One thing people don’t cut back on in times of uncertainty is booze. They may postpone replacing the car or moving house but in the case of ‘the small pleasures’ they often consume more.

Cornwall brewer St. Austell has just bought its rival Bath Ales, not to slash costs but to invest in the beers; the pubs and the people. St. Austell sees opportunities post – Brexit. I bet they’re right.

Chris Ingram 20/07/2016