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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 socials@shantscamra.org.uk.

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April 2018

Fri 20th – Sun 22nd CAMRA AGM and Members' Weekend
Coventry
CAMRA's National AGM and Members' Weekend is in Coventry this year.  See agm.camra.org.uk for more details
 Contact CAMRA Headquarters for more information. Phone: 01727 867201.
Wed 18th
8:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival 2018 Planning Meeting
Belgium & Blues, 180 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DW
A planning meeting for the 2018 Southampton Beer Festival (8-9th June). Come along, share your thoughts, enjoy a beer and get involved with organising your festival.
 Contact Kevin Wooton / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07708 698318 / 07821 815986.
Sat 14th
12:00 noon
Brewery Trip to Betteridge's  Brewery
Coopers Barn, The Dene, Hurstbourne Tarrant SP11 0AG
Join us in a trip to Betteridge's Brewery, Hurstborne Tarrant. Spend a lovely afternoon in a very cosy location; not your usual brewery! Please book onto the minibus leaving from Southampton Central station (south side) at midday, returning around 6pm.
 Contact Andy Burrows / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07540 189807 / 07821 815986.
Tue 10th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting & Pub of the Year Presentation
Guide Dog, 38 Earl's Road, Southampton, SO14 6SF
Branch meeting. Come along and meet your fellow sociable, volunteer CAMRA members, find out what we are doing to protect pubs, organise beer festivals, and promote real ale & real cider. Also, join us this week as at 9 pm we will present the award to the Guide Dog for our Pub of the Year! Come and join in the fun.
 Contact Kevin Wooton / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07708 698318 / 07821 815986.

March 2018

Sat 24th
1:00pm
Winchester Walkabout
Albion, 2 Stockbridge Road, Winchester, SO23 7BZ
A tour of some of the best pubs in Winchester, both for newcomers (in particular those from the previous week's Winchester Beer & Cider Festival) and the more experienced real ale drinkers. The expected route from the Albion is to the Hyde Tavern, Overdraft, Westgate, Old Vine, Wykeham Arms and finish at the Black Boy.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Wed 21st
8:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival 2018 Planning Meeting
Belgium & Blues, 180 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DW
A planning meeting for the 2018 Southampton Beer Festival (8-9th June). Come along, share your thoughts, enjoy a beer and get involved with organising your festival.
 Contact Kevin Wooton / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07708 698318 / 07821 815986.
Fri 16th – Sat 17th Winchester Beer and Cider Festival
Winchester Beer & Cider Festival, Winchester Guildhall, The Broadway, Winchester, SO23 9GH
This year's Winchester Beer and Cider Festival returns with a large range of local and national cask ales, keykeg, bottled beers and ciders. Open 11:30-16:00, & 18:30-23:00 each day. Tutored beer tasting available Friday lunchtime. Entertainment includes Flaxen Hill, The Denmead Brass Band and The Strand. Go to www.winchesterbeerfestival.org.uk for tickets and more information.
 Contact Kevin Wooton for more information. Phone: 07708 698318.
Tue 13th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Guide Dog, 38 Earl's Road, Southampton, SO14 6SF
Branch meeting. Come along and meet your fellow sociable, volunteer CAMRA members, and find out what we are doing to protect pubs, organise beer festivals, and promote real ale & real cider.
 Contact Kevin Wooton / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07708 698318 / 07821 815986.
Tue 6th
8:00pm
Winchester Beer & Cider Festival Meeting
Hyde Tavern, 57 Hyde Street, Winchester, SO23 7DY
Final planning meeting for the Winchester Beer & Cider Festival. All are welcome, whether you wish to actively help organise the event or just interested in finding out more.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Sat 3rd
2:00pm
Revitalisation Meeting - Wessex & Channel Islands
Locomotive Engineers Club, 18 Southampton Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9FJ
Find out about the Revitalisation proposals at the Wessex & Channel Islands Revitalisation Meeting. Your chance to ask questions before the voting opens. National Director Abigail Newton will be hosting.  Please register for this at revitalisationdecision.camra.org.uk/learn-more/events/. This is for CAMRA members only, but members from all branches are welcome, not just Southern Hampshire or Wessex region.
 Contact Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07821 815986.

February 2018

Wed 21st
8:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival 2018 Planning Meeting
Belgium & Blues, 180 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DW
A planning meeting for the 2018 Southampton Beer Festival (8-9th June). Come along, share your thoughts, enjoy a beer and get involved with organising your festival.
 Contact Andy Burrows / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07540 189807 / 07821 815986.
Tue 13th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Brewhouse & Kitchen, 47 Highfield Lane, Southampton, SO17 1QD
Branch meeting. Come along and meet your fellow sociable, volunteer CAMRA members, and find out what we are doing to protect pubs, organise beer festivals, and promote real ale & real cider.
 Contact Andy Burrows / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07540 189807 / 07821 815986.
Sat 10th
6:30pm
Special Socials
Various Locations
CAMRA's National Executive and Regional Directors are holding meetings in Southampton (Wessex Region) over the weekend. After their meetings, we've organised three socials for active local & regional members to socialise with our volunteer leadership:
* A brewery trip (£11 for transport) with a pub stop on the way back
* A trip by train to a micropub & brewery, with some pub stops on the way back
* A pub crawl of back-street locals and Micropubs in Southampton.
Limited places are available.
 Contact Alex Presland for more information.
Tue 6th
8:00pm
Winchester Beer & Cider Festival Meeting
Hyde Tavern, 57 Hyde Street, Winchester, SO23 7DY
Planning meeting for the Winchester Beer & Cider Festival (to be held on 16th/17th March 2018). All are welcome, whether you wish to actively help organise the event or just interested in finding out more.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Sat 3rd
1:00pm
Botley Social
Hidden Tap, Botley Mill, Mill Hill, Botley, SO30 2GB
A social starting at Botley Brewery's "Hidden Tap", then onto CrackleRock Tap Room, The Bugle, The Dolphin & The Brewery Bar. Catch the 12:28 train from Eastleigh, or meet at the Hidden Tap @ 1pm.
 Contact Andy Burrows / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07540 189807 / 07821 815986.

January 2018

Wed 17th
8:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival 2018 Planning Meeting
Belgium & Blues, 180 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DW
The second planning meeting for the 2018 Southampton Beer Festival (8th/9th June). Come along, share your thoughts, enjoy a beer and get involved with organising your festival.
 Contact Kevin Wooton / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07708 698318 / 07821 815986.
Tue 16th
7:30pm
Good Beer Guide Selection meeting
Eastleigh Working Mens Club, 18 Upper Market Street, Eastleigh, SO50 9FD
This meeting will discuss all Good Beer Guide 2019 nominated pubs. Come along and help choose which of your favourite pubs make it into the GBG 2019.
(CAMRA members only, please bring your membership cards).
 Contact Alex Presland / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07821 815986.
Sat 13th
1:00pm
Southampton Micropub Walkabout
Micropubs in Southampton, starting at the Butcher's Hook, Bitterne Triangle SO18 1NN
Join us as we once again wander Southampton, from micro to micro. Feel free to join or leave as you wish. The planned route is Butcher's Hook, Bookshop Alehouse, Witch's Brew, Overdraft, Bar Marina, Caskaway and Olaf's Tun.
 Contact Andy Burrows / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07540 189807 / 07821 815986.
Tue 9th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Belgium & Blues, 180 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DW
First branch meeting of the year. Come along and meet your fellow sociable, volunteer CAMRA members, and find out what we are doing to protect pubs, organise beer festivals, and promote real ale & real cider.
 Contact Andy Burrows / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07540 189807 / 07821 815986.
Tue 2nd
8:00pm
Winchester Beer & Cider Festival Meeting
Hyde Tavern, 57 Hyde Street, Winchester, SO23 7DY
Planning meeting for the Winchester Beer & Cider Festival (to be held on 16th/17th March 2018). All are welcome, whether you wish to actively help organise the event or are just interested in finding out more.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.

December 2017

Fri 29th
2:00pm
Mailout Stuffing
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
Please come and help with the Southern Hampshire mailout to CAMRA members, 14:00 at the Waterloo Arms. It is just putting leaflets in an envelope, and having a beer or two with some good conversation! What else have you got to do between Christmas & New Year!
 Contact Andy Burrows / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07540 189807 / 07821 815986.
Sat 16th
11:00am
Vibrant Forest 4th Birthday bash & Woolston Fesival award Presentation
Vibrant Forest Brewery Bar, Unit 3, Gordleton Business Park, Hannah Way, Bowling Green, SO41 8JD
Come with us on the 11:24 Southampton to Lymington train, or meet us at the brewery, as we celebrate Vibrant Forest's 4th birthday and present the "Beer of the Festival" certificate for Woolston Beer Festival. A whole range of Vibrant Forest beers available and food too.
 Contact Andy Burrows / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07540 189807 / 07821 815986.
Thu 14th
6:30pm
Winchester Beer of the Festival winner presentation
Alfred's New brewery Unit 6 Winnall Farm Industrial Estate,Wales Street, Winchester  SO23 0HA
Please join us as we present the "Beer of the Festival" award to Steve Haigh, brewer at Alfred's New Brewery, Unit 6 Winnall Farm Industrial Estate, Wales Street Winchester SO23 0HA
 Contact Andy Burrows / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07540 189807 / 07821 815986.
Tue 12th
9:00pm
Presentation to Guide Dog for 15 Years in GBG
Guide Dog, 38 Earl's Road, Southampton, SO14 6SF
Presentation to Guide Dog for 15 years' continuously in Good Beer Guide; this will take place during the branch meeting.
 Contact Andy Burrows / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07540 189807 / 07821 815986.
Tue 12th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Guide Dog, 38 Earl's Road, Southampton, SO14 6SF
Branch meeting. Come along and meet your fellow sociable, volunteer CAMRA members, and find out what we are doing to protect pubs, organise beer festivals, and promote real ale & real cider.
 Contact Kevin Wooton / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07708 698318 / 07821 815986.
Mon 11th
8:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival 2018 Planning Meeting
Belgium & Blues, 180 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DW
The first planning meeting for the 2018 Southampton Beer Festival (8-9th June). Come along, share your thoughts, enjoy a beer and get involved with organising your festival.
 Contact Kevin Wooton for more information. Phone: 07706 898318.
Sat 9th
4:00pm
Branch Christmas Social
Steam Town Brew Co., 1 Bishopstoke Road, Eastleigh, SO50 6AD
Join us at our Christmas Social at the SteamTown Brew Co.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Tue 5th
8:00pm
Winchester Beer & Cider Festival Meeting
Hyde Tavern, 57 Hyde Street, Winchester, SO23 7DY
Planning meeting for the Winchester Beer & Cider Festival (to be held on 16th/17th March 2018). All are welcome, whether you wish to actively help organise the event or just interested in finding out more.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.

November 2017

Thu 23rd
8:00pm
Wessex Pub of the Year Runner-up Presentation
Bookshop Alehouse, 21 Portswood Road, Southampton, SO17 2ES
The Bookshop Alehouse was a Runner-up in the CAMRA Wessex Region's Pub of the Year 2017 competition. It took part in the regional competition as a result of having become Southern Hampshire CAMRA's Pub of the Year 2017. Please come and join us as we celebrate and present them with their latest award certificate.
 Contact Andy Burrows / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07540 189807 / 07821 815986.
Sat 18th
12:30pm
Wessex & Channel Islands Regional Meeting
Belgium & Blues, 180 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DW
Regional Meeting commencing 12.30pm. Any item you would like to be discussed please send to Southern Hampshire Branch Secretary Kevin Wooton
 Contact Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07821 815986.
Sat 18th
10:00am
London pub walk about with SW London CAMRA branch
Vauxhall Area  of South West London
Join us in a tour of the great pubs in the Vauxhall area of South West London with the local CAMRA branch. Meet in the main foyer of Southampton Central station in time to catch the 10:00 train (10:18 at Winchester). The itinerary is Black Dog (11:30), Canton Arms (13:00), Vauxhall Griffin (14:00), Mawby Arms (14:50), Cavendish Arms (15:30), The Surprise (16:10) and Priory Arms (17:00).
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Tue 14th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Belgium & Blues, 180 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DW
Branch meeting. Come along and meet your fellow sociable, volunteer CAMRA members, and find out what we are doing to protect pubs, organise beer festivals, and promote real ale & real cider.
 Contact Kevin Wooton / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07708 698318 / 07821 815986.
Sat 11th
12:30pm
Regional POTY Presentation, Wonston Arms, Sutton Scotney
Wonston Arms, Wonston, nr Sutton Scotney
Come with us to the Presentation of the Wessex Pub of the Year (POTY), the "Best Little Pub In Hampshire". Minibus from Southampton Central station (south side) 12.30pm, cost £10. Enjoy the beer, good company and a fine pub. Return around 6pm.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Sun 5th
5:00pm
Beer & Bangers Night
Wellington Arms, 56 Park Road, Southampton, SO15 3DE
Beer & Bangers night. Join us for a night of eating & drinking at the Wellington Arms. Please give your names to Andy Burrows if you would like to attend, so a "cost per head" can be organized.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.

October 2017

Sat 28th
12:00 noon
First Birthday event – Unity Brewing
Unity Brewing Co, Unit 10, Belgrave Industrial Estate, Southampton, SO17 3EA
Join us as we help Jimmy to celebrate his first very busy and successful year of brewing. Live Music, Malaysian street food, plus a host of new & one-off Unity beers.
 Contact Andy Burrows/deric Payne, for more information. Phone: 07540 189807 / 07821 815986.
Sat 21st
11:00am
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 or meet us at Winchester Railway Station at 11am to share taxis to the brewery. See www.redcatbrewing.co.uk
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Tue 17th
8:00pm
Winchester Beer & Cider Festival Meeting
Hyde Tavern, 57 Hyde Street, Winchester, SO23 7DY
Initial planning meeting for the Winchester Beer & Cider Festival (to be held on 16th/17th March 2018). All are welcome, whether you wish to actively help organise the event or just interested in finding out more.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Sat 14th
10:15am
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 – please support the buses by buying a timetable booklet. Travel to Isle of Wight via Lymington – Yarmouth ferry. From Southampton catch the 10:24 train to Lymington Pier (change at Brockenhurst), return fare £22.80 or £15.05 with a railcard.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Thu 12th
7:30pm
Southampton Beer Festival Awards Presentation
Dancing Man, Wool House, Town Quay, Southampton, SO14 2AR
Join us for the presentation of the awards for  2nd & 3rd places in Southampton Beer Festival's 'Beer of the Festival' voting. Details of all winners are on www.southamptonbeerfestival.org.uk/2017/winners/
 Contact Andy Burrows / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07540 189807 / 07821 815986.
Tue 10th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
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 that you'd like to discuss should be raised with the secretary by the previous Tuesday.
 Contact Kevin Wooton / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07708 698318 / 07821 815986.

September 2017

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.
Sat 23rd
9:15am
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 at Worthing to visit Anchored in Worthing & Brooksteed Alehouse before catching the 19:55 train back to Southampton arriving at 21:19
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Thu 14th
8:00pm
2018 GBG Launch
Olaf's Tun, 8 Portsmouth Road, Southampton, SO19 9AA
Join us for the launch of the 2018 Good Beer guide.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Tue 12th
8:00pm
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.
Sat 2nd
11:00am
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.

August 2017

Thu 31st
7:30pm
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.
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.
Sat 26th
12:00 noon
Bus trip to Flowerpots Inn, Tichborne Arms, Ship Inn & Horse & Groom
Cheriton / Alresford area
IMPORTANT! Previously we used the Mon-Fri times for the 67, not the Saturday times. All below, including the schedule table, has been updated, the main change being the start time. Please download the new table. Catch 67 bus from Winchester at 12:00 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 19:30. A South Dayrider Gold (Stagecoach buses only) ticket is £8.20 and covers these routes. A revised table (pdf) showing planned bus times for the tour plus times of connecting buses & trains and train fares is here - 20170826_Cheriton_v2.pdf.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Wed 23rd
8:00pm
Woolston Beer Festival Planning Meeting
Olaf's Tun, 8 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 19th
12:00 noon
Wessex & Channel Islands Regional Meeting
Barley Mow, Portsmouth
Regional Meeting, no doubt followed by a pub crawl.
 Contact Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07821 815986.
Tue 15th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Belgium & Blues, 180 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DW
Come along and discuss anything new from GBBF or see what you can do to help your local branch.
 Contact Kevin Wooton / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07708 698318 / 07821 815986.
Sat 12th
11:00am
Vibrant Forest Beer Festival - Brockenhurst Village Hall
Brockenhurst Village Hall, Highwood Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7RY
Vibrant Forest Beer Festival held at Brockenhurst Village Hall. 15 Vibrant Beers, plus guest ales & ciders. Food available.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Thu 10th
10:00am
Great British Beer Festival
Olympia, London W14 8UX
Leave Southampton Central Station on 10:00 train (10:07 Parkway, 10:17 Winchester) travel to Kensington Olympia via Clapham Junction. Return when ready.  Discounts are available for advance festival ticket purchase.  Attendees should purchase their own travel and festival entry tickets.
The Great British Beer Festival 2017 runs from Tuesday 8 to Saturday 12 August, and everyone is welcome to attend when convenient for themselves.
 Contact Andy Burrows / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07540 189807 / 07821 815986.
Sat 5th
11:00am
Dorchester Pub Walk, Dorchester
Dorchester
Meet at Southampton Central railway station (south side), for the 11:24 train to Dorchester, visiting some GBG pubs in area plus a couple of micro pubs. Train fare £22.10 or £14.60 with railcard.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.

July 2017

Fri 28th
7:00pm
P.O.T.Y. 2017 Runner up award to The Guide Dog
Guide Dog, 38 Earl's Road, Southampton, SO14 6SF
Presentation of Runner Up award for 2017 Pub of the Year, to Gary & June. Join us, have a chat over a couple of beers, leave when ready.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Tue 25th
8:00pm
Woolston Beer Festival Meeting
Caskaway, 47 Oxford Street, Southampton, SO14 3DP
Help us to organise the Woolston Beer Festival, to be held on 29/30 September, whilst enjoying a beer or two.
 Contact Kevin Wooton for more information. Phone: 07708 698318.
Sat 22nd
11:15am
Public Bus Visit of Pubs in Bishops Waltham and Titchfied
Winchester, Broadway (stop 1)
Public bus visit of pubs in the Bishops Waltham and Titchfield area. Meeting at Winchester, Broadway (stop 1 - bus station is closed) at 11.15 Trip finishing with return bus arriving at West Quay at 18.28. For this tour a 'Solent Go' ticket, £8, will cover all bus journeys in the area; this ticket can be bought on your first bus of the day. A table (pdf) showing planned bus times for the tour plus times of connecting buses & trains and train fares is here - 20170722_Titchfieldv2.pdf. Rather than starting at Winchester, Broadway (stop 1) you are welcome to join us en route. If you are thinking of coming on the trip, please email Ash (link below); this doesn't commit you but helps Ash to know whether pubs need to be forewarned of a large group.
 Contact Ash Mather for more information.
Fri 21st
6:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival Beer of the Festival Presentation
London Road Brew House, 67-75 London Road, Southampton, SO15 2AB
Join us as we present brewer Lee Farling with the "Beer of the festival" award for Black Panther Imperial Stout, brewed by Lee at London Road Brew House, then have a chat over a few beers.
 Contact Andy Burrows / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07540 189807 / 07821 815986.
Fri 14th
6:00pm
Unity Brewery award Winchester Beer festival  presentation
Unity Brewing Co, Unit 10, Belgrave Industrial Estate, Southampton, SO17 3EA
Award presentation to Unity Brewing for third place at Winchester Beer Festival 2017
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Thu 13th
6:30pm
Red Cat Winchester Festival presentation
Red Cat Brewery, Unit 10 Sun Valley Business Park, Winnall Close, Winchester, SO23 0LB
Award presentation to Red Cat Brewery for runner up at Winchester Beer Festival 2017
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Tue 11th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Belgium & Blues, 180 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DW
Monthly branch meeting - come and chat have a beer, see what you can do to help your local CAMRA branch.
 Contact Kevin Wooton / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07540 189807 / 07821 815986.
Tue 4th
8:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival wash-up meeting
London Road Brew House, 67-75 London Road, Southampton, SO15 2AB
An evening get together for all those involved with June's Southampton Beer Festival to discuss over a few beers what went well, what went not quite so well and how we can make it even better for next year.
 Contact Kevin Wooton / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07708 698318 / 07821 815986.
Sat 1st
12:30pm
Southampton Pub Walkabout,
South Western Arms, 38-40 Adelaide Road, Southampton, SO17 2HW
South West London branch are coming for a Southampton pub walkabout; meet with them at South Western Arms 12:30. This clashes with the Lymington walkabout, so you have a choice.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Sat 1st
11:15am
Lymington Pub walkabout inc. Vibrant Forest tap take over
Southampton Central Train Station
Branch pub walkabout of Lymington including a visit to the Vibrant Forest tap take over at the Six Bells.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.

June 2017

Wed 28th
8:00pm
Woolston Beer Festival Meeting
Olaf's Tun, 8 Portsmouth Road, Southampton, SO19 9AA
Help us to organise the Woolston Beer Festival, to be held on 29/30 September, whilst enjoying a beer or two.
 Contact Kevin Wooton for more information. Phone: 07708 698318.
Fri 23rd – Sat 24th Southampton Beer Festival
Southampton Beer Festival, St Mary's Stadium, Britannia Road, Southampton, SO14 5FP
Southampton Beer Festival. Come along and see the new look beer festival in a brand new location! Try a range of local and national real ales and cider, food stalls, and live entertainment. This is a ticketed event, with tickets on sale Mid April. 4 sessions. Check Website for details.
 Contact Kevin Wooton for more information. Phone: 07708 698318.
Thu 15th
6:30pm
Flack Manor Brewery Visit
Flack Manor Brewery, 8 Romsey Industrial Estate, Greatbridge Road, Romsey, SO51 0HR
A visit to the Flack Manor Brewery in Romsey.  A chance to visit this excellent local brewery and enjoy its hospitality.  Beers to take away will also be available at the 'Flak Shack'.  Attendance is limited and strictly by booking a place in advance.
 Contact Ash Mather for more information.
Tue 13th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Belgium & Blues, 180 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DW
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.
Tue 6th
8:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival Planning Meeting
Belgium & Blues, 180 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DW
Come and help with the planning for Southampton Beer Festival.
 Contact Kevin Wooton / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07540 189807 / 07821 815986.

May 2017

Mon 29th
10:30am
Itchen Navigation Pub Walk
Start Woodmill, Southampton
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 10:30am, reaching The Black Boy, Winchester around 3:30pm. Usually a pub or two more then a curry. Join us en route if you like - we expect to be at the Anglers, Bishopstoke at midday, and the Bridge, Shawford around 2.15pm.
 Contact Pete Horn for more information. Phone: 07968 809291.
Tue 23rd
8:00pm
Woolston Beer Festival Planning Meeting
South Western Arms, 38-40 Adelaide Road, Southampton, SO17 2HW
First planning meeting for the 2017 Woolston beer festival. Come along and see what you can do for your festival!
 Contact Kevin Wooton for more information. Phone: 07708 698318.
Sat 20th
12:00 noon
Pub of the Year 2017 Finalist presentation to Royal Oak Fritham
Royal Oak, , Fritham, SO43 7HJ
Minibus Departs from Southampton Railway Station (south side) 12 noon, proceed to Royal Oak, have a drink, make presentation, have another drink, maybe lunch, leave  later in afternoon, probably a couple more pubs on return.
 Contact Andy Burrows / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07540 189807 / 07821 815986.
Wed 17th
8:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival Planning Meeting
Belgium & Blues, 180 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DW
Come and help with planning for Southampton Beer Festival
 Contact Kevin Wooton / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07708 698318 / 07821 815986.
Sat 13th
12:30pm
Wessex & Channel Islands Regional Meeting
Duke of York, 34 York Road, Salisbury SP2 7AS
Wessex & Channel Islands Regional Meeting. This is now confirmed as details above. Please note that although this pub does not normally serve food, a buffet lunch will be available for £3 if booked in advance (email rd@wessexcamra.org.uk).
 Contact Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 023 8089 0080 / 07821 815986.
Tue 9th
7:30pm
Branch Meeting & A.G.M.
Eastleigh Working Mens Club, 18 Upper Market Street, Eastleigh, SO50 9FD
All CAMRA members welcome. Meeting starts 7.30pm prompt. Come along see what you can do to help the branch, we need a Press Officer, if you think this could be you please let us know.
 Contact Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 023 8089 0080 / 07821 815986.
Tue 2nd
8:00pm
Pub of the Year 2017 - Winner Presentation
Bookshop Alehouse, 21 Portswood Road, Southampton, SO17 2ES
We will be presenting the Bookshop Alehouse with its award for Pub of the Year 2017.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.

April 2017

Sun 30th
3:00pm
Sunday Session, including Newsletter Stuffing
London Road Brew House, 67-75 London Road, Southampton, SO15 2AB
Please join us for a few drinks in Southampton's newest pub and help us to send out our regular branch newsletter. This edition will tell members about the forthcoming branch AGM and the news about Southampton Beer Festival. The only skills needed are the availability to put leaflets in an envelope and stick on stamps and address labels.
 Contact Kevin Wooton / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07708 698318 / 07821 815986.
Sat 22nd
11:00am
Presentation to By the Horns & Weird Beard Breweries
By the Horns Brewery Tap Room, Summerstown, London SW 17
Leave Southampton railway station by train at 11:00, arrive Summerstown 12:54, chat with brewers, have a beer - tap room has 4 hand pumps, 10 keykeg, plus bottles - make presentations, leave when ready.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Tue 18th
8:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival Planning Meeting
Belgium & Blues, 180 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DW
Come and help with the planning for the Southampton Beer Festival
 Contact Kevin Wooton / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07708 698318 / 07821 815986.
Sat 15th
11:00am
Vibrant Forest 3rd Anniversary Birthday Bash
Vibrant Forest Brewery Bar, Unit 3, Gordleton Business Park, Hannah Way, Bowling Green, SO41 8JD
Come and help Vibrant Forest celebrate their 3rd anniversary birthday bash, good range of beers. Well be catching the 10:24 train from Southampton Central to arrive at the brewery just before 11:30.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Tue 11th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Belgium & Blues, 180 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DW
our monthly meeting to discuss real ale, pubs, & camra activities across southern Hampshire, come along and find out what is happening,
any agenda item to be with the secretary by the previous tuesday
 Contact Kevin Wooton / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07708 698318 / 07821 815986.
Sat 1st
1:00pm
Winchester Walkabout
Albion, 2 Stockbridge Road, Winchester, SO23 7BZ
Join us for our annual Winchester walk about. This has been held the on the first Saturday in April ever since the Winchester Beer Festival returned to the Guildhall. Meet at the Albion at 1pm.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.

March 2017

Tue 21st
8:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival Planning Meeting
Belgium & Blues, 180 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DW
Come and help with planning for the Southampton Beer festival
 Contact Kevin Wooton /deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07708 698318 / 0782 1815986.
Sat 18th
12:00 noon
Wessex & Channel Islands Regional Meeting
Winchester Beer & Cider Festival, Winchester Guildhall, The Broadway, Winchester, SO23 9GH
Regional Meeting.  Ticket to the beer festival required to attend.
 Contact Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07821 815986.
Fri 17th – Sat 18th Winchester Beer Festival
Winchester Beer & Cider Festival, Winchester Guildhall, The Broadway, Winchester, SO23 9GH
Winchester Beer Festival. Come along and try a range of local and national real ales and cider, the food stalls, Tutored tastings, and live entertainment. This is a ticketed event, with tickets on sale early February. 4 sessions. Check Website for details.
 Contact Kevin Wooton for more information. Phone: 07708698318.
Tue 14th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Belgium & Blues, 180 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DW
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.
Tue 7th
8:00pm
Winchester Beer Festival Planning Meeting
Hyde Tavern, 57 Hyde Street, Winchester, SO23 7DY
Planning meeting for the 2017 Winchester beer festival. Come along and see what you can do for your festival.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.

February 2017

Tue 21st
8:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival Planning Meeting
Belgium & Blues, 180 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DW
Come and help with the planning for southampton Beer festival
 Contact Kevin Wooton /deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07708 698318 / 0782 1815986.
Sat 18th
10:30am
Portsmouth Pubs
Meet Southampton Central Station (north side) or Brewhouse & Kitchen, 26 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth PO1 2DD
A day out to Portsmouth and a few of the fine pubs that it has to offer. Meet at Southampton Central for the 10:44 train to Portsmouth & Southsea (stops St. Denys 10:49, Woolston 10:55 etc.). Alternatively catch the 10:28 train from Eastleigh or meet us at the first pub, the Brewhouse & Kitchen, just before midday.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Tue 14th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Guide Dog, 38 Earl's Road, Southampton, SO14 6SF
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.
Tue 7th
8:00pm
Winchester Beer Festival Planning Meeting
Hyde Tavern, 57 Hyde Street, Winchester, SO23 7DY
Planning meeting for the 2017 Winchester beer festival. Come along and see what you can do for your festival.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.

January 2017

Sat 21st
1:00pm
Southampton Micro-Pub Tour
Butcher's Hook, 7 Manor Farm Road, Southampton, SO18 1NN
Southampton has been blessed over the last two years with many new pubs opening and with most of them of the 'micro-pub' variety. Join us on a tour of as many as we can get around in a day. Starting in the Butcher's Hook, Bitterne Triangle then moving on to The Tramstop, Portswood; Bookshop Alehouse, Portswood and then if all goes well, Bar Marina; Caskaway; Olaf's Tun & Overdraft. Use Whatpub.com to find out about the pubs. Buy a First Bus Southampton City Zone Day Ticket (£3.20) to travel between pubs.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Tue 17th
7:30pm
Good Beer Guide Selection meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
This meeting will discuss all Good Beer Guide 2018 nominated pubs. Come along and help choose which of your favourite pubs make it into the GBG 2018.
(CAMRA members only, bring your membership cards).
 Contact Alex Presland / Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07821 815986.
Tue 10th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Belgium & Blues, 180 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DW
Please come to our first meeting of the year; any agenda item to be with the secretary by the previous Tuesday.
 Contact Kevin Wooton for more information. Phone: 07708 698318.
Thu 5th
8:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival Planning Meeting
Belgium & Blues, 180 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DW
First meeting for the planning of Southampton Beer Festival 2017. Come along and share your ideas for your festival.
 Contact Kevin Wooton for more information. Phone: 07708 698318.
Tue 3rd
8:00pm
Winchester Beer Festival Planning Meeting
Hyde Tavern, 57 Hyde Street, Winchester, SO23 7DY
Planning meeting for the 2017 Winchester beer festival. Come along and see what you can do for your festival.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.

December 2016

Thu 29th
7:00pm
Mailout stuffing
Belgium & Blues, 180 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DW
Come along to help us to stuff envelopes for the branch mailout, whilst having a drink or two.
 Contact David Pritchard for more information. Phone: 07984963138.
Sun 18th
12:00 noon
Winchester walkabout
Albion, 2 Stockbridge Road, Winchester, SO23 7BZ
Not one of our socials but our neighbouring North Hampshire Branch. They will be visiting a number of pubs in Winchester starting at the Albion then moving on. All welcome.
 Contact Sorry, no contact for this one. for more information.
Sat 17th
11:00am
Vibrant Forest open day
Vibrant Forest Brewery Bar, Unit 3, Gordleton Business Park, Hannah Way, Bowling Green, SO41 8JD
An open day at Vibrant Forest Brewery free nibbles also presentation of awards from recent beer festivals all welcome meet there.
 Contact Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07821 815986.
Thu 15th
7:00pm
Branch Christmas Social
Wellington Arms, 56 Park Road, Southampton, SO15 3DE
Celebrate Christmas early with the South Hampshire branch at this social meeting.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Tue 13th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Guide Dog, 38 Earl's Road, Southampton, SO14 6SF
December's Branch Meeting at The Guide Dog, Earls Road, Southampton. Come along and find out what's happening in the South Hampshire branch region. New and existing members welcome.
 Contact Kevin Wooton for more information.
Tue 6th
8:00pm
Winchester Beer Festival Planning Meeting
Hyde Tavern, 57 Hyde Street, Winchester, SO23 7DY
Planning meeting for the 2017 Winchester beer festival. Come along and see what you can do for your festival.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.

November 2016

Sat 12th
11:00am
Tour of Pubs in South West London
Southampton Central train station
Visit of pubs in South West London joint with SW London branch. Boarding the 11.00 train to Clapham Junction from Southampton Central, arriving at Clapham Junction for approximately 12.30
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540189807.
Sat 12th
11:00am
Tour of Pubs in South West London
Southampton Central train station
Visit of pubs in South West London. Joining members of SW London branch for tour of pubs in the South West London area. Boarding the 11.00 train from Southampton Central to reach Clapham Junction for around 12.30.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540189807.
Sat 12th
11:00am
Visit of pubs in South West London
Southampton Central
Tour of pubs in South West London, guided and joint by SW London branch. Getting the 11.00 train from Southampton Central to reach Clapham Junction around 12.30.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540189807.
Sat 12th
10:50am
South West London Pub Crawl
Southampton Central Station
A visit of various pubs in South West London with South London Branch. Travelling on the 11:00 train from Southampton Central Station to arrive at Clapham Junction for just before 12:30.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Wed 9th
6:00pm
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 6pm at the Butcher's Hook, Bitterne Park to take in a few pubs including Dolphin, 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.
Tue 8th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Belgium & Blues, 180 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DW
November Branch Meeting at the new Belgium and Blues bar, Above Bar Street (was Goblets).
 Contact Deric Payne for more information.
Sat 5th
10:55am
Irving Brewery visit
Southampton Central Station
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). Catching the 11:05 train from Southampton to Cosham, from where we will walk to the brewery. After the brewery visit there will be an opportunity to visit a few pubs in Portsmouth.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Tue 1st
8:00pm
Winchester Beer Festival Planning Meeting
Hyde Tavern, 57 Hyde Street, Winchester, SO23 7DY
Planning meeting for the 2017 Winchester beer festival. Come along and see what you can do for your festival.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.

October 2016

Sat 29th
11:00am
Red Cat open day
Red Cat Brewery, Unit 10 Sun Valley Business Park, Winnall Close, Winchester, SO23 0LB
A social visit to Red Cat Brewery's open day. See www.redcatbrewing.co.uk for open day details. Make your own way there.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Sat 15th
11:00am
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, Castle Inn in Sandown, Yarbridge Inn and Culver Haven Inn.
 Contact Andy Burrows / David Pritchard for more information. Phone: 07540 189807 / 07984 963138 .
Tue 11th
8:00pm
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 8th
11:30am
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'. On the way back we'll drop in at the Hampshire Bowman pub. 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).
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Tue 4th
8:00pm
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.

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. WoolsonBeerFestival.org.uk
 Contact Rob Bennett for more information.
Sat 24th
12:00 noon
Salisbury Pubs
Southampton Central Station
An exploration of various watering holes in Salisbury. Meet either at Southampton for the 12:10 train or Eastleigh for the 11:50 departure to Romsey.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Thu 15th
7:30pm
Good Beer Guide Launch
Dancing Man, Wool House, Town Quay, Southampton, SO14 2AR
Celebrate the publication of the Good Beer Guide 2017 - copies will be available for purchase.
Plus a presentation for Dancing Man's 'Bone Dry' which achieved third place for lower strength beers at Southampton Beer Festival.
 Contact Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 023 8089 0080 /07821815986.
Sat 10th
1:30pm
Winchester Whatpub Surveying Social
Albion, 2 Stockbridge Road, Winchester, SO23 7BZ
A doubly alliterative sojourn to Winchester to help keep CAMRA's Whatpub.com national pubs database up to date. We are going to meet at the Albion for a beer then set out in groups or individually to survey those Winchester pubs that haven't been checked for a while. Then we'll meet back at the Albion & compare notes. Never surveyed a pub before? Don't worry, it's straight forward & we'll help you along.
 Contact Pete Horn for more information. Phone: 07968 809291.
Tue 6th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
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.

August 2016

Tue 30th
7:30pm
Newsletter Stuffing
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
Please help us to send out our regular branch newsletter. This edition will tell members about the forthcoming Woolston Beer Festival. The only skills needed are the ability to put leaflets in an envelope and stick on stamps and address labels.
 Contact David Pritchard for more information. Phone: 023 8184 4603.
Mon 29th
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. We are hoping for dry weather this year, unlike the last two, but if not we'll retire somewhere dry for the picnic. Please contact Pete for this event.
 Contact Pete Horn for more information. Phone: 07968 809291.
Sat 27th
10:15am
Oxford Pubs
Southampton Central Station
A tour of the pubs in Oxford. Meet at Southampton Central north side for the 10:17 Cross Country train (for which Network Railcard is valid). More details to follow.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807 .
Thu 25th
5:30pm
Upham Brewery Visit
Eastleigh Railway Station
A visit to Upham Brewery to meet the new head brewer (Rob Dupre, ex Itchen Valley) and see the upgraded brewery. Free transport will be provided from/to Eastleigh Railway Station.
 Contact David Pritchard for more information. Phone: 07984 963138.
Tue 23rd
8:00pm
Woolston Beer Festival Meeting
South Western Arms, 38-40 Adelaide Road, Southampton, SO17 2HW
Planning meeting for the Woolston Beer Festival (being held on 30th September/1st October). All are welcome.
 Contact Rob Bennett for more information.
Sat 20th
11:20am
Triple fff Brewery Open Day
Winchester Bus Station
A visit to Triple fff Brewery for their open day. Meet at Winchester bus station for the 11:20 no.64 bus to Four Marks, or see us there.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807 .
Wed 17th
7:00pm
Alfred's Brewery
Alfred's Brewery, Unit 6, Winnall Farm Industrial Estate, Easton Lane, Winchester, SO23 0HA
A Wednesday evening visit to Alfred's Brewery to present them with the 'Beer of the Festival' award from Winchester Real Ale & Cider Festival for their Winchester Pale beer. Meet at the brewery - follow the address link to find a map.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Sat 13th
12:00 noon
Wessex Regional Meeting
Basingstoke Sports & Social Club, Basingstoke, RG21 3DR
Meeting to discuss the future of the Wessex Region.
 Contact Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 07821 815986.
Thu 11th
10:00am
Great British Beer Festival
Southampton Central Station
A group trip to the Great British Beer Festival at Olympia. Meet at Southampton Central north side for the 10:00 train to Olympia via Clapham Junction or join us en-route. South West Trains Summer Promotion costs only £16 providing the ticket is bought a day (or more) in advance. A return ticket from Clapham to Olympia (£4.90) will also be required.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807 .
Sat 6th
11:15am
Vibrant Forest Brewery Presentation
Southampton Central Station
A trip to Vibrant Forest Brewery Bar to present a certificate for Oat & Coffee Stout being overall winner of Beer of the Festival at the Southampton Beer Festival. A chance to sample the winning beer and some other ales from the brewery. Arrive at the brewery at 12:20 and we'll visit a couple of the pubs in Lymington on the way back.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Tue 2nd
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
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.

July 2016

Sat 30th
10:15am
New Forest Pub Tour
Hythe Ferry (Town Quay terminal)
Visit of various pubs in the New Forest using the New Forest Tour buses. Get to the Town Quay by 10:15 to obtain a group discount. Cost should be between £7.20 and £9.50 (depending on exact numbers, compared with £15 if purchased individually), which includes return trip on the Hythe Ferry. Planned stops will be at the Drift Inn, Lyndhurst, Lymington, Beaulieu and Hythe.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Fri 29th
7:00pm
Broken Bridge Brewery Launch Party
Guide Dog, 38 Earl's Road, Southampton, SO14 6SF
The Broken Bridge Brewery is holding a launch party at the award-winning Guide Dog pub in Southampton. There will be three Broken Bridge beers available: "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere" (rye and Vienna pale ale), "No Chaff" (session wheat IPA, 4.0%), and "Broken Biscuit" (brown porter, 4.5%).
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Wed 27th
8:00pm
Southampton 2017 Beer festival meeting
Guide Dog, 38 Earl's Road, Southampton, SO14 6SF
First meeting to look at possible sites for the 2017 Southampton Beer Festival. Come along and help be part of the organisation team for this exciting festival!
 Contact Kevin Wooton for more information. Phone: 07708 698318.
Tue 26th
8:00pm
Woolston Beer Festival Meeting
South Western Arms, 38-40 Adelaide Road, Southampton, SO17 2HW
Planning meeting for the Woolston Beer Festival (being held on 30th September/1st Octover). All are welcome.
 Contact Rob Bennett for more information.
Tue 12th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
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 9th
11:20am
Christchurch Pubs
Southampton Central Station
Visit by train to the Saxon Bear Ale House and a couple of other pubs in Christchurch. There will then be a choice of either returning early (from Christchurch station) or catching a bus to the Wight Bear Ale House in Southbourne and return home from Pokesdown station.
 Contact Andy Burrows / David Pritchard for more information. Phone: 07540 189807 / 07984 963138 .
Tue 5th
7:30pm
Revitalisation of CAMRA
Locomotive Engineers Club, 18 Southampton Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9FJ
A nationally organised meeting to discuss the future direction of CAMRA. All members welcome.
 Contact Kevin Wooton for more information. Phone: 07708 698318.

June 2016

Tue 28th
8:00pm
Woolston Beer Festival Planning Meeting
South Western Arms, 38-40 Adelaide Road, Southampton, SO17 2HW
The first 'real' meeting of the series to enable this event to take place.  Ideas?  Want to help and get involved?  Come along.
 Contact Rob Bennett for more information.
Tue 21st
8:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival wash-up meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
A meeting for everyone who helped at the festival to review how the festival went and how we might improve it for next year. Plus a few social drinks of course!
 Contact Rob Whatley for more information. Phone: 023 8023 0005.
Tue 14th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
All members welcome. Meeting starts 8pm prompt. Please send items for the agenda to the secretary by the preceding Sunday.
 Contact Kevin Wooton for more information. Phone: 07708 698318.
Sat 11th
12:00 noon
Ringwood Brewery
Ringwood Brewery, 138 Christchurch Road, Ringwood, BH24 3AP
CAMRA East Dorset Branch are off to Ringwood Brewery for a 'Meet the Brewer' visit, followed by a few more drinks at The Railway Inn. We are invited to join them for what promises to be a good day. Get there by public transport; train to Salisbury then the 11:10 X3 bus from the main square to Ringwood is one option.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Sun 5th
4:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival post festival social
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
A social for all those who worked as volunteers at Southampton Beer Festival. A late lunch and a pint provided for those who did the Sunday morning take-down.
 Contact Southampton Beer Festival for more information.
Wed 1st – Sun 5th Southampton Beer Festival
Southampton Beer Festival, St Mary's Stadium, Britannia Road, Southampton, SO14 5FP
See Southampton Beer Festival website for more information.
 Contact Southampton Beer Festival for more information.

May 2016

Tue 24th
8:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
Can you help us organise next year's Southampton Beer Festival? (2-4 June) Come along and see what you could do for your festival.
 Contact Rob Whatley for more information.
Sat 21st
12:00 noon
Royal Oak, Fritham – Pub of the Year 2016
Royal Oak, , Fritham, SO43 7HJ
A visit to our 'Pub of the Year 2016', where we will present them with their award around 1pm. Minibus cost £10, leaving Southampton Central Station (south side) at 12 noon. Phone Andy to book a place on the minibus, cost £10.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Tue 17th
8:00pm
Woolston Beer Festival Planning Meeting
South Western Arms, 38-40 Adelaide Road, Southampton, SO17 2HW
The kickoff planning meeting for Woolston Beer Festival 2016.  Do you have ideas for festival improvements?  Could you help us make it better?  Want to learn more about what goes into putting on a large scale public event?
 Contact Rob Bennett for more information.
Tue 10th
8:00pm
AGM & Branch Meeting
Duke of Wellington, 34 Bugle Street, Southampton, SO14 2AH
AGM and Branch Meeting. All CAMRA members welcome. Meeting starts 8pm prompt. Come and hear what the branch has been up to over the last year and help to decide what the next 12 months will bring. Please send any items for the agenda to the secretary by the preceding Sunday.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Sat 7th
12:00 noon
Red Cat open day
Red Cat Brewery, Unit 10 Sun Valley Business Park, Winnall Close, Winchester, SO23 0LB
A social visit to Red Cat Brewery's open day, where we'll give an award for 3rd place in Winchester Real Ale & cider Festival Beer of the Festival. See www.redcatbrewing.co.uk for open day details. Make your own way there.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Tue 3rd
8:00pm
2017 Southampton Area Beer Festival Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
Have you got ideas and suggestions for a new beer festival in the Southampton area for 2017? Come along to share your thoughts and see what you can do for your new festival.
 Contact Kevin Wooton for more information. Phone: 07708 698318.
Mon 2nd
10:30am
Itchen Navigation Pub Walk
Start Woodmill, Southampton
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 10:30am, reaching The Black Boy, Winchester around 3:30pm. Usually a pub or two more then a curry. Join us en route if you like - we expect to be at the Anglers, Bishopstoke at midday, and the Bridge, Shawford around 2.15pm.
 Contact Pete Horn for more information. Phone: 07968 809291.

April 2016

Thu 28th
8:00pm
Pub of the Year runners-up presentations
Butcher's Hook, 7 Manor Farm Road, Southampton, SO18 1NN
A Thursday evening jaunt to two of the Southampton pubs that were finalists in our Pub of the Year competition (see 21st May for our trip to the winner, The Royal Oak, Fritham). Starting at the Butcher's Hook at 8pm and after a beer or two and presenting them with their PotY Finalist award we'll get the No.7 bus to the Guide Dog, 38 Earl's Road, Southampton SO14 6SF and repeat!
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Tue 26th
8:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
Can you help us organise next year's Southampton Beer Festival? (2-4 June) Come along and see what you could do for your festival.
 Contact Rob Whatley for more information.
Sat 23rd
11:15am
Vibrant Forest Brewery Second Birthday Bash
Southampton Central Station
Trip to Vibrant Forest Brewery second birthday celebration, and to present them with more awards. Depart Southampton Central at 11:24 to Lymington Town. Transfer to X2 bus to arrive at brewery at 12:25.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Tue 12th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
All members welcome. Meeting starts 8pm prompt. Please send items for the agenda to the secretary by the preceding Sunday.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Sat 9th
11:00am
Sixpenny Brewery Trip
Southampton Central Station (Toys 'R Us side)
Trip to visit Sixpenny Brewery. A deposit of £5 to reserve a place on the minibus plus £11 to be paid on the day. Further details to follow.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Tue 5th
8:00pm
Newsletter Stuffing
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
Please help us to send out our regular branch newsletter. This edition will tell members about the forthcoming branch AGM and remind them about Southampton Beer Festival.  The only skills needed are the availability to put leaflets in an envelope and stick on stamps and address labels.
 Contact Rob Whatley for more information.

March 2016

Tue 29th
7:00pm
Winchester RACF Washup meeting
Albion, 2 Stockbridge Road, Winchester, SO23 7BZ
A meeting for everyone who helped at the festival. Your input is sought for ways to improve next year's event and to celebrate a success.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Sat 26th
10:50am
Bournemouth Pub Tour
Southampton Central Station
Visit to various pubs in the Bournemouth area by train/bus. Depart Southampton Central at 10:56 to Pokesdown. m2 bus to Wight Bear Ale House. m2 bus to Chaplins & Cellar Bar. 2/2a/2b bus to Firkin Shed. Walk to Cricketers Arms. 2/2a/2b and m2 bus to Smuggler's Run. m2 bus to Poole ex Servicemens Club. Walk to Bermuda Triangle. Walk to Parkstone station. It is recommended that you buy a return train ticket to Parkstone with "PlusBus" for the Bournemouth area (to give free bus travel).
 Contact David Pritchard/Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07984 963138/07540 189807.
Tue 22nd
8:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
Can you help us organise next year's Southampton Beer Festival? (2-4 June) Come along and see what you could do for your festival.
 Contact Rob Whatley for more information.
Fri 18th – Sat 19th Winchester Real Ale and Cider Festival
Winchester Beer & Cider Festival, Winchester Guildhall, The Broadway, Winchester, SO23 9GH
The 6th festival to take place at the Guildhall. Over 70 ales, ciders and perries. Session times and prices: Friday 18th 11.30 - 16.00 £5, 18.30 - 23.00 £10. Saturday 19th 11.30 - 16.00 £7, 18.30 - 23.00 £8. See http://www.winchesterbeerfestival.org.uk for latest details, but all tickets have sold out. Volunteers are needed for each session, Wednesday and Thursday setup and Sunday takedown. To volunteer click HERE Volunteers receive a polo shirt, a programme, meals and a commemorative glass.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Tue 8th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
All members welcome. Meeting starts 8pm prompt. Please send items for the agenda to the secretary by the preceding Sunday.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.

February 2016

Tue 23rd
8:00pm
Winchester RACF planning meeting
Hyde Tavern, 57 Hyde Street, Winchester, SO23 7DY
Come along to help organise the 2016 festival and enjoy a beer or two. New volunteers welcome.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Tue 16th
8:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
Can you help us organise next year's Southampton Beer Festival? (2-4 June) Come along and see what you could do for your festival.
 Contact Rob Whatley for more information.
Tue 9th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Eastleigh Working Mens Club, 18 Upper Market Street, Eastleigh, SO50 9FD
All members welcome. Meeting starts 8pm prompt. Please send items for the agenda to the secretary by the preceding Sunday.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.

January 2016

Tue 26th
8:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
Can you help us organise next year's Southampton Beer Festival? (2-4 June) Come along and see what you could do for your festival.
 Contact Rob Whatley for more information.
Thu 21st
8:00pm
Winchester RACF planning meeting
Hyde Tavern, 57 Hyde Street, Winchester, SO23 7DY
Come along to help organise the 2016 festival and enjoy a beer or two. New volunteers welcome. PLEASE NOTE: this meeting has been moved to Thursday to avoid a clash with the GBG selection meeting.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Tue 19th
7:30pm
Good Beer Guide Selection meeting
Locomotive Engineers Club, 18 Southampton Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9FJ
This meeting will discuss all Good Beer Guide 2017 nominated pubs. Come along and help choose which of your favourite pubs make it into the GBG 2017.
(CAMRA members only, bring your membership cards).
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Sat 16th
12:00 noon
Dancing Man Social + Brewery overview
Dancing Man, Wool House, Town Quay, Southampton, SO14 2AR
East Dorset CAMRA Branch are visiting for a brief brewery tour of the Dancing Man then a few beers. Please come along and join them.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Tue 12th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Duke of Wellington, 34 Bugle Street, Southampton, SO14 2AH
All members welcome. Meeting starts 8pm prompt. Please send items for the agenda to the secretary by the preceding Sunday.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Sat 2nd
12:00 noon
West Sussex Branch Visit To Winchester
Albion, 2 Stockbridge Road, Winchester, SO23 7BZ
You are invited to join the Western Sussex CAMRA branch post Christmas "Jolly Boys Outing" this year on Saturday 2nd January from 12:00 noon. The intention is to stagger around as many of Winchester's best pubs as time & capacity will allow, starting at the Albion at midday. Local knowledge and advice would be much appreciated.
 Contact Andy Burrows/David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07540 189807/07967 792487.

December 2015

Tue 29th
7:30pm
Thank God it's all over social + a bit of envelope stuffing
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
Now the really hectic part of the festive season is over join us for a recovery social. And if you have a little energy left, our thrice yearly newsletter needs preparing for the mail-out - come and help us fill the envelopes - many hands make light work!
 Contact Branch Secretary for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Sat 19th
10:20am
More awards for Vibrant Forest
Vibrant Forest Brewery Bar, Unit 3, Gordleton Business Park, Hannah Way, Bowling Green, SO41 8JD
Teaming up with North Hampshire Branch and South East Dorset Branch for another visit to Vibrant Forest to present awards. 'Kaleidoscope' won Woolston Beer Festival 'Beer of the Festival', and Vibrant Forest beers also took 2nd place at Hampshire Octoberfest (Basingstoke) and 2nd & 3rd places at Poole Beer Festival. The bar is open from 11am to 7pm, and the presentations be at 2pm. For those who wish to use train/bus, we'll be leaving Southampton Central at 10:24 for the train to Lymington and then get the X2 bus to arrive at the brewery just after 11:20.
 Contact Andy Burrows/David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Thu 17th
7:00pm
It's nearly Christmas get-together
Dancing Man, Wool House, Town Quay, Southampton, SO14 2AR
Take a break from whatever festive preparations you may be doing and join us in the Grade I listed Wool House for good company and some fine beer from Dancing Man and other good breweries.
 Contact Andy Burrows/David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Tue 15th
8:00pm
Winchester RACF planning meeting
Hyde Tavern, 57 Hyde Street, Winchester, SO23 7DY
Come along to help organise the 2016 festival and enjoy a beer or two. New volunteers welcome.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Tue 8th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
All members welcome. Meeting starts 8pm prompt. Please send items for the agenda to the secretary by the preceding Sunday.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.

November 2015

Thu 26th
7:00pm
Brewhouse & Kitchen opening preview evening
Brewhouse & Kitchen, 47 Highfield Lane, Southampton, SO17 1QD
The Goat, Highfield, is due to close on 1st November and will then reopen as Brewhouse & Kitchen on 30th November. Southern Hampshire CAMRA are invited to a preview evening on Thursday 26th where we will be able to meet the brewer and sample a couple of beers on the house. The kitchen will also be open if you wish enjoy a meal though this and extra beers will need paying for. In return, Brewhouse & Kitchen would like to add your email to a mailing list, so please contact Pete and we will compile the list of names and email addresses to pass on to Brewhouse & Kitchen. You will need to be on this list (name only for those without internet/email).
 Contact Pete Horn for more information. Phone: 023 8076 9873.
Tue 24th
8:00pm
Winchester RACF planning meeting
Hyde Tavern, 57 Hyde Street, Winchester, SO23 7DY
Come along to help organise the 2016 festival and enjoy a beer or two. New volunteers welcome.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Tue 17th
8:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
Can you help us organise next year’s Southampton Beer Festival? (2-4 June) Come along and see what you could do for your festival.
 Contact Rob Whatley for more information.
Sat 14th
10:30am
Wimbledon Womble
South West London
Joining up with our friends in SW London branch to visit pubs in Wimbledon & Tooting. Depart Southampton Central at 10:30 or Winchester at 10:48, to arrive at Wimbledon at 12:04. First pub is Prince of Wales just outside Wimbledon station. The full itinerary can be seen here
 Contact Andy Burrows/David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07540 189807/07967 792487.
Tue 10th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Duke of Wellington, 34 Bugle Street, Southampton, SO14 2AH
All members welcome. Meeting starts 8pm prompt. Please send items for the agenda to the secretary by the preceding Sunday.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Thu 5th
8:00pm
Beer and Bangers
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
Beer and bangers. Not sure what else we need to say!
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189 807.

October 2015

Tue 27th
8:00pm
Woolston Beer Festival Washup Meeting
South Western Arms, 38-40 Adelaide Road, Southampton, SO17 2HW
Final meeting of Woolston Beer Festival 2015 to discuss the lessons and comments from this year's festival so that we can make next year's even better!
 Contact Rob Bennett for more information. Phone: 01489 788845.
Sat 24th
12:00 noon
Betteridge's Brewery visit
Hurstbourne Tarrant, nr Andover
Minibus leaves 12 noon from Southampton Station south (Toys R Us) side plus pick up at Eastleigh Station at 12:15pm. Leaving brewery at 4.30pm. Cost £20 including transport & brewery entrance. Low cost pints at the brewery and some complimentary food. Our friends from North Hampshire and West Berkshire will be there as well so it will be a good inter-branch get together. Phone Andy or email Deric to book a place.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Tue 20th
8:00pm
Winchester RACF planning meeting
Hyde Tavern, 57 Hyde Street, Winchester, SO23 7DY
Come along to help organise the 2016 festival and enjoy a beer or two. New volunteers welcome.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Sat 17th
11:10am
Isle of Wight Classic Buses & Beer
Red Jet Terminal, Town Quay, Southampton
Tour the Isle of Wight on classic buses visiting a range of pubs. The buses are free and mostly stop outside the pubs. The provisional schedule is depart Red Jet Terminal (11:15), Traveller's Joy, Northwood (12:00), Newport Ale House, Newport (13:15), Buddle Inn, Niton (14:25), Volunteer Inn & Perks, Ventnor (15:50), King Harry's Bar, Shanklin (17:10), Bargeman's Rest, Newport (18:45). Arrive back in Southampton at 20:40.
 Contact David Pritchard for more information. Phone: 07984 963138.
Tue 13th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Locomotive Engineers Club, 18 Southampton Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9FJ
All members welcome. Meeting starts 8pm prompt. Please send items for the agenda to the secretary by the preceding Sunday.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Fri 9th – Sat 10th Woolston Beer Festival
Peartree Church Hall, Woolston
32 real ales, live music, hot food, three sessions.  The most intimate of the festivals we run. WoolsonBeerFestival.org.uk
 Contact Rob Bennett for more information.
Sat 3rd
12:00 noon
Reading Ramble
Reading
Just the date and outbound train times so far, more details here soon. Catch the 11:47 Cross Country train from Southampton Central (11:54 Parkway; 12:03 Winchester) or the 11:47 from Eastleigh changing to the Cross Country train at Winchester. Arrives Reading 12:35
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.

September 2015

Tue 29th
8:00pm
Woolston Beer Festival Meeting
South Western Arms, 38-40 Adelaide Road, Southampton, SO17 2HW
All are welcome to the final meeting before the festival.

 Contact Rob Bennett for more information. Phone: 07958 720315.
Tue 22nd
8:00pm
Winchester RACF planning meeting
Hyde Tavern, 57 Hyde Street, Winchester, SO23 7DY
Come along to help organise the 2016 festival and enjoy a beer or two. New volunteers welcome.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Tue 15th
8:00pm
Presentations to Flowerpots Inn and Flowerpots Brewery
Flowerpots Inn, Brandy Mount, Cheriton, SO24 0QQ
The Flowerpots Inn won our Branch Pub of the Year 2015 award.  The Flowerpots Brewery has won Hampshire Beer of the Year 2015 (1st & 3rd place); and London & South East Regional Champion Beer of Britain 2014 (Porter category; bronze). We're going to be presenting all of these awards and enjoying the excellent beers. Mini-bus transport available from Southampton & Eastleigh railway stations £15 per person (to include some food & drink as well). Leave Southampton station south side 7pm, Eastleigh shortly after. Depart Flowerpots 10.15pm aiming to be back at Southampton 11pm. We already have 16 places taken and more depends on a bigger bus and capacity at the brewery so it is essential to get your name down as soon as possible and certainly by 1st September.
 Contact Andy Burrows (phone) / Deric Payne (email) for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Thu 10th
8:00pm
Good Beer Guide Launch
Hyde Tavern, 57 Hyde Street, Winchester, SO23 7DY
Celebrate the publication of the Good Beer Guide 2016.
Copies will be available for purchase.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Tue 8th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
All members welcome. Meeting starts 8pm prompt. Please send items for the agenda to the secretary by the preceding Sunday.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Tue 1st
8:00pm
Woolston Beer Festival Meeting
South Western Arms, 38-40 Adelaide Road, Southampton, SO17 2HW
All are welcome to come along to this informal meeting to help organise this year's festival which will be held on 9th/10th October.
 Contact Rob Bennett for more information. Phone: 07958 720315.

August 2015

Mon 31st
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. If it rains we'll retire somewhere dry for the picnic. Please contact Pete for this event. Midday - still raining. Cricket is off, picnic will be indoors at Pete & Vic's place. Please phone if you don't know where that is.
 Contact Pete Horn for more information. Phone: 07968 809291.
Sat 22nd
12:00 noon
Wessex Regional Meeting + Social
The Railway Arms, Anstey Road, Alton GU34 2RB
A regional business meeting at 12:00 (quite short) then a move to Triple fff Brewery Open Day in Four Marks - this is always a great do. The 64 bus from Winchester will get you to Alton, and also from Alton to Four Marks, or just join us at the brewery.
Tue 18th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
All members welcome. Meeting starts 8pm prompt. Please send items for the agenda to the secretary by the preceding Sunday.
Please note this is the third Tuesday of the month.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Sat 15th
12:00 noon
Vibrant Forest Brewery Trip
Vibrant Forest Brewery Bar, Unit 3, Gordleton Business Park, Hannah Way, Bowling Green, SO41 8JD
Come and enjoy a double Beer of the Festival award presentation. Vibrant Forest won the awards for Metropolis at Southampton Beer Festival and Oat & Coffee Stout at Yapton Beer Festival. Branches attending: Southern Hampshire, West Sussex and East Dorset. Minibus leaves Southampton Railway Station Toys R Us side (south) at 12 noon, returning at 5.30pm, cost £10.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807 .
Thu 13th
11:00am
Let's visit the GBBF
London Olympia
Branch trip by train to visit the Great British Beer Festival. Get the 10:55 from Southampton Central, 11:14 from Eastleigh or 11:25 from Winchester. There is a SWT Summer Promo ticket to Clapham Junction for £20 but you then need extra tickets to Olympia (£9.60, £3.40 with Oystercard). Return when you feel like it.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Sat 8th
12:00 noon
Botley Brewery 'Yorkshire Bitter' beer launch
Botley Brewery, Botley Mills SO30 2GB
Meg and Rob at Botley Brewery have invited us to be the first to try their Yorkshire Bitter and they would very much welcome out opinion on the new beer. We will be catching the 11:26 train from Eastleigh, or meet at the Brewery for 12 noon.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Tue 4th
8:00pm
Woolston Beer Festival Planning Meeting
South Western Arms, 38-40 Adelaide Road, Southampton, SO17 2HW
A very informal meeting where we work out the details of the 2015 festival.
 Contact Rob Bennett for more information.
Sat 1st
1:00pm
Winchester Wander Update
Albion, 2 Stockbridge Road, Winchester, SO23 7BZ
Join us and South West London Camra on a joint tour of some of Winchester's best real ale pubs. Meet at The Albion at 13:00 Possible itinerary here: Winchester Wander Update: we shall now be visiting Red Cat Brewing as part of the Wander. Wanderers are welcome to join or leave us at any time during the day. Just phone to see where we are!
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.

July 2015

Sat 25th
2:00pm
Pub of the Year Presentations (part 2)
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
To complete our presentations for runners-up for Pub of the Year 2015 we will visit the Waterloo Arms, Freemantle to present them with an award.
Join us for a few beers.
Keep an eye on this diary for the winner's presentation.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189 807.
Wed 22nd
7:00pm
Pub of the Year Presentations (part 1)
Butcher's Hook, 7 Manor Farm Road, Southampton, SO18 1NN
Join us in a double presentation for our Pub of the Year winners.
We start at the Butcher's Hook to present them with a runners-up award.
Around 8.30pm we then we move on to the Guide Dog to present another runners-up award.
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189 807.
Tue 14th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
All members welcome. Meeting starts 8pm prompt. Please send items for the agenda to the secretary by the preceding Sunday.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
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9:33pm
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 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.

June 2015

Tue 23rd
8:00pm
Woolston Beer Festival Meeting
South Western Arms, 38-40 Adelaide Road, Southampton, SO17 2HW
Help us to organise the Woolston Beer Festival 2015 to be held on 9th/10th October at Pear Tree Church Hall. New volunteers are gladly welcomed.
 Contact Rob Bennett for more information. Phone: 01489 788845.
Tue 16th
8:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival wash-up meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
A meeting for everyone who helped at the festiva to review how the festival went and how we might improve it for next year. Plus a few social drinks of course!
 Contact Rob Whatley for more information. Phone: 023 8023 0005.
Tue 9th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
All members welcome. Meeting starts 8pm prompt. Please send items for the agenda to the secretary by the preceding Sunday.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.

May 2015

Tue 26th
8:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
Can you help us organise this year’s Southampton Beer Festival? (4-6 June) Come along and see what you could do for your festival.
 Contact Rob Whatley for more information.
Mon 25th
10:30am
Itchen Navigation Pub Walk
Start Woodmill, Southampton
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 10:30am, reaching The Black Boy, Winchester around 3:30pm. Usually a pub or two more then a curry. Join us en route if you like - we expect to be at the Anglers, Bishopstoke at midday, and the Bridge, Shawford around 2.15pm.
 Contact Pete Horn for more information. Phone: 07968 809291.
Tue 19th
8:00pm
Woolston Beer Festival Meeting
South Western Arms, 38-40 Adelaide Road, Southampton, SO17 2HW
The initial planning meeting for the Woolston Beer Festival to be held on 9th/10th October. We are looking for volunteers who can help in the various roles to organise this year's festival.
 Contact David Pritchard for more information. Phone: 023 8184 4603.
Tue 12th
8:00pm
AGM & Branch Meeting
Eastleigh Working Mens Club, 18 Upper Market Street, Eastleigh, SO50 9FD
AGM and Branch Meeting. All CAMRA members welcome.
 Contact Branch Secretary for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.

April 2015

Thu 30th
7:30pm
Cancelled - Mike King Memorial Darts
Guide Dog, 38 Earl's Road, Southampton, SO14 6SF
Enjoy great beer, great company and quite slow mental maths as we celebrate Mike King and darts once again at the excellent Guide Dog. All standards welcome - you don't even need your own darts!
Cancelled - Due to low uptake this event is unfortunately cancelled for this year.
 Contact Ian Black for more information.
Tue 28th
8:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
Can you help us organise this year’s Southampton Beer Festival? (4-6 June) Come along and see what you could do for your festival.
 Contact Rob Whatley for more information.
Tue 28th
2:00pm
Brewing in Hampshire
Festival Place Shopping Centre, Basingstoke, RG21 7LS
From the start of brewing in the Ancient World to the growth of giant national brewers, the story of brewing in Hampshire has a colourful history. David Williams from the Brewing History Society will lead us on a journey describing how the number and size of breweries have changed over the centuries and of course, there'll be mention of the infamous Basingstoke Riots!

If you would like to go to this talk we suggest booking in advance. Many events arranged by the Discovery Centre sell out and we don't want you to arrive and be disappointed.
 Contact Basingstoke Discovery Centre for more information. Phone: 01256 478670.
Sat 25th
11:00am
Vibrant Forest Brewery First Birthday Bash
Vibrant Forest Brewery Bar, Unit 3, Gordleton Business Park, Hannah Way, Bowling Green, SO41 8JD
Help Vibrant Forest celebrate their first anniversary in their new premises. From 11am until 7pm. More than 10 draught beers, live music & wood fired pizzas. Lymington is easy to get to by train then it's a 10 minute X2 bus ride (or a 3 mile walk). Buses from Lymington at 11:12, 12:12, 13:12, 14:42 & 16:42, get off at Bowling Green. Return buses at 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 16:00, 18:00 & 19:54.
 Contact for more information.
Sat 18th
11:00am
Bath Bumble
Southampton Central Station
A wander around the various pubs in Bath. Leaving on the 11:10 train from Southampton Central or 10:50 train from Eastleigh and returning about 7pm (or later if you prefer). However, you can alternatively stay in Bath for the rest of the evening (and stay in a local hotel) to join in Dave P's stag do! Details of the planned route are at Bath Bumble Map
 Contact David Pritchard for more information. Phone: Dave on 07984 963138 or Andy on 07540 189807.
Tue 14th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Abbey Hotel, 11 Church Street, Romsey, SO51 8BT
All members welcome. Meeting starts 8pm prompt in the small function room. Please send items for the agenda to the secretary by the preceding Sunday.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Tue 7th
7:30pm
Newsletter envelope stuffing
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
We've got 1500 envelopes to stuff. Come and give us a hand and have a beer or two while you're doing it.
More fun than it sounds!!
 Contact Julian Long for more information.
Wed 1st
7:30pm
Winchester RACF Washup Meeting
Albion, 2 Stockbridge Road, Winchester, SO23 7BZ
Volunteers involved with the recent Winchester Real Ale and Cider Festival are invited to the Albion to share your thoughts on what went well this year and what we could do better next year. Hopefully we'll also be able to present a big cheque to the festival charity. If you can't make it please contact me with your input.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.

March 2015

Sat 28th
12:00 noon
Totton Rural District Bus Tour
Totton, St Teresa's Church bus stop, Commercial Road.
A tour around some of the pubs accessible from the Wheelers T3 & T4 bus routes. Possible pubs include Gamekeepers, Woodlands, White Hart, Cadnam, Compass Inn, Winsor, and, with a bit of a walk, Empress of Blandings, Copythorne. Last bus back is around 17:30. See Wheelers Travel for bus details. The best ticket to buy is probably the Solent Go travelcard at £8 which you can buy on the first bus you use that day and may get you to Totton in the first place - see the map at solentgo.co.uk/travel-information/travel-maps
 Contact Ash Mather for more information.
Tue 24th
8:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
Can you help us organise this year’s Southampton Beer Festival? (4-6 June) Come along and see what you could do for your festival.
 Contact Rob Whatley for more information.
Wed 18th – Thu 19th Winchester Real Ale and Cider Festival Set up
Winchester Beer & Cider Festival, Winchester Guildhall, The Broadway, Winchester, SO23 9GH
Get involved in setting up the festival. All help is gratefully received, a pub lunch is provided for those who attend. Contact the staffing officer if you can make it.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Sat 14th
10:00am
Bowman Ales Brewery Trip - CANCELLED due to lack of interest
Southampton Central Station (Toys 'R Us side)
A trip to tour the Bowman Ales Brewery and sample its ales. The cost is £15 per person. The minibus will depart Southampton Central Station (Toys 'R Us side) at 10:00am, arriving at Bowman Ales at approximately 11:00. On the return journey we will stop off at a pub, arriving back in Southampton about 16:30.
 Contact Mich Rice for more information. Phone: 07528 920029.
Tue 10th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
All members welcome. Meeting starts 8pm prompt. Please send items for the agenda to the secretary by the preceding Sunday.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.

February 2015

Tue 24th
8:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
Can you help us organise this year’s Southampton Beer Festival? (4-6 June) Come along and see what you could do for your festival.
 Contact Rob Whatley for more information.
Tue 17th
8:00pm
Winchester Beer Festival Committee Meeting
Hyde Tavern, 57 Hyde Street, Winchester, SO23 7DY
Can you help us organise the Winchester Real Ale & Cider festival? Come along and see what you could do for your festival.
 Contact David Mackie for more information.
Tue 10th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
All members welcome. Meeting starts 8pm prompt. Please send items for the agenda to the secretary by the preceding Sunday.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.

January 2015

Tue 27th
8:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
Can you help us organise this year’s Southampton Beer Festival? (4-6 June) Come along and see what you could do for your festival.
 Contact Rob Whatley for more information.
Tue 20th
7:30pm
Good Beer Guide Selection Meeting
Chandler's Ford Central Club, 2 Winchester Road, Chandler's Ford, SO53 2FZ
This meeting will discuss all Good Beer Guide 2016 nominated pubs. Come along and help choose which of your favourite pubs make it into the GBG 2016.
(CAMRA members only, bring your membership cards).
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Tue 13th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Eastleigh Working Mens Club, 18 Upper Market Street, Eastleigh, SO50 9FD
All members welcome. Meeting starts 8pm prompt. Please send items for the agenda to the secretary by the preceding Sunday.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Tue 13th
7:00pm
Winchester Beer Festival Committee Meeting
Eastleigh Working Mens Club, 18 Upper Market Street, Eastleigh, SO50 9FD
Can you help us organise the Winchester Real Ale & Cider festival? Come along and see what you could do for your festival. PLEASE NOTE: this meeting is immediately prior to the Branch Meeting in Eastleigh.
 Contact David Mackie for more information.

December 2014

Mon 29th
6:00pm
Thank God Its All Over Social
Wellington Arms, 56 Park Road, Southampton, SO15 3DE
The traditional post-work Christmas social at the Welly: join us to sink a couple of pints as we wave goodbye to the trials and tribulations of the festive season and look forward to January (?)
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Tue 23rd
8:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
Can you help us organise next year’s Southampton Beer Festival? (4-6 June) Come along and see what you could do for your festival.
 Contact Rob Whatley for more information.
Tue 16th
8:00pm
Winchester Beer Festival Committee Meeting
Hyde Tavern, 57 Hyde Street, Winchester, SO23 7DY
Can you help us organise the Winchester Real Ale & Cider festival? Come along and see what you could do for your festival.
 Contact David Mackie for more information.
Sun 14th
12:00 noon
Winchester Wander (N Hants)
Albion, 2 Stockbridge Road, Winchester, SO23 7BZ
Our North Hampshire colleagues are visiting Winchester on Sunday for a tour of our finest pubs.
More information is available on this link.
 Contact North Hants CAMRA for more information.
Tue 9th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
All members welcome. Meeting starts 8pm prompt. Please send items for the agenda to the secretary by the preceding Sunday.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Sat 6th
11:00am
Woolston Beer of the Festival Presentation
Vibrant Forest Brewery Bar, Unit 3, Gordleton Business Park, Hannah Way, Bowling Green, SO41 8JD
Come along and celebrate Vibrant Forest winning our Beer of the Festival. Please note: We are now travelling by public transport, not coach (it will be cheaper). From Southampton, get the 10:24 train to Lymington, changing at Brockenhurst. Meet at the platform 4 (south) side at 10:05 if you want to join in a groupsave ticket (£5.55). From Lymington the X2 bus goes at 10:58 and takes 10 minutes (£4 single, £6 return). We'll also visit some pubs in Lymington before a 16:00 return.
 Contact Mich Rice for more information.

November 2014

Sat 29th
1:00pm
Club of the Year presentation and Beer Festival
Poole Ex-Servicemens' Club, Lower Parkstone
Our region's club of the year will be presented with the certificate at their beer festival. Come along to see the club and enjoy a few beers. Although there is a beer festival on we do not require tickets - result! Meet at 11:40 to catch the 11:58 from Southampton Central station or meet us there at 13:00 Please contact me to express an interest.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Wed 26th
8:00pm
Cider of the Festival Presentation
Butcher's Hook, 7 Manor Farm Road, Southampton, SO18 1NN
146 Cider was voted Cider of the Festival at Winchester RACF this year. We shall present Jez with the certificate tonight. Join us to celebrate the success of "Medium" and "Eastern Delight". Beer will also be available!
 Contact David Mackie for more information. Phone: 07905315614.
Tue 25th
8:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
Can you help us organise next year’s Southampton Beer Festival? (4-6 June) Come along and see what you could do for your festival.
 Contact Rob Whatley for more information.
Sat 22nd
10:50am
Sarf West London Stomp
South London
Join us as we inspect the great pubs and breweries in London, South of the river. Meet at Southampton Central Station to catch the 11:00am train to the big smoke. Click here for the REVISED itinerary. Contact me to express an interest or if you have a venue to recommend.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Tue 18th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Royal British Legion Club, Shean House, Love Lane, Romsey, SO51 8DE
Meet in the lounge bar, all members welcome. The Legion is next door to the Old House at Home. (Not to be confused with the Comrades Club!) Please note the 18th is the THIRD tuesday in November, the 11th being Armistice Day.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Sat 15th
12:00 noon
Wessex Regional Meeting
Eastfield Hotel, 124 Prince Albert Road, Portsmouth PO4 9HT
A regional business meeting at 12:30 (quite short) then a tour of Portsmouth & Southsea pubs with our friends from Portsmouth & South East Hampshire and visitors from other parts of the Wessex region. Fratton is the nearest railway station, about a mile away.
 Contact Pete Horn for more information. Phone: 07968 809291.
Tue 11th
8:00pm
Winchester Beer Festival Committee Meeting
Hyde Tavern, 57 Hyde Street, Winchester, SO23 7DY
Can you help us organise the Winchester Real Ale & Cider festival? Come along and see what you could do for your festival.
Note this is the SECOND Tuesday of the month.
 Contact David Mackie for more information.
Tue 4th
8:00pm
Woolston Beer Festival Washup
South Western Arms, 38-40 Adelaide Road, Southampton, SO17 2HW
Did you help out at the festival? Have you any ideas on what worked well or didn't at the festival?
Then come along and tell us.
 Contact Rob Bennett for more information.
Sat 1st
1:00pm
Social + award presentation
Butcher's Hook, 7 Manor Farm Road, Southampton, SO18 1NN
A nice get together in the Butcher's Hook - Southampton's newest (micro)pub. We'll also take the opportunity to present Longdog Brewery with their runner-up award for Southampton Beer Festival 2014 Beer of the Festival.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.

October 2014

Wed 22nd
7:30pm
Shame It's Only Wednesday Social
Guide Dog, 38 Earl's Road, Southampton, SO14 6SF
Join us as we celebrate the midweekend with an after work pint or two at the excellent Guide Dog. Everyone is welcome!
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Tue 21st
8:00pm
Winchester Beer Festival Committee Meeting
Hyde Tavern, 57 Hyde Street, Winchester, SO23 7DY
Can you help us organise the Winchester Real Ale & Cider festival? Come along and see what you could do for your festival.
 Contact David Mackie for more information.
Tue 14th
8:00pm
Branch meeting
Obelisk Hotel, 108 Obelisk Road, Southampton, SO19 9DP
Branch meeting, 8pm prompt start.
 Contact Branch Secretary for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Fri 10th – Sat 11th Woolston Beer Festival
Pear Tree Village Hall, Woolston
The Woolston Beer Festival returns for the fourth year! Tickets are available from local outlets and online. For further details see the link on the left of this page.
 Contact Rob Bennett for more information.
Wed 1st
7:30pm
Southampton Beer of the Festival Certificate Presentation
Platform Tavern, Town Quay, Southampton, SO14 2NY
The Dancing Man Brewery won the BOTF this year for Sea City Gold and will be presented with the certificate this evening. Brewer Aidan will be on hand to chat about the new brewery and bar project and the fabulous beers that are produced. Some food will also be available.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.

September 2014

Sat 20th
11:00am
Romsey Roam
Old House at Home, 62 Love Lane, Romsey, SO51 8DE
The centre of Romsey still has quite a few pubs, all within a few minutes walk of each other - the plan is for the more robust to have a least a half in a fair selection of them, others may wish to skip some.

11.00 meet 'Old House at Home', Love Lane (from railway station cut through Waitrose car park, or from bus station cut through to The Hundred, turn into Latimer Street and Love Lane is just a few yards/metres on the right)

For the rest of the route and timings, click here

 Contact Julian Long for more information. Phone: 07447 076351.
Thu 11th
7:30pm
Good Beer Guide 2015 Launch
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
The local launch of the Good Beer Guide 2015 will take place at the Waterloo Arms, meeting at 7.30pm for 8pm. It would be great if as many CAMRA members as possible can come along to support the event and to enjoy a Hop Back, Downton or guest beer or two. There'll be a small buffet as well.
 Contact Deric Payne for more information. Phone: 023 8089 0080.
Tue 9th
8:00pm
Branch meeting
Chandler's Ford Central Club, 2 Winchester Road, Chandler's Ford, SO53 2FZ
Branch meeting, 8pm prompt start.
 Contact Branch Secretary for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Tue 2nd
8:00pm
Woolston Beer Festival Planning Meeting
Obelisk Hotel, 108 Obelisk Road, Southampton, SO19 9DP
A planning meeting in the run up to our popular Woolston Beer Festival, which will be held on 10-11/10/2014.
 Contact Rob Bennett for more information.

August 2014

Mon 25th
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. If it rains we'll retire somewhere dry for the picnic. The forecast looks atrocious, cricket is very likely abandoned, The picnic will be indoors at Pete & Vic's place. Phone if you don't know where that is. Please contact Pete for this event.
 Contact Pete Horn for more information. Phone: 07968 809291.
Tue 12th
8:00pm
Branch meeting
Wykeham Arms, 75 Kingsgate Street, Winchester, SO23 9PE
Branch meeting, 8pm prompt start.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Sat 2nd
12:00 noon
Ringwood Brewery Tour
Ringwood Brewery, 138 Christchurch Road, Ringwood, BH24 3AP
Minibus will leave Southampton Central railway station (Toys R Us side) at 3:30pm or meet at the brewery at 4pm. Minibus to return 8-9pm and will cost 15 pounds. Contact me if you need to reserve place(s) on the minibus (or just for the brewery tour).
 Contact David Pritchard for more information. Phone: 023 8061 3459.

July 2014

Tue 8th
8:00pm
Branch meeting
Obelisk Hotel, 108 Obelisk Road, Southampton, SO19 9DP
Branch meeting, 8pm prompt start.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.

June 2014

Tue 10th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
Branch Meeting, 8pm Prompt Start
 Contact Branch Secretary for more information.
Sun 1st
4:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival post festival social
Junction Inn, 21 Priory Road, Southampton, SO17 2JZ
A social for all those who worked as volunteers at Southampton Beer Festival. A late lunch and a pint provided for those who did the Sunday morning take-down.
 Contact Southampton Beer Festival for more information.

May 2014

Thu 29th – Sat 31st Southampton Beer Festival
Southampton Guildhall
Southampton Beer Festival 2014. Staff needed from Wednesday to Sunday. Please help if you can on any day. See here for staffing details. We'll have a post festival social for all volunteers at the Junction Inn, St Denys on Sunday 1st June at 4pm.
 Contact Southampton Beer Festival for more information.
Thu 29th – Sat 31st Southampton Beer Festival
Southampton Guildhall
Southampton Beer Festival 2015. Staff needed from Wednesday to Sunday. Please help if you can on any day. See here for staffing details. We'll have a post festival social for all volunteers at the Waterloo Arms, Freemantle on Sunday 7th June at 4pm.
 Contact Southampton Beer Festival for more information.
Thu 22nd
8:00pm
Shame It's Only Thursday Social
Butcher's Hook, 7 Manor Farm Road, Southampton, SO18 1NN
Come and join us as at Southampton's (Hampshire's?) first micro pub for a school night pint as we face one more day at work before the weekend. The Butchers' Hook has already established a reputation for an excellent choice of real ales and bottled beers.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Tue 20th
8:00pm
Woolston Beer Festival Planning Meeting
South Western Arms, 38-40 Adelaide Road, Southampton, SO17 2HW
The first planning meeting in the run up to our popular Woolston Beer Festival, which will be held on 10-11/10/2014. The festival organiser promises a relaxed agenda.
 Contact Rob Bennett for more information.
Thu 15th
7:00pm
Winchester Beer Of The Festival Presentation
Alfred's Brewery, Unit 6, Winnall Farm Industrial Estate, Easton Lane, Winchester, SO23 0HA
UPDATE: Steve will be at the Reading Beer Festival on the 1st May, so the event has had to be postponed from the 1st. A presentation of the 1st and 3rd prize certificates for Beer Of The Festival. Steve is a welcoming and enthusiastic host. Everyone is welcome.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Tue 13th
8:00pm
AGM & Branch Meeting
Duke of Wellington, 34 Bugle Street, Southampton, SO14 2AH
AGM and Branch Meeting. All CAMRA members welcome. For minutes and agenda please log in and click the My SHantsCAMRA link.
 Contact Branch Secretary for more information. Phone: 07980 655 328.
Mon 5th
10:30am
Itchen Navigation Pub Walk
Start Woodmill, Southampton
An annual stroll along the old Itchen Navigation tow path calling in on a few pubs on the way. There are problems on the route due to the winter weather.  The Mansbridge to Bishopstoke part is muddy/wet in places but OK apart from the last bit where we can use Chickenhall Lane instead. From Bishopstoke, some trees are down across the path, these can be climbed over/under, but the towpath is eroded and under flowing water between Allbrook & Brambridge. You could take your boots off and paddle, but I'd recommend a diversion along Highbridge Road & footpaths to get to Brambridge. From Brambridge to Otterbourne water works the tow path is best despite the mud and the tree across it - the alternative path starts off very boggy. I do recommend good walking boots this year. If you wear trainers (as I usually do) you are very likely going to get wet feet. I've put a very comprehensive description on our forum see this post.
Depart from Woodmill Bridge, Southampton at 10:30am, reaching The Black Boy, Winchester around 3:30pm. Usually a pub or two more then a curry. Join us en route if you like - we expect to be at the Anglers, Bishopstoke at midday, and the Bridge, Shawford around 2.15pm.
Please note that the date is Monday 5th May at 10:30. Our newsletter erroneously said Saturday 11th May which doesn't exist this year anyway, and changed the time.
 Contact Pete Horn for more information. Phone: 07968 809291.

April 2014

Tue 29th
7:30pm
UPDATE: Mike King Memorial Darts
Guide Dog, 38 Earl's Road, Southampton, SO14 6SF
Share a midweek pint and some mental arithmetic at the ever popular Guide Dog. Whatever your standard you will be very welcome - most attendees don't own any darts! Please contact Ian, preferably by email, if you will be playing.
 Contact Ian Black for more information. Phone: 07974 661637.
Fri 18th
12:00 noon
Special Good Friday Beer Bus
Pick Up, Southampton Central Railway Station
A special Good Friday Beer Bus, going a bit further afield than normal.

Start Midday from Central Station we will visit:

Ship Inn, Bishop Sutton
Selborne Arms, Selborne
Hawkley Inn, Liss
The Pub With No Name (AKA The White Horse), Priors Dean

We will return to Southampton Central Station by 6pm
Cost will be £20 per person
 Contact Drew Dyer for more information. Phone: 07967 993619.
Wed 9th
8:00pm
Envelope Stuffing
Wellington Arms, 56 Park Road, Southampton, SO15 3DE
Come and stuff some envelopes!
Our thrice yearly newsletter needs to be mailed out.  Come and help us fill the envelopes - many hands make light work!
 Contact Branch Secretary for more information. Phone: 07980 655 328.
Tue 8th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Wykeham Arms, 75 Kingsgate Street, Winchester, SO23 9PE
Branch Meeting. All CAMRA members welcome. For minutes and agenda please log in and click the My SHantsCAMRA link.
 Contact Branch Secretary for more information. Phone: 07980 655 328.
Sat 5th
12:00 noon
Winchester Wander
Albion, 2 Stockbridge Road, Winchester, SO23 7BZ
Join us as we take in some of Winchester's best real ale pubs. We meet at the Albion at midday and take in several, eating at the 'spoons, our second stop. You are welcome to join or leave the Wander at any time. If you would like to join us or would like to meet us on the way please let me know. New members especially welcome.

UPDATE you can see the itinerary  here

 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Tue 1st
8:00pm
Winchester Real Ale and Cider Festival washup meeting
Albion, 2 Stockbridge Road, Winchester, SO23 7BZ
Social occasion to discuss the good and bad points from this year's festival.
 Contact David Mackie for more information. Phone: 07905 315 614.

March 2014

Sat 29th
1:00pm
Oakleaf Brewery Certificate Presentation UPDATE
The Brewpot, Gosport
Oakleaf came second in Hampshire Beer Of The Year 2013, which was judged at Southampton Beer Festival. We have a certificate to award, and a visit to the brewery has been arranged. We shall travel by train to Portsmouth and then get the ferry across to Gosport. UPDATE The event begins at the Brewpot, just up the road from the brewery. Click  Link HERE for the location. We shall then tour the brewery and present the certificate.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Wed 19th – Mon 24th Winchester Real Ale and Cider Festival 2014
Winchester Guildhall
Wednesday and Thursday are set up days, Friday and Saturday will be open to the public, Sunday is take down. Volunteers are needed for all sessions but particularly the take down session on Sunday. If you would like to be involved use this link
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Tue 18th
8:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival 2014 Planning Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
A meeting to discuss the planning of Southampton Beer Festival 2014.  This meeting is open to anyone who'd like to get involved with planning and running the beer festival.
 Contact Rob Whatley for more information. Phone: 07985 194586.

February 2014

Tue 18th
8:00pm
Winchester Beer Festival Planning Meeting
Wykeham Arms, 75 Kingsgate Street, Winchester, SO23 9PE
Organising Committee meeting. Do you want to help organise the Winchester Beer Festival? Come along and find out how you can get involved.
 Contact David Mackie for more information. Phone: 07905 315 614.
Tue 18th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Good Companions, 119 Leigh Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9DS
Branch Meeting. All CAMRA members welcome. For minutes and agenda please log in and click the My SHantsCAMRA link.
 Contact Branch Secretary for more information. Phone: 07980 655 328.
Tue 11th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
Branch Meeting. All CAMRA members welcome. For minutes and agenda please log in and click the My SHantsCAMRA link.
 Contact Branch Secretary for more information. Phone: 07980 655 328.
Sat 8th
12:00 noon
Regional Social
Winchester
A regional social in Winchester. Call John Buckley for more information on the group's location through the day!

 Contact John Buckey (Regional Director) for more information. Phone: 07963 237619.
Sat 8th
10:30am
London Loaf UPDATE.
Stratford, Hackney
Join us as we visit some more of London's hidden gems and crowning glories.

Update. The crawl will be around East London's micro breweries and craft beer pubs. You can see the details here

Meet at Eastleigh Station to catch the 10.38 or join us on the train. We aim to be back by about 7pm. Please let me know if you intend to come.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.

January 2014

Wed 29th
8:00pm
Shame Its Only Wednesday Social
Albion, 2 Stockbridge Road, Winchester, SO23 7BZ
Commiserate with fellow resolution breakers at the Albion, just over the road from the station. Come and share a fine draught or bottled beer or two with us. Everyone welcome.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Sat 25th
9:30am
Box Steam Brewery Visit and BOTF Presentation
Box Steam Brewery, Holt (near Trowbridge)
An early start at Eastleigh Station to be at the brewery by 11.30 We will tour the brewery, sample their fine ales and award the Woolston Beer Of The Festival Certificate. From the brewery we shall return, stopping at a couple of pubs on the way. We aim to be back in Eastleigh at about 6pm. Places are already being reserved and are limited, but this is open to everyone!
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Tue 21st
8:00pm
Winchester Beer Festival Planning Meeting
Chandler's Ford Central Club, 2 Winchester Road, Chandler's Ford, SO53 2FZ
Organising Committee meeting. Do you want to help organise the Winchester Beer Festival? Come along and find out how you can get involved.
Note: Venue and time change
 Contact David Mackie for more information. Phone: 07905 315 614.
Tue 21st
7:30pm
Good Beer Guide Selection Meeting
Chandler's Ford Central Club, 2 Winchester Road, Chandler's Ford, SO53 2FZ
This meeting will discuss all Good Beer Guide 2015 nominated pubs.  Come along and help choose which of your favourite pubs make it into the GBG 2015.
(CAMRA members only, bring your membership cards).
 Contact Branch Secretary for more information. Phone: 07980 655 328.
Tue 14th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Obelisk Hotel, 108 Obelisk Road, Southampton, SO19 9DP
Branch Meeting. All CAMRA members welcome.
 Contact Branch Secretary for more information. Phone: 07980 655 328.
Sat 11th
12:45pm
Southampton Stagger (NHants Branch)
Platform Tavern, Town Quay, Southampton, SO14 2NY
North Hampshire CAMRA are visiting  Southampton to have a crawl and make a presentation to Vibrant Forest Brewery. It is at about 1pm at the Platform Tavern. Following the presentation they intend to go to the Rockstone, Guide Dog, Waterloo and Wellington.
All are welcome to join them.
 Contact David Newman for more information.

December 2013

Sun 29th
7:00pm
Glad It's All Over Social
Wellington Arms, 56 Park Road, Southampton, SO15 3DE
Come and enjoy a post-yuletide beer or two and escape briefly from the season of giving. We'll be at the Welly from 7pm onwards, see you there! Christmas jumpers and novelty ties not compulsory.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Tue 17th
8:00pm
Winchester Beer Festival Planning Meeting
TBD
Organising Committee meeting. Do you want to help organise the Winchester Beer Festival? Come along and find out how you can get involved.
 Contact David Mackie for more information. Phone: 07905 315 614.
Tue 17th
8:00pm
Winchester RA+C Festival Planning Meeting
Wykeham Arms, 75 Kingsgate Street, Winchester, SO23 9PE
Organising Committee meeting. Come along and find out how you can get involved in planning next year's festival.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Tue 10th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
Branch Meeting. All CAMRA members welcome.
 Contact Branch Secretary for more information. Phone: 07980 655 328.
Tue 3rd
8:00pm
Tuesday Is Behind You Social
Freemantle Arms, 31 Albany Road, Southampton, SO15 3EF
Celebrate getting through the worst day of the week with a couple of beers with friends. We'll be at the pub from 8pm onwards. Members and non members welcome!
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.

November 2013

Sat 30th
11:00am
Botley Brewery Christmas Beer Launch
Botley Brewery, Botley Mill
Botley Brewery invite you to come along this Saturday to sample their new dark beer brewed for Christmas. The brewery is within Botley Mill. Get there under your own steam – regular buses from Eastleigh, Fareham & Southampton, and Botley Railway Station is about 10 minutes walk away. For those interested please contact CAMRA's Brewery Liaison Officer Andy Burrows. Please note, the Brewery Bar in nearby Winchester Street is NOT linked to Botley Brewery!
 Contact Andy Burrows for more information. Phone: 07540 189807.
Tue 19th
8:00pm
Winchester Beer Festival Planning Meeting
Wykeham Arms, 75 Kingsgate Street, Winchester, SO23 9PE
Organising Committee meeting. Do you want to help organise the Winchester Beer Festival? Come along and find out how you can get involved.
 Contact David Mackie for more information. Phone: 07905 315 614.
Sat 16th
11:00am
Langham Brewery visit
Petworth, Sussex
A minibus trip to the brewery followed by a ploughperson's lunch and tastings. Meet at Eastleigh Rail Station (CORRECTED!) main entrance at 11am. We shall make a couple of stops on the return leg. Suggestions to Dave R please. Book early to avoid disappointment.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Tue 12th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Wykeham Arms, 75 Kingsgate Street, Winchester, SO23 9PE
Branch meeting.  All CAMRA members welcome.
 Contact Branch Secretary for more information. Phone: 07980 655 328.
Wed 6th
7:30pm
Flowerpots Celebration Evening
Flowerpots Inn, Brandy Mount, Cheriton, SO24 0QQ
You are warmly invited to the Flowerpots to the presentation of the Champion Beer of Hampshire Award (Goodens Gold) and to celebrate the 1000th brew ("Gyle 1000") The brewery has also recently been extended. Free beer will be available and barbecued sausages. A subsidised coach will be picking up from Southampton (7pm) and Eastleigh (7.15pm) Rail stations. Numbers at the Flowerpots are limited, so contact Dave R for your place.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.

October 2013

Sat 19th
11:20am
Worthing Beer Festival Visit
St Paul's Centre, Worthing
Afternoon branch visit to this festival, featuring 75+ ales, ciders and perries. More details are here

We shall catch the 11.33 for Worthing and return when it seems like the right thing to do. Please book a place with Dave R to organise Groupsave rail tickets and to buy festival tickets.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Tue 15th
8:00pm
Winchester Beer Festival Planning Meeting
Wykeham Arms, 75 Kingsgate Street, Winchester, SO23 9PE
Organising Committee meeting. Do you want to help organise the Winchester Beer Festival? Come along and find out how you can get involved.
 Contact David Mackie for more information. Phone: 07905 315 614.
Tue 15th
8:00pm
Pub Surveying
Richmond Inn, 108 Portswood Road, Southampton, SO17 2FW
– Can you help us keep in touch with pubs in your area? Come along to the Richmond Inn, Portswood at 8pm to learn more.
 Contact Drew Dyer or Graeme Hilton for more information. Phone: 07967 993 619 or 07980 655328.
Fri 11th
12:40pm
Cancelled - Itchen Valley Brewery Tour
Alresford
A Friday lunchtime visit to see the brewery in action. IVB took Gold and Silver at Southampton Beer Festival for beers under 4.5% ABV Meet at Winchester bus station to catch the 12.40 no.64 bus to Alresford. Please let me know if you are coming. The visit will cost £10, but this will cover your drinks.
Cancelled - Due to low uptake this visit is unfortunately cancelled.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Tue 8th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Obelisk Hotel, 108 Obelisk Road, Southampton, SO19 9DP
8pm Prompt Start
 Contact Graeme Hilton for more information. Phone: 07980 655328.
Fri 4th – Sat 5th Woolston Beer Festival
Pear Tree Church Hall, Woolston
The fourth Woolston Beer Festival, tickets on sale soon.

September 2013

Fri 13th
6:15pm
Upham Brewery Visit with pub stops
Upham Brewery
A chance to meet Upham's head brewer, tour the brewery and sample their ales. Meet at either Southampton Stn. Toys'R'Us side at 18.15 or Eastleigh Stn. at 18.30

Following the brewery visit we shall be stopping at a couple of pubs on the return journey.

Places are limited, please book your seat to avoid disappointment!
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Thu 12th
7:30pm
Good Beer Guide 2014 Launch
Platform Tavern, Town Quay, Southampton, SO14 2NY
The local launch of the Good Beer Guide 2014 will take place at the Tavern at 7.30pm prompt. Stewart has kindly agreed to put a buffet on for us and it would be great if as many CAMRA members as possible can come along to support the event and to enjoy a Dancing Man beer or two.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Tue 10th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Chandler's Ford Central Club, 2 Winchester Road, Chandler's Ford, SO53 2FZ
8pm Prompt Start, In upstairs room.
 Contact Graeme Hilton for more information. Phone: 07980 655328.
Sat 7th
12:00am
Pompey Beerex
University of Portsmouth Students' Union
Unfortunately the Beerex won't be taking place this year.

 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Tue 3rd
8:00pm
Woolston Beer Festival organising committee
Junction Inn, 21 Priory Road, Southampton, SO17 2JZ
Woolston Beer Festival Organising Committee meeting.
 Contact Rob Bennett for more information.

August 2013

Mon 26th
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. If it rains we'll retire somewhere dry for the picnic. Please contact Pete for this event.
 Contact Pete Horn for more information. Phone: 07968 809291.
Fri 16th
7:30pm
BeerBus
Southampton Central (Toys 'R' Us side)
Departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side).
A chance to go to some of our less accessible pubs. See the Beer Bus page for destinations.
 Contact The Beer Bus for more information.
Tue 13th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
8pm Prompt Start
 Contact Graeme Hilton for more information. Phone: 07980 655328.
Wed 7th
8:00pm
Shame it's only Wednesday social
Wagon Works, 28 Southampton Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9FJ
Enjoy a midweek pint and good company - you will have earned it!
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.

July 2013

Tue 30th
8:00pm
Pub Surveying - Fordingbridge
Crown Inn, 62 High Street, Fordingbridge, SP6 1AX
Come along to our kick-off meeting to see if you can help us survey and stay in contact with pubs in the Fordingbridge and Ringwood areas.
We are looking for volunteers to take on small groups of pubs and become a local CAMRA contact for those pubs.
If you think you have a couple of hours spare and could help us build our pub knowledge then come along and see what needs to be done.
 Contact Drew Dyer for more information. Phone: 079 6799 3619.
Fri 19th
7:30pm
BeerBus
Southampton Central (Toys 'R' Us side)
Departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side).
A chance to go to some of our less accessible pubs. See the Beer Bus page for destinations.
 Contact The Beer Bus for more information.
Tue 9th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Huntsman of Brockenhurst, Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7RH
8pm prompt start
 Contact Graeme Hilton for more information. Phone: 07980 655328.
Fri 5th
7:20pm
Botley Brewery Visit - second attempt
Botley Brewery, Botley Mills, Mill Hill, Botley, SO30 2GB
Come and visit one of the area's newest breweries. It is essential you book a place with the social secretary as numbers are strictly limited. Meet at the Brewery.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.

June 2013

Tue 25th
8:00pm
Southampton Beer Festival wash-up meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
Presentation of the charity cheque to the Joe Glover Trust plus a review of how the festival went and how we might improve it for next year. Plus a few social drinks of course!
 Contact Rob Whatley for more information. Phone: 023 8023 0005.
Sat 22nd
12:30pm
Southampton Saunter
Southampton
Meet at The South Western Arms, St Denys at half past twelve to visit some of the finest pubs in Southampton. Full itinerary can be found here. Many of these are well hidden and off the tourist track - new members especially welcome. You are welcome to join or leave the saunterers as you wish.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Fri 21st
7:30pm
BeerBus
Southampton Central (Toys 'R' Us side)
Departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side).
A chance to go to some of our less accessible pubs. See the Beer Bus page for destinations.
 Contact The Beer Bus for more information.
Fri 14th
7:30pm
Winchester Beer of The Festival Presentation
Alfred's Brewery, 5B Scylla Industrial Estate, Winnall Valley Road, Winchester SO23 0LD
A Friday night brewery tour and presentation for Winchester Beer of the Festival. Please let me know if you intend to come. No transport has been organised, but it is about a mile from Winchester centre with its transport links. A map is here.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Tue 11th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Good Companions, 119 Leigh Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9DS
Branch Meeting
 Contact Graeme Hilton for more information. Phone: 07980655328.
Thu 6th – Sat 8th Southampton Beer Festival 2013
Southampton Guildhall
See the Southampton Beer Festival website for more information.
 Contact for more information.

May 2013

Wed 29th
8:00pm
Woolston Beer Festival Organising Committee
Obelisk Hotel, 108 Obelisk Road, Southampton, SO19 9DP
The Woolston Beer Festival organising committee are having a meeting.  Come along to see what you could help with.
 Contact Mich Rice for more information.
Mon 27th
10:30am
Itchen Navigation Pub Walk
Start Woodmill, Southampton
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 10:30am, reaching The Black Boy, Winchester around 3:30pm. Usually a pub or two more then a curry. Join us en route if you like - we expect to be at the Anglers, Bishopstoke at midday, and the Bridge, Shawford around 2.15pm.
 Contact Pete Horn for more information. Phone: 07968 809291.
Sat 18th
12:00am
Bowman Ales Visit UPDATE
Bowman Ales, Wallops Wood, Droxford
Rearranged brewery visit and celebration of the life of Hilary Jazuck. Minibus departing Southampton Stn. at midday. Picking up from Eastleigh Stn. at 12.10pm Please contact Social Co-ordinator Dave Richardson to book a minibus seat in advance.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Fri 17th
7:30pm
BeerBus
Southampton Central (Toys 'R' Us side)
Departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side).
A chance to go to some of our less accessible pubs. See the Beer Bus page for destinations.
 Contact The Beer Bus for more information.
Tue 14th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting and AGM
Duke of Wellington, 34 Bugle Street, Southampton, SO14 2AH
8pm prompt start.  Nominations for all posts on the committee are sought. Please email the secretary with your nomination, and a proposer and seconder.
Any proposals for changes to the branch constitution must be submitted in accordance with section 14 of the constitution.
 Contact Graeme Hilton for more information. Phone: 07980 655328.
Sat 11th
12:00 noon
Pub of the Year Presentation UPDATE
Black Horse, North Lane, West Tytherley, SP5 1NF
Presentation of our branch's Pub of the Year Certificate to the excellent Black Horse. Updated details: meet at the pub at 12.40pm
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.

April 2013

Tue 16th
8:00pm
Woolston Beer Festival Organising Committee
Junction Inn, 21 Priory Road, Southampton, SO17 2JZ
The Woolston Beer Festival organising committee are having their first meeting.  Come along to see what you could help with.
 Contact Mich Rice for more information.
Tue 16th
7:00pm
Mike King Darts
Guide Dog, 38 Earl's Road, Southampton, SO14 6SF
Whatever your level, come and enjoy a pint or two and some mental maths. Please register in advance for this event, preferably by email.
 Contact Ian Black for more information. Phone: 07974 661637.
Sat 13th
12:30pm
Swanwick Siesta
Jolly Sailor, Lands End Road, Bursledon, SO31 8DN
Join Portsmouth and South East Hants members for walk from Bursledon to Swanwick via a variety of interesting pubs. Meet at 1230 at The Jolly Sailor, Bursledon. Full itinerary here
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Tue 9th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Wykeham Arms, 75 Kingsgate Street, Winchester, SO23 9PE
8pm prompt start. Any AOB to the secretary by 2nd April please.
 Contact Graeme Hilton for more information. Phone: 07980 655328.
Sat 6th
12:00 noon
Winchester Wander
Winchester
Join us as we visit some of Winchester's best Real Ale and Cider Pubs. The full itinerary is here. You are welcome to join and leave the Wanderers as you please.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Thu 4th
8:00pm
Winchester Beer Festival Washup meeting
Albion, 2 Stockbridge Road, Winchester, SO23 7BZ
If you volunteered at the festival then come along and help us make next year's festival even better. There will also be a presentation of a cheque to the festival charity Trinity Winchester.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Tue 2nd
8:00pm
Eastleigh Area Pub Surveying Meeting
Good Companions, 119 Leigh Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9DS
A chance for potential volunteers for the branch's new Pub Surveying Scheme to come along find out more of what will be expected of them. Please feel free to come along or email to show your interest in helping.
 Contact Drew Dyer for more information. Phone: 07967 993619.

March 2013

Wed 27th
8:00pm
Shame It's Only Wednesday Social
The Stile, 163 University Road, Southampton, SO17 1TS
Share a midweek pint and good company at one of Southampton's finest universities. The Stile has new management and 5 SIBA real ales so it's worth a visit.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Fri 22nd – Sat 23rd Winchester Beer Festival
Guildhall, Winchester
Volunteer helpers needed Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st from 9am for set-up; Friday and Saturday public sessions and on Sunday 24th from 9am for take-down. To volunteer contact staffing@winchesterbeerfestival.org.uk.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Tue 12th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
8pm prompt start. Any AOB to the secretary by 5th March please.
 Contact Graeme Hilton for more information. Phone: 07980 655328.
Tue 5th
8:30pm
Winchester Beer Festival Planning Meeting
Hyde Tavern, 57 Hyde Street, Winchester, SO23 7DY
Organising Committee meeting.
 Contact David Mackie for more information. Phone: 07905 315614.

February 2013

Tue 26th
8:00pm
Shame Its Only TUESDAY Social
Albion, 2 Stockbridge Road, Winchester, SO23 7BZ
Enjoy a school night beer or two, good company and gear up for the rest of the week.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Wed 20th – Sun 24th Winterfest XXI Gosport
Thorngate Halls, Bury Road, Gosport, PO12 3PX
Portsmouth and South East Hampshire branch need volunteers to help set up, serve at and take down this year's Winterfest. Full details can be found here Set up begins wednesday. If you're free your help would be very much appreciated, even if you can only manage a few hours.
 Contact Karen Mitchell for more information.
Tue 19th
8:30pm
Winchester Beer Festival Planning Meeting
Hyde Tavern, 57 Hyde Street, Winchester, SO23 7DY
Organising Committee meeting.
 Contact David Mackie for more information. Phone: 07905 315614.
Tue 12th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Obelisk Hotel, 108 Obelisk Road, Southampton, SO19 9DP
Items for AOB by Tuesday 5th February.
 Contact Branch Secretary for more information. Phone: 07980 655328.
Sat 9th
11:28am
Portsmouth Perambulation
Eastleigh Railway Station
A visit to some of Portsmouth's finest pubs.  Meet at the railway station to catch the 11.28 train to Portsmouth Harbour. Full itinerary is here. We intend to visit seven pubs, but you can join or leave as you wish.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.

January 2013

Sat 26th
12:15pm
Salisbury Stroll
Salisbury Railway Station
Meet outside the station. The itinerary can be found here.  To express an interest or be part of a group ticket, contact Dave.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Wed 23rd
8:00pm
Shame it's only Wednesday social
Freemantle Arms, 31 Albany Road, Southampton, SO15 3EF
Enjoy a midweek pint, good company and commiserate with everyone else who has let their resolutions lapse.
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Thu 17th
7:00pm
Meet the Brewer
Phoenix Inn, Twyford, SO21 1RF
Not one of our events but very worthwhile. Meet John Bexom, Head Brewer at Greene King for a talk about brewing with some sampling, and a question & answer session later. John's first event in our area was at The Junction, St Denys in November and that was very successful. See www.thephoenixinn.co.uk/Meet the Brewer.htm
Tue 15th
8:00pm
GBG Selection meeting
Richmond Inn, 108 Portswood Road, Southampton, SO17 2FW
Members only - Come along and vote on which pubs will be considered for inclusion in the Good Beer Guide 2014.
 Contact Branch Secretary for more information. Phone: 07980 655328.
Tue 15th
7:00pm
Winchester Beer Festival Planning Meeting
Richmond Inn, 108 Portswood Road, Southampton, SO17 2FW
Organising Committee meeting. A brief meeting before GBG selection gets underway.
 Contact David Mackie for more information. Phone: 07905 315614.
Tue 8th
8:00pm
Branch meeting
Abbey Hotel, 11 Church Street, Romsey, SO51 8BT
Items for AOB by Tuesday 1st January.
 Contact Branch Secretary for more information. Phone: 07980 655328.

December 2012

Thu 27th
5:00pm
Annual Post-Christmas Social
Wellington Arms, 56 Park Road, Southampton, SO15 3DE
Our annual celebration of Christmas (being over!)
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.
Tue 18th
8:30pm
Winchester Beer Festival Planning Meeting
Hyde Tavern, 57 Hyde Street, Winchester, SO23 7DY
Organising Committee  meeting.
 Contact David Mackie for more information. Phone: 07905 315614.
Fri 14th
7:30pm
Beer Bus
Southampton Central (Toys 'R' Us side)
Departing Southampton Central Station (Toys R Us side).
A chance to go to some of our less accessible pubs. See the Beer Bus page for destinations.
 Contact The Beer Bus for more information.
Tue 11th
8:00pm
Branch Meeting
Waterloo Arms, 101 Waterloo Road, Southampton, SO15 3BS
Items for AOB by previous Tuesday
 Contact Branch Secretary for more information. Phone: 07980 655328.
Wed 5th
8:00pm
Shame it's only Wednesday social
Rising Sun, 14 Bridge Street, Winchester, SO23 0HL
Enjoy a midweek pint and good company - you will have earned it!
 Contact David Richardson for more information. Phone: 07967 792487.

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