- Winter Pub of the Season - Winner
Wednesday 26 January 2022
Following last week's branch meeting, we're pleased to announce that the winner of our Winter Pub of the Season 2021 competition is the White Horse, St. James Street, Dover.
We'd like to congratulate everyone at the White Horse and will be shortly announcing a date for the presentation.
- The MicroPub Craze
Monday 17 January 2022
An interesting article about the micropub revoluation.
- CAMRA starts an Inclusivity, Diversity and Exclusivity Review
Thursday 6 January 2022
CAMRA is carrying out a review of their policies, working practices and procedures relating to Inclusivity, Diversity & Equality.
The survey, see link below, is designed to capture views, experiences and feedback from CAMRA members, volunteers, and the public, including people who have attended CAMRA beer festivals and events.
The deadline is Monday, 14th February.
Click here to go to the survey.
- The Return of Thirst Thurdays
Thursday 6 January 2022
Following the disruption caused by the Covid infection, we're please to announce the return of our Thirst Thursday outings, beginning on Thursday, 6th January 2022.
Thirst Thursday's are a series of outings, on the first Thursday of each month, visiting each of the pubs that feature in the Good Beer Guide.
The planned dates for this year's events are: 6th January; 3rd February; 3rd March; 7th April; 5th May and 2nd June.
The first event will visit the Fox Inn, Temple Ewell, The Berry, Walmer and the Just Reproach, Deal.
Details of each event will be published a few weeks before the event.
- Pub Heritage Bulletin 227
Monday 3 January 2022
The latest bulletin from CAMRA's Historic Pub Interiors group has been released
- Shepherd Neame Pub Walks
Wednesday 22 December 2021
Shepherd Neame has launched a series of pub walks across Kent, including:
- 1. Red Lion, Chelwood Gate
- 2. Horse and Groom, Wilmington
- 3. Boathouse and Bush, Blackbird & Thrush
- 4. The George Inn, Leeds
- 5. Swan and Dog, Great Chart
- 6. The Carpenter's Arms - Eastling
- 7. Tour of Shepherd Neame Pubs In Faversham
- 8. The White Lion, Selling
- 9. The White Horse, Boughton-Under-Blean
- 10a Kings Head, Wye
- 10b The New Flying Horse, Wye
- 11. The Mermaid Inn, Bishopsbourne and The Plough and Harrow, Bridge
- 12. The Minnis Bay
- 13. Bell Hotel & Market Inn, Sandwich
- CAMRA wins Beer Writers' Guild Awards
Friday 3 December 2021
CAMRA won a number of awards at last night's British Guild of Beer Writers Awards Night:
Guild Award for Best Beer Writer, Corporate Communications Winner: CAMRA’s Learn & Discover programme: Alex Metcalfe Commended: Fifty Years of CAMRA book: Laura Hadland
Best Young Beer Writer Silver Award: Matthew Rogers for CAMRAngle (Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead CAMRA branch) magazine
- KentOnline: Article about the future of the beer festival
Friday 26 November 2021
An article has appeared in Kent Online about the restoration of Dover town hall and the future of the White Cliffs Festival of Winter Ales.
- Future of White Cliffs Festival of Winter Ales
Tuesday 23 November 2021
We've received some fantastic news about the White Cliffs Festival of Winter Ales.
Our Branch Secretary, Jim Green, had a meeting with people involved in the town hall's restoration, along with representatives from Time & Tide and Angel & Demon breweries.
They are enthusiastic about the return of our beer festival. However it's likely the first festival won't be until 2025 - due to the extensive nature of the restoration works.
We appreciate that this is a long time to wait for the next White Cliffs Festival of Winter Ales. So, at our branch meetings we are discussing possible alternatives - however the town hall is ideal in terms of its location, size and how much we were being charged to hire it.
If you are a CAMRA member, come along to our branch meetings and get involved in organising our next festival.
For more information about the restoration project, see:
- Kent breweries feature in list of top independent breweries.
Tuesday 16 November 2021
Gadds' and Mad Cat breweries feature in the top 50 UK independent breweries.
- Updated Planning Applications
Monday 15 November 2021
21/01519 Land to rear of 59 Maison Dieu Road, Dover (Behind the Louis Armstrong).
Erection of 9 no. self contained flats and associated parking. Concern has been raised about the potential impact on holding live music events at the Louis Armstrong.
21/01560: Frog And Orange, Roman Road, Shatterling.
Erection of 6no. detached dwellings with associated parking, landscaping, amenity areas and infrastructure.
A full list of pub-related planning applications can be found at https://dds.camra.org.uk/viewnode.php?id=145840
- Pubs that run Happy Hour sessions
Thursday 11 November 2021
To find out the latest list of pubs that run a Happy Hour session click here: Happy Hour Pubs
- Pub Heritage Bulletin 225 - October 2021 has been published.
Monday 1 November 2021
The October edition of the Pub Heritage Bulletin has been published, featuring news about the:
- Bleeding Wolf, Scholar Green, Cheshire.
- Castle, Macclesfield, Cheshire.
- Butchers Arms, Audley, Staffordshire.
- Bulls Head, Telford, Shropshire.
- Cemetery Hotel, Rochdale, Greater Manchester.
- Pub Heritage Bulletin 224 - September 2021 has been released.
Tuesday 5 October 2021
The September edition of the Pub Heritage Bulletin has been released, featuring news about the:
- White Swan, Birmingham.
- Birch Hall Inn, Beck Hole, North Yorkshire.
- Dun Cow, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear.
- Castle, Macclesfield, Cheshire.
- Villa Tavern, Birmingham.
- Lord Nelson, South-East London.
- Windsor Castle, Kensington, West London.
- Rose & Crown, Huish Episcopi, Somerset
- Castle Hotel, Manchester.
- Local chef wins Best Young Pub Chef of the Year
Wednesday 29 September 2021
Congratulations to Samuel McClurkin, at the Dog Inn, Wingham, for winning Best Young Pub Chef at the Great British Pub Awards 2021.
- Petition to save Live Music in Sandwich
Sunday 26 September 2021
Following the complaint of just one Sandwich resident the Fleur De Lis has decided to cancel some live events while it in discussion with Dover District Council. A petition has been launched to gather support for live music events in Sandwich.
- Hare & Hounds, Northbourne Reopened
Tuesday 21 September 2021
After a long period of closure, the Hare & Hounds, Northbourne, reopened on Monday following refurbishment.
The restaurant will reopen on Saturday, 2nd October.
- Nine Years at the Anchor Inn
Sunday 22 August 2021
Congratulations to Keven & Michelle on their nine years at the Anchor Inn, Wingham.
Wishing them all the best for the future.
- Plough & Harrow, Tilmanstone has reopened.
Friday 16 July 2021
The Plough & Harrow, a rural pub and campsite situated on the edge of the village of Tilmanstone, has just reopened.
- CAMRA’s 50th Anniversary Golden Awards
Thursday 15 July 2021
As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, CAMRA is recognising people, groups and businesses that have made a significant contribution to CAMRA’s aims by honouring them with a Golden Award.
Winning pubs have been chosen for their success in standing the test of time, being convivial, characterful, community-focused, and consistently pouring great pints.
So, we’re over the moon to announce that The Berry, Walmer has been awarded a Golden Award, nominated by CAMRA members.
For more information about the date of the presentation: CAMRA's Golden Award Presentation to the Berry, Walmer .
We’d like to offer our sincere congratulations to the Berry, Chris the landlord and the staff on this awards and wish them all the best for the future.
You can find out more about CAMRA’s 50 years of campaigning at https://camra.org.uk/50-years/
- Pub of the Year 2021 - Results
Monday 12 July 2021
We’re pleased to announce the winner of this year’s Branch Pub of the Year competition (running later than usual due to the pandemic).
Drum roll please.
The winner is the Just Reproach, Deal. The other finalists (in alphabetical order) were the Berry, Walmer; Breakwater Tap, Dover; Chequer Inn, Ash; Crown Inn, Finglesham and the Ship Inn, Deal.
We’d like to congratulate Bronwen Robson and all the staff at the Just Reproach. Not forgetting all the other pubs who made it into the competition. We’d also like to thanks the CAMRA members who took part in judging.
Full details about our Pub of the Year compeititon can be found in the Members' Area (You'll need to be a CAMRA member to logon and visit this area).
- Cider Works, Waldershare has reopened
Sunday 4 July 2021
This historic public house and restaurant has reopened after two years of rebuilding and renovation.
- Shepherd Neame teams up with Dreamland, Margate
Thursday 24 June 2021
Shepherd Neame has teamed up with Dreamland Margate to create an open-air pub experience this summer.
- Pubs, Pints, People- The World of Homeproducing
Wednesday 23 June 2021
In this final episode of the season, our Pubs. Pints. People. hosts discuss the ins and outs of brewing and fermenting at home, with the help of Jem Jones and James Finch.
- Pub Pride 2021
Sunday 20 June 2021
Our friends Ask For Clive are encouraging pubs to celebrate Pride locally on 23rd July by hosting events for Pub Pride!. https://www.pubpride.com
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