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Branch Diary Archive 2006

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JANUARY 2006
Fri 6th Branch late Christmas party, South Western Arms, St Denys, 8.00 pm.
Tues 10th (No branch meeting this month)
Fri 20th Sorry, no Monthly Beer Bus this month, service resumed next month.

Fri 20th -
   Mon 23rd

Belgian breweries trip. Three nights B & B in Brugge (Bruges). Coach from Southampton. For full details, call Chris on 023 8055 4881 or call in to see him at the Bitter Virtue.
Tues 31st GBG Selection meeting – Richmond Inn, Portswood, Southampton – 7.30pm.
   
FEBRUARY 2006
Tues 14th Branch Meeting – Duke of Wellington, Bugle Street, Southampton – 8pm.
Fri 17th Monthly Beer Bus – Departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm. Destinations – Inn on the Furlong, Ringwood; Red Shoot, Linwood; and Royal Oak, Fritham. Please contact Alex for the Beer Bus
Sat 18th Visit to Oakleaf Brewery - sorry, this is postponed until another time as it clashes with Gosport Beer Festival.
   
MARCH 2006
Wed 1st Meet the Brewer from Hop Back – Your chance to hear how Hop Back beers are made and ask the brewer anything you like – South Western Arms, St. Denys, 8pm
Thurs 2nd
   - Sun 5th
Belgium trip – Sorry, this trip cancelled.
Tues 14th Branch Meeting – Richmond Inn, Portswood, Southampton – 8pm . Includes Pub of the Year vote for CAMRA Southern Hampshire Branch .
Friday 24th Coach Trip to Stumpy's Brewery, Swanmore. Easily the most remote of the new breweries in our area. Includes unlimited sampling plus bangers & mash. Beer & food £9, plus cost of coach transport. Coach leaves from south side of Southampton Station at 7pm. Contact Chris to book a place.
   
APRIL 2006
Tues 11th Branch Meeting – Duke of Wellington, Bugle Street – 8:00pm.
Mon 24th Annual Mike King Darts Competition – Waterloo Arms, Freemantle – 7:30pm. Please register in advance for this event. To register or for further information contact Ian Black 023 8077 8906.
Fri 28th Beer Bus – Departing Southampton Central Station (Toys 'R' Us side) – 7:30pm.
See the Beer Bus page for destination details
   
MAY 2006
Mon 1st 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 07968 809291 on the day).
Tues 9th Branch AGM – Richmond Inn, Portswood – 8:00pm
Sat 13th Regional Meeting, Palmers Brewery, Bridport, Dorset 12 noon.
Tues 16th Leafleting for Southampton Beer Festival – Meet at the Pensioners, Bedford Place – 7:30pm.
Fri 19th Beer Bus – Departing Southampton Central Station (Toys 'R' Us side) – 7:30pm.
Destinations TBC
Sat 20th Swanage Rail Ale festival. Coach trip from Southampton to the festival at Norden Park & Ride on the Swanage Steam Railway. Coach will also visit the Bankes Arms Hotel (Isle of Purbeck Brewery) and the Square & Compass. Depart Southampton 10am, return 7pm. Contact Chris to book a place on the coach.
Wed 31st Set-up for Southampton Beer Festival. Can you volunteer to help out?
   
JUNE 2006
Thurs 1st – Sat 3rd Southampton Beer Festival 2006 - come along as a customer or as volunteer staff.
Sun 4th Morning - Southampton Beer Festival 2006 take-down
Sun 4th End of festival social at the Waterloo Arms, Freemantle, 3pm onwards. Rest those weary bones and enjoy some well earned Hop Back beers.
Tues 13th Branch Meeting – Duke of Wellington, Bugle Street, Southampton – 8pm.
Thurs 15th 'Pub of the Year 2006' presentation to The South Western Arms, St Denys. 8pm.
Fri 16th Beer Bus – Departing Southampton Central Station (Toys 'R' Us side) – 7:30pm.
Destinations Musketeer, Pennington; Fleur de Lys, Pilley; Turfcutter's Arms, East Boldre. (Now full, see Beer Bus page)
Thurs 29th Winchester walkabout - no football this evening so go out for some beers instead. 8pm, starting pub TBA.
   
JULY 2006
Tues 4th 'Independents Day walkabout' An annual celebration of our independent pubs and brewers, starting at The Guide Dog, Bevois Valley, Southampton 8pm.
Tues 11th Branch Meeting – Richmond Inn, Portswood, Southampton – 8pm.
Fri 21st Beer Bus – Departing Southampton Central Station (Toys 'R' Us side) – 7:30pm.
Destinations Shoe, Plaitford; Lamb, Nomansland; Cuckoo, Hamptworth.
Sat 22nd Visit to Oakleaf Brewery, Gosport. Going by train from Southampton catching the 11.02 to Portsmouth, or make your own way there. Usual route is train to Portsmouth Harbour, ferry to Gosport, then a short walk. Note: above train is Alphaline so shouldn't be affected by possible disruption to South Western Trains services.
   
AUGUST 2006
Tues 1st - Sat 5th Great British Beer Festival 2006, Earls Court, London. (Link opens in new window)
Sat 12th Regional Meeting, Dolphin Hotel, Old Portsmouth 12 noon.
Tues 15th Branch Meeting – Richmond Inn, Portswood, Southampton – 8pm.
Thurs 17th Visit to Winchester Brewery (It's in Southampton!) – Numbers restricted so booking essential.
Fri 18th Beer Bus – Departing Southampton Central Station (Toys 'R' Us side) – 7:30pm.
Destinations: Three Tuns, Bransgore; Oak, Bank; Royal Oak, Fritham
Sun 27th 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 28th 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 2006
Sat 2nd Branch Summer Outing. Our 'Mystery Tour' usually visits a brewery or two and several fine pubs. Booking is essential for this one, please phone Chris on 023 8055 4881. If you really want to know in advance where it's going then ask Chris, but don't let the rest of us know.
Tues 12th Branch Meeting – Richmond Inn, Portswood, Southampton – 8pm.
Fri 15th

Beer Bus – Departing Southampton Central Station (Toys 'R' Us side) – 7:30pm.
Destinations: Mill Arms, Dunbridge; Wheatsheaf, Braishfield; Newport Inn, Braishfield.
Please contact Alex for the Beer Bus

   
OCTOBER 2006
Thurs 5th -
   Sun 8th
Belgian Brewery Visit. Booking required asap - contact Chris on 023 8055 4881
Tues 10th Branch Meeting – Richmond Inn, Portswood, Southampton – 8pm.
Fri 20th

Beer Bus – Departing Southampton Central Station (Toys 'R' Us side) – 7:30pm.
Destinations: Three Horseshoes, Bighton; Titchbourne Arms, Titchbourne; Flower Pots, Cheriton.
Please contact Alex for the Beer Bus

   
NOVEMBER 2006
Sun 5th Beer & Bangers at the Guide Dog, Bevois Valley – 8pm.
Sat 11th Wessex Regional Meeting, Village Inn, Salisbury – 12 noon.
Tues 14th Branch Meeting – Richmond Inn, Portswood, Southampton – 8pm.
Fri 17th

Beer Bus – Departing Southampton Central Station (Toys 'R' Us side) – 7:30pm.
Destinations: Fisherman's Rest, Titchfield; Bunch of Grapes, Bishop's Waltham; Hampshire Bowman, Dundridge.
Please contact Alex for the Beer Bus

Tues 28th Romsey Reconnoitre. A visit to some of the fine pubs of Romsey. Meet Abbey Hotel – 8pm.
Note: This is the correct date, What's Brewing has the wrong date (27th).
   
DECEMBER 2006
Sun 3rd Ballards Walk. A visit to Ballards Brewery, Nyewood, West Sussex for the launch of their seasonal beer, then a walk across fields or along roads with about 100 others to some of the local pubs serving Ballards beers. A great annual event. Bus from Southampton at 10 am, cost approximately £14. Contact Chris for a place.
Tues 12th Branch Meeting – Richmond Inn, Portswood, Southampton – 8pm.
Fri 15th

Beer Bus – There may be no December 2006 beer bus, due to the Christmas "silly season"

Thurs 28th "Thank God it's all over" get together at the Waterloo Arms, Freemantle, Southampton. From around 8pm.
   
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