Branch News

Amber Valley Branch – Return of Branch Meetings

The news that pubs would be allowed to re-open on July 4th, albeit with considerable restrictions on how they can operate, is certainly good news. Clearly not all pubs will re-open on that date, and some may, unfortunately, may not re-open at all. Please keep an ear to the ground with regard to the latest situation, particularly regarding pubs in our Branch Area.

This means that Branch Meeting can restart. Stewart Marshall has kindly offered to organize a virtual meeting using zoom on Thursday 9th July, and that will go ahead; the meeting will open at 7:30 with a start time for the meeting proper at 8pm. Any Branch Member can participate, please see here for instructions. On Thursday 30th July we will hold a “normal” Branch Meeting at the Beehive, Peashill, 8pm start.

I hope that this signals the resumption of at least some of the activities of the Branch.

Amber Valley Chairman


Pub of the Year 2020

The results of the Amber Valley CAMRA Pub of the Year 2020 competition were announced at the AGM as follows -

First place - White Hart, Bargate

Second place - Dead Poets, Holbrook

Third place - Old Oak, Horsley

Congratulations to Sean and the team at the White Hart and thanks to all members who nominated pubs to go into the competition and all those who judged the eight finalists.

THE FIVE BRANCHES WINTER ALE TRAIL 2020

The Amber Valley CAMRA Winter Ale Trail top three placed pubs are -

1st Hunters Arms, Kilburn

2nd Codnor Inn,  Codnor

3rd George and Dragon,  Belper

Branch Secretary Required

We are now seeking a new Branch Secretary following the 'retirement' of Nora who has done sterling work in the role.  If you are interested or know of anyone who would like to volunteer for this vital position please contact our Chairman.  The duties that come within the Secretary's remit are detailed in this profile.

Cider Pub of the Year 2020 

Winner Angels Bar, Belper

Runner-up Dead Poets Inn, Holbrook

Angels Bar, as Amber Valley Cider Pub of the Year 2020, will go forward to the East Midlands Cider Pub of the Year Competition, judged in March 2020.

Please see Awards for more information.


 

Member assistance requested

Could all members please help us to keep our area  information updated by entering any updates for their local pub into What Pub this will really assist our pubs member and enable you to have current info when you venture further afield.


Good Beer Guide 2020

Our Branch is allocated 12 entries and it's always a tough job choosing entrants from the wide array of fantastic pubs we have in Amber Valley - Congratulations to all our entrants!!

Angels, Belper
Arkwrights, Belper
Beehive Inn, Ripley
Black Bulls Head, Openwoodgate
Holly Bush, Makeney
Old Oak, Horsley
Red Lion, Ripley
Steam packet Inn, Swanwick
Talbot, Ripley
White Hart, Bargate