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Guild seminar: The Pub, Evolving or Dying?

The Button Factory

Guild members are invited to join us for this one-day seminar, organised with our friends at the Brewery History Society.

The British pub has survived, even thrived, by changing with the times. This seminar, organised with the Brewery History Society, looks at the evolution of pubs and the societal changes and other influences that have shaped their development.

Date:   Wednesday 19 September

Time: all day (10.30 – 4.00)

Venue: The Button Factory, 25 Frederick Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B1 3HH

 Itinerary

10.30   Guests arrive, coffees

11.00   Early modern pubs and alehouses

Mark Hailwood, historian of drinking and drinking houses in early modern England

11.35   Creating the Firkin chain                                                                                      

David Bruce, creator of Firkin pubs, co-founder of Capital Pubs, City Pubs, director of West Berkshire Brewery

12.15   The golden age of pub building and some regional variations

Geoff Brandwood, architectural historian and author of numerous CAMRA heritage pub guides

1.00     LUNCH

2.00     Consumer insight: what do people want from pubs today + tomorrow

Karl Chessell, CGA

2.30     Pubs are about people:

Susan Martindale, group HR director, Mitchells & Butlers

3.00     The micropub movement

Charlie Rawlings, micropub licensee

3.30     Debate:

4.30     Optional pub tour, led by Geoff Brandwood (please let us know if you want to join this)

THIS SEMINAR IS FREE OF CHARGE TO ALL GUILD MEMBERS, TO BOOK A PLACE OR TO FIND OUT MORE, PLEASE EMAIL SECRETARY@BEERGUILD.CO.UK

 

 

 

 

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