Southern Hampshire CAMRA

Branch Diary Archive 2007

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JANUARY 2007
Tues 9th Branch Meeting – Richmond Inn, Portswood, Southampton – 8pm.
Fri 19th

Beer Bus – Please see http://www.beerbus.org.uk/ for details - this is no longer run as part of South Hants CAMRA, but is otherwise unchanged.

Sat 20th Late Christmas Party – Waterloo Arms, Freemantle, Southampton – 8pm.
Tues 23rd GBG Selection meeting – Richmond Inn, Portswood, Southampton – 7.30pm.
   
FEBRUARY 2007
Tues 13th Branch Meeting – Richmond Inn, Portswood, Southampton – 8pm.
Thurs 15th Triple fff brewery visit, including Southampton 2006 Beer of the Festival presentation. Departing Southampton Central Station (Toys 'R' Us side) 6pm. Phone Chris to book a place. Coach cost £10.
Fri 16th

Beer Bus – Please see http://www.beerbus.org.uk/ for details - this is no longer run as part of South Hants CAMRA, but is otherwise unchanged.

Sat 17th Regional Meeting, Travellers Joy, Northwood, Isle of Wight 12 noon.
   
MARCH 2007
Thurs – Sun
    1st – 4th
Belgium – Zythos Beer Festival Trip including 3 nights in Brugge (Bruges). Booking form available from Chris 023 8055 4881.
Tues 13th Branch Meeting – Richmond Inn, Portswood, Southampton – 8pm. To include Pub of the Year selection.
Thurs 15th Brewery visit to Bowman Ales, Wallops Wood near Droxford. Departing Southampton Central Station (Toys 'R' Us side) 6.45pm. Still one or two places left - phone Chris to book. Coach cost £10.
Fri 16th

Beer Bus – Please see http://www.beerbus.org.uk/ for details - this is no longer run as part of South Hants CAMRA, but is otherwise unchanged.

   
APRIL 2007
Tues 10th Branch Meeting – Richmond Inn, Portswood, Southampton – 8pm. (Was Abbey Hotel, Romsey – this will now be the venue in June).
Thurs 12th Brewery visit, to Hampshire Brewery, Romsey. Use public transport to get there. Train from Southampton at 19:18 - stopping train via Chandler's Ford. Limited to 25 people, please book with Chris.
Mon 16th Annual Mike King Darts Competition – Guide Dog, Earls Road, Bevois Valley, Southampton ) – 7pm. Please register in advance for this event. To register or for further information contact Ian Black 023 8077 8906.
   
MAY 2007
Tues 8th Branch AGM – Richmond Inn, Portswood, Southampton – 8pm.
Thurs 10th Brewery visit, Downton Brewery. Phone Chris to book a place. Coach from Southampton Station South Side 6.45pm.
Thurs 17th Mailout preparation - many hands will make light work of folding & stuffing envelopes with Southampton Beer Festival and branch publicity material, and the beer will be excellent. Waterloo Arms, Freemantle, Southampton 8pm.
Tues 22nd Leafleting for Southampton Beer Festival – Meet at the Cricketers, Bedford Place – 7:30pm.
Sat 26th Regional Meeting, Note change of venue: Richmond Inn, Portswood, Southampton – 12 noon.
Mon 28th 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).
   
JUNE 2007
Thurs 7th – Sat 9th

Southampton Beer Festival 2007. Staff needed from Wednesday to Sunday. Please help if you can on any day. See here for staffing details.

Tues 12th Branch Meeting – Abbey Hotel, Romsey – 8pm.
Sat 30th Social at South Western Arms Beer Festival - 8pm
   
JULY 2007
Wed 4th 'Independents' Day walkabout. Meet at the Hyde Tavern, Hyde St., Winchester 8pm.
Tues 10th Branch Meeting – Richmond Inn, Portswood, Southampton – 8pm.
Wed 11th Branch Pub of the Year presentation – Guide Dog, Earl's Road, Southampton 8pm.
Thurs 12th Brewery visit - postponed
Sat 14th Branch Summer Outing - postponed
   
AUGUST 2007
Tues 7th – Sat 11th Great British Beer Festival – Earl's Court, London.
Tues 21st Branch Meeting – Richmond Inn, Portswood, Southampton – 8pm. Note the late date.
Sat 25th Hampshire Beer of the Year Presentation to Bowman Ales.
BUS FULL - taking names of reserves. Others welcome via their own transport, but please let Alex know if you're coming. A bus will leave Southampton Central station at Midday. We will visit the brewery (where there will be some sandwiches available, and of course lots of award-winning beer!). We will stop off at the Hampshire Bowman on the way home, doing drop-offs around central Southampton areas. Contact Alex (07010 705477) to book a place on the trip.
Sun 26th Annual Branch Barbecue – South Western Arms, St Denys.
Sorry, this is CANCELLED due to the pub changing hands this weekend. (The barbecue itself has gone and there are other logistical problems.)
Mon 27th 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 – yes we really mean this, no experience necessary. Everyone gets to bat and bowl. If it rains we'll retire somewhere dry for the picnic. Please contact Pete for this event.
   
SEPTEMBER 2007
Tues 11th Branch Meeting – Richmond Inn, Portswood, Southampton – 8pm.
Thurs 13th - Sun 16th Visit to Bruges, Belgium – will include visits to at least 2 breweries and the first Bruges Beer Festival. Three nights are spent in a family hotel in the centre of Bruges. Please phone Chris on 023 8055 4881 to book a place.
   
OCTOBER 2007
Tues 9th Branch Meeting – Richmond Inn, Portswood, Southampton – 8pm.
Sat 13th Annual Branch Outing – Sorry, cancelled.
Fri 19th Monthly Beer Bus – A chance to go to some of our less accessible pubs, departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm. Destinations – Northbrook Arms, East Stratton; Cricketers, Easton; Black Boy, Winchester. Please contact Alex for the Beer Bus
   
NOVEBER 2007
Fri 2nd Aldershot Night
Please note: This is a Surrey Hants Borders CAMRA event, printed in the wrong section of the What's Brewing diary. Please see http://www.camrasurrey.org.uk/diary.htm [Link removed as it no longer works -- Ed] for more details and contact information.
Sat 3rd Hampshire Beer of the Year Presentation to Oakleaf Brewery, Gosport.
Oakleaf Brewery were joint winners with Bowman Ales. As Oakleaf Brewery is highly accessible by public transport, no transport will be arranged. The plan is to get the 11:02 train from Southampton Central to Portsmouth Harbour Please arrive at the brewery between 12:30pm and 1:00pm. Please let Alex (07010 705477) know if you are coming so that we can let the brewery know numbers.
Mon 5th Beer and Bangers evening - Guide Dog, Earls Road, Southampton from 8pm.
Tues 13th Branch Meeting – Richmond Inn, Portswood, Southampton – 8pm.
Fri 16th Monthly Beer Bus – A chance to go to some of our less accessible pubs, departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm. Destinations – Empress of Blandings, Winsor; Compass Inn, Winsor; New Forest Inn, Emery Down. Please contact Alex for the Beer Bus
Mon 19th A visit to Hampshire Brewery, not by us but by Southampton University's Real Ale society. Ideal for the young at heart who have never visited a brewery before. Please contact Steve for details.
   
DECEMBER 2007
Sun 2nd 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 10am. Contact Chris for a place.
Tues 11th Branch Meeting – Richmond Inn, Portswood, Southampton – 8pm.
Fri 21st Sorry, no beer bus this month. (There is typically insufficient demand for one, due to Christmas Parties, etc. Normal service will be resumed in January 2008).
Thurs 27th "Thank God it's all over" get together at the Southwestern Arms, St. Denys, Southampton. From around 8pm.
   
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