THE FIVE BRANCHES WINTER ALE TRAIL 2020
The area Winter Trail has now commenced, see our Trails page for further information.
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 Presentations
Thursday 16th January
Winner (7:30pm) Angels Bar, Belper
Runner-up (8:30pm) 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.
Pub of the Year 2020
The Amber Valley CAMRA 2020 Pub of the Year Competition is now underway. With 196 nominations for 32 pubs received, the eight top scoring pubs that have gone forward to the competition are Angels Micropub (Belper), Arkwrights Real Ale Bar (Belper) Dead Poets Inn (Holbrook), Holly Bush (Makeney), Hunter Arms (Kilburn), Old Oak (Horsley Woodhouse), Thorn Tree (Belper), White Hart (Bargate) Belper.
Many thanks to all members who took the time to vote for their favourite pubs – it is only your input that decides what the eight finalists will be. The pubs will now be judged during December and January, following specific CAMRA guidelines, and any CAMRA member is welcome to take part in the judging. Please contact us at email@example.com if you are interested – you only need to visit each of the pubs at least once before the end of January and fill in a scoresheet. The results will be announced at our AGM at The Old Oak, Horsley Woodhouse which starts at 8pm on Thursday 27th February 2020.
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
Beehive Inn, Ripley
Black Bulls Head, Openwoodgate
Holly Bush, Makeney
Old Oak, Horsley
Red Lion, Ripley
Steam packet Inn, Swanwick
White Hart, Bargate
Mild Trail 2019
Amber Valley Mild Trail
During May Amber Valley, in conjunction with Derby, ran a mild trail. The Amber Valley winner was Angels Bar, Belper and the runner up was the Red Lion, Ripley. In Derby the winner was the Smithfield with the Flowerpot as runner up.
We presented the winners certificate to Angels Bar on Friday June 21st and a runner-up certificate to the Red Lion on Thursday 27th June.
Presentation of Certificates
The award winners below were presented with their certificates during March see our Awards page for pictures.
Talbot, Ripley (Pub of the Year Winner)
White Hart, Bargate (Pub of the Year Runner-up)
Thorn Tree, Belper (Winter Ales Trail Winner)
What's your Poison, Alfreton (Winter Ales Trail Runner-up)