May 25, 2012 Apps,Netflix,Unblock US no responses

App Review: Netflix with Unblock Us

Netflix’s launch in the UK helped to boost the popularity of Streaming media over the internet, however many were disappointed with the poor selection of material on offer. With LoveFilm also in the marketplace, media license holders split a lot of their material across the two services meaning the need […]

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May 24, 2012 Batman,Posters no responses

New “Dark Night Rises” Posters

Only a couple of months left until the final part of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy finishes and so new Dark Night Rises posters have been released – I think they look fantastic and I hope the final part will live up to all expectations!  

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May 23, 2012 Cinema,Johnny Depp,Movie Review,Tim Burton no responses

Movie Review: Dark Shadows

I will admit that I entered the cinema with slight hesitation after reading the Dorchester Plaza’s own review of Dark Shadows – we were tied between seeing a new film or going to see Avengers for the second time! As many people know and would expect from Tim Burton, this […]

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May 16, 2012 Cinema,Movie Review,Sacha Baron Cohen no responses

Movie Review: The Dictator

The Dictator is the latest (and greatest?) Sacha Baron Cohen film to be released and follows in the vein of his previous films such as Borat and Bruno.

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February 11, 2011 BII,Pubs one response

The time for a “publicans trade group”?

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 […]

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February 9, 2011 Advertising,Pubs,social networking no responses

Facebook for Pubs

I though that it would be useful to start a series of “how-to” guides for publicans and the vari0us social media options that are now available.

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Every Pub Needs a Website!

It amazes me that in today’s Internet-centric age that many businesses, not just in the hospitality industry, still have not moved with the times and developed a website.

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February 5, 2011 CAMRA,London,Pubs,Real Ale,Real Cider one response

Visit to The Harp in London

Last weekend I went to London for the weekend to catch up with an old Uni friend and used the time to visit a few different venues in Greater London.

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February 5, 2011 Breweries one response

Molson Coors buys Sharp’s Brewery

“Molson Coors buys Sharp’s Brewery for £20m” To read that headline in The Publican was very much a shock to the system. I always thought that Sharp’s would be the next regional brewer to be taken over by a larger company, however I personally expected Marston’s to be the […]

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