"Trying to make a good drink with substandard equipment is like trying to fillet a salmon with a butter knife."
The wine is mulling, the tree is up and the parties are in full swing - there's no denying we are well into the festive season now.
We've a plethora of Christmas drink ideas for you here but also some top tips to make sure your drink sales fly as high as Rudolph himself this December.
Nearly three-quarters of the UK's adult population visited an on-trade venue last Christmas.
"Calling a pint of bitter a bitter is basically the kiss of death to anyone thinking of trying one for the first time."
"Maybe I am being a little hypocritical because pubs are increasingly going down the foody and family-friendly routes, but it just strikes me as not being quite right that you will be able to get a beer in Burger King."
"The benefit of having two busy managed pubs is that an area that had not had any nightlife for years is now developing into a place to go out."
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Bruce Dickinson is the lead singer of heavy metal band Iron Maiden, who have sold more than 80 million albums. He is also a qualified commercial pilot and was once ranked Britain's seventh-best fencer. The band's ale Trooper, a 50-50 venture with brewer Robinsons, is named after their 1983 hit single.
"Maybe it's only when you spend so much time touring the world that you realise just how special the British pub is."
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'Excuse me pal. You should be serving me now. I was next,' I said bravely, to the young barman and fifty-plus man who had nipped in before me.