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Branch Diary Archive 2005

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JANUARY 2005
Fri 7th Docks Walkabout – starting at The Duke of Wellington, Bugle Street, Southampton – 8pm
Tues 11th Branch Meeting – Duke of Wellington, Bugle Street, Southampton – 8pm
Fri 21st Monthly Beer Bus – Departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm.
Destinations: Royal Oak, North Gorley; The Forester's Arms, Frogham; The Cartwheel, Whitsbury.
 
FEBRUARY 2005
Tues 1st Good Beer Guide 2006 Selection Meeting – Richmond Inn, Portswood – 8:00pm
Sat 5th Branch Late Christmas Party – Waterloo Arms – 7pm onwards. All welcome, please let Alex know if you are coming.
Tues 8th Branch Meeting – Richmond Inn, Portswood, Southampton – 8pm
Fri 11th Branch Social at the Guide Dog Beer Festival – The Guide Dog, Earls Road, Southampton – 8:00pm
Sat 12th Regional Meeting – Duke of Wellington, Bugle Street – Midday.
Fri 18th CANCELLED, sorry! Monthly Beer Bus – Departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm.
Destinations: Fleur-de-Lys Inn, Pilley; East End Arms, East End; Turfcutter's Arms, East Boldre.
Sat 19th – Sat 26th National Pubs Week 2005
Thurs 24th Pubs Week Social – Waterloo Arms, Freemantle – 8:00pm
Sat 26th Pubs Week Winchester Walkabout – Starting from Fulflood Arms, Winchester – 8:00pm
 
MARCH 2005
Thurs 3rd – Sun 6th Belgium Trip
A visit to Zythos Beer Festival in St Niklaas (the Belgian equivalent of GBBF). The visit includes three nights B&B in Bruges, coach travel to/from Southampton and trips within Belgium – all for 170.
Please contact Chris on 023 8055 4881 for more information and to book a place.
Tues 8th Branch Meeting – Waterloo Arms, Freemantle – 8:00pm
Fri 25th Monthly Beer Bus – Departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 6:00pm.
Destinations TBC.
Note: Good Friday Special, a week later than usual and departing earlier. Returning to Southampton for last orders.
 
APRIL 2005
Sat 9th Spring Outing – Trip to visit Reading's Good Beer Guide Pubs – Depart Southampton Central Station on the 12:15 train.
Tues 12th Branch Meeting including Pub of the Year Vote – Duke of Wellington, Bugle Street – 8pm
Wed 13th Annual Mike King Darts Competition – Waterloo Arms, Freemantle – from 7:30pm. Please let Alex know if you'd like to take part.
Fri 15th Monthly Beer Bus – Departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm.
Destinations: Fleur de Lys, Pilley; Hare & Hounds, Sway; Oak, Bank.
MAY 2005
Fri 6th Branch Social at The Waterloo Arms Beer Festival – 8:00pm onwards
Sat 7th Branch Social at The Stile Beer Festival – 8:00pm onwards
Tues 10th Branch AGM – Richmond Inn, Portswood – 8:00pm
Sat 14th Regional Meeting – Stapleton Arms, Buckhorn Weston, Dorset – Midday.
Fri 20th Monthly Beer Bus – Departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm. Cleveland Bay, Mill Arms, Malt Shovel, Newport Inn.
Thurs 26th Visit to White Star Brewery – Meet at White Star Brewery, 5 Radcliffe Court, Radcliffe Road, Southampton – 7pm.
Mon 30th Annual Itchen Navigation pub walk. A stroll along the old Itchen Navigation tow path calling in on a few pubs on the way. Depart from Woodmill Bridge, Southampton at 9:30am, reaching The Black Boy, Winchester around 2:30pm. Usually a pub or two more then a curry. Contact Pete Horn for this event (023 8076 9873 or 079 6880 9291 on the day).
Tues 31st Leafleting for Southampton Beer Festival – Meet at Waterloo Arms, Freemantle – 7:30pm. Volunteers needed.
JUNE 2005
Tues 7th Southampton Beer Festival Meeting – Waterloo Arms, Freemantle – 8:00pm
Thurs 9th Meet the Brewers – Stig Anderson, brewer of Stonehenge Ales, will be at the Guide Dog, Earls Road, Southampton at 8pm. Stonehenge Ales are brewed by Stig at Bunces Brewery, Netheravon. A few of his beers will obviously be available at the bar. Come along and enjoy!
Thurs 16th to Sat 18th

Southampton Beer Festival 2005 Southampton Guildhall, West Marlands Road, Southampton. For more information, see posters in local pubs and https://www.shantscamra.org.uk/archive/beerfestivals/sbf2005/
Staff required – please email staffing@shantscamra.org.uk to volunteer.

Fri 24th Monthly Beer Bus – Sorry Cancelled – we couldn't book the transport. The planned pubs will now be next month's trip.
 
JULY 2005
Sat 2nd Romsey Walkabout – 8pm – details tbc.
Tues 12th Branch Meeting – Duke of Wellington, Bugle Street, Southampton – 8:00pm
Fri 15th Monthly Beer Bus – Departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm. Destinations –The Lamb, Nomansland; The Shoe, Plaitford; The Cuckoo, Hampworth (slightly out of our branch area, but well worth visiting). Please contact Alex for the Beer Bus
Fri 22nd Branch Social at South Western Arms Beer Festival – South Western Arms, St Denys – 8pm.
 
AUGUST 2005
Sat 13th Regional Meeting – Blue Boar, Poole – 12 noon.
Tues 16th Branch Meeting – Richmond Inn, Portswood, Southampton – 8pm
Fri 19th Monthly Beer Bus – Departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm. Destinations – Milbury's, Beauworth; Hampshire Bowman, Dundridge; Wheatsheaf, Shedfield. Please contact Alex for the Beer Bus
Sun 28th Annual Branch Barbecue – South Western Arms, Adelaide Road, St Denys from 2pm. Names in advance, to give us an idea of numbers, would be useful. Please phone Chris on 023 8055 4881 or email our branch contact
Mon 29th Annual Informal Cricket knock-about and picnic – Southampton Sports Centre – 12 noon. Meet on the cricket pitch nearest the Dunkirk Road car park, or phone 079 6880 9291 to find out which pitch we've moved to. All standards welcome. Everyone gets to bat and bowl. If it rains we'll retire somewhere dry for the picnic. Please contact Pete for this event.
   
SEPTEMBER 2005
Thu 1st Branch Pub of the Year presentation to The Guide Dog, Earls Road, Southampton – 8pm.
Tues 13th Branch Meeting – Richmond Inn, Portswood, Southampton – 8pm (tbc).
Fri 16th Monthly Beer Bus – Departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm. Destinations – Three Horseshoes, Bighton; Tichborne Arms, Tichborne; Flower Pots, Cheriton. Please contact Alex for the Beer Bus
Sat 17th Branch Social at the Guide Dog Beer Festival – 8pm.
Sun 25th Winchester River/Pubs walk. Meet at the Bishop on the Bridge – 12.30pm.
   
OCTOBER 2005
Thu 6th Southampton Beer of the Festival presentation to Winchester Brewery at the Guide Dog, Earls Road, Southampton – 8pm.
Sat 8th Annual (late) Summer Outing visiting breweries & pubs on a classic double decker bus.
Tues 11th Branch Meeting – Duke of Wellington, Bugle Street, Southampton – 8pm.
Fri 14th Monthly Beer Bus – Departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm. Destinations – Musketeer, Pennington; East End Arms, East End; and Turfcutter's Arms, East Boldre. Please contact Alex for the Beer Bus
 
NOVEMBER 2005
Sat 5th Beer & Bangers evening. South Western Arms 8pm.
Tues 8th Branch Meeting – Wellington Arms, Park Road, Freemantle, Southampton – 8pm.
Fri 11th Monthly Beer Bus – Departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm. Destinations – Three Tuns, Bransgore; Hare & Hounds, Sway; and Oak, Bank. Please contact Alex for the Beer Bus
Sat 12th Hampshire Beer of the Year Award Presentation to Oakleaf Brewery for Gosport for Hole Hearted.
Please note – this has been postponed as it clashed with our Regional meeting and Woking Beer Festival.
Sat 12th Wessex Regional Meeting – The Bell Inn, Bell Street, Whitchurch, Hampshire, 12 noon.
   
DECEMBER 2005
Tues 13th Branch Meeting – Richmond Inn, Portswood, Southampton – 8pm.
Fri 16th (Sorry, no beer bus this month)
Sat 17th New Forest Walk and visit to the Oak at Bank's beer festival. This will follow a route described in Hop
Press
. Meet at the Oak or get the X34/X35 bus from Southampton at 11:25. Pete will lead the Forest Walk and will be on that bus. Phone 079 6880 9291 for contact on the day.
   
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