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The brewery needs to move away from alcohol and into coffee. We don't have enough coffee shops of the island.

 

My local was quite full outside this morning with people drinking coffee and tea. More profit in a decent coffee than a pint of Tribute according to the landlord.

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The building is rotten from the 1st floor up and has been since the days when Bobby Gaines was manager. The Market Place facade, if not more of the building, is registered, in 1992. It's a property liability that cannot be modified and would cost a fortune to restore. So what to do? Leave it to rot a la Castle Mona without enforcement? Easy option.

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New Coffee Republic in Market Square Castletown i hear. Wayyy!crying.gif

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The building is rotten from the 1st floor up and has been since the days when Bobby Gaines was manager. The Market Place facade, if not more of the building, is registered, in 1992. It's a property liability that cannot be modified and would cost a fortune to restore. So what to do? Leave it to rot a la Castle Mona without enforcement? Easy option.

Those were very busy days. Wednesday - Saturday. All busy.

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I can see a few other pubs going the same way unfortunately like the bowling green manner and probably some others we are no longer in the good old days

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It's quite a statement that a pub like the Pinewood in the middle of Pulrose cannot stay open.

 

The only logical conclusion is that the brewery is pretty much getting out of the licensing trade. It must be making up a smaller and smaller percentage of their business. Won't be long before they cease to make beer here and just import everything.

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It would be a real shame to stop producing beer as okells has been around for so long I'm sure okells would do better without H&B as its parent company

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I have no idea but they should all be sacked and get people in who no how to run a good business look at micro breweries all over the UK are doing a fantastic trade seems like H&B are stuck in the 80s

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I know its pretty unfashionable to defend the brewery, but the quality of their beer increased enormously a few years ago. The bottled stuff is tremendous, especially the 1907, and the MPA that you sometimes get in the pub is absolutely superb. Even their standard bitter is drinkable most of the time, frequently not the case 10 years ago.

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I think the brewery is tarnished by what H&B do at the end of the day all okells do is make beer and sell it to there parent company H&B what happens there after isn't okells fault

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