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THE MAGAZINE OF THE HULL & EAST YORKSHIRE BRANCH OF THE CAMPAIGN FOR REAL ALE (CAMRA) ISSUE 75 - January/March 2011 CIRCULATION 4500+ HULL & EAST YORKSHIRE CAMRA PUB OF THE YEAR 2010 Congratulations to the following pubs on their success in the Branch Pub of the Year awards for 2010. As in previous years there were plenty to choose from with over 50 pubs receiving nominations for these prestigious awards. The winner of CAMRA’s Kingston upon Hull Pub of the Year 2010 is Walters, Scale Lane, Hull , and the runner up in this category is the Hop & Vine, Albion Street. The winner of CAMRA’s East Yorkshire Town Pub of the Year 2010 is The Prior John in Bridlington and the runner up is the Green Dragon in Beverley. The winner of CAMRA’s East Yorkshire Village Pub of the Year for 2010 is The Plough at Hollym and the runner up is the Crooked Billet at Ryehill. Prior John Walters The Plough HULL AND EAST YORKSHIRE PUB NEWS - TIGERS ON THE ROAD SURVEY CRAWL REPORTS - BREWERY UPDATES - 2010 POTY ROUND UP - NEW CAMRA PUBLICATIONS CAMRA’s Hull CAMRA 2011 Good Beer Guide Listed CAMRA 2011 Good Beer Guide Listed Hull and East Yorkshire CAMRA on facebook ...... 2 ...... Branch Website at www.hullcamra.org.uk HULL & EAST YORKSHIRE BRANCH INFORMATION BRANCH COMMITTEE SUPPORT POSITIONS Chairman, Press & Publicity Officer, Pubs Liaison Officers Pub Preservation Officer John Ashton - Beverley Alan Canvess Ivor Hurst - Bridlington (01482) 446320 Cliff Ottaway - Cottingham 07754 174413 Martin Bell - Driffield @ email@example.com Keir Horner - Hornsea Branch Secretary Steve Allison - Withernsea Angela Cawte Vacant -Hedon 07904 252910 Pubs Database @ firstname.lastname@example.org Paul Alterskye Branch Treasurer Stewart Campbell BRANCH POSTAL ADDRESS (01482) 449100 CAMRA 07500 543199 Hull & East Yorkshire Branch @ email@example.com 68 Kirkham Drive Pubs Officer (Hull) Goddard Avenue Kingston Upon Hull Peter Mason HU5 2BT 07984 366207 @ firstname.lastname@example.org WEB, YAHOO & FACEBOOK Pubs Officer (East Yorkshire) Website: www.hullcamra.org.uk John Heckford Yahoo Forum: Via the link on the website (01482) 354513 Facebook: Hull and East Yorkshire CAMRA 07711 095368 @ email@example.com PUB MIRROR Membership Secretary Pub Mirror is produced quarterly by Hull & Tony Garrett East Yorkshire Branch of CAMRA, and edited 07971 353226 by the Branch magazine editor, Bernie @ firstname.lastname@example.org Cawte. Articles represent the views of the Magazine Editor contributors and not necessarily those of Bernie Cawte CAMRA. Thanks to the all who have 07956 424239 contributed to this edition. Editorial policy is to provide a platform for discussion on @ email@example.com CAMRA related subjects. ASSOCIATED POSITIONS The next edition of Pub Mirror is due for publication in the first week of April 2011. Any Cider Representative contributions for that edition need to be with David Litten the editor by the 6th March. @ firstname.lastname@example.org Beer Styles Officer Advertising rates are as follows: Vacant Colour adverts: Full Page £170, Half Page Forum Master £100, Quarter Page £60. John Holdsworth Black and White Adverts: Full Page £100, Web Master Half Page £60, Quarter Page £40. Back page and inside cover prices available. Dominic Bell Discounts are available for bulk advert Clubs Liaison Officer bookings from two issues up to four issues, Steve Hopkinson further details available on request. CAMRA Hull and East Yorkshire Branch Forum..... 3 .....Yahoo Group CAMRA Hull & East Yorkshire Hop & Vine 24 Albion Street, Hull www.hopandvinehull.co.uk 3 Real Ales and 4 Real Cider/Perry Budweiser Budvar & Pilsner Urquell on draught Food available until 9pm. “The best sandwiches in town” - Hull Daily Mail Guide CAMRA Awards 2010 National Cider Pub of the Year - Joint winner Yorkshire Cider Pub of the Year Hull & East Yorkshire Cider Pub of the Year Kingston upon Hull Pub of the Year - Runner up All our beers are Served in over-sized lined glasses guaranteeing a full pint 2011 Good Beer Guide Listed Opening Hours: 4pm-11pm Tuesday; 11am-11pmWednesday-Saturday; Closed on Sunday & Monday Available for private functions on any Sunday or Monday Hull and East Yorkshire CAMRA on facebook ...... 4 ...... Branch Website at www.hullcamra.org.uk EDITORIAL by Bernie Cawte LETTERS TO THE EDITOR First of all I hope you had a good festive Dear Sir, season and you got all you wished for at CIRCULATION 4500+ Christmas. I am still waiting for my own quiet My local village pub and another in the near- pub and the Aston standing outside. There is by town of Hornsea is selling its guest ales at always next year, but its nothing winning the £3.00 a pint irrespective of the ABV. lottery can’t change before then. The landlord argues that it is a case of Secondly, may I take this opportunity to wish swings and roundabouts because over a pe- you all a Happy New Year, lets hope it brings riod of time the low alcohol content real ales a bit of cheer for you all. sold will be offset by sales of the higher con- tent beers. This is my fourth edition of Pub Mirror and I hope you like the gradual changes I am I would like to start a debate to establish if making. I felt we needed to bring the style £3.00 is the highest priced real ale to be and layout a bit more up to date without found in Hull and the East Riding. changing the essential feel of the magazine. Please feel free to contact me with your Chris Smith views on this publication. I am always on the lookout for news, views and ideas to make DEADLINES letter it is always nice Thanks Chris for your & RATES this magazine a better read for us all. to hear from our readers. It’s a fair question. What do you think? On the front page are the results of our Pubs Has his local landlord got a point or should of the Year. Congratulations to our winners, a the price of real ale be governed by the full report will appear in the next edition, ABV? along with a list of the final nominations and Is Chris’s local the most expensive for real pictures from the award presentation ales? How much do you pay at your local? evenings. Where is the cheapest real ale sold? We know one pub (Nellies Bar), that's charging Whilst we are talking about winners £2.00 per pint, but only Monday to Thursday. congratulations to our Cider Pubs and Is your local any cheaper or are they offering Brewer. Not only have we the joint winner of similar deals? the national 2010 CAMRA Cider Pub of the Have you anything about real ales or the Year (Hop & Vine, Albion Street) we also pubs in your area you want to talk about? have an award winning cider from our friends Send me your letter and join in the debate. at Moorlands Farm. Well done to them both. I look forward to your comments so please We are encouraging all members to support email me your views at the local brewers in our area, look out for email@example.com . more news on this shortly. In the meanwhile enjoy your ales and support our local pubs and tell us your stories about either subject. Our Advertisors Nellys, Walters, Hop & Vine, Wellington Inn, Green Bricks, The Bay Horse, Pave, New Clarence all Hull - King William IV, Cottingham - The Marine Bar, Bridlington The Station, Patrington - The Ship Inn, Sewerby - The White Hart Inn, North Cave The Woolpack Inn and Green Dragon, both Beverley - Moorland Farm Cyder Wold Top Brewery - Great Newsome Brewery. CAMRA Hull and East Yorkshire Branch Forum..... 5 .....Yahoo Group CAMRA Hull & East Yorkshire GREEN BRICKS 9 Humber Dock Street, Hull Telephone: 01482 591961 Full Food Menu Available 3 Real Ales including Tetley Cask Daleside Blonde And Changing Guest Ale Beer Garden To The Front Stunning Views of the Marina 113 - 117 Wincolmlee, HULL HU2 8AH Tel: (01482) 329227 BATEMANS ALES PLUS A REGULARLY CHANGING GUEST ALE FUNCTION ROOM FREE TO HIRE FOR ANY EVENT JULIE AND IAN OPENING TIMES: EXTEND A MONDAY TO FRIDAY 3-11PM WARM WELCOME TO ALL SATURDAY 3-11PM, SUNDAY 12-11PM SUNDAY LUNCHES Served 12-3pm NB: IT IS PREFERABLE TO BOOK IN ADVANCE Hull and East Yorkshire CAMRA on facebook ...... 6 ...... Branch Website at www.hullcamra.org.uk LOCAL BREWERIES CAMRA HEAD OFFICE GREAT NEWSOME Campaign for Real Ale Limited Great Newsome Farm 230 Hatfield Road South Frodingham ST ALBANS Winestead AL1 4LW KINGSTON UPON HULL (01727) 86720 HU12 0NR www.camra.org.uk (01964) 612201 www.greatnewsomebrewery.co.uk CONSUMER DIRECT Regular Beers: Sleck Dusk (ABV 3.8%), If you have any complaints regarding short Pricky Back Otchan (ABV 4.2%), measure or any related consumer rights Frothingham Best (ABV 4.3%), Jem’s Stout (ABV 4.3%), Ploughman’s Pride (ABV 4.2%) issues, please contact Consumer Direct: 0845 4040506 OLD MILL www.consumerdirect.gov.uk Mill Street SNAITH TRANSPORT INFORMATION DN14 9HU (01405) 861813 BUS COMPANIES www.oldmillbrewery.co.uk East Yorkshire Motor Services Regular Beers: Mild (ABV 3.4%), Bitter (01482) 327142 (ABV 3.9%), Old Curiosity (ABV 4.5%), @ firstname.lastname@example.org Bullion (ABV 4.7%) www.emys.co.uk WHALEBONE Stagecoach 163 Wincolmlee (01482) 222333 KINGSTON UPON HULL @ email@example.com HU2 0PA www.stagecoachbus.com/hull (01482) 226648 Bus Call Regular Beers: Diana Mild (ABV 3.5%), (8am till 8pm 7 days a week) Neck Oil (ABV 3.9%) (01482) 222222 WOLD TOP Hunmanby Grange TRAIN COMPANIES Wold Newton DRIFFIELD Hull Trains YO25 3HS (01482) 215746 www.hulltrains.co.uk (01723) 892222 www.woldtopbrewer.co.uk Northern Rail Regular Beers: Bitter (ABV 3.7%), Falling 08457 484950 Stone (ABV 4.2%), Mars Magic (ABV 4.6%), www.northernrail.org Wolds Way (ABV 3.6%), Wold Gold (ABV 4.8%). TransPennine Express MOORLANDS FARM 08445 565637 TTH (York) Ltd www.tpexpress.co.uk Moorlands Farm NORTH NEWBALD CAMRA says Please (01430) 827359 dont Cider: Medium Sweet Cyder (ABV 6.4%) Drink & Drive CAMRA Hull and East Yorkshire Branch Forum..... 7 .....Yahoo Group CAMRA Hull & East Yorkshire Follow The Tigers on the Amber Trail Follow Hull City and enjoy a good real ale. Here are some of the Good Beer Guide’s (GBG) 2011 pubs in the area of the Tigers’ next few away games, feel free to give us feedback on these pubs and the beers. Hopefully you will be able to raise a glass or two to the success of the Tigers on their quest to rejoin the top flight. January 28th v Reading Reading boasts 9 GBG entries to choose from including our pick of the Nags Head, 5 Russell Street, RG1 7XD. This local boozer has been transformed into a real ale drinkers haven with 12 hand pumps with milds on the right, rising in gravity to stouts and strong ales to the left. February 5th v Scunthorpe United The Blue Bell, 1-7 Oswald Road, DN15 7PU, is a popular Wetherspoons town centre pub with plenty of beer choices for all. The pub is on two levels and has a carpeted family area on the top level. February 19th v Ipswich Town Eight pubs are entered into the GBG for 2011 in Ipswich and our choice to start is The Arboretum, 43 High Street, IP1 3QL, which has a single bar and a restaurant upstairs which specialises in locally sourced freshly prepared food. Beer from local small brewers including Humpty Dumpty and St Peter’s are complemented by a good selection of local bottled beers. February 22nd v Derby County Derby has a great choice from 12 GBG pubs to try but we have chosen the Flower Pot, 23-25 King Street, DE1 3DZ, for its age and style of pub. It dates from the 1800s and has several interlocking rooms and a glass cellar wall, revealing rows of stillaged firkins. The on-site Headless Brewery is at the rear. March 5th v Nottingham Forest There are 10 choices of GBG entries for your delectation in the centre of Nottingham and the Canalhouse at 48-52 Canal Street, NG1 7GH, is a good place to start. This listed three storey Castle Rock pub has a canal inlet traversed by a wooden walkway. Of course no trip to Nottingham would be complete without a trip to Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, 1 Brewhouse Yard, NG1 6AD possible the oldest surviving pub in England. March 12th v Coventry City Coventry provides us with our last suggestion for trying out your ‘away day’ real ales and has 12 GBG pubs to look out for. It was the hardest of the towns and cities we have featured to choose our pub from, as there are some real treasures to be found. But the one we have chosen is the Old Windmill, 22-23 Spon Street, CV1 3BA. Popular half-timbered pub in the medieval Spon Street, known locally as Ma Brown’s , it is probably the oldest pub in Coventry. It has lots of small rooms, one of which was the old brewhouse where the old mash tun and copper can be seen. Another plus is 10% off all beers for CAMRA members on production of your membership card. The above information was correct at time of publication, Bernie Cawte, Magazine Editor. Hull and East Yorkshire CAMRA on facebook ...... 8 ...... Branch Website at www.hullcamra.org.uk MEMBERSHIP CORNER by Tony Garrett The local CAMRA branch (Hull and East y Discounts on holidays, insurance and Yorkshire) now has 598 members. By the other offers from reputable companies time of publication the figure could have (see website for the latest offers); reached the landmark figure of 600. y Gifts for every occasion. You can buy books, T Shirts and membership on-line Nationally, the membership is fluctuating a through the national CAMRA website. little, but there are still over 118,000 Why not buy your beloved a gift members. So, what are the advantages of membership package for their birthday. being a member of the largest consumer Visit the online shop at campaigning organisation in Europe? www.camra.org.uk to find out more. You can join CAMRA today by filling in the You can... application form (or a photocopy) in this y Be part of a social and active branch edition of Pub Mirror, Wetherspoons with many events throughout the year; magazines and CAMRA publications; or by y Be involved by nominating and selecting filling in a membership form which can be the pubs included in the Good Beer found in many local pubs; or alternatively Guide; online via the national CAMRA website. y Receive a monthly copy of the ‘What’s Brewing’ CAMRA newspaper, providing Membership leaflets: we try to keep a supply the latest news on CAMRA nationally of CAMRA membership leaflets in pubs and details of beer festivals and social nominated for the Good Beer Guide. If the pub events; where you found this magazine does not have y Receive a quarterly copy of the CAMRA any, please let me or any of the committee magazine, ‘Beer,’ offering informative know. articles about many subjects related to beer and cider; Printer advert y Receive a branch newsletter bi-monthly, updating you on all the local news and activities (Hull and East Yorkshire Win a 9 Gallon branch members only); y Receive discounts on the RRP of many Cask of Ale CAMRA products including the best e The Crown Brewery (Sheffi ld) selling Good beer Guide; y Enjoy free or discounted entry to beer The Crown Brewery has been brewing for the festivals; past 10 years and produce award winning ales y Information about real cider and where from light hoppy Hillsborough Pale Ale at 3.9% to Stannington Stout at 5%. We are looking to to find it; expand our sales in your area, whether it be on a occasional or regular basis. To tempt any More recent advantages include: interested real ale venue, please send your name, venue address and telephone number y Increasing numbers of pubs nationally to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be are offering discounts on real ale to entered into our free prize draw to win a CAMRA membership card holders; 9 gallon cask of ale. y Up to date details of local discounts are publicised locally in Pub Mirror (of course), in the Members’ Digest, on the branch website and forum, on facebook and at branch events such as the Real Ale and Cider Festival. y £20 of vouchers for real ale at Wetherspoons pubs (40 fifty pence Home of Award-Winning Beers vouchers); Branch Website at www.hullcamra.org.uk CAMRA Hull and East Yorkshire Branch Forum..... 9 .....Yahoo Group CAMRA Hull & East Yorkshire NATIONAL CIDER & PERRY PUBS OF THE YEAR 2010 On October 1st 2010 CAMRA, the Campaign and perry could play its part in helping pubs for Real Ale, as part of their Cider Month survive in these tough times for the pub celebrations, announced the best two pubs for industry. She said, “With almost 40 pubs real cider and perry in Britain. closing every month, pubs need to look at a The Hop & Vine in Hull and the Prince of variety of ways to differentiate themselves from Wales in Foxfield, Cumbria were voted Joint others in their area. Real cider and perry have Winners in CAMRA’s National Cider & Perry been growing in popularity at CAMRA beer Pub of the Year competition. festivals in recent years and we now have a huge demand for these drinks. In these tough economic times, offering consumers a range of real cider and perry could attract more custom just as real ale has done for a large number of pubs in the past.” The Hop & Vine is described in the new 2011 Good Beer Guide as: Atmospheric basement bar with rare bentwood seating. This free house serves three changing guest ales from Andrea Briers, Maggie Morris) (Photograph: Stewart & Janet independents, plus rare farmhouse ciders and a perry. An interesting menu of freshly A record 120 nominations were made for the made snacks and hot drinks is available sixth National Cider & Perry Pub of the Year until 9pm. contest. CAMRA’s Competition Organiser Sarah Newson said, “We judge the nominated David Litten pubs in a similar way to CAMRA’s National Pub of the Year competition but with an emphasis The King William IV on the promotion of real cider and perry and 152 Hallgate on having enthusiastic staff who know what’s Cottingham real and what’s not.” HU16 4BT Sarah continued, “We had some very good 01482 875996 entries this year but it was impossible to separate the two winners. The Hop & Vine and Two Regular Real Ales the Prince of Wales are doing a fantastic job Cumberland Bitter and Pedigree raising the profile of real cider and perry and offering consumers a fine choice at the bar. 4 Monthly Changing Guest Ales Both are very worthy winners of the national award.” Food Served Everyday Tuesday to Friday In the last year the Hop & Vine has served over 11-2.30 and 5.30-7.45 80 different ciders and perries, whilst the Saturday 11-2.30, Sunday 12-3.45 Prince of Wales has sold more than 50 Monday 11-2.30 different ciders and perries in the same period. Stewart Campbell, Licensee of the Hop & Large beer garden and Vine said, “We were delighted to hear that we eating area are joint winners of CAMRA’s National Cider Outdoor courtyard with Pub of the Year. Our successful business plan 2011 smoking area 2011 is simple – Real Cider, Real Perry, Real Ale Tuesday Night is Quiz Night and Real Food!” Live Bands Monthly Andrea Briers, CAMRA’s Cider & Perry Campaigning Chair feels offering real cider Function room available Hull and East Yorkshire CAMRA on facebook ...... 10 ...... Branch Website at www.hullcamra.org.uk HULL PUB NEWS by Pete Mason Again there is good and bad news, with the tenants for the Crown Inn, Holderness Road. good outweighing the bad for a change. Finally, George Fairburn has left the Mill, Alan & Michelle Foster have left the Station Holderness Road, for pastures new. Debbie Inn, Beverley Road, for the Engineers Gardener & Nick Clayton have taken over as Arms, Bridlington Avenue. Unfortunately, temporary licensees until the new year. On a Alan won't be introducing cask ale to the positive note, the John Smiths Cask is now Engineers. a permanent fixture. Lee Hudson is the new licensee of the DEAR LICENSEE Station Arms, but we have just heard that by Alan Canvess he will be leaving before Christmas. The new licensee of the Duke of York, GOOD BEER GUIDE 2012 Sutton, is Jackie Hinchcliffe. Over the seven month period from the 1st April to the 31st October 2010, the members It appears that the Hastings, Spring Bank of CAMRA that live in the Hull & East West, has stopped selling cask ale. Yorkshire Branch area were given the opportunity to be involved in the selection of The Kings Arms, North Bridge, has the 36 entries for the area in the Good Beer reopened as the Wild West Bar, Guide 2012. unfortunately without any cask ale. In that time they were encouraged to nominate pubs for the Guide, based on the Until further notice, all cask ales in Nelly's, beer quality experienced. They were also High Street, Hull are £2.00 per pint from encouraged to visit the pubs that had been Sunday to Thursday. nominated, as often as possible, in readiness for a vote that took place on the 3rd The Endike Hotel, Endike Lane has been November. refurbished and is now selling cask ale. The original offering was Marston's Pedigree, So, will your pub be one of the 36 entries? Mansfield Bitter and Wychwood Hobgoblin. Unfortunately, like the vast majority of the This was probably an ambitious endeavour CAMRA members, you will only discover that and the selection is down to one, which is when the GBG 2012 is published in better than none and can be built on. September 2011. The Flower Pot, Staveley Road, is selling DISCOUNT OFFERS Mansfield Cask at £1.95 per pint on A number of licensees in our branch area are Tuesdays. offering a discount off real ale and/or food to card-carrying CAMRA members. We Rob Johnson is the new licensee of the advertise the pubs that are offering discounts Burlington Tavern, Alfred Gelder Street, on the branch website, branch forum, and he has installed a manager to run it day members Digest, facebook and in this to day. There are now four cask ales;- publication. Theakstons Black Bull, XB and Old Peculier with Deuchars IPA. This is a BRANCH OPEN MEETINGS welcome addition to the old town real ale We are grateful to the licensees of the circuit. following pubs in Kingston upon Hull, for hosting Branch open meetings in their pubs Staks Cafe Bar, Beverley Road, is now recently: Walters, Scale Lane (October), selling Wychwood Hobgoblin. George Hotel, Land of Green Ginger (November) and the Station Inn, Beverley Enterprise Inns are advertising for new Road (December). CAMRA Hull and East Yorkshire Branch Forum..... 11 .....Yahoo Group CAMRA Hull & East Yorkshire The Station Patrington 01964 630262 Families Welcome Public House and Restaurant Families Welcome Genuine Free House Conservatory Tetley’s Cask and 2 guest ales Conservatory & Games Room & Games Room Locally sourced produce freshly prepared Situated on A1033 Situated on A1033 Great value lunch menu Main EYMS bus Monday to Saturday 12noon - 4.30pm Main EYMS bus route 75/76/77 Full house a la Carte menu route 75/76/77 Monday to Saturday 4.30pm - 9pm 2011 Listed in 2010 Good Sunday 6pm - 9pm Beer CAMRA’s Listed in Guide First Class Sunday Lunch 12noon - 6pm Good Beer Guide 2011 Buffets & Banquets made to order 10% Discount for card carrying CAMRA members on cask ale The Ship is a traditional family Pub Open from 11.30 am to 11.00 pm daily Several Real Ales and Ciders available From The Following Breweries Marston, Mansfield, Jennings, Banks andWychwood, also 2 quests ales available Food Available Tues to Sat 12-2pm and 5pm-8pm From 12noon Sunday Cavery £7.49p (2 for 1 during Jan & Feb) 2011 Beer Garden to the rear and Children’s Play Area Charlie, Louise and staff look forward to seeing you Cliff Road, Sewerby, Bridlington - Telephone. 01262 672374 Hull and East Yorkshire CAMRA on facebook ...... 12 ...... Branch Website at www.hullcamra.org.uk FESTIVAL STAFF OUTING REPORT by Ale Rover On Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st November This was the only pub on the route not in the the Branch ran minibus outings as a reward Good Beer Guide but was Highly for those volunteers who worked so hard to Recommended. We made our choice from make the Hull Real Ale & Cider Festival 2010 high quality Black Sheep Bitter and Morland a success. It was split into two to ensure as Old Speckled Hen. Also available was John many as possible were able to go. Both trips Smith’s Bitter. visited the same pubs which, being just out of our Branch area, we do not usually get the chance to enjoy. Your humble correspondent went on the Sunday and this is a report on the day. The trip was timed to leave Ferensway at 12.45 and departed promptly at 1 o’clock. Our first port of call was the Yorkshire Pub of the Year 2010, the FERRYBOAT at Thorganby. This marvellous parlour inn sits on the banks of the River Derwent and the day was fine enough for some to walk to the Next port of call was the WADKIN ARMS water’s edge and enjoy the splendid view. All (above) at Osgodby where CAMRA members though enjoyed the splendid beers on offer, get 10p off per pint on production of their Brown Cow Bitter, Hook Norton Jackpot, membership card. Clearly this pub has been Titanic Night to Remember and Leeds opened out over the years but still has Midnight Bell - all in lined glasses too. The distinct areas in which we sampled Copper roaring log fire ensured winter chills were Dragon Golden Pippin, Ossett Big Red and kept well at bay. This is a superb pub with no Timothy Taylor’s Landlord and found all to be keg rubbish in sight. It is worth noting that the on top form. John Smith’s was also available. pub has had the same licensee for 60 years! Here it was that another nameless one Surely this is a record? (called Tony) decided not only to drink out of Pete’s glass but send his own flying with a swinging elbow that would get a red card at Telephones Park, sorry the KC Stadium. It was now getting dark so we were forced to switch on the ‘Neil Nav’ (batteries included but get your own nav). “At the T-junction turn left – that all right with you?” Nevertheless we somehow arrived at our next top class venue, the WHEATSHEAF at Burn. This pub lies close to a former RAF base so appropriate pictures and The shock of this was far too much for one of memorabilia abounded. This has a lovely our party who shall remain nameless (oh no homely feel to it with separate areas in an you won’t Angela) whose attempts to re- L-shaped arrangement. There was also a board the bus ended in a muddy heap on the huge display of bottles and Toby jugs but of grass verge. This was only the first stop too! even greater interest to us was a mouth Fair play though, the nice souvenir glass she watering selection of ales in the shape of had been given stayed intact. More so than Timothy Taylor’s Best Bitter, Brown Cow her pride anyway! Just a couple of miles Lionheart, Saltaire Cheeky Kriek, Goose Eye away lies the DROVER’S ARMS at Skipwith. Golden Dean, Thorne Coal Black Porter and CAMRA Hull and East Yorkshire Branch Forum..... 13 .....Yahoo Group CAMRA Hull & East Yorkshire FESTIVAL STAFF OUTING (cont) MEMBERS DISCOUNT Great Heck Dave. Wow! Oh, and John Our thanks go to the following local pubs Smiths again but you know, I don’t think where CAMRA members can take advantage anyone went for that. I had never been to this of the these offers on production of their pub before but immediately put it on my list membership card: of places which MUST be visited again. East Yorkshire Pubs There were excellent reports of food there y Triton Inn, Brantingham: 10% off real too and if it is as good as the beer it will be ale. well worth trying. Booking is essential y Marine Bar, Bridlington: 10% off cask though. ale. y Gardeners’ Country Inn, Coniston: 10% off meals. y Blue Bell, Cottingham: 10% off cask ale. y Duke of Cumberland, Cottingham: 10% off cask ale. y King William IV, Cottingham: 10% off cask ale. y Wards Hotel, Gilberdyke: 10% off real ale and bar meals. y Plough Inn, Hollym: 5p off per pint on a selected ale. And so as time went on and the conversation y Rose and Crown, Hornsea: 10% off (and your reporter’s notes) became less cask ale. coherent we headed off to our final hostelry, y Sandpiper, Melton: 10% off all real ale the GEORGE & DRAGON at West and meals. Haddlesey. Just in case you missed the y White Hart, North Cave: 10% off cask name outside you are greeted on entering by ale. a full sized suit of armour. Three ales were y The Holderness, Patrington: 10% off available here which were every bit as good cask ale. as the previous pub. These were Brown Cow y The Star, Sancton: 10% of cask ale. Bitter, Simpson & Simpson White Dragon y Fox and Coney, South Cave: 10% off and Great Newsome Ruby’s Regard named cask ale offer now indefinite. after the brewery’s new mascot. All 3 were Hull Pubs excellent and the landlord had very kindly y The Rising Sun, Beverley High Road laid on a tray of sandwiches which was much (opposite Tesco): 10% off cask ale. appreciated. Possibly a darts challenge y Bay Horse, Wincolmlee: 10% off real between Chris and John C was not the best ale . idea at this time as both struggled on to double 1 and it seemed almost closing time New Offers when one of them finally got it – by then no- y The Bear, South Cave: 10% off cask one cared who. By the way, Neil’s missus ale. passes her compliments to the anonymous y The Gnu, North Newbald: 10% off cask artist. Neil doesn’t. ale. y The New Clarence, Hull: 10% off cask A very big thank you is due to all pubs and ale and food. staff for their kind service, high quality beer y The Ship Inn, Sewerby: 10% off cask and choice. We had a great day out and for ale some of us at least found some fantastic If you are interested in promoting your pub by pubs we had not visited before. Hopefully it offering a discount to our members, please won’t be long before we visit them again. contact the relevant Pubs Officer: Peter Mason Chris Robinson for pubs in Kingston upon Hull, and John Heckford for pubs in East Yorkshire. Hull and East Yorkshire CAMRA on facebook ...... 14 ...... Branch Website at www.hullcamra.org.uk HULL AND EAST YORKSHIRE CAMRA PUBS OF THE YEAR 2010 Kingston upon Hull POTY 2010 owned by Mitchells & Butlers (Birmingham) results. and is managed by Glyn & Alan Clarke. Winner - Walters Other Finalists: Walters (below left) is situated in Scale Lane Marine Bar (Bridlington) in Kingston upon Hull, and the business is Bell Hotel (Driffield) owned and run by Alan Murphy & Chrissy Tiger Inn (Driffield) Fleming. East Yorkshire Village POTY 2010 results. Winner - Plough Inn (Hollym) The Plough (below left) In Hollym is owned and run by Steve & Sue Martine and Darren & Rachelle Maynard. Runner Up - Hop & Vine The Hop & Vine (above right) is situated in Albion Street, the business is owned and run by Stewart Campbell and Janet Rowan. Other Finalists: George Hotel (Land of Green Ginger) Three John Scotts (Lowgate) Runner Up - Crooked Billet (Ryehill) Wellington Inn (Russell Street) Crooked Billett (above right) in Ryehill is owned by Marston’s and run by the licensee East Yorkshire Town POTY 2010 John Campling. results. Other Finalists: Wellington Inn (Lund) Winner - Prior John (Bridlington) Beech Tree (Kirk Ella) The Prior John (below left) is owned by J D King William IV (Cottingham) Wetherspoon and is situated in The The Station (Patrington) Promenade in Bridlington. It was managed throughout 2010 by Helen Barnes – now the The awards are given after a panel of judges manager of the Postern Gate in York. individually visit each nominated pub and score them against strict criteria: Quality of Real Ale, Community Focus, Atmosphere, Campaigning, Style/Decor, Service and Welcome, and Value for Money. For the pub to be eligible for the competition the licensee had to be present since the 1st January 2010. Runner Up - Green Dragon (Beverley) Full presentation reports and pictures in the The Green Dragon (above right) in Beverley next edition. Congratulations to the 50 plus was runner-up in the competition. The pub is pubs that were nominated. CAMRA Hull and East Yorkshire Branch Forum.....15 .....Yahoo Group CAMRA Hull & East Yorkshire BEVERLEY BEER BUS WALK by Peter Walker I looked out of the window to find a nice turn and a short distance got me to the sunny day and thought ‘What shall I do Windmill Inn with its long narrow bar area today?’ Something that you can do when and more Greene King Ales with IPA and retired! Why not go to Beverley? So I put on Bonkers Conkers. The bar was then invaded my walking shoes and with bus pass in hand by a group of Geordies on a day trip for the I headed to the Interchange. The 11.55 No races but they were more interested in 246 Hornsea via Beverley was the first drinking lager and playing pool although one available bus so off I went. of the party tried a half of Bonkers and appeared to enjoy it. This bus goes into Beverley via Norwood so I got off in Norwood and popped in to the Down the lane and left on Toll Gavel got me Durham Ox, a two-roomed local. It was to Saturday Market and to the Green serving John Smith’s Cask, Tetley Cask and Dragon. Only three pumps were showing Hobgoblin. beers, a lager (Harviestoun Schiehellion),a Summer Ale (Wyre Piddle Summerfall) and a From the Ox I headed down Corporation DARK (Brains). The barman explained that Road through the footpath on to Morton Lane they were changing menus from summer to turning left and then right down Wilbert Lane winter and their range of drinks was changing to match with more darker beers (As a darks drinker I found this great news). Leaving the Green Dragon and crossing Saturday Market to the right I entered the Kings Head Hotel to be greeted by Marstons Pedigree and Royal Ryder. The half of Pedigree I had was, like all the beers in Beverley in fine shape. Interestingly two Geordies came into the bar and asked for John Smith’s Smooth; they were advised that Moulders Arms this was a Marstons house and were offered Marston Smooth which they declined and to the Moulders Arms (above) , it had John left! Smith’s Cask, Timothy Taylor Landlord and Timothy Taylor Golden Best on Tap. From the Kings Head it was a short walk along Saturday Market to the Push. (I am A short walk up to the town centre found me advised that this is the only Pub in Britain at Butchers Row and the Angel to be met with this name). They were serving Marstons with Bass Red Triangle and Theakstons Best EPA and Everards Sunchaser and I chose Bitter. the EPA. Chatting to a couple of students about drinking and the continent, we agreed Next, down to the Queens Head in that it important that you should be able to Wednesday Market with a choice of John order beers in the language of every country Smith’s Cask, Green King IPA and Old that you visit. A Pub Mirror article in the Speckled Hen. Wednesday Market looked making I think!! very continental in the sun with many people occupying the many tables and chairs Round the corner from the Push and into the outside the Bars and Cafes. Dog and Duck where I was confronted by a choice of 6 Beers (Copper Dragon Best The walk continued along Lord Roberts and Bitter, John Smith’s Cask, Ringwoods Champney Roads through the heart of East Boondoggle and Forty Niner, Ossetts Silver Riding Council land to Lairgate where a right King and Black Sheep Best Bitter) I chose a Hull and East Yorkshire CAMRA on facebook ...... 16 ...... Branch Website at www.hullcamra.org.uk BEVERLEY BEER BUS WALK by Peter Walker (cont) pint of Forty Niner at £2.90, very nice but My final port of call of the day was the expensive. As a matter of interest from what Cornerhouse (below) across the A164 Dog and Duck Cornerhouse had happened in the Kings Head down the where the opposite applies. Fourteen hand road, I asked the barmaid if she had had two pumps (twelve beer, two cider) and ten of the Geordies in asking for John Smith’s Smooth. beer pumps were on, too many to list here, I “Yes” she said but on being offered JS Cask had the Rooster Jasmin but at £1.50 a 1/2 pt, as an alternative they declined and left! expensive. I crossed the road and down the little lane off I then staggered back across the A164 to the North Bar Within to enter the Beaver. This is Bus Station to catch the 17.28 No 121 back a tardis of a pub looking small from the to Hull after a most enjoyable boozy day. outside but surprisingly large inside, a small bar at the front and a large bar/disco area at the back for the younger drinkers. Tetleys Cask and Brains Merlin Oak were on offer and I went for the Brains. Lo and behold there were two Geordies at the bar drinking John Smith’s SMOOTH! I found out that they were on the same coach trip as the group of Geordies I had met earlier in the Windmill and like them were more interested in the pubs than the races but they only drank John Smith’s Smooth because they did not trust the quality of the other brews especially the real ales! This put a question mark on the quality of beer served in Geordieland? Neither I nor Dave the Landlord could convince them to try the real ales not even any tasters. Round the corner into Hengate and I made it to the White Horse Inn (Nellies) which had two hand pumps both with Sam Smiths Old Brewery Bitter at 75p per half it was the cheapest beer in town but not the best. It is a shame that Sam Smiths offer a wide range of beers and lagers but all on keg. CAMRA Hull and East Yorkshire Branch Forum.... 17 .....Yahoo Group CAMRA Hull & East Yorkshire MOORLANDS FARM MADE IN MADE IN EAST EAST YORKSHIRE YORKSHIRE Hull and East Yorkshire CAMRA on facebook ...... 18 ...... Branch Website at www.hullcamra.org.uk THE INN CIDER by David Litten Hull and East Yorkshire Branch leads the way different Moorlands Farm ciders donated to the in the County with over twenty five regular cider branch by local producer Rob Gibbon. All were and perry outlets, its Cider Pub of the Year extremely popular. Competition and the quarterly Cider and Perry Tasting Panel. BRANCH CIDER TASTING PANEL The Branch's Cider Tasting Panel met for its PUB NEWS quarterly meeting at the Hop & Vine in The Hop and Vine is the joint winner of the Kingston upon Hull on the evening of Tuesday National Cider Pub of the Year 2010. For 19th October 2010. As the pub had just details of the presentation please see the received its stock for the cider festival we were article on page 10. able to choose from around twenty New additions to the ever increasing outlets ciders/perries. Two draught ciders and a selling real cider are The Gnu at North draught perry were tasted: Newbald and the Holderness Inn at y Rathays Old Goat (7.4% ABV) - A very Patrington. Dry cider. Don’t forget the other pubs in our area that sell y Gwynt y Ddraig Fiery Fox (6.5% ABV) - real cider – see the “Pubs With" listing. A golden medium cider with a refreshing apple aroma. OCTOBER – CIDER MONTH y Butfords Organic Perry (5.2% ABV) – A The annual cider presentation crawl took place delicately flavoured dry perry. Eminently on the 24th October. For detail please see the drinkable. article on page 22. The Hop & Vine, Albion Street, Hull staged its `Cider Tasting Cards', similar to the `Real Ale annual cider festival from the 21st to 24th Tasting Cards' that are already used by the October. Licensee Stewart Campbell said that Real Ale Tasting Panels, were used. it had gone very well. The Wellington, Russell Street offered a wider selection than normal of real cider and perry If you have any Cider news please contact us to celebrate cider month. via this publication or contact David Litten (details on page 3). LOCAL PRODUCER Rob Gibbon’s Moorlands Farm Medium ON THE BUSES by Blakey Heckford Sweet Cyder. (6.4% ABV) recently won CAMRA’S East Midlands & Yorkshire Cider A warm summer’s evening took us to the Competition. For details, please see the article New Inn, Tickton where we found John on page 25. Smiths Bitter, Old Speckled Hen and Mail 1885 Bitter, specially brewed for the Hull BRANCH FORUM Daily Mail’s 125th anniversary by Great Don’t forget to visit the cider section of the Newsome Brewery. Moving on to the Branch Forum for information and discussion Wellington Inn in Lund we had the choice of about all things cider and perry. Wold Top Grand, York Crystal, Timothy Taylors Landlord and John Smiths Bitter. CIDER & PERRY AT THE HULL REAL ALE & CIDER FESTIVAL 2010 Next stop Kelk and the Chestnut Horse The selection of 23 ciders and 5 perries were offered us Wold Top Bitter, Copper Dragon as popular as ever and all 560 litres had been Golden Pippin and Northumberland Old consumed by 9pm on the Saturday evening. Original. Not far away The Old Star in Particularly popular were the sweet ciders from Kilham was selling Bradfield Farmers Blond, Chucklehead and Wilkins, closely followed by York Brewery’s Yorkshire Terrier, Great the ever popular Janet’s Jungle Juice from Hecks Hecks Angel and John Smiths Bitter. West Croft. Of particular interest were the four Continued on Page 20 CAMRA Hull and East Yorkshire Branch Forum..... 19 .....Yahoo Group CAMRA Hull & East Yorkshire ON THE BUSES by Blakey Heckford EAST YORKSHIRE PUB NEWS by John Heckford Continued from Page 19 Carpenters Arms - Market Weighton. Local Two miles away we popped into the Falling couple Sandy Harris & Ian McDonald have Stone, Thwing to sample John Smiths Bitter taken over this Greene King pub and have and Cameron’s Strong Arm. Our final pub of Greene King IPA & John Smiths as regular the evening was the Anvil Arms, Wold ales and two changing guests. Newton with Slater’s Queen Bee, Black Sheep and Theakstons Bitters on sale. The Gnu - North Newbald. Been run for the last 20 months by Steve & Sonia Suggars. In A month later and our final survey trip of the their time there they have redecorated year. An early visit to the Blue Bell, Old throughout. Black Sheep & Wells Bombardier Ellerby gave us the chance to pick from Dent can be found on the bar along with Weston’s Porter, Great Newsome Ploughman’s Pride, Old Rosie. They recently received the Cask Wensleydale Semer Water & Tetley Bitter. Marque accreditation. Next stop was Hornsea and the Rose & Cross Keys - Gilberdyke is now in the hands Crown to sample Banks Mild, Ringwood of James Kaufmann & Jacqui Coleman. Here Huffkin & Wychwood Hobgoblin. you will find Greene King IPA, John Smiths & Tetley Bitter on sale. A few miles down the road we gathered in the Board Inn, Skipsea to taste the Bear Inn - South Cave has reopened and is Wychwood Hobgoblin & Jennings under the same management team as the Cumberland Ale. Fox & Coney, three cask ales are on sale and between the two pubs you have a choice Once back on the bus we headed to our final of seven different cask ales. destination of the evening, a crawl round four Beech Tree - Kirkella has a new manager in pubs in Driffield. Rose & Crown was the first Ian Glenholme. Ales available will still be on the list. Here we had the choice of from the pub group’s portfolio. Flowers Original, Wold Top Bitter & John Dog & Duck - Walkington has reopened Smiths Bitter. Down the road at the Bell after a refurbishment. New managers Carol Hotel, Great Newsome Frothingham Best, Payman and partner Roy Waller have a new Hambleton Stud & Farriers Formula was on menu and 4 cask ales, two regulars and two sale. guests from the Marston’s portfolio. A short walk brought us to the Tiger Inn to Warton Arms - Woodmansey has reopened try St Austell Tribute, Ossett Big Red, after a major refurbishment and has at least Hexamshire Shire Bitter & Wychwood three cask ales on at all times. Hobgoblin. Our final destination of the Goodmanham Arms - Goodmanham is evening was the Mariners and to finish off continuing to make changes to its the evening we chose from Banks Original, appearance inside and out. A porch has Jennings Bitter & Castle Rock Harvest Pale. been built to the front and inside new seating Without going into detail on behalf of the and oak beams have been installed. There branch I would like to offer our sincere are plans to start brewing in the old brew apologies to the licensees of the Mariners for house next year. the accident that occurred in the games room Chestnut Horse - Kelk. To compliment the on the evening of our visit. excellent beer range homemade pies have been added to the menu, all named after Many thanks to all the licensees for making famous horses. us welcome, and thank you to our driver Martin who between them made sure Griffin - Market Weighton. By now a new everyone enjoyed the evening’s events. licensee will be in charge of this Thwaites John Heckford. pub. More details will follow. Hull and East Yorkshire CAMRA on facebook ...... 20 ...... Branch Website at www.hullcamra.org.uk HULL PUB CRAWLS by Pete Mason We have had three social crawls of Hull since attempted - a lesson learned for the next the last edition of Pub Mirror. The purpose of outing. these jaunts is twofold - firstly to show North West Hull Social Crawl, Saturday members and non-members alike that there 16th October are pubs selling decent cask beers away from Arriving at the Goodfellowship on their preferred local or the city centre and Cottingham Rd, we received a warm welcome secondly to support those publicans doing so. from the landlady , together with a selection of Unfortunately, after organising the West Hull good ales - Marston's Pedigree, Wychwood crawl, I was snowbound in Northumberland at Hobgoblin and (thanks to Halloween) the Castle Hotel, Bamburgh, so Alan Canvess Marston's Wicked Witch. A brisk walk then very kindly agreed to pen the report on the took us to the National on National Avenue, final crawl. to met up with two more members and North Hull Social Crawl, sampled the Wells Bombardier together with Saturday 25th September the Tetley Bitter. Another brisk walk Eight of us met in the new Larkins Bar on developed our thirst again and took us to the Newland Ave. Ossett Big Red and Great Avenue Hotel on Chanterlands Avenue to Newsome Stoney Binks went down a treat meet up with to more members. We also before we caught the No 15 Stagecoach bus sampled the Black Sheep Bitter and the Bass to the Oystercatcher on Kingswood. We had Bitter - both very drinkable brews on the night. a warm welcome from the landlady and drank Braving the Hull Fair crowds, we caught the some very palatable Youngs Bitter. As this No 13A Stagecoach to the final venue of the was the only beer on offer, we trooped across crawl, namely, the New Zoological on the the road to the Kingswood. As luck would corner of Spring Bank and Princes Avenue. have it, the Black Sheep Bitter had just run The Shepherd Neame Spitfire was on the turn out but the Wyhcwood Hobgoblin was very and had to be returned . However, to the drinkable. We then hopped on a returning No barman's credit, it was replaced promptly and 51 and alighted a short distance from the without argument for a decent pint of Black Rising Sun on Beverley Road. The ales on Sheep Bitter. We had to enjoy our drinks in offer here were Jennings Cumberland Bitter the back bar because the (loud) music had and Wychwood Hobgoblin. After enjoying started early - if you enjoy a quiet drink, get these, we trekked down the road towards the there early. The moderately early finish Wheelhouse to meet the rest of our merry enabled us to finish in bars of the choice - i.e. band. However, after enjoying the Deuchars Pave on Princes Avenue or back into town. IPA and the Tetley Bitter they had gone on to West Hull Social Crawl, the Cross Keys on the corner of Endike Saturday 27th November Lane. As we were running late we carried on A group of CAMRA members braved the to the Cross Keys to join them. At the Cross snow and ice to take part in an enjoyable pub Keys, Rob the landlord was very welcoming crawl of five pubs in the Kingston Road / and the Copper Dragon Golden Pippin was Willerby Road area. on good form together with the Stones Bitter. For those of us that did not live in the area it By this time we were running very late and meant catching an East Yorkshire Motor half of the party had to go straight to town to Services (EYMS) number 34 or 44 bus from catch their last buses. Two or three stayed in the Hull Interchange (bay 10). the Cross Keys, while Four went on to the The Hop Pole was the first pub and it was final destination of the crawl - namely the quite busy when we arrived. Three real ales Station Hotel on Beverley Rd. The landlord were available; Tetley Bitter, Marston’s EPA had gone out and the Old Mill Fall Over had and St Austell Tribute, and they were all very just run out. Frustratingly the barman was reasonably priced. unable to change the barrel leaving just the A short walk along Kingston Road took us to Old Mill Bitter to be sampled. Overall - an the Springhead Golf Club. Hancocks HB and enjoyable night out, but too many pubs (cont on page 22) CAMRA Hull and East Yorkshire Branch Forum.... 21 .....Yahoo Group CAMRA Hull & East Yorkshire HULL AND EAST YORKSHIRE CIDER PUB OF THE YEAR 2010 Entry to The Hop & Vine is situated in the basement of premises on Albion Street and the business is owned and run by Stewart Campbell and Janet Rowan. They have always supported real cider and perry and provide an interesting choice of three regularly changing ciders (or two ciders and perry) that are obtained from cider producers throughout England and Wales. This is the second year in a row that the Hop & Vine has won the competition. In a closely fought contest the Wellington Inn, Russell Following closely on from its National success Street in Hull was runner-up and Walters Bar, the Hop & Vine in Kingston upon Hull Scale Lane in Hull was third. celebrated the news of its latest accolade. It was named winner in CAMRA’s (the Campaign The three pubs were nominated by local for Real Ale) Hull & East Yorkshire Cider Pub members and were then visited by a panel of of the Year 2010 competition. The pub will now judges who made their decision after carefully go forward as the branch’s nomination for considering the quality, temperature and price CAMRA’s National Cider POTY 2011 of the ciders and perries available. Also competition. In the first round they will compete considered were aspects of the pub itself: with other pubs in the Yorkshire region for the service & welcome, community focus, title of Yorkshire’s Cider Pub of the Year 2011. atmosphere, campaigning and style/décor. David Litten, CAMRA’s Hull & East Yorkshire HULL PUB CRAWLS (cont) Branch Apple Representative said, “The Hop Springhead Bitter were the two real ales & Vine offers a winning combination of quality, available. Most of us chose the Springhead choice and perfect temperature in a cosy cellar Bitter, which was very good. I like this club, bar atmosphere.” and one or two that lived locally, but had Alan Canvess, CAMRA’s Hull & East Yorkshire never been in, were also impressed with it. Branch Chairman said, “The Hop & Vine The next pub to be visited was the Manor actively promotes the sale of real ciders, with Farm on Willerby Road. This was formerly one of them sold on a prominently positioned the Wildfowler, and a pub that I used to hand pump. They are also very reasonably frequent in the 70’s. John Smith’s Bitter and priced at only £2.70 a pint.” Copper Dragon Best Bitter were available, so it won’t surprise you to know that we chose On Sunday 24th October 2010 the Hull & East the latter. Leaving the main road we headed Yorkshire CAMRA annual cider presentation down to the Odd Bottle on Wold Road. I was crawl took place in Hull City Centre. Around pleased to find that the pub still had two fifteen of us gathered at lunchtime in Walters separate rooms, and everyone was pleased to present the third place certificate to Chrissy that the Marston’s EPA was in very good Fleming. We then moved on to the Wellington condition.We finished the crawl in the Priory and presented the runner-up certificate to Inn on Priory Road. Marston’s Pedigree and Richard Gant. Mansfield Old Baily - a special, with a name The crawl finished at the Hop & Vine where from the past, were available. the winners certificate was presented to Janet Rowan and Stewart Campbell. By this time the The EYMS 64C from outside the pub numbers had increased to over twenty. provided a convenient way for the non-locals to get back to the town David Litten Hull and East Yorkshire CAMRA on facebook ...... 22 ...... Branch Website at www.hullcamra.org.uk GREEN DRAGON 51 Saturday Market Beverley (01482) 889801 CAMRA’S EAST YORKSHIRE TOWN PUB OF THE YEAR 2009 RUNNER UP 2010 Weekly changing guest ales from Yorkshire and Regional breweries as well as real ales from around the UK. General Knowledge Quizzes on Tuesday & Wednesday @ 9pm WOOLPACK INN Food served daily until 10pm 37 Westwood Road (Nr Hospital) Good Beer Guide 2011 BEVERLEY 01482 867095 Opening Hours Monday to Thursday THE MARINE BAR 1200 noon - 3.00pm & 4.30 to finish North Marine Drive, Bridlington Friday to Sunday 01262 675347 Open From 1200 noon Bridlington’s Friendly Pub Always Available Food Served Timothy Taylor Landlord Monday to Thursday 12 noon-2 pm and 5.00 pm to 8.30 pm Wold Top Bitter Friday and Saturday 12 noon-9.00 pm John Smiths Cask Sunday 12 noon-5.00 pm Plus regularly changing guest beers 6 Real Ales including 10% Discount for card carrying Jennings Bitter CAMRA members on cask ale Cockerhoop Home cooked bar meals Snecklifter 7 days a week Wychwood Hobgoblin Live Music - Every Sat & Wed Night Quiz Thursdays Quiz Every Sunday Recipient of a CAMRA Committed To Dog Friendly Cask Award 2009 2010 GOOD BEER GUIDE 2011 CAMRA Hull and East Yorkshire Branch Forum.... 23 .....Yahoo Group CAMRA Hull & East Yorkshire BOTTLED BEER TASTING BOOK REVIEW In late October 2010, Alan Canvess and I were Did you get a book token for Christmas and invited by licensee Jo Blake to Jay Jay’s Bar don’t know what to buy. You could do worse in Howden to present a tutored foreign bottled then having a look at this new CAMRA beer tasting with full tasting notes for around publication “Yorkshire’s Real Heritage Pubs” 25 members of the Press Association Social which was published on Monday 10th Club that is based in the town. January 2011. (Photographs: Jay The licensee, Jo Blake, also provided an This unique guide will lead you to over 120 excellent range of home cooked themed food. pubs in Yorkshire and Humber which still Jo said “Thank you for doing the tasting, the have interiors or internal features of real feedback was really positive and members of historic significance. They range from simple the Club said it was the best night to date.” We rural ‘time-warp’ pubs to ornate Victorian must have done something right! drinking ‘palaces’ and include some of the Jo is also the proprietor of the “Off Licence” on more unsung pub interiors from the inter-war Princes Avenue where many quality British and and later years that we take so much for Foreign beers can be purchased. granted. These are the eight beers that were sampled on the night: This is the first-ever guide of its kind for Yorkshire and it champions the need to German Beers celebrate, understand and protect the FRUH Kolsch (4.8% ABV) genuine pub heritage we have left. A delicate, fruity, golden lager beer. Full-colour photographs and informative texts SCHNEIDER Weisse (5.4% ABV) explore the variety of historic pub interiors in A little darker than usual hefeweisse. the Yorkshire region and highlight their significance. Belgian Beers TIMMERMANS Kriek (4.0% ABV) Divided into sections for the four Yorkshire A lovely cherry beer. counties, each with a clear map showing the CELIS WHITE Witbier (5.0% ABV) pub locations and with a short introduction on A wonderfully characterful wheat beer. the general historical background, outlining DE KONINCK De Koninck (5.0% ABV) who were the principal pub builders. A classic Belgian pale ale. DUPONT Saison Dupont (6.5% ABV) Essential address and telephone details The archetypal modern saison. provided for each entry, along with public WESTMALLE Dubbel (7.0% ABV) transport information and details of statutory A wonderful Trappist Dubbel. WESTMALLE Tripel (9.5% ABV) listing and local planning authorities. A luscious pale straw-golden Trappist Tripel. David Litten Price £4.99 from www.camra.org.uk Hull and East Yorkshire CAMRA on facebook ...... 24 ...... Branch Website at www.hullcamra.org.uk CAMRA’s EAST MIDLANDS & YORKSHIRE CIDER OF THE YEAR said “The quality of all the entries was high, so the winner was most worthy.” The Moorlands Cyder also proved very popular with the public at the festival. Rob Gibbon of Moorlands Farm Cyder said “We are really surprised but absolutely delighted and honoured to have won this highly regarded competition with a cyder that was only released for sale in February 2010. This year we have come so far in a few months and our thanks must go to all our customers and Hull & East Yorkshire CAMRA. We use traditional methods of production, but see cider drinking as a pleasant and modern thing to do.” Before offering his product to the public, Rob Rob Gibbon receives his award Gibbon had worked on his cider for 18 months, (photo: Tony Garrett) including consulting celebrated and well respected monastic producer Fr. Rainer at Ampleforth Abbey in North Yorkshire. A friend The presentation of a certificate to Rob Gibbon of his had an orchard full of apples that were of Moorlands Farm for his Medium Sweet not picked so he decided to have a go at cider Cyder being named “CAMRA’s Champion making. He hoped that his products would find Cider of East Midlands & Yorkshire 2010” was a national audience and give him a chance of made by David Litten in his role as Regional keeping the farm in the family. Having secured Cider Co-ordinator at the Hop & Vine on a deal with a Yorkshire distributor and with this Wednesday 24th November 2010. Over twenty award, he is well on his way to achieving his people consisting of CAMRA members, family aim. and friends and regular pub customers braved the weather to attend this momentous Mr Gibbon revealed that cider making has occasion. The cider will now go forward to the taken over his life and it gives him a real buzz, National Cider and Perry Championships at especially when he sees people enjoying the Reading in May 2011. fruits of his labours. He uses locally grown apples, supplemented by some from Hereford, Moorlands Farm is celebrating the news of its and is planning to plant his own orchard. Last latest success. It’s Medium Sweet Cyder (6.4% season he produced 5000 litres of medium- ABV) has been named East Midlands & sweet cider, which is now available throughout Yorkshire Cider of the Year 2010 by CAMRA Yorkshire. (the Campaign for Real Ale). Alan Canvess, Chairman of the Hull & East Sixteen producers from Derbyshire, Yorkshire Branch of CAMRA, said: "I am very Leicestershire & Rutland, Lincolnshire, impressed with Rob's cider. It is crisp, clean, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, and tastes really well and I thoroughly enjoyed it." Yorkshire were invited to supply a real cider or real perry for the competition. This eventually David Litten, Cider Representative for the Hull resulted in six finalists being judged in a blind & East Yorkshire Branch of CAMRA said, “This tasting at Norwich beer festival in October. The is a marvellous achievement for Rob whose judging panel consisted of both experienced cider has proved extremely popular.” and novice real cider drinkers from various parts of the country. Organizer Chris Rouse David Litten CAMRA Hull and East Yorkshire Branch Forum..... 25 .....Yahoo Group CAMRA Hull & East Yorkshire Hull and East Yorkshire CAMRA on facebook ...... 26 ...... 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Unique brewery section listing all the breweries in the UK - micro, regional and Please note: national - that brew real ale, with tasting Your standard network Internet charges will notes for hundreds of their beers written by a also apply when using the service. trained CAMRA tasting panel. Cask Marque sponsor the Good Beer Guide 2011 The Good Beer Guide 2011 is now available to buy from the CAMRA Shop for a special members-only price of £10 online. Non- members can buy the book for £12.99 online. Hull and East Yorkshire CAMRA on facebook ...... 28 ...... Branch Website at www.hullcamra.org.uk R.I.P. Mel Lockwood - Popular Licensee Photo by Sean Stewart One of Goole’s most respected, popular forming a guard of honour for the whole and greatest licensees, Mel Lockwood journey. collapsed and died suddenly after two bleeds to the brain in early November. Prior to Mel’s sudden death, Doncaster Although Goole is in East Yorkshire, but branch of CAMRA had planned to make not in our branch area, Mel and his pub, two awards. His wife Heather decided to the Macintosh on Aire Street have been go ahead as planned on 28th November well known to and visited by branch with the presentations for “15 Consecutive members on many occasions for over Years in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide” twenty years. In addition, he visited Hull and a long service award for “Outstanding with a group of locals on a regular basis Commitment to Real Ale” as she knew and always made a point of supporting our that he would have wanted them to go Real Ale & Cider Festival. ahead. Mel’s funeral was held at Goole Parish Again, a large number of locals, bikers and Church on Friday November 19th. His coffin CAMRA members attended despite the was taken to the pub where it was poor weather as Doncaster CAMRA transferred to a Carlsberg Tetley lorry Chairman Ian Round presented the two which then followed a piper to the church. framed certificates to Heather on an Family, friends, regulars, bikers and emotional afternoon. CAMRA members gathered at the church to pay their last respects. The church was Heather and her dedicated loyal staff will so full that many mourners had to stand continue to run the pub and nothing will outside. It was impossible to calculate the change. Any time that you are in the area, number of people present but five to six pop into this wonderful traditional basic hundred would be a fair estimate. After the three roomed boozer set around a central service, during which many tributes were bar, where you will receive a warm made, Mel’s coffin was taken to Pontefract welcome and a great pint. crematorium with a large group of bikers David Litten CAMRA Hull and East Yorkshire Branch Forum.... 29 .....Yahoo Group CAMRA Hull & East Yorkshire PUBS IN HULL & EAST YORKSHIRE WITH ........... A rare and unspoiled interior of A quiet room (no piped music or juke box, outstanding historic interest: TV, electronic games): Beverley - White Horse Inn Beverley Bridlington - Station Buffet Rose & Crown - White Horse Inn - Woolpack Kingston Upon Hull Bridlington - Old Ship Inn Olde Black Boy - Olde White Harte Cottingham - King William IV St John’s Hotel - White Hart Driffield - Bell Hotel Great Kelk - Chestnut Horse Oversized, lined glasses: Goodmanham - Goodmanham Arms (Guaranteeing a full or ½ liquid pint) Kingston Upon Hull Bridlington - Station Buffet Olde Black Boy - St John’s Hotel - Tap Beverley - Dog & Duck (Black Sheep Only) Hollym - Plough Inn Licensee who has gained Cask Marque Kingston Upon Hull - Hop & Vine Accreditation, East Yorkshire: Beverley - Green Dragon Real draught cider (not keg), East Bridlington Yorkshire: Old Ship Inn - Prior John Beverley Cottingham Cornerhouse - Green Dragon Blue Bell- King William IV Brantingham - The Triton Driffield Bridlington - Prior John Bell Hotel - Tiger Inn Cottingham - Cross Keys Flamborough - Ship Inn Driffield - Tiger Inn Hedon - Haven Arms Great Kelk - Chestnut Horse Hessle Hedon - Haven Arms Norland - Village Hornsea - Smugglers Kirk Ella - Beech Tree North Newbald North Newbald - The Gnu Tiger Inn - The Gnu Patrington - Station Hotel Patrington - The Holderness Roos - The Black Horse South Dalton - Pipe & Glass Ryehill - Crooked Billet Tickton - New Inn Sewerby - Ship Inn Willerby - Toby Carvery Real draught cider (not keg), Kingston Upon Hull Clubs and Pubs: Licensee who has gained Cask Marque Adelphi Club Admiral of the Humber Accreditation, Kingston Upon Hull Clubs George Hotel Hop & Vine and Pubs: Nellys Bar Olde Black Boy Admiral of the Humber Gardeners Arms The Tap Three John Scotts Lambwath Manor Farm Walters Wellington Inn Mill National Whalebone Zachariah Pearson New Clarence Old Grey Mare Old Zoological Oyster Catcher Real Mild regularly available: Pave Ruscadors Beverley - Moulders Arms Salthouse Tavern St John’s Hotel Blacktoft - Hope & Anchor Three John Scotts West Bulls Brough - Buccaneer William Wilberforce Zachariah Pearson Driffield Mariners - Tiger Inn Hornsea - Rose & Crown Kingston Upon Hull If you know of any pubs or clubs to add to Bay Horse: Station Inn: Whalebone this list please email the editor at Preston - Cock & Bell email@example.com Wetwang - Black Swan Branch Website at www.hullcamra.org.uk Hull and East Yorkshire CAMRA on facebook ...... 30 ...... Branch Website at www.hullcamra.org.uk Home Of THE WHITE HART INN 20 Westgate, North Cave HU15 2NJ Tel: 01430 470940 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Here at The White Hart Inn we pride ourselves in serving a wide range of quality cask ales, many from local independent breweries Sunday - Thursday 12.00pm - 11.00pm Friday - Saturday 12.00pm - 12.00pm Home Cooked Sunday Lunches 12.00pm - 4.00pm 10% Discount for card carrying CAMRA members on cask ale CAMRA Hull and East Yorkshire Branch Forum..... 31 .....Yahoo Group CAMRA Hull & East Yorkshire BRANCH EVENTS DIARY 2nd February - Branch Open Meeting - Walters Bar, Scale Lane, Hull - 8.00 pm. 2nd March - Branch AGM (Please have your membership card with you) - George Hotel, Land of Green Ginger, Hull - 8.00pm. Pub of the Year Presentation trips are on 22 January & 5 February - for further details contact John Heckford at email@example.com or Alan Canvess at firstname.lastname@example.org. REGIONAL CAMRA BEER FESTIVALS National Winter Ales Festival - 19/22 January 2011 - Sheridan Suite, Oldham Road, Manchester, M40 8EA. With a selection of 200 beers, real ales in a bottle, ciders and perrys. Wednesday 19 January 17:00 - 22:30, Thursday 20 January 12:00 - 22:30, Friday 21 January 12:00 - 22:30, Saturday 22 January 12:00 - 22:30. Entry prices Wednesday and Thursday £2, Friday (until 16:30) £3, Friday (from 16:30) £5, Saturday £4. Free entry to CAMRA members on Thursday. £1 discount for concessions, NUS, OAPs & forces (all with ID) on Wednesday & Thursday. CAMRA members £1 off the full price at all times (except Thursday, free ALL day). 28-29 Jan (Fri-Sat) 3rd Newark Winter Beer Festival - Town Hall, Market Place, Newark Approx 40 beers, ciders, perry + mulled cider. Daily quiz. Food available all times. Open: Fri/Sat 11am -11pm. £5 entry all sessions. Card-carrying members £2.50 all sessions. Souvenir tankards £2.50, refundable glass hire £1. 4-5 Feb (Fri-Sat) Chesterfield & District Beer Festival - The Winding Wheel, Holywell St Fest beers from Peak District, Lake District and Local Breweries. Fri 11am-4pm (£5.50) + 6.30pm -11pm (£6.50); Sat 11am-4pm (£5.50) + 6.30pm -11pm (£6.50). Entertainment, quiet rooms. Entry inc souvenir tankard, prog + 1st pint. CAMRA concessions upon entry. Tel. 01964 612201 www.greatnewsomebrewery.co Branch Website at www.hullcamra.org.uk Hull and East Yorkshire CAMRA on facebook ...... 32 ...... Branch Website at www.hullcamra.org.uk
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