Branch Diary

Social Co-ordinator: Andy Burrows 07540 189807 For email please use 'socials'.
Press & Media Contact: Deric Payne 07821 815986  

For more information on any of these events please contact our socials team by emailing

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September 2016

Fri 30th – Sat 1st Woolston Beer Festival
Peartree Church Hall, Woolston
Real ales, live music, hot food, three sessions.  The most intimate of the festivals we run.
 Contact Rob Bennett for more information.

October 2016

Tue 4th
Winchester Beer & Cider Festival Meeting
Hyde Tavern, 57 Hyde Street, Winchester, SO23 7DY
Initial meeting to plan next year's Winchester Beer & Cider Festival (to be held on 17th/18th March). All are welcome, even if you never helped at a beer festival before.
 Contact David Richardson for more information.
Sat 8th
Bowman Ales trip
Bowman Brewery, Droxford
A social trip to our good friends at Bowman Ales and at the same time we have a presentation to them for winning the lower strength category at Southampton Beer Festival with 'Elderado'. Meet at Southampton Station south side at 11:30 or Eastleigh Station at 12:00 for a minibus to the brewery - cost tbc but expect around £15. If you wish to attend please ring/text Andy to reserve your place(s) asap - if there is insufficient interest then the trip may have to be cancelled.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Tue 11th
Branch Meeting
Guide Dog, 38 Earl's Road, Southampton, SO14 6SF
Our monthly meeting to discuss real ale, pubs and CAMRA activities across South Hampshire. Come along to find out what's happening.
 Contact Kevin Wooton for more information. Phone: 07708 698318.
Sat 15th
Isle of Wight Classic Buses & Beer
Red Jet Terminal, Town Quay, Southampton
A tour of various of pubs on the Isle of Wight. Travel between pubs will be using free vintage buses as part of the Isle of Wight Classic Buses, Beer & Walks Weekend. Meet at 11 to catch 11:15 ferry (tickets cost £9.40 each for 2 people travelling together). Planned itinerary is to include visits to Bargeman's Rest in Newport, Railway Inn in Ryde, Culver Haven Inn, Yarbridge Inn and Castle Inn in Sandown.
 Contact Andy Burrows / David Pritchard for more information. Phone: 07540 189807 / 07984 963138 .
Sat 29th
Red Cat open day
Red Cat Brewery, Winnall Close, Winchester, SO23 0LB
A social visit to Red Cat Brewery's open day. See for open day details. Make your own way there.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.

November 2016

Sat 5th
Irving Brewery visit
Unit G1 Railway Triangle, Walton Rd, Portsmouth PO6 1TQ
Still being planned, even the start time, but a visit to Irving Brewery where we will be presenting them with an award for 'Jutland' being runner up in the lower strength category at Southampton Beer Festival as voted by our customers, and then probably a few pubs afterwards.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Wed 9th
Steve's 30th Birthday pub "stroll"
Dolphin, 30 Osborne Road South, Southampton, SO17 2EZ
Steve Lamond, who did his student days in Southampton, is returning for his 30th - Meet 7pm in the Dolphin, St Denys to take in a few pubs including South Western, Junction, Guide Dog, Rockstone. Aim to be  at Guide Dog for 9:30 or ring 07791 422988 to find out where we are.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.

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