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 to finish.  Although the Social Club was busy with a live band playing, the Steward was concerned about its future as its generally not getting enough custom to be viable.


The following beers were noted:-

Cross Keys – Thwaites Lancaster Bomber, Marstons Pedigree

White Hart – Sharp’s Atlantic and Doombar, Dartmoor Jail Ale, Timothy Taylor Le Champion

Social Club – Sharp’s Doombar

Yew Tree – St Austell Proper Job, Marston’s Draught Bass

Bluebell – Timothy Taylor Boltmaker, Brampton Star of India IPA, Exmoor Gold, Great Orme Orme

Steampacket – Shepherd Neame Spitfire, Nottingham Dreadnought, Adnams Broadside, Newark NPA, Thornbridge Lord Marples, Driftwood Spar Bawden Rocks + various ciders


The next free minibus survey trip will be held on Saturday 14th May. Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


Anne Kennedy led an Amber Ramble on Sunday 3rd April.  13 people joined the walk and enjoyed a sunny afternoon route from the Queens Head at Little Eaton to the Old Oak at Horsley Woodhouse via the Wheel and Dead Poets at Holbrook and the Hunters at Kilburn.  Anne is planning another Ramble for Saturday 21st May and will circulate details in due course.


Chris Perry has invited all of our members to join him and a group of friends on a pub walk around the Newton Solney, Willington area by public transport from Derby on Saturday 16th April.  Details have already been circulated to our Google Group.


If any members would like to organise any other social events for the branch during the year please contact me and I will be pleased to help you to advertise the event and include it in the branch calendar.


Jane Wallis

Social Secretary – Amber Valley CAMRA


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