Taking advantage of the fine weather, a walk followed by a drink in a newly reopened public house seemed in order.  Following a 7 mile walk I arrived at the White Hart in Bargate slightly before the opening time.  Despite this there was already one couple waiting and two more parties arrived before Sean even had a chance to open the gates. Having not had […]

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Winter Festival Outing

As a celebration of that rare event where none of us were actually working at a festival, six members of the branch took the opportunity to take a day trip to Leicester CAMRA Beer Festival. 

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Social Secretary Report – Autumn 2019

September – November Survey Trips For the September trip we started at the Devonshire in Belper, where we found a varied selection of 5 beers, 3 regulars and a couple of guests, the regulars sourced both locally from Dancing Duck and nationally from St Austell and Sharps. From there we moved on to the Canal Inn at Bullbridge, just one beer here, which changes regularly. […]

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For anyone who doesn’t know, this is how we run our annual Pub of the Year Competition. Every Amber Valley CAMRA member (over 900) is invited to nominate 2 to 5 pubs from a list of over a hundred pubs in the area that they feel are worthy candidates to go forward to the Pub of the Year competition. The nominations are sent to the […]

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A Chesterfield Beer Adventure

Sixteen members joined the trip to Chesterfield and the Brampton Mile, meeting at the Pig and Pump where we found a good selection of beers and a sausage and cider festival underway

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Social Secretary Report – Summer 2019

JUNE/JULY/AUGUST  For the June survey we arranged to meet up at the Victoria Inn, Alfreton, where we found a couple of Real Ales, both in fairly good condition. We then headed to the White Hart at Moorwood Moor

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Social Secretary Report – Spring 2019

MARCH / APRIL / MAY The monthly Survey Trips resumed on March 22nd after the Winter break with a trip to the Milford/Makeney/Holbrook area, finishing at the Beer Festival at Arkwright’s Real ale Bar in Belper.  Our first port of call was the King William in Milford, where we found a varied range of Beers in excellent form, after which we made the short journey […]

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