Here is the branch diary of meetings and socials for the next few months. All meetings start at 20:00 unless indicated otherwise. Please contact the social secretary ku.gro.armac-stnahtron@laicos for further details.
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TUESDAY 23RD MAY 2017 - SOCIAL BREAKFAST CLUB - NORTHAMPTON - LocAle
Six weekly breakfast club followed by a few pints of ale and plenty of good conversation over a number of topics. Anyone is welcome to join them, with the social starting at 10.00. The current venue is the Cordwainer, Northampton, where of course you can use your Spoon’s vouchers too.
WEDNESDAY 24TH MAY - CIDER PUB OF THE YEAR PRESENTATION – DAVENTRY - LocAle
A second visit to the north west of the county takes us to Early Doors, the county’s first micropub and now the first major winner too, being judged Cider Pub of The Year. Stocking three ciders, including award winning ciders from Vale of Welton, Caroline Langlands has provided a welcome respite for a quite relaxing drink in Daventry, where the three handpumps dispense the ciders, while behind the bar six casks of beer are delivered in tip top condition. Presentation at 20.00.
FRIDAY 2ND – SUN 4TH JUNE - NORTHAMPTON BEER FESTIVAL – NORTHAMPTON
This year, the Northampton Beer Festival is moving to Becket’s Park, and will run from Friday lunchtime to Sunday afternoon as last year’s Sunday session proved to be very popular. Once again our branch has offered support to running the real ale and cider bars and to organise the judging of the Beer and Cider of Northamptonshire competitions. Staff is required at all sessions, please e-mail ku.gro.armac-stnahtron@namriahc if you can spare a few hours. If you would also like to be involved with the judging of beers and ciders, please e-mail ku.gro.armac-stnahtron@laicos
MONDAY 19TH JUNE (REVISED DATE) - BRANCH MEETING AND PUB OF THE SEASON PRESENTATION – LODDINGTON - LocAle
We make our first official visit to the Hare at Loddington, a listed building in the conservation area of this picturesque village. Built from local ironstone, it stands in the middle of the Main Street surrounded by listed houses. We will make a presentation to Simon Andrews during the break, with the meeting being held in the upstairs function room. Meet at 20.00.
TBC FFF OR SSS - LocAle - EITHER 16TH JUNE OR 25TH JUNE DEPENDING ON DEMAND
With the bus now back on the road, I’m hoping to organise a FFF or SSS before the July three day weekend trip. I’ll send out a separate e-mail if I can agree a suitable date.
FRIDAY 14TH - SUNDAY 16TH JULY 2017 - JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE WOLD LONG WEEKEND TRIP - LocAle
This year sees the 21st Weekend Trip and Twentieth Anniversary, so we are pushing the bus out further with a two night stopover in East Yorkshire, although visiting pubs in North and South Yorkshire too. The long weekend includes eleven taps and around 12 National and Regional Inventory pubs. There is also a seaside visit, so bring your bucket and spade! I have again planned longer stops with a choice of more than one pub when possible.
SATURDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER - HOP YARD TRIP
It’s already been three years ago that this popular event was organised following a break of nine years, so keep this date free for a great day out in Worcestershire.
Further information from Karl Tecklenberg on 020 7038 4751 (W), or 07723 858069 (M). To receive the latest diary by e-mail each month, please e-mail ku.gro.armac-stnahtron@laicos