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The Good Beer Guide is a unique guide for people interested in good beer. It will enable you to find the best pubs and beer in the UK. The Good Beer Guide is sourced and compiled by CAMRA members, all of whom have signed up to support the pub and brewing industry through their support of the production and serving of real ale.
Entry into the Good Beer Guide is highly selective. Only the best pubs in each location are selected for consideration and fewer than 1 in 10 make it into the guide.
This year’s Good Beer Guide is introduced with a foreword by eminent physicist Professor Brian Cox. Fresh from working alongside Manchester brewers J.W.Lees to brew a beer aptly named Cosmic Brew,  professor Brian Cox gives us his personal story of the importance of beer and brewing.
British Guild of Beer Writers’ Beer Writer of the year Emma Inch writes about how diversity enriches the beer world. Licensee and former model Jodie Kidd writes about the importance of preserving the local, drawing upon her experiences as the licensee of the Half Moon in Kirdford.

NEW TITLE in the Heritage Pubs series.

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Real Heritage Pubs of the South East is the last piece in the puzzle for documenting and recording Heritage Pubs across the UK.

Discover South East England’s most traditional pubs through this unique guide, the latest in CAMRA’s best-selling series. It leads you to over a hundred examples around the region that still have interiors or internal features of real historical importance, ranging from unspoilt country delights and old coaching inns to cosy Victorian locals and little-known pubs from the inter-war and post-war periods. Illustrated with high-quality photography throughout, this book allows you to experience first-hand the pub history of the South East while doing your bit to help protect a vital part of the region’s heritage.

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Cellarmanship – New Edition – also available on Kindle.

The first edition of this title was published thirty years ago with the purpose of ensuring that anyone handling and serving real ale both professionally and for personal interest, was fully aware of the intricacies and skills in handling a live product.
Thirty years on and much has changed in the industry but the skills and understanding of how to keep, serve and sell real ale are now set out in a new and clearer format to enable both the old and the new to learn and refresh their training.
With a handy pullout poster and illustrations throughout this is a training manual that every cellarman should have!

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The Pub manifesto – quickfire questions

James Dowdeswell answers a few quickfire questions on his perfect pub.  

James Dowdeswell – Author of The Pub Manifesto

James Dowdeswell at The Attic brewery in Brimingham. Here at the Laughing Sole we are very excited to come back to…

CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2020

Featured in the Good Beer Guide 2020 Beer Drinker of the Year 2019 Jodie Kidd writes about how we can save pubs from closure…

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