The Guardian: Young’s severs its links with brewing industry after 180 years

Young’s, the historic London pub group, has severed its last remaining ties with the brewing industry after 180 years involvement in the making of the cask ale sold in its outlets.

The £15m sale of Young’s 40% holding in a Bedfordshire-based brewing joint venture to its partner Charles Wells marks the end of a process that has gradually separated one of London’s oldest and most recognisable cask ale brands from the pubs that bear the same name.

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CAMRA calls for Pub Design Award 2011 entries

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is calling for entries for its Pub Design Awards 2011, which are open to pubs that were refurbished or newly constructed last year.

The annual awards, held in association with English Heritage and the Victorian Society, aim to recognise pubs that ‘demonstrate imagination, vision and a level of restraint in their design’.

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