Branch Diary Archive 2010

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January 2010
Tues 12th Branch Meeting – Waterloo Arms, Freemantle – 8pm prompt start
Fri 15th Monthly Beer Bus – departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm. A chance to go to some of our less accessible pubs, Destinations: Black Horse, West Tytherley; Star, East Tytherley; Wheatsheaf, Braishfield. Please contact Alex for the Beer Bus.
Tues 19th Good Beer Guide 2011 Selection Meeting – Fleming Arms, Swaythling – 7:30pm greetings and housekeeping to allow a prompt start to voting at 8pm. Please ensure that you bring your valid CAMRA membership card with you if you wish to attend and vote at this meeting.
Fri 29th Langham Brewery Visit – Lodsworth, West Sussex – Departing South Western Arms, St Denys at 7pm. visiting the Keepers Arms, Trotton, on the way home. Cost: 25pp. FULLY BOOKED
February
Thurs 4th Peartree/Southampton East Beer Festial Planning Meeting – Waterloo Arms, Freemantle – 8pm prompt start. This new festival needs lots of support. Please come and see if there is anything you can do to help get this event off the ground.
Tues 9th Branch Meeting – Abbey Hotel, Romsey – 8pm prompt start
Fri 19th Monthly Beer Bus – departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm. A chance to go to some of our less accessible pubs, Destinations: Phoenix, Twyford; Bugle, Twyford; Hampshire Bowman, Dundridge. Please contact Alex for the Beer Bus.
Sat 27th Wessex Regional Meeting – Abbey Hotel, Romsey – Our turn to host this quarterly meeting. Names to Rob Bennett in advance for catering purposes.
March
Thurs 4th - Sun 7th Bitter Virtue / South Hants CAMRA Belgium Trip – Three nights of hotel accommodation in Brugge, visit to Zythos (Belgian National) Beer Festival at St Niklaas and additional brewery visit.
Tues 9th Branch Meeting – Duke of Wellington, Bugle Street – 8pm prompt start including Pub of the Year vote.
Sat 13th Winchester Walkabout Meet at The Albion at midday to visit a selection of GBG pubs
midday The Albion
12:45 Hyde Tavern
1:45 Goalhouse
2:30 Old Vine
3:30 Black Boy
4:30 Wykeham Arms
5:30 Fulfood
Fri 19th Monthly Beer Bus – departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm. A chance to go to some of our less accessible pubs, Destinations: Otter, Otterbourne; Hinton Arms, Hinton Ampner; Flowerpots, Cheriton. Please contact Alex for the Beer Bus.
April
Tues 13th Branch Meeting – Waterloo Arms, Freemantle – 8pm prompt start
Fri 16th Monthly Beer Bus – departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm. A chance to go to some of our less accessible pubs, Destinations: Hare & Hounds, Sway; Snakecatcher, Brockenhurst; Royal Oak, Fritham. Please contact Alex for the Beer Bus.
Weds 21st Mike King Darts Guide Dog, Earls Road, Bevois Valley, Southampton– 7.30pm. Please register in advance for this event. To register or for further information contact Ian Black 023 8077 8906.
Sat 24th Pub Tour by Public Transport – To visit some pubs in Winchester, Alresford, Bishop's Sutton, Medstead, Lasham & Alton.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE NOT ANY TRAINS TO WINCHESTER ON THIS SATURDAY, A REPLACEMENT BUS SERVICE FROM EASTLEIGH
  • 11:10 Depart Winchester on X64 to Alresford; visit Horse & Groom
  • 12:25 Depart Alresford on X64 to Bishop's Sutton; visit the Ship
  • 13:30 Depart Bishop's Sutton on X64 to Four Marks
  • 13:41 Depart Four Marks on C41 to Medstead; visit Castle of Comfort
  • 14:52 Depart Medstead on 28 to Lasham (church); visit Royal Oak
  • 15:55 Depart Lasham (church) on 28 to Alton; visit The Eight Bells & Railway Arms
  • 20:00 Depart from Alton on 64 back to Winchester; visit any of the eight GBG pubs. NOTE:This is last bus to Winchester but there are earlier ones
Further details of the itinerary available from Mich or Andy
May
Mon 3rd Itchen Navigation Pub Walk – An annual 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 11th AGM and Branch Meeting – The Rover, Shirley, – 8pm prompt start NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE
Fri 21st Monthly Beer Bus – departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm. A chance to go to some of our less accessible pubs, Destinations: Crofton, Hill Head; Wheatsheaf, Titchfield; Wheatsheaf, Shedfield. Please contact Alex for the Beer Bus.
June
Thurs 3rd – Sat 5th Southampton Beer Festival 2010
Tues 8th Branch Meeting – Waterloo Arms, Freemantle – 8pm prompt start
Wed 16th Winchester Beer Festival Meeting – Hyde Tavern, Winchester – 8pm prompt start
Fri 18th Monthly Beer Bus – departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm. A chance to go to some of our less accessible pubs, Destinations: John O'Gaunt, Horsebridge; Newport, Braishfield; Mortimer Arms Hotel, Ower. Please contact Alex for the Beer Bus.
Thurs 24th Woolston Beer Festival Meeting – South Western Arms, St Denys – 8pm prompt start
Mon 28th New Forest Pub Guide Meeting – Wagon Works, Eastleign – 8pm
July
Thurs 8th Southampton Beer Festival "Wash-up Meeting" – Waterloo Arms, Freemantle – 8pm prompt start
Tues 13th Branch Meeting – Abbey Hotel, Romsey – 8pm prompt start
Fri 16th Monthly Beer Bus – departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm. A chance to go to some of our less accessible pubs, Destinations: Trusty Servant, Minstead; Lamb, Nomansland; Cuckoo, Hamptworth. Please contact Alex for the Beer Bus.
Mon 26th New Forest Pub Guide Meeting – Wagon Works, Eastleign – 8pm
Tues 27th Woolston Beer Festival Planning Meeting – Wellington Arms, Freemantle, 8pm.
August
Tues 10th Branch Meeting – Hyde Tavern, Winchester – 8pm prompt start
Thurs 19th Winchester Beer Festival Planning Meeting – Hyde Tavern, Winchester – 8pm.
Fri 20th Monthly Beer Bus – departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm. A chance to go to some of our less accessible pubs, Destinations: Brushmaker's, Upham; Bunch of Grapes, Bishop's Waltham; Hampshire Bowman, Dundridge. Please contact Alex for the Beer Bus.
Mon 23rd New Forest Pub Guide Planning Meeting – Wagon Works, Eastleigh – 8pm.
Tues 24th Woolston Beer Festival Planning Meeting – South Western Arms, St Denys, 8pm.
Sat 28th Brewery and Beer Fest Trip – Dark Star, West Sussex – departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 9:30am. Followed by a visit to a West Sussex Pub and visiting the Flowerpots beer festival on the way back and returning at 7pm approx Please contact Drew Dyer for more info.
Mon 30th 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 07968 809291 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
Mon 6th New Forest Pub Guide Meeting – Wagon Works, Eastleign – 8pm
Tues 7th Envolope Stuffing – Branch newsletter. South Western Arms, St Denys. 8pm
Tues 14th Branch Meeting – Fleming Arms, Swaythling – 8pm prompt start
Thurs 16th Winchester Beer Festival Planning Meeting – Gaol House, Winchester – 8pm.
Fri 17th Monthly Beer Bus – departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm. A chance to go to some of our less accessible pubs, Destinations: Baker's Arms, Droxford; Wickham Wine Bar, Wickham; Wheatsheaf, Shedfield. Please contact Alex for the Beer Bus.
Sat 18th Public Transport Trip – Number 69 Bus Fareham to Winchester – Meet at Lord Arthur Lee in West Street Fareham – From 11:30am. Getting on bus at 12.15pm stops to include Wickham, Shedfield, Upham, Colden Common (Beer Festival if people want to stop here), Twyford, St Cross, finishing in Winchester. Please contact Drew Dyer for more info.
Tues 21st Woolston Beer Festival Planning Meeting – South Western Arms, St Denys – 8pm.
Mon 27th New Forest Pub Guide Planning Meeting – Wagon Works, Eastleigh – 8pm.
October
Fri 8th - Sat 9th Woolston Beer Festival. A new festival for us. Please note that all tickets have sold out, there will not be any on the door.
Tues 12th Branch Meeting – Waterloo Arms, Freemantle – 8pm prompt start
Thurs 14th Winchester Beer Festival Planning Meeting – Black Boy, Winchester – 8pm.
Fri 15th CANCELLED!
Monthly Beer Bus – departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm. A chance to go to some of our less accessible pubs, Destinations: Ship, Bishop's Sutton; Tichbourne Arms, Tichbourne; Flowerpots, Cheriton. Please contact Alex for the Beer Bus.
Sat 16th – Sun 17th Saltaire Brewery – Trip to West Yorkshire to present Southampton Beer Festival "Beer of the Festival" to Saltaire Brewery for Madagascan Ale. Leave early Saturday morning by minibus/coach. Lunchtime in Huddersfield with option of watching Saints play Town. Evening presentation to brewery followed by visits to local pubs in Shipley and surrounding area. Stay overnight in Shipley/Bradford area. Return Sunday with stop for pub lunch on the way. Arrive back late afternoon. Cost including transport and shared twin room will be between £50/70. Please email Rob Whatley (or phone 023 8023 0005) if interested and for further details.
Mon 18th New Forest Pub Guide Meeting – Wagon Works, Eastleign – 8pm
Sat 23rd Real Cider Crawl – To celebrate CAMRA's cider month we are visiting pubs that serve Real cider as well as ale. Meeting at 19.00 at the Giddy Bridge, London Road following with visits to Cricketers, Carlton Place, the Bright Water, Shirley Road, and finish at the Park Inn, Carlisle Road. Contact Steve Porter for more info. Or phone Steve on 023 8033 1724.
Tues 26th Woolston Beer Festival Wash-up and Lessons learned – 8pm. Upstairs at the South Western Arms.
November
Mon 1st New Forest Pub Guide Meeting – Wagon Works, Eastleign – 8pm
Tues 9th Branch Meeting – Duke of Wellington, Bugle Street – 8pm prompt start
Thurs 11th Wessex Regional Pub of the Year Award Presentation – Guide Dog, Earls Road, Southampton – 8pm.
Mon 15th New Forest Pub Guide Meeting – Wagon Works, Eastleign – 8pm
Thurs 18th Winchester Beer Festival Planning Meeting – Venue TBC – 8pm.
Fri 19th Monthly Beer Bus – departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side) – 7:30pm. A chance to go to some of our less accessible pubs, Destinations: Ship, Bishop's Sutton; Tichbourne Arms, Tichbourne; Flowerpots, Cheriton. Please contact Alex for the Beer Bus.
Mon 29th New Forest Pub Guide Meeting – Wagon Works, Eastleign – 8pm
December
Sat 4th Downton Brewery Trip – To present Woolston Beer Festival "Beer of the Festival" to Downton Brewery for Quadhop. Departing Southampton Central Station by minibus/coach at 9.45am. Arriving at Brewery approx 10.30am. Departing brewery at 12.30 followed by visits to local pubs in Downton. Arriving back at Southampton Central for 3pm. Cost 15 per person. Please contact Drew Dyer for more info. (or phone 07967993619) if interested and for further details.
Thurs 9th Cider of the Southampton Beer Festival PresentationHop Inn, Woodmill Lane, Bitterne Park – 8pm. Join us in presenting Southampton's own 146 Cider with the award for Cider of the Southampton Festival. 146 Cider will be availible together with other Real Ales and Ciders. Please Note New Date!
Tues 14th Branch Meeting – Hyde Tavern, Winchester – 8pm prompt start
Thurs 16th Winchester Beer Festival Planning Meeting – Hyde Tavern, Winchester – 8pm.
Mon 20th New Forest Pub Guide Meeting – Wagon Works, Eastleign – 8pm.
Tues 28th Late Christmas Social – The Platform Tavern, Southampton – From 5pm. Please join us for the 'Thank God it's all over' Social. Please contact Drew Dyer for more info. (or phone 07967993619) Or feel free to show up on the night.
   
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