Germany

A bed fit for a beer-lover

A bed fit for a beer-lover

Snifter knows a few people who enjoy climbing into a mash tun now and again, so imagine how they must feel about the opportunity to sleep inside a giant beer barrel.

Outstanding contribution: Dooner (right) and Murphy (left) recognised by Pubwatch

Licensees recognised at Pubwatch conference

By Adam Pescod

National Pubwatch recognised the good practice displayed by two licensees — Janet Dooner and Miles Murphy — by presenting them each with an Outstanding Contribution Award last week.

Smoking: ban amended in Netherlands

Netherlands amends smoking ban in pubs

By Lesley Foottit

The Netherlands has become the first European country to overturn its smoking ban — by allowing more than 2,000 pubs to re-introduce smoking.

Smokers will have to puff outside after ban

Bavaria plumps for total smoking ban

By Lesley Foottit

Smoking will be banned at Germany's famous annual festival Oktoberfest following a public vote. Lighting up will now be prohibited from 1 August in...

Mike Benner: Calls on Government to reconsider tax hikes

Beer drinkers' £100m tax bombshell

By Gemma McKenna

Raising duty and VAT will see UK beer drinkers shelling out an extra £100m by the end of 2010, says the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).