Pub news round up

The Shed, Lode has had a change of licensee with Sarah leaving after four successful years running this free of tie pub.

Licensee of 9 years, Emma is leaving the Red Bull in Newnham at the end of September. Wells & Co have already recruited her successor and he’ll be taking over in early October. Wells & Co are also converting the Burleigh Arms on Newmarket Road from a managed pub to a tenancy. The pub will remain open during the transition. Current manager, Dan, will be moving to the Crown & Punchbowl in Horningsea.

Casey, the new licensee at the Red Lion in Cherry Hinton, has been making a good impression, with their selection of guest beers proving popular. Neil, who has been licensee at the Hoops in Barton for almost a year, has also maintained a good selection of beers. The Hoops will be hosting our September branch meeting.

The Three Horseshoes, Comberton has reopened. The new licensee has previously worked at two Grantchester pubs, the Green Man and the Rupert Brooke.

The Red Lion in Kirtling has changed owners for the second time in nine months.

Planning permission has been granted to convert the Jolly Millers in Cottenham to residential use. This will leave this large village with just three pubs, only two of which are currently trading.

The Kingston Arms, Kingston Street is looking for crib and skittles players. Their first crib fixture is away to the Red Lion, Histon on 12 September.

Five of the pubs in the Castle Hill area are getting together to run a multi-venue beer festival over the bank holiday weekend. The Castle Hill Crawl will feature the Grapes, Sir Isaac Newton, Architect, Castle Inn and Pickerel and will raise money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.