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Social Co-ordinator: Andy Burrows 07540 189807 For email please use 'socials'.
Press & Media Contact: Philip King 07450 229431 07821 815986  

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

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June 2018

Tue 26th
Double presentation to Steam Town Brew Co
Steam Town Brew Co., 1 Bishopstoke Road, Eastleigh, SO50 6AD
Double presentation to Steam Town joint 2nd at Winchester Beer festival, and Finalist in Southern Hampshire POTY 2018
PLUS with luck the launch of TWO new beers !! so please come along and enjoy the evening, plus as it is a Tuesday, card carrying CAMRA members get 50P off a pint !! win, win.
 Contact Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07821 815986.
Sat 30th
Vibrant Forest Visit with South West London Branch
Vibrant Forest Brewery Bar, Unit 3, Gordleton Business Park, Hannah Way, Bowling Green, SO41 8JD
Join us as we accompany South West London Branch on their trip to Vibrant Forest Brewery, and then a pub wander around Lymington town. Meet at Southampton Central station at 11:15 to catch the 11:24 train to Lymington. From there, take the 12:07 X2 bus to the Wheel Inn, a beer there of course, then the short walk to the brewery. Return on the 16:01 bus back to Lymington, but stop off at The White Hart, Pennington, then walk to Lymington and pub to pub down the High Street to the railway station. Trains return every half hour to meet up with Southampton/London bound trains.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.

July 2018

Sat 7th
12:00 noon
Wessex Regional Meeting
Cloisters,  83 Catherine Street, Salisbury SP1 2DH
Wessex Regional Meeting, any issues you would like to raise, or have raised on your behalf, come along, or let your regional rep know what you would like an answer to. Once business is complete the social will continue.
 Contact Kevin Wooton / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07708 698318 / 07821 815986.
Tue 10th
Branch Meeting
Steam Town Brew Co., 1 Bishopstoke Road, Eastleigh, SO50 6AD
Our first meeting in a brewery, come along and see how you can help with the branch, and see the inside of a new working brewery - makes a change!
 Contact Kevin Wooton / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07708 698318 / 07821 815986.
Sat 14th
Itchen Valley Brewery trip
Unit D, Prospect Commercial Park, Prospect Road, New Alresford SO24 9QF
A trip to Itchen Valley Brewery, Alresford. Catch the 10:30 train at Southampton Central to Winchester, arriving 10:47, then walk or catch bus to bus station, in time to board the 11:20 Stagecoach 64, stand 5 at Broadway, just down from the Guildhall, arriving Alresford 11:40 then a short walk to brewery. Returning buses run every 17 & 47 minutes past each hour. Please note Ash will be leading this trip.
 Contact Kevin Wooton / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07708 698318 / 07821 815986.
Mon 16th
Presentation to Bitter Virtue for 20 continuous years in the Good Beer Guide
Guide Dog, 38 Earl's Road, Southampton, SO14 6SF
Presentation to Bitter Virtue off licence for achieving 20 continuous years in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide (GBG). Please come and celebrate the occasion, which is very kindly being hosted at the Guide Dog.  The Guide Dog is Southern Hampshire CAMRA's Pub of the Year 2018. See for more details about Bitter Virtue, Southampton's award-winning off licence.
 Contact Deric Payne / Kevin Wooton for more information. Phone: 07821 815986 / 07708 698318.
Sat 21st
Brighton trip
Meet Southampton Central Station main foyer (north side)
Catch the 09:26 train arriving Brighton 11:21. Visit a few pubs, then leave Brighton on the 19:32 train back to Southampton arriving at 21:19.  Further details will be added in due course.
 Contact Charlie Patrick for more information. Phone: 07973 214121.

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