Social Secretary Report – July 2017

Social Secretary Report – July 2017

14 members joined the minibus survey trip on Friday 14th July when we visited the Angels in Belper, Canal Inn at Bullbridge, George Inn at Lower Hartshay, Sir Barnes Wallis, George Inn and Talbot at Ripley.   The following beers were noted – The Angel – Titanic Plum Porter & Raspberry Wheat Beer, Oakham Citra, Old Mill Blonde Bombshell, Abbeydale Moonshine, Dancing Duck Dark Drake, […]

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Social Secretary Report – April 2017

Social Secretary Report – April 2017

Eleven members joined the survey trip on Friday 7th April.  We visited the Nag’s Head in Belper, the White Hart at Bargate, the Black Bull’s Head at Openwoodgate, the Black Boy and Eagle Tavern at Heage and the Spanker Inn at Nether Heage. The following beers were noted – Nag’s Head – Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold, Marston’s Pedigree, Ringwood Razorback White Hart – Leadmill Skywatch, Oakham […]

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Social Secretary Report – June 2017

Social Secretary Report – June 2017

Ten members joined the rainy walk around Alfreton pubs on Bank Holiday Monday 29th May.  They visited the Victoria Inn, King Alfred, Wagon & Horses, Miner’s Arms and Handlebar and the following beers were noted – Victoria Inn – Sharps Doom Bar, Old Sawley Figaro King Alfred – Sharps Doom Bar, Pentrich Soma, Black Sheep Bitter, Old Sawley Tollbridge Porter Wagon & Horses – Greene […]

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Social Secretary Report – May 2017

Social Secretary Report – May 2017

Nine members joined the survey trip on Friday 5th May – many thanks to Debbie Williams for organising it in my absence and collecting the beer scores.  The group visited The Handlebar micro pub in Alfreton, Moulders Arms, Greenhill Tavern and Red Lion in Riddings and the Gate Inn and Steampacket in Swanwick. The following beers were scored – The Handlebar – Landlocked Amarillo, Leatherbritches […]

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Social Secretary Report – March 2017

Social Secretary Report – March 2017

Eleven members joined the survey trip on Friday 3rd March. We visited the Hunter Arms, Kilburn, the Marquis of Ormonde, Codnor Inn, French Horn and Poet and Castle, Codnor and the Thorn Tree, Waingroves. We found a very good selection of beers all in good condition. At the Poet and Castle we were told that the present managers would be leaving very soon as the […]

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Social Secretary Report – February 2017

Social Secretary Report – February 2017

Sixteen members joined the survey trip on Friday 3rd February.  We visited the Cross Keys, the Grapes and the George & Dragon in Belper then drove out to the Fisherman’s Rest at Broadholme, the King William at Milford and finished at Arkwrights in Belper. The following beers were noted –  

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Social Secretary Report – January 2017

Social Secretary Report – January 2017

On Thursday 29th December, 16 members met up in Nottingham and spent the afternoon/evening visiting some of the City’s best real ale pubs.  We visited the Organ Grinder (Blue Monkey), John Borlaise Warren (Lincoln Green), A Room with a Brew (Scribbler’s Ales), The Barrel Drop (micro pub), The Lord Roberts (Flipside), The Peacock and The Lincolnshire Poacher.  We found a very good selection of beers […]

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Social Secretary Report – November 2016

Fifteen members joined the survey trip on Saturday 12th November.  We visited the Miner’s Arms at Alfreton for the first time and everyone was impressed by the pub itself and the beer on offer – it has recently changed hands and been extensively refurbished by the new owners.  Next we called at the Victoria in Alfreton, the Gate Inn at Swanwick, the Beehive/Honeypot on Peasehill, […]

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Social Secretary Report – October 2016

After a few last-minute cancellations, ten members joined the survey trip on Saturday 15th October.  We visited the Traveller’s Rest at Kilburn which had re-opened with new licensees in September, the Old Oak at Horsley Woodhouse, the Poet & Castle at Codnor and the Greenhill Tavern and Red Lion at Riddings.

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Social Secretary Report – September 2016

On Saturday 3rd September 13 members joined the pub walk around Burton on Trent. We met in the Weighbridge Arms (former Middle Earth Tavern which had been taken over by Wentwell Brewery the night before), walked to another new micropub, the Last Heretic where we stayed for a couple.  The next stop was the Coopers Arms which was unusually quiet for a Saturday afternoon but […]

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