March news

We thought we’d let you know about a few things happening in and around our branch area over the next few weeks.


The latest edition of our ALE magazine is now in pubs. It has a picture of Swavesey’s White Horse Inn on the front cover. Look out for it at your local. Please let us know if your pub needs more copies. You can also email us with news from the pubs you visit.

Monthly meeting

Our March monthly meeting will be held at the Blue Moon on Norfolk Street from 8pm on Tuesday 13 March. Our monthly meetings are on the second Tuesday of the month and are open to all branch members. Feel free to attend, hear what’s going on and have a chat over a beer or two. April’s meeting will be in the Plough & Fleece in Horningsea.


Neighbouring Huntingdonshire branch are holding their Booze on the Ouse Beer & Cider Festival in the Priory Centre in St Neots from Thursday 15 to Saturday 17 March.

The Red Lion, Histon is holding its Easter Aperitif Beer Festival from 30 March to 2 April.

The 45th Cambridge Beer Festival will be on Jesus Green from 21–26 May. Planning is going well for this year’s festival. For more details, including information on volunteering, check the website. Volunteers are not just needed while we are open but during set up and takedown too.

CAMRA’s revitalisation

As you may be aware CAMRA at a national level is going through changes. After the revitalisation surveys a couple of years ago we’ve reached the point where all members get to vote. Find out more.

Good Beer Guide and beer scoring

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the process of selecting which 26 of our pubs will go in the 2019 Guide. I’m sorry but you’ll have to wait until the Guide is released in September to find out which ones made it. As usual some licensees will be happy while others will be disappointed.

One of the ways that we can keep an eye on things is through the scores you give the beers you drink. It would be good to get a few more of you scoring. It’s easy to do. You can score via WhatPub, either from your phone while you are in the pub or from home afterwards. You need to be able to log in to score.