Social Secretary Report – November 2017

Social Secretary Report – November 2017

The October survey trip was cancelled.


15 members from Alfreton, Swanwick, Ripley, Heage, Milford and Belper joined the free minibus beer survey trip on Friday 3rd November.  We met in Arkwrights in Belper then went to the Beehive/Honeypot in Ripley, the Holly Bush at Marehay, Thorn Tree at Waingroves and finally the Cross Keys, Swanwick which has recently reopened under new management.  We had a very good selection of beers throughout the night.

The following beers were noted –

Arkwrights Real Ale Bar – Marston’s Draught Bass, Burton Bridge Bitter and Stairway to Heaven, Muirhouse Magnum Mild, Furnace Alpaca, The Bridge American Pale, Truman’s Zephyr

Beehive Inn – Blue Monkey Chocolate Amaretto, Dancing Duck Aye Up

Honeypot – Dancing Duck Duck Berry and Abduction, Blue Monkey Infinity, Marston’s Draught Bass, Oldershaw’s Grantham Stout, Falstaff the Good the Bad and the Drunk

Holly Bush – Timothy Taylor Landlord, Leadmill American Girl, Blue Monkey Infinity, Whim Flower Power, Greene King Abbot

Thorn Tree – Abstract Jungle Casual, Raw Amarillo, Abbeydale Deception and Voyager IPA, Landlocked One Beautiful Evening and Chapel Hill Pale

Cross Keys – Fullers London Pride, Abbeydale Moonshine, Sharps Doombar, Greene King Abbot, Shepherd Neame Spitfire, Oakham Citra

Anne Kennedy organised an Amber Ramble on Sunday 15th October when the walkers visited the Dead Poets, Black Bulls Head, Spotted Cow, White Hart and Holly Bush, Makeney.

Phil arranged a pub walk around the southern part of the city of Nottingham on Saturday 11th November.  He will also be organising a pub walk around Sheffield on Saturday 9th December – details to be circulated nearer the time.

I am organising a pub walk around Nottingham city centre at the end of December – date to be confirmed.

The next survey trip will be in February 2018 and I will circulate a list of dates for the year in due course.  The Friday night trips have been very well supported this year and Neil Barratt has confirmed he will be able to supply the transport again next year and that Friday nights had worked out much better as far as he was concerned.  On the dates that he hadn’t been able to drive us himself, he was able to call on another local minibus and driver, but this isn’t usually possible on a Saturday.


Jane Wallis – Social Secretary
Amber Valley CAMRA