Branch Update – October 2021
With our pubs now fully open for business again, branch activities have restarted. Branch meetings are being held, the next two being on November 4th at the Steampacket, Swanwick and on the 2nd December at the Hunters Arms, Kilburn. We will also be running our Pub of the Year and Cider Pub of the Year competitions; nominations and judges are needed for both of these. Pubs to go in the Good Beer Guide 2023 will be decided at a meeting next February; beer scoring provides the raw input for this meeting.
Socials have resumed, so far we have remained in the branch area, visiting Belper, Ripley and Alfreton, with trips to Chesterfield and Nottingham planned.
I have been approached by plenty of people asking whether the branch will be running a beer festival next year. As Branch Chairman I would like to see this happen, and a number of possibilities are under consideration. However, before going further, we need to know that there are people willing to take on various roles vital to the running of a successful festival. Specifically these are Minute Secretary, Publicity Officer, Staffing Officer and Program Co-ordinator. If you feel that you can help in any way, please contact me at email@example.com
Amber Valley Branch Chairman
Branch Secretary Required
We are still 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.
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
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
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
Beehive Inn, Ripley
Black Bulls Head, Openwoodgate
Holly Bush, Makeney
Old Oak, Horsley
Red Lion, Ripley
Steam packet Inn, Swanwick
White Hart, Bargate