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Win a Year’s Worth of Beer!

8:19 - 12/06/2014

This year's Great British Beer Festival is hosted by the BEER MASTER, who has used all of his extensive knowledge to select more than 900 of the best beers, ciders and perries from Britain and overseas.

To get you in the mood for this year’s Great British Beer Festival, CAMRA are giving you the chance to be the Beer Master and win a year’s worth of beer.
For details on how to enter, click here.

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Queens Crowned North Notts Pub of the Year

19:40 - 25/03/2014

On Monday 17th March,
a presentation took place at The Queen's Hotel at East Markham to award them the North Notts CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year 2013. The event was well attended by CAMRA members, pub customers and directors from Everards Brewery.
Branch Chairman, Steve Bownes making the presentation to Chris and Barbara Russon the landlord and lady said that it was a pleasure to present this award to them for the second time in 9 years. He said that it reflected the hard work of Chris and Barbara and all their staff. There is always a friendly welcome, the beer is always in excellent condition and the food is also excellent.
In reply, Chris said that he was delighted to win this prestigious award again and would look forward to going into the regional finals.
Matt Crehan, Everards area manager said that he was delighted for one of their pubs to win this award.

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Grafton Winter Pub of the Season

19:39 - 25/03/2014

On Thursday 20th March at the Grafton Hotel, North Notts CAMRA presented the Winter Pub of the Season 2013 to the Grafton Hotel. Branch Chairman, Steve Bownes made the presentation to landlady Suzie Hale. He congratulated her and all her staff for working hard to highlight real ale in Worksop and promoting CAMRA. Steve continued saying that the award was thoroughly deserved and wished them well for the future.
Suzie replied that she was over the moon with the award and thanked her staff for their efforts and for the support of her customers.
The Grafton put on a great buffet for the event and also had Peter Mellors from Mellors Butchers at Milton giving a talk on pork pies and how they vary in different styles. It was an excellent evening enjoyed by all.

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Ann Bownes

18:38 - 22/10/2013

The North Nottinghamshire branch of CAMRA are saddened to hear of the death of Ann Bownes. Ann, wife of branch chairman Steve, was never afraid to keep him in check during meetings! Her attendance and good humour will be sorely missed by the branch.
Our thoughts go to Steve and family.

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North Notts Pub of the Year

18:13 - 12/03/2013

The North Nottinghamshire branch of the Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) Pub of the Year is the White Hart in West Stockwith.
Situated on the bank of the River Trent, the White Hart has been the home of the Idle Brewery since the brewery’s launch in 2007. The pub is a popular stopping off point for walkers and boaters alike, exploring the north eastern edge of Nottinghamshire.
The White Hart’s history can be traced back to 1844 when it was one of nine public houses in West Stockwith listed in Kelly’s Directory for Nottinghamshire and is now the only pub in the village which retains its original name. The pub was taken over last year and refurbished in September by the Head Brewer, Brian Cooper and his wife, Elaine. Brian becomes the eleventh licensee of the pub since 1844.
Steve Bownes, North Nottinghamshire Branch Chairman said, “The White Hart has progressed beyond all recognition which is all down to Brian and Elaine. The success of the Idle Brewery has helped the White Hart to achieve 10 successive years in the Good Beer Guide, a remarkable effort. “
Commenting on the success, Brian Cooper said “Without the customers and without the village, we would not have this pub. We are just people that run the pub and it's fantastic when you get this sort of recognition. We've got the best staff and you can't do better than what we've got.”
The White Hart now competes with four other pubs nominated by Nottinghamshire’s other branches for the County Pub of the Year award. This is the next stage of the in deciding the overall CAMRA Pub of the Year.

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Thanks to Idle and White Hart

14:33 - 13/10/2012

Thanks to Brain Cooper and the staff of the White Hart in West Stockwith for hosting our visit to the Idle Brewery.
A great evening and lots of great Idle Beers were had by all who were there.

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