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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Social Secretary Report – April 2016

Beer Survey Trip   15 members joined the minibus survey trip on Saturday 9th April 2016 including two first-timers.  After picking up in Belper and Ripley, we met the rest of the group in The Cross Keys at Swanwick then drove out to the White Hart at Moorwood Moor, South Wingfield Social Club, the Yew Tree and the Bluebell then back to the Steampacket at Swanwick […]

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Social Secretary Report – March 2016

Beer Survey Trip   16 members joined the first survey trip of the year on Saturday 12th March 2016 including two first-timers.  After picking up in Alfreton, Swanwick, Ripley and Denby, we met the rest of the group in The Old Kings Head, Belper, walked along to Arkwright’s Bar then travelled to The Canal Inn, Bullbridge, The George at Lower Hartshay, The Black Boy at […]

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Anatomy of a Beer Festival Part 16

Part 16: Reflections   Now that the dust has settled on last year’s event I’ve taken time to reflect on the experience in some detail.  On the most part things went well despite quite a few hiccups during set up but I feel we were able to overcome these to make the event enjoyable and a success. As well as the early delivery problem which […]

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Social Secretary Report – February 2016

Beer Survey Trip   16 members joined the first survey trip of the year on Saturday 13th February 2016.   After picking up in Alfreton, Swanwick, Ripley and Denby, we met the rest of the group in The Grapes in Belper then travelled to The Fisherman’s Rest at Broadholme, back to The Rifleman’s Arms, George & Dragon and The Tavern in Belper, finishing at the […]

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Social Secretary Report – January 2016

Beer Survey Trips   The next survey trip will be on Saturday 13th February 2016 and is already fully subscribed. All dates for 2016 survey trips have been circulated separately. Neil Barratt has confirmed that he can still provide a mini bus and driver for each trip. An email will be sent out at the start of each month advertising the trips then places will […]

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