:
Well done Huw...
Totally unreated 'beerbeerbeer' was the wifi password at the Monkey Monkey' public house in South Chamonix.... Memories!!!!
On 26 Mar 2013 at 3:31am Joe wrote:
Former Drinker, I find your comment pretty distasteful to be honest, without victimising you as a person, I will victimise the view you have expressed and answer to others with the same view. It's annoying to see people blaming pub owners who are attempting to maintain the integrity and character of our pubs in Lewes. A (very) basic knowledge of business and economics would provide the rationale behind the rise in the cost of your average pint (as Huw has mentioned), overheads are proportionately larger for a bigger premises than your average house. To keep the running of traditional pubs these costs must be passed on to the consumer, otherwise the only option is chained pubs such as weatherspoons, with marginally cheaper pints and a complete lack of individuality. Lewes and pub owners alike encompass a sociable community with traditional values, I believe that this outweighs the 10p rise every time the supplier decides to put up prices. Let me know your thoughts....

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