An impressive new guide to over 2,000 Gloucestershire pubs is now at your fingertips. Two true beer fans have revamped an old website and hope pub goers around the world will enjoy it.
The treasure trove of information and photographs aims to give the history of all the pubs and breweries, past and present, in the county. It is the work of beer and pub lovers Geoff Sandles and Dave Hedges and is accessible here.
Geoff, who lives in Coleford, said: “The website is a pure labor of love with no commercial incentive or financial gain. It has been built since the year 2000 by Dave, the Wotton-under-Edge based web designer, and myself.
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“The old website that had been online for years was in desperate need of an update and we needed it to be more smartphone friendly. At the end of last year Dave and I had to making the decision to abandon the project, as it had not been updated for months, or to continue with a new approach.
“With the domain name and memory space expiring, we decided to start over. Today Dave and I achieved something very special.
The site has over 2,000 pub descriptions and covers the whole of Gloucestershire. Ads have their own pages that contain licensing information, owner names, and images.
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Campaign for Real Ale member Geoff added: “We’ve put our own money into this and a whopping 2T of memory ensures there’s plenty of room for growth which allows for a very efficient.
“With phase one complete, we now have the Gloucestershire pubs model, past and present, on the website to add in updates. I have a large collection of press clippings and archival material to sort through to add to each pub’s story. It will take time to do.
“Gloucestershire once stretched into the county of Avon/South Gloucestershire. Eventually I will add Thornbury, Chipping Sodbury etc pubs. on the website.
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