to the website of Hull & East Yorkshire CAMRA! We are part of the Campaign for Real Ale, an organisaton of volunteers fighting for consumer rights within the pub-going sector. Our aims are to protect those consumer rights, to encourage the use of well run community pubs, and to promote the responsible enjoyment of quality real ale.
Locally we now have over 1100 members but we are always on the lookout for more people to help the campaign... and you could have a lot of fun whilst you're doing it! So if you enjoy real ale, good pubs and good company then why not join up? Visit the Main CAMRA Website where you can see the benefits for yourself.
What's Going On? Are you about to have a beer festival at your pub, or a meet the brewer night? Doing something out of the ordinary? Hull & East Yorkshire CAMRA would love to hear about it, but we won't know if you don't tell us! Please get in touch if you're doing something special and we'll do our best to let our members know about it. We have a Twitter feed, a Facebook group and mailing lists which can all be used to advertise and promote your events so what are you waiting for?
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Cottingham Pubs update
We are sad to report the temporary closure of the Railway pub in Cottingham, but glad to report the re-opening of the Blue Bell. These events are linked by the fact that Phil Daly and Sue Cunningham have moved from the Railway to Blue Bell. We wish them every success in the new venture and hope to be able to report the re-opening of the Railway very soon.
The launch of the official 2017 City of Culture beers
Breeze, brewed jointly by Great Newsome and Yorkshire Brewing Company was launched on Wednesday 22nd March at the Minerva pub on Hull Marina by Martin Green from the City of Culture team. A report on the beers on offer is in the current edition of Pub Mirror (PM99) which you can read via our link on this page.
Branch AGM - Updated
The Branch AGM took place at the George Hotel, Land of Green Ginger on Wednesday 1st March 207 and was attended by around 30 members and our Regional Assistant Director. A number of changes in the committee took place, here are some brief details
Steve Purdie and Mark Spight did not seek re-elected as Secretary and Hull Pubs Officer respectfully. Angela Cawte is now the Branch Secretary and Jon Major is the new Hull Pubs Officer. Branch Social secretary is now a joint role with Carol Johnson joining Steve Allison in the role.
We would like to thank both Steve P and Mark for the work they have being doing on the committee and in their branch roles. Mark is continuing as our Social Media Officer
We would also welcome both Jon and Carol to the committee and look forward to working with them over the coming year.
The branch GBG policy changes were agreed and can be found in the Members Area of this website.
Hull Real Ale & Cider Festival 2017 - change of date
Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to change the dates of the above festival, the press release below explains the reasons behind this decision
Hull Real Ale and Cider Festival Release
The annual Hull Real Ale & Cider Festival run by the Hull & East Yorkshire branch of CAMRA the Campaign for Real Ale, held at Holy Trinity Church has had to be rescheduled until later this year due to extensive improvement works taking place in the church.
The increasingly popular event, attendances have risen from 1400 in 2013 to 4200 in 2016, was originally scheduled to take place from April 27th to April 29th at the historic church but will now be held at the venue on a larger scale on November 16th, 17th and 18th.
The earlier dates would have clashed with interior works in the church as part of Holy Trinity’s £4.5m development project. Rescheduling the popular event until November will enable CAMRA to make full use of the greater space that will then be available in the remodelled nave.
Festival organiser Stewart Campbell said: “Regrettably we have had to reschedule the event, through no fault of CAMRA or Holy Trinity, but this gives us the opportunity to put on a bigger and better festival in November. The festival committee has been making preparations since last Autumn and can now concentrate our efforts on making this the best festival we have held. It will be even more extraordinary because the church will have been transformed into Hull Minster by then. The extra space in the church will enable us to have entertainment and more food and trade stalls. The beer will still be wonderfully cool in November. We can’t wait!”
For further information please contact Stewart Campbell, Festival Organiser 07500 543199 ku.gro.armac.lluh@riahC
Rev Matt Woodcock, Pioneer Minister, Holy Trinity Church, 07852 340616
2016 Branch Pubs of the Year(POTY) and 2016 Branch Cider Pub of the Year(CPOTY)
POTY HULL WINNER - Whalebone, Wincolmlee, Hull
Runner Up - Furley & Co, Dock Street, Hull
Third - George Hotel, Land of Green Ginger, Hull
The other contenders were - Hop & Vine, Albion Street, Hull - Minerva, Nelson Street, Hull
POTY TOWN WINNER - Butchers Dog, Driffield
Runner Up - Chequers, Beverley
Third - Marine Bar, Bridlington
The other contenders were - Hed’on Inn, Hedon - Stackhouse Bar, Hornsea
POTY VILLAGE WINNER - Goodmanham Arms, Goodmanham
Runner Up - King William IV, Cottingham
Third - Ship Inn, Dunswell
The other contenders were - Barrel, Walkington - Beech Tree, Kirkella - Hope & Anchor, Blacktoft
CPOTY WINNER - Whalebone, Wincolmlee, Hull
Runner Up - Hop & Vine, Albion Street, Hull
Third - Chequers, Beverley
The other contenders were - Butchers Dog, Driffield - Furley & Co, Dock Street, Hull - George Hotel, Land of Green Ginger, Hull
Around 70 pubs were originally in contention for these awards and the finalists were selected by the voting of our Branch members in November 2016. The top pubs in each category were then judged using our national guidelines criteria for POTY awards.
Green Dragon, Beverley
We are pleased to tell you that the Green Dragon is now part of the members discount scheme, so CAMRA members with a current membership can claim a 20p discount on a pint of real ale on production of their membership card
Head of Steam, Trinity Square, Hull
The newly opened Head of Steam is offering 20p discount off a pint and 10p on a half on cask ales only for CAMRA MEMBERS. Don't forget to take your CAMRA membership card.
The New Clarence, Hull
A new licensee has now reopened the Pub and real ales will be soon back on, further news ASAP
The Bear Inn, South Cave
The Bear at South Cave is currently under consideration for ACV status following a submission 2 months ago. Unfortunately the owners have seen fit to appeal against the nomination. See Pub Protection page for further details.
This Years Hull Real Ale & Cider Festival is on 16th to 18th November 2017, again at the Holy Trinity Church, Hull. Check our Twitter and Facebook pages over the next few months for updates and of course this web site and the dedicated festival page:
Hull Real Ale & Cider Festival 2017
Sponsorship Packages 2017
Click on the logo to go to the Hull UK City of Culture home page
Local Festival News
Festival are being held at the following locations, please check our Local Beer Festival & Events page for further details, these festival are non-CAMRA events unless otherwise stated:
Please check our social media sites and website for updates.
Is your local holding a beer festival then why not ask the landlord/landlady/licensee to email the detail to us at ku.gro.armac.lluh@ofni
Regional CAMRA Beer Festivals - list for 2017 updated see Local Beer Festival page for more information.
Web Site updates:
Branch Diary and Home page updated - 7th March 2017
Local Beer Festival page updated - 7th March 2017
Updated Branch GBG policy updated and AGM news on front page updated - 14th March 2017
Branch Contacts updated and PM99 added (see link below)
Home page updated with news from Cottingham and the 2017 Official beer launch - 24th March 2017
Click on image to go to Pub Mirror 99