Latest Branch News

End of an Era   12th November 2019


    David Finn
Secretary
 Richard Lewin
Treasurer
 Bethan Moore


The Chairman; David Finn, the Secretary; Richard Lewin and the Treasurer; Bethan Moore are all retiring at the AGM on 12th November, after up to 15 years serving the Branch.

There are other officials stepping down at the same time after varying lengths of service.

During this 15 year era, the CAMRA Branch has operated around 20 beer festivals in Hinckley and Market Bosworth. Around 86 pubs and clubs and six local breweries have benefited from support and encouragement.

THANK YOU TO THE OUTGOING CHAIRMAN, SECRETARY, TREASURER AND THE OTHER OFFICIALS FOR ALL OF YOUR VERY MUCH APPRECIATED EFFORTS, ON BEHALF OF THE MEMBERS


Elephant & Castle Beer Festival   25th October 2019

The Elephant & Castle, Thurlaston is holding a Beer and Sausage Festival between the 7th and 10th November. There will be a range of up to 13 beers available over the Festival period which can be purchased via a voucher system. See Elephant & Castle Beer Festival for more detailed information.

Branch Vacancies ahead of next month's AGM   21st October 2019

Vacancies for Branch Committee Officers:-

  • Pubs Officer
  • Publicity Officer
  • Social Media Co-ordinator
  • Public Affairs & Campaigns

Job Descriptions are on the CAMRA website.
To view log on and click Volunteer Opportunities or contact Richard the Secretary and one will be sent to you.
All volunteers will be helped in their new jobs and given advice and training if needs be.
To show an interest, ask questions or apply by contacting David; ku.gro.armac.htrowsobdnayelkcnih@namriahc

Beer brewed in recognition of Ada Lovelace the Computing Countess   21st October 2019

An Ada Lovelace beer brewed by Castle Brewery will be available at The Greyhound and Pestle and Mortar later this week. This is part of the celebration of the life of Ada Lovelace, daughter of English poet Lord Byron who spent her childhood years at Kirkby Mallory, Hinckley, where she was encouraged to develop a love of science and mathematics.

Ada is considered to be one of the first computer programmers, following her work with Charles Babbage's Difference Engine, which is a calculating machine requiring a written program to carry out complex calculations.

The New Baron is now open   21st October 2019

Roundup of October's Pub News   7th October 2019

            

The New Baron of Hinckley is set to reopen later this month after having been closed since 22nd September. The pub was closed by Wetherspoon's but has now been taken on by Nirad and Payal Solanki who intend to adopt the Wetherspoon concept of high turnover and low prices, where possible.

Nirad also owns the Elmesthorpe Brewery and along with Payal, owns the Dog House bar in Braunstone Gate, Leicester , and The Bulls Head in Stoney Stanton. They also have pubs in Rugby and Gloucestershire and two bars in the Czech Republic.

Two new Elmesthorpe beers have been launched for the opening and all cask ales, including the resident Bass at the New Baron will be £1.99 every Monday.


Many thanks to our pubs officer Adrian for the update. Note: If anyone has pub or club news that may be of interest to the Branch, please contact Adrian on:-
ku.gro.armac.htrowsobdnayelkcnih@reciffosbup or 01455 610932


Roundup of September's Pub News   6th September 2019

  • The Belper Arms, Newtown Burgoland, reopened on 1st July as a food led Heineken pub with a pizza oven. Heineken wanted them to have 6 beers; at the moment they have 3.

  • The Black Horse, Appleby Magna, closed again on 15 th July, but reopened after 5 days with only one beer.

  • The Crafty Elbow, 83-103 Church Street, Burbage, change of use – planning had been deferred, with 52 letters of support and 12 objections received by 12th July. Subsequently, planning permission has been refused.

  • 34 Windsor Street, Burbage, closed on 15th June 2017. Partial demolition proposed, with change of use to 2 dwellings plus 4 more dwellings to the rear, with 12 parking spaces..

  • The lease of the Red Lion, Sapcote is currently being advertised on Marston’s web site.

  • The Elbow Room have a Tiny Rebel Tap take over on 14/15 September

  • The Black Horse, Bond Street has a sign up saying it is to let and may be closed as the licensees may have already left.

  • The Wentworth closes for refurbishment on the 30th September and reopens on 10th October.
  • The Baron will be closed by Wetherspoons on 22 September. Elmesthorpe Brewery get the keys and expect to reopen it soon after. They have brewed 2 new beers: Baron Best Bitter & Hinca Ale.


Many thanks to our pubs officer Adrian for the update. Note: If anyone has pub or club news that may be of interest to the Branch, please contact Adrian on:-
ku.gro.armac.htrowsobdnayelkcnih@reciffosbup or 01455 610932


Country Pub of the Year -2019   10th August 2019



The George and Dragon, Stoke Golding has been awarded the Country Pub of the Year - 2019 following a ballot by members of the Branch. The George and Dragon is a village local serving eight real ales from the Church End Brewery range and a real cider. Home cooked lunches using local produce and bar snacks made on the premises are always available.

The presentation date will be announced in due course.

10 year Award for Louise and Darren   10th August 2019



Louise and Darren Lavender being presented with an award from the Chairman David Finn, in recognition of their 10 year tenure at the New Plough Inn, Hinckley. Congratulations to Louise and Darren for providing excellent beers and for their much appreciated support for the CAMRA Branch.

Pestle & Mortar's 4th Birthday   7th August 2019



This coming August Bank Holiday (24th - 26th) is the Pestle & Mortar's 4th Birthday when there will be beers favoured by branch members, with all nine pumps being in operation. Bodgers Mate will be performing on Sunday 25th.

Thyme Bar & Kitchen - Market Bosworth   11th July 2019



The Thyme Bar and Kitchen in Market Bosworth now features a windowed beer cellar on the shop floor, and a bar with three cask lines and four keg lines. Regarded as the only true Free House in Market Bosworth, the Thyme Bar and Kitchen features a constantly changing line up of craft cask and keg beers on offer. There will always be a Church End beer available amongst the line up.