Around the branch in June

It’s now ten weeks since pubs were told to shut to help combat the Covid-19 pandemic but now there’s a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. Until the reopening happens we’ll maintain the information page on our website to help you find which of our pubs are doing beer and food takeaways (some are also delivering) and which local breweries and cider makers can satisfy your needs. When you collect your takeaways please follow Public Health England guidelines.

May should have seen our beer festival on Jesus Green. Instead we held Cambridge Beer Festival online with a series of discussions on a range of beer and cider topics. Several of our brewers and cider makers produced selection packs, some of which were featured in online tastings. The online sessions proved pretty popular and we even had some viewers from outside the UK. We are very grateful to the CAMRA members who arranged and produced them and to the local brewers and cider makers for taking part. If you missed any of the sessions they are available to view on the Cambridge Beer Festival Facebook page.

As well as updating webpages and running an online beer festival your branch is also talking to our local pub licensees. We would like to have their views (positive or negative) on how they have been treated by the government, the owner of their pub, by their insurance company etc. We are also keen to hear their views and ideas on how pubs can reopen and what CAMRA locally and nationally can do to help. We have contacted some licensees by email, phone or in person and also plan to hold Zoom meetings so licensees can talk to us and each other. If you are a pub licensee and would like to take part in the consultation or Zoom meetings please email us.

Future events

Tuesday 9 June. Virtual branch meeting and social from 8. This meeting will be held on Zoom. Please email Steve, our branch secretary, if you’d like to attend.

Tuesday 14 July from 8. Monthly open branch meeting and social.

The health of each other, our family, friends and our communities is incredibly important. Please support our NHS and follow the advice given by Public Health England. We look forward to the day when we can once again have a drink together.

Cambridge & District CAMRA

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