Branch Diary

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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August 2017

Wed 23rd
Woolston Beer Festival Planning Meeting
Olaf's Tun, 8A Portsmouth Road, Southampton, SO19 9AA
Planning meeting for the Woolston Beer Festival. Come along and see what you can do for your festival as well as enjoying a beer and chat at the same time!
 Contact Kevin Wooton for more information. Phone: 07708 698318.
Sat 26th
12:00 noon
Bus trip to Flowerpots Inn, Tichborne Arms, Ship Inn & Horse & Groom
Cheriton / Alresford area
Catch 67 bus from Winchester at 11:00 to The Flowerpots Inn, Cheriton, continuing to the Tichborne Arms, Tichborne; Ship Inn, Bishop's Sutton and the Horse & Groom Alresford. Returning to Winchester by 19:00. A South Dayrider Gold (Stagecoach buses only) ticket is £8.20 and covers these routes. A table (pdf) showing planned bus times for the tour plus times of connecting buses & trains and train fares is here - 20170826_Cheriton.pdf.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Mon 28th
12:00 noon
Annual Informal Cricket knock-about and picnic
Southampton Sports Centre
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. In case of inclement weather we'll retire somewhere dry for the picnic. Please contact Pete for this event.
 Contact Pete Horn for more information. Phone: 07968 809291.
Thu 31st
Mailout Stuffing
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
Please come and help with the Southern Hampshire mailout to CAMRA members, 19:30 at the Waterloo Arms. It is just putting leaflets in an envelope, and having a beer or two with some good conversation!
 Contact Andy Burrows / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07540 189807 / 07821 815986.

September 2017

Sat 2nd
Southampton Beer Festival Cider Award Presentation
Convivial Rabbit, Trinity House, Trinity Street, Dorchester DT1 1TT
Presentation of Cider of the Festival award from Southampton Beer Festival, at The Convivial Rabbit, Dorchester at 2pm. We'll get the 11:24 train from Southampton Central to Dorchester. Meet, have a drink & a chat, make presentation, a few drinks, leave when ready.
 Contact Andy Burrows / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07540 189807 / 07821 815986.
Tue 12th
Branch Meeting
Guide Dog, 38 Earl's Road, Southampton, SO14 6SF
Come along and discuss local pubs and breweries or see what you can do to help your local branch.
 Contact Kevin Wooton / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07708 698318 / 07821 815986.
Thu 14th
2018 GBG Launch
Venue TBA
Join us for the launch of the 2018 Good Beer guide. Location will be announced in next few days, Please watch this space!
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Sat 23rd
Brighton & Worthing trip
Meet Southampton Central Station main foyer (north side)
Catch the 09:32 train arriving Brighton 11:15. Visit a few pubs, then leave Brighton about 5pm, stopping off to visit Anchored in Worthing & Brooksteed Alehouse in Worthing before catching the 19:55 train back to Southampton arriving at 21:19
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Fri 29th – Sat 30th Woolston Beer Festival
Woolston Beer Festival, Pear Tree Church Hall, Peartree Road, Southampton, SO19 2HA
Woolston Beer Festival. This may be South Hampshire branch's smallest beer festival but is one of the most popular, with lots to offer! Try a range of up to 32 local and national real ales and cider, alongside a quiz and live entertainment. Hot food complementing the beer on sale too! This is a ticketed event, with tickets on sale early September. 3 sessions. Check Website for details.
 Contact Kevin Wooton for more information. Phone: 07708 698318.

October 2017

Tue 10th
Branch Meeting
Venue TBA
Our monthly meeting to discuss real ale, pubs and CAMRA activities across Southern Hampshire. Come along to find out what's happening. Any agenda item to be with the secretary by the previous Tuesday.
 Contact Kevin Wooton for more information. Phone: 07708 698318.
Sat 14th – Sun 15th Isle of Wight Classic Buses & Beer
Isle of Wight
A tour of various 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. Final details still to be finalized; we may go Lymington – Yarmouth, as against Southampton – Cowes. Please keep checking this diary.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Sat 21st
Red Cat Brewery Open Day
Red Cat Brewery, Unit 10 Sun Valley Business Park, Winnall Close, Winchester, SO23 0LB
Enjoy yet another open day at Red Cat Brewery. Make your own way there. See
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.

November 2017

Sat 18th
12:00 noon
Wessex & Channel Islands Regional Meeting
Jersey Branch - TBC
Regional Meeting
 Contact Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07821 815986.

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