Three of the best non-desi pubs I've visited while researching my book
Three beer writers with Indian, Sri Lankan and Iraqi heritage take over this week's email sharing their familiar stories of prejudice, hostility and…
My favourite British-Indian public house is only two minutes from the London Overground, overlooks the Thames, and is run by Punjabi Samir Sahni. So why…
Kalpesh Amlani co-founded north-west London's the Regency, ran the nearby Honeypot and Spice Rack and now owns the Purple Flame on Honeypot Lane

February 2023

A working men's club in Birmingham was investigated for operating a colour bar in the early 1990s. They weren't an isolated case
The Black Country institution's stain glass windows retell the fate of the diaspora arriving after Indian partitioned in 1947
I’ll never experience the feeling British-Indian women have when entering a desi pub full of men. So it's time for a few different perspectives
Peter Patel set up a special bar for Asians in East London in the 1980s offering a very different experience to any other desi pub of the time

January 2023

This pub landlord was revered by all members of the diverse community he served. He's been forgotten but we can learn a lot about inclusion from his…
Publican Ben Duckworth on the sad demise of a country pub in an affluent area which had to shut due to the current economic climate
Disclaimer: this post mentions beer and pubs frequently. You do not have to read this if your life has been affected by substance abuse.
I realise a lot of people have family Christmases they endure and when it gets to the first week in January just want to forget all about the arguments…