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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Anatomy of a Beer Festival Part 18

I’ve just put the final touches to the beer list for this year’s festival.  It’s now an anxious period for me while I wait for them all to arrive.  Beers are always subject to change as you probably know if you came last year.   Unfortunately, a number of breweries have run into recent production problems which means Grafton’s Apricot Jungle, Yorkshire Brewing’s Dunkel Weiss […]

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Social Secretary Report – August 2016

10 members joined the pub walk around Chesterfield on Saturday 30th July – we had a lovely afternoon and the warm sunny weather meant we were able to appreciate some nice beer gardens.  We met at the White Swan, St Marys Gate where we were unexpectedly joined by Pauline and Lorna from Chesterfield branch who had already given us some tips on pubs to try […]

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Anatomy of a Beer Festival Part 17

Things are progressing for this year’s festival.  If you’ve seen our posters or flyers you’ll know that:   The venue is booked and the layout is being finalised as Strutts have had some new toilets installed and room 10 has been renovated The bands are booked and stage times agreed The caterer is in place with the full range of their foods currently being discussed […]

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Social Secretary Report – July 2016

The July survey trip was cancelled as there were not enough members able to go to make it worthwhile.  The 13th August trip is already fully subscribed but if anyone wishes to put their name down on reserve in case anyone drops out please contact me.   There will be a pub walk around Chesterfield on Saturday 30th July meeting at the White Swan, St […]

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Social Secretary Report – June 2016

Beer Survey Trip   12 members joined the minibus survey trip on Saturday 11th June 2016.  After picking up in Alfreton, Swanwick and Ripley, we met the rest of the group in The Nag’s Head, Belper, then went to the recently opened micro pub, Angels, on the market place.  The next stop was the Hunters Arms, Kilburn (intended visit to the Traveller’s Rest was cancelled […]

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Social Secretary Report – May 2016

Beer Survey Trip   12 members joined the minibus survey trip on Saturday 14th May 2016 including one first timer.  After picking up in Swanwick and Ripley, we met the rest of the group in The Green House, Belper then went up to the Thorn Tree and Queens Head, the Black Bull’s Head, the Wheel at Holbrook and finished at the White Hart, Bargate.  We […]

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