Here’s news of some of what’s happening in and around our branch area over the next few weeks.
46th Cambridge CAMRA Beer Festival.
We hope you all enjoyed our record breaking 46th Beer Festival on Jesus Green. It was another great success. The weather was again very kind to us. Our 500+ volunteers did a fantastic job and we owe them a huge debt of gratitude. Not only were they working during the week of the festival but also the week before setting up and the week after taking down.
Our June monthly meeting will be at the Wylde Sky Brewery Tap Room, Linton from 8pm on Tuesday 11 June. 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. July’s meeting will be at the Ancient Shepherds in Fen Ditton.
June Strolling Social.
Our June Strolling Social will be on Saturday 15 June and will visit Cambridgeshire pubs along the Kings Cross rail line. We’ll meet up in the Jester next to Ashwell & Morden Station at 12:20. Spending 30 minutes to an hour in each pub we’ll also visit the Black Horse and the Dolphin, Melbourn, the British Queen, Meldreth and the Green Man and the Plough, Shepreth. If time permits we may finish up at the White Horse, Foxton. For more information, email me.
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.
Blue Moon, Norfolk Street. 6 June. Tap Takeover by Orbit Beers.
Salisbury Arms, Tenison Road. 6 June. Meet the Brewer evening with merchandise giveaway with Fourpure and Charles Wells’ Wandering Brewer Project breweries. This is a ticketed event.
The Hitchin Beer & Cider Festival at Hitchin Rugby Club. 6-8 June. Over 200 beers, ciders & perries.
Black Horse, Rampton. 7-9 June. Beer Festival. Real ales & craft keg beers. Barbecue. Live bands on Friday & Saturday. Open mic session on Sunday.
Black Bull, Balsham. 13-16 June. Fathers’ Day Beer Festival Weekend. East Anglian beers.
Crown Inn, Ashley. 14-16 June. Beer & Cider Festival. Barbecue Friday & Saturday. Live music on Friday. The Resonators on Saturday. Karaoke on Sunday.
The White Swan, Conington Fathers’ Day Beer Festival weekend. 14-16 June.
June Strolling Social. 15 June. See above.
Histon & Impington Royal British Legion Club, Histon. 20-23 June. Beer Festival. Free entry Thursday and Sunday.
The 21st Wilburton Beer Festival, Wilburton Recreation Ground. 22-23 June. Raising money for local projects and charities. 50 ales & ciders. Live music and kids’ fun.
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.
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 – 7 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 Beer Festival.
Chequers, Cottenham. 5-7 July. Beer Festival.
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.
4th Swavesey Cider Festival at Swavesey Community Pavilion, Swavesey Recreation Ground. 18-21 July. Cambridgeshire ciders & perries.
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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