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									                        THE       MAGAZINE OF THE
                     CAMPAIGN FOR REAL ALE (CAMRA)
                       ISSUE 75 - January/March 2011
                            CIRCULATION 4500+

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

                                                                          CAMRA’s Hull

             CAMRA 2011 Good Beer Guide Listed

                                                      CAMRA 2011 Good Beer Guide Listed

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       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
@                                      Keir Horner - Hornsea
           Branch Secretary                                   Steve Allison - Withernsea
              Angela Cawte                                           Vacant -Hedon
  07904 252910                                                       Pubs Database
@                                         Paul Alterskye
            Branch Treasurer
            Stewart Campbell                          BRANCH POSTAL ADDRESS
  (01482) 449100                                    CAMRA
   07500 543199                                     Hull & East Yorkshire Branch
@                   68 Kirkham Drive
           Pubs Officer (Hull)                      Goddard Avenue
                                                    Kingston Upon Hull
              Peter Mason
                                                    HU5 2BT
  07984 366207
@                                WEB, YAHOO & FACEBOOK
     Pubs Officer (East Yorkshire)
             John Heckford                          Yahoo Forum: Via the link on the website
  (01482) 354513                                    Facebook: Hull and East Yorkshire CAMRA
   07711 095368
@                                    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
@                      Cawte. Articles represent the views of the
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             Bernie Cawte                           CAMRA. Thanks to the all who have
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                                                    to provide a platform for discussion on
                                                    CAMRA related subjects.

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             Hop                              &                 Vine
             24 Albion Street, Hull          

                  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

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  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 .
more news on this shortly. In the meanwhile
enjoy your ales and support our local pubs
and tell us your stories about either subject.

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                      Wold Top Brewery - Great Newsome Brewery.
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           GREEN BRICKS
                   9 Humber Dock Street, Hull
                         Telephone: 01482 591961
                                                          Full Food Menu Available

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GREAT NEWSOME                                         Campaign for Real Ale Limited
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                       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.

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                  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?                  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 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
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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
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                             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).
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                                         The Station
                                       Patrington 01964 630262

  Families Welcome                          Public House and Restaurant
  Families Welcome                              Genuine Free House
     Conservatory                        Tetley’s Cask and 2 guest ales
   & 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

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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

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 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
                                                         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.
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    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)
                                                    East Yorkshire Village POTY 2010

                                                 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.
                                                 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.
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               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

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         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.

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MADE IN                                                                           MADE IN
EAST                                                                                EAST
YORKSHIRE                                                                      YORKSHIRE

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                          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 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
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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.

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                      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)
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                                                       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
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                                                       51 Saturday Market

                                                         (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
            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
                                                                 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
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    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
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

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                                                    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
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                The New Clarence
              Charles Street Hull City Centre Tel 320327

Real Ale & Cider
    Wed 2nd - Sun 6th March
         Featuring up to 20 real ales & ciders
         Guest ales - from locally brewed to worldwide
         Speciality, Seasonal and Fruit Beers

                    Sign up to our facebook page and mention CAMRA
                    to receive 50p of your first pint during the festival

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                              GOOD BEER GUIDE 2011
Britain's Best-Selling, Independent Guide to          Please remember that purchasing books
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by The Independent.                                   money to plough back into campaigning.

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members can buy the book for £12.99
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                  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

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            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
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                                
Wetwang - Black Swan                                   Branch Website at
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                 20 Westgate, North Cave HU15 2NJ
                                Tel: 01430 470940

                                               Here at The White Hart Inn we
                                                pride ourselves in serving a
                                               wide range of quality cask ales,
                                               many from local independent
                                               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

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                            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 or
Alan Canvess at
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

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