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LOCAL NEWS - KENT CAMRA REGIONAL PUBS OF THE YEAR - Added 19/03/19 0732

All of the above (except Bexley branch) will now split into sub-regional competitions with guest judges from the opposite area before a two pub shoot out East Kent vs West Kent to be named best in Kent.

East = Bowl Inn vs Tyler's Kiln vs The Berry vs Admiral's Arms vs Bake & Alehouse

West = Old House vs 10:50 from Victoria vs Larkins' Alehouse vs The George

 


LOCAL NEWS - LATEST EDITION OF ALE OF THANET AVAILABLE ON-LINE (PDF VERSION) - Added 13/03/19 1237

 


LOCAL NEWS - HIGHLIGHTS OF BRANCH MEETING - Added 11/03/19 1515

Branch Meeting highlights (March 6th)

A big thanks to Artillery Arms Ramsgate for hosting us - great beer and a lively old time being had by #community

i) Membership - steady at 567 ii) Social Secretary - lots of events planned - see CALENDAR for full details - 26th March Broadstairs - 39 Steps, Magnet (new Micro Pub) and more

iii) Social Media - Followers/Likes - Instagram 200 Twitter 618 Thanet CAMRA Facebook 538 Thanet Easter Beer Fest Facebook 337 Website c. 130k hits

iv) Pub Updates 
NEW - Magnet micro pub (opp Chapel in Broadstairs) formally Reef
TENANCIES AVAILABLE - Rose in June Margate, Neptunes Hall Margate, Hare & Hounds Northwood (under offer), St Lawrence Tavern Ramsgate (under offer), Deal Cutter Ramsgate
FREE HOLDS AVAILABLE - Honey Suckle Ramsgate, London Tavern Margate, Swan Westgate (not pub business but freehold of the overall property under offer)

v) Brewery Updates 
New beers at Ramsgate and Wantsum - see individual websites for full details
Four Candles, Isla Vale, Margate, NauticAles and Northdown - no major news

vi) Pub of the Year - awards planned 16th March multi-presentation day (4 stops) midday at Bake & Alehouse Westgate - 3/4 Montefiore Arms 8pm

vii) Beer Festival - plans progressing well with the slightly less than 6 weeks to go - more volunteers required (when aren't they!!) especially any industry keg/cask experts (publicans, sommeliers, brewers) - contact us if interested in this exciting new addition to our festival

viii) Club of the Year - looking to bring this competition back - seeking nominations of easy entry, beer/cider focussed clubs - let us know


Well done LOCAL NEWS - AGENDA FOR BRANCH MEETING ON WEDNESDAY 6th MARCH 2019 - Added 04/03/19 0924

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