Around the branch in July

Here’s news of some of what’s happening in and around our branch area over the next few weeks.

Monthly Meetings.

Our July monthly meeting will be at the Ancient Shepherds, Fen Ditton from 8pm on Tuesday 9 July. Our monthly meetings, on the second Tuesday of the month, are open to all branch members. Feel free to attend, hear what’s going on and have a chat over a beer or two. August’s meeting will be at the Chequers, Pampisford.

Local Beer Events.

These are just some of the beer and ciders events taking place in and around our branch area over the next few weeks. Our own website and local blog Pints & Pubs have Events sections that list these and more.

Ploughman Hall, Willingham. 27-30 June. Willingham Craft Beer Festival. 50+ beers and ciders plus fizz, gin, wine and soft drinks. Street food. Live music.

All Saints Parish Church, St Ives. 27-29 June. Booze in the Pews Summer 2019. 18+ real ales, 6 ciders plus bottled beers and homemade food.

BrewBoard Brewery Tap, Harston. 28 June. 2nd Birthday Party. 10 taps of keg beers include a one day only special and others from Siren brewery. Live music & DJs. Pig-Casso food van.

Free Press, Prospect Row. 28-30 June. Beer Festival running alongside the Kite Street Party (food, music and family fun) on Saturday. Real ales, ciders, craft cans and Cambridgeshire gins.

Cambridge Blue, Gwydir Street. 28 June – 6 July. 12th Annual Beer Festival. 100 beers, ciders & perries. Food served at all sessions.

Turpin’s Brewery, Pampisford Open Day. 29June 3-9pm. Beer, Food & Music.

Blue Moon, Norfolk Street. 4 July. Tap Takeover by North Brewing.

Ickleton Lion. Ickleton. 5-7 July. Icklefest Entertainment, Live Music & Beer. Family Fun Day on Sunday.

Chequers, Cottenham. 5-7 July. Beer Festival. Live music, pizzas, real ales, others beers and ciders.

Plough, Shepreth. 5-7 July. Sausage & Cider Festival. To mark 5 years since they reopened and to celebrate being CAMRA Cambridgeshire Cider Pub of the Year 2019. Bake-off competition on Sunday.

Haddenham Beer Festival on Haddenham Recreation Ground. 5-7 July. Local beers & ciders. Pimms, prosecco and other drinks. Food, live music and family entertainment.

White Horse, Waterbeach. 5-7 July. 1st Music & Beer Festival.

Sawston Bowls Club, New Road, Sawston. 12-14 July. 2nd Beer Festival. Live music on Saturday evening.

Shelford Feast Beer Festival and Craft & Food Fair. 13 July noon until 6pm. Free entry. Great Shelford Recreation Ground, Woollard’s Lane.

4th Swavesey Cider Festival at Swavesey Community Pavilion, Swavesey Recreation Ground. 18-21 July. A fine selection of Cambridgeshire ciders & perries. Raising funds for the pavilion.

Alexandra Arms, Gwydir Street. 26-28 July. Alexfest 2019. Music, games, rock & roll bingo.

Blue Moon, Norfolk Street. 1 August. Tap Takeover by Black Iris Brewing.

Pub News & Beer Scoring.

We’re always keen to receive news about our pubs, breweries and cider makers. If you have some, please email us. Members’ beer scores also help to keep us informed and influence our Good Beer Guide entry selection. It’s easy to do. It can be done using the Good Beer Guide app or via WhatPub, either from your phone while you are in the pub or from home afterwards. Please also use WhatPub to give us feedback on the pubs you visit, especially if you discover inaccuracies in the pub’s entry.

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