CAMRA announces the four Pub of the Year finalists

CAMRA announces regional finalists for Pub of the Year competition The finalists include two previous CAMRA National Pub of the Year winners, The Salutation Inn in Ham and the Swan with Two Necks in Pendleton. The four finalists are: George & Dragon, Hudswell: At the heart of the village, this homely multi-roomed country inn has a large beer terrace offering fantastic panoramic views over the Swale Valley. Rescued and refurbished in 2010 after a successful community buyout, it now offers its own library, shop, allotments and various other community facilities, as well as food and drink. Take a look at the [...]

Sandford Park Alehouse

CAMRA announces pub of the year

Former nightclub The Sandford Park Alehouse has been crowned the best pub in the country by The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Just three years after being opened on the site of a former nightclub, the Sandford Park Alehouse in Cheltenham has been named the Campaign for Real Ale‘s National Pub of the Year. Pub of the Year organiser Paul Ainsworth said: “The Sandford Park impressed the judges on every level, but especially the quality and choice of its real ales, where the scores were among the highest ever recorded in the contest. Judges also appreciated the stylish modern decor, the knowledgeable, [...]

Microbrewry from Elite Stainless Fabrications

Win a microbrewery in a raffle

A microbrewery worth £3000 is the top prize in a raffle being run in April in aid of Swindon Women’s Aid Swindon Women’s Aid have been kindly donated a 100Ltr complete Microbrewery System by Elite Stainless Fabrications. Raffle tickets are £5 each and can be purchased here The winning ticket will be pulled on Friday 8th April 2016 Microbrewery Specification * 120L Stainless Steel insulated Copper with removable domed hop strainer and 4kw electric element. Insulated with Birch surround. Bottom draining so no dead space. * 140L Stainless Steel Insulated Hot Liquor Tank with 3kw element and probe sleeve. * 90L Stainless Steel insulated Mash Tun [...]