AMBER VALLEY PUB OF THE YEAR COMPETITION

For anyone who doesn’t know, this is how we run our annual Pub of the Year Competition. Every Amber Valley CAMRA member (over 900) is invited to nominate 2 to 5 pubs from a list of over a hundred pubs in the area that they feel are worthy candidates to go forward to the Pub of the Year competition. The nominations are sent to the […]

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Social Secretary Report – April 2015

Beer Survey Trips 16 members went on the survey trip on Saturday 11th April.  We visited the Waggon and Horses, Alfreton, the Cross Keys, Swanwick, the Red Lion and Greenhill Tavern at Riddings, the Poet & Castle, Codnor and the Talbot Taphouse, Ripley.   The following beers were noted –

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Dispelling The Myths

Sometimes I am quite surprised by how little the general public and, in some cases members, know about our organisation, how it is run and what we stand for.  I have therefore compiled the following with a hope to dispelling some of the myths about CAMRA as a whole and about our branch specifically.   We are all old, retired, balding, bearded blokes with beer […]

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2014 Trips & Meetings

AMBER VALLEY CAMRA PUBS VISITED ON MINIBUS SURVEY TRIPS 2014 GRAPES, BELPERGREYHOUND, BELPERWHITE HART, BARGATESPANKER, NETHER HEAGEBLACK BOY, HEAGEEAGLE TAVERN, HEAGEWAGGON & HORSES, ALFRETONAMBER HOTEL, OAKERTHORPEPEACOCK, OAKERTHORPEBUTCHERS ARMS, OAKERTHORPEANCHOR INN, OAKERTHORPEGEORGE INN, LOWER HARTSHAYKING ALFRED, ALFRETONRED LION, RIDDINGSNEW INN, RIDDINGSMOULDERS ARMS, RIDDINGSGREENHILL TAVERN, RIDDINGSSEVEN STARS, RIDDINGSARKWRIGHTS BAR, BELPERGEORGE AND DRAGON, BELPERTHE TAVERN, BELPERKING WILLIAM IV, MILFORDHOLLY BUSH, MAKENEYASHWOOD INN, ALFRETONWHITE HART, MOORWOOD MOORBLUE BELL, SOUTH WINGFIELDSOUTH WINGFIELD […]

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Fruit Ciders – Support the Motion at CAMRA’s AGM, Nottingham

You probably know that under CAMRA’s current definition of Real Cider, fruit ciders are not classed as real and therefore cannot be sold at CAMRA festivals, although many pubs sell them. Fruit flavoured beers are, of course, acceptable, and at every cider bar I run I get numerous requests for fruit cider. Many of those asking are young (by CAMRA standards anyway), and by not […]

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Social Secretary Report – March 2015

Beer Survey Trips 16 members went on the survey trip on Saturday 14th March, again including two first-timers, and visited The Grapes at Belper, Black Boy and Eagle Tavern at Heage, The Spanker Inn at Nether Heage, Canal Inn at Bullbridge and George Inn at Lower Hartshay.  We were very impressed by the range and quality of beers at The Spanker and very pleased to […]

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