- Real Ale at Le Tabac
Sunday 8 May 2022
Yesterday, while I was in the Just Reproach, I heard rumours that Le Tabac, High Street, Deal, was serving real ale. So I just had to go along to find out.
Sure enough, two real ales are being served through Simcup beer engines.
Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter is their regular ale and there's also one guest - yesterday it was Oakham Citra.
Tony, Pubs Officer
- One to Try
Saturday 26 March 2022
Calling all brewers!
Do you make bottle or can conditioned beer?
Any brewer of live beer can sign up to CAMRA’s new One to Try accreditation scheme, from innovative start-ups to familiar favourites, and use the #OnetoTry logo on their canned and bottled beers.
Find out more about the One to Try campaign here.
- Impact of P&O's Actions
Friday 18 March 2022
Following yesterday's action by P&O, a number of local pubs have stepped up with job offers and, in some cases, have offered to fast-track applications.
- The Cider Works, Waldershare
- The Coastguard, St. Margaret's Bay
- The Crown Inn, Finglesham
- Dover Marina Hotel, Dover
- The Elephant & Hind, Dover
- The Griffin's Head, Chillenden
- Plough Inn, Ripple
- Royal Oak, Dover
- Taphouse Beer Cafe, Deal
- The Return of Thirst Thurdays
Monday 14 March 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.
For the fourth session we'll be visiting the Crown Inn, Finglesham, Farrier, Deal and Ship Inn, Deal.
Details of each event will be published a few weeks before the event.
- Pub Heritage Bulletin 228
Wednesday 2 February 2022
The latest bulletin from CAMRA's Historic Pub Interiors group has been released. It feature news about:
- Pokar Bear, Hull.
- Brown Jug, Broadstairs.
- Leopard, Stoke-on-Trent.
- Lord Southampton, Kentish Town.
- Winter Pub of the Season - Winner
Wednesday 26 January 2022
Following on from our Dover Drift, we've planning another event in Walmer, appropriately called "Walmer Wander".
We'll start at the The Berry, Canada Road, then wander along Walmer seafront ending in Deal town centre.
We'll call into some of the pubs in between, including those taking part in our Winter Ales Promotion.
We'll publish details of the itinerary closer to the time.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
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