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Guild Member Profile

Phil Mellows

  • Full member
  • journalist
  • South East

A founder member of the Guild, Phil has been writing about the beer and pub industries, for the beer and pub industries, for more than 30 years. He is currently a regular contributor to The Morning Advertiser, the Brewery Manual and its online UK Brewing News, Drinks Retailing News, Better Wholesaling and Wetherspoon News. In later years he has become obsessed with the peculiarities and perversities of UK alcohol policy and writes about this in the Politics of Drinking blog at He also speaks on the subject. Phil is on the judging teams for The Publican Awards and the Great British Pub Awards and helps judge beer, too, from time to time. Flat 10, Attree Court, Tower Road, Brighton BN2 0FZ 01273 672611 07940 968476 Twitter: @philmellows