Ed Davies, the licensee of the superb family-owned Kilvert’s in Hay-on-Wye, wrote a blog hoping to bring together publicans in a national call-to-arms against the current negative view that the press deem to apply to the entire licensed trade.
He proposes creating a group, backed primarily by a totally private online discussion area, that is specifically for Licensees – taking out the Pub Companies and Breweries which polute the majority of the current trade’s organisations.
I will certainly be backing this proposal, there is definitely a need for a group that isn’t biased towards certain points-of-view. The extra advantage of a private discussion forum away from public scrutiny will of course mean that sensitive issues can be brought up without fear of the media miss-interpreting it.
I would recommend that you read his blog post surrounding this, post any ideas and views onto the post – it will be “our” group, so we can make it what we want it to be!