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Submitted on Saturday, 24th December 2016
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Cosy Club in Liverpool

I was wondering when one of these would arrive in Liverpool. Like the rest of this franchise this is very much a restaurant eatery and bar. Situated in the Liverpool One shopping area this is on the 1st floor above some shops. A large open plan interior very much laid out for diners.
Reviewed by Al Bundy

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Tower Brewery Tap in Burton on Trent
The Tower Brewery can be found in an elegant looking water tower built in 1870. After a lot of hard graft John Mills and his Father opened the brewery in 2001. They also received a Civic Society Award for the restoration of an Industrial building.
Armed with a hand scribbled map and navigating in the dark on a cold winters night, we found the brewery along an unlit road in a small industrial estate. If it had been during the day, we probably could have seen the water tower from a distance.
You enter the brewery through a small door, which is part of two huge double doors. This main area consisted of large stainless steel brewing vessels, a stage for music events and viewing gallery. There was also a spiral staircase near the entrance and a log burning stove along the left hand wall with settees, tables and chairs set out.
The tap room can be found through a door on the right. The tap room was quite small and consisted of some comfortable seating and three hand pumps on a shelf over in the corner, with no bar counter.
I went for the Imperial IPA, which is going to be my beer of the week, truly excellent and only £2.50 a pint. Also tried the Tower Bitter, which was also superb. The main brewery and tap room had low lighting, which gave the impression of the Dickensian period.
The brewery is only open to the public on Fridays 4 - 12pm. Well worth a visit.
by Real Ale Ray at 18:01 on 18 January
Two and a half hours to go before the Trade Session and it is looking good. Site teams are finishing some of the bespoke stuff like brewery bars, Bar Managers are getting pumpclips on, doing price signs, checking quality and much more. The place now has the appearance of a ....
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Just for a little commercial perspective, for a beer festival last year we paid between £80 and £110 inc VAT for a 9, that's approx 72 pints, it can be a little over or a lot under depending on the brewery. Some were bought direct from the brewers others from wholesalers. That cost works out at £1.10 - £1.50 a pint, I don't know the breakdown of costs for the brewery especially the percent made up by hops, a favourite ploy of craft brewers to justify higher prices. Materials shouldn't be a high percentage, buying or hiring casks is costly, so is power and local taxes, labour can be expensive depending on who you employ. No idea either of the margin added by the wholesaler, I think tax (Duty/Vat) comes out at about 50p/pint depending on strength. A pub would obviously have to add rent, rates, power, staffing costs etc,etc,etc; most will work on a 60% margin to cover those costs giving a retail price per pint of £2.80 to £3.85 per pint. However as Dickie English has pointed out in another place, cost is only part of the mix when deciding on price, you can't charge £3.80 a pint in some places but you can charge £4.50 for the same beer somewhere else. You might set your prices to keep the riff-raff out or you might subsidise the beer price with the margin on food and soft drinks. We also need to remember PubCo wholesale prices are typically a lot higher and none of that margin goes back to the brewers, generally a pump price increase is normally only going to benefit the landlord or the PubCo. Here's a thought; at 60% margin 10p/pint wholesale becomes 25p on the pumps.
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