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channeldraught/cd76.jpg New Summer Edition of Channel Draught is out now.
4th September 2018

The Summer edition of Channel Draught is out now with lots of great information about real ale, news, social events, a crossword and much more.

Articles include: o Thirst Thursdays; o Deal Hop Farm 2018; o Chris 'Podge' Pollard; o The Darker side of Hops; o Pub Crawl in Sheffield; o To the Pub By Bus; o The Barge Inn, Honeystreet, Wiltshire; o Down to the Dreaming Spires; o Beer Mats and all the usual articles.

Click on the magazine image to go to the Channel Draught webpage.


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pubimages/lanesdover.jpg Kent Pub of the Year
11th August 2018
We are proud to announce that The Lanes, Worthington Street, Dover, has won the CAMRA Kent Pub of the Year 2018.

We'd like to congratulate Debbie on Keith on winning this award and wish them all the best as they progress to the Super-Regional Round of the Pub of the Year competition.

The runner-up was The Past & Present, Gillingham.


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images/award_thumb.jpg Some awards
17th July 2018

Following recent branch meetings we've a couple of awards to announce:

A special award of "Exceptionally Improved Pub" has been awarded to Dayle and Donna Melody at The Farrier, Deal in recognition of the work they have done in revitalising the pub to the great community pub it is today. The date of the presentation has to be arranged.

Summer Pub of the Season 2018 has been awarded to Michelle and Kevin Abbott at the Anchor Inn, Wingham. Presentation of the certificate will take place during our Summer Outing on Thursday, 16th August.

Finally, we'd like to congratulate the Crown & Sceptre, Dover on winning Shepherd Neame's Heart of the Community 2018 award.


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images/camrabubble_thumb.jpg East Kent/West Kent Pub of the Year Announcement
5th June 2018

We've just received fantastic news.

The Lanes, Dover is the winner of CAMRA's East Kent Pub of the Year Competition 2018.

The runners up were (in alphabetical order): Admiral's Arm, Queenborough; The Bowl, Hastingleigh; New Inn, Canterbury; Two Halves, Margate.

Congratulations to Keith and Debbie who now go through to the Kent Pub of the Year competition.

West Kent Pub of the Year is: Past & Present, Gillingham. Runners up were (in alphabetical order): Bell & Jorrocks, Frittenden; George, Tunbridge Wells; Old House, Ightham Common.


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images/camrabubble_thumb.jpg Cider Pub of the Year Results
29th May 2018
images/cpoty2018thumb.jpg During our recent Cider Trail, we presented Chris Barnes at the Berry, with his Branch Cider Pub of the Year certificate. Click on the image to see a large version.

Our Regional Cider Coordinator has now told us that Chris went on to win the East Kent Cider Pub of the Year. So another great accolade to Chris and all the staff at The Berry.

However, Chris didn't win the Kent Cider Pub of the Year, coming runner-up to the Cellars Alehouse, Maidstone.

Well done to both pubs and best wishes to the Cellars Alehouse as it makes its way through the next rounds of CAMRA's National Cider Pub of the Year.


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channeldraught/cd75.jpg Spring Edition of Channel Draught is out now.
26th May 2018

The Spring edition of Channel Draught is out now and will shortly be available at real ale pubs across the district, taking an informative look at what's been going on in the real ale industry, CAMRA campaigns, local pub news, social events and lots more.

The Spring 2018 edition includes: o Batham's New Pub; o White Cliffs Festival of Winter Ales 2018; o Deal Hop Farm 2018; o From Across the Water; o The Potterers Cycle Club; o To the Pub By Bus; o Dodging Downpours on the BCN. Plus all the regular articles.

Click on the magazine image to go to the Channel Draught webpage.


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images/summer_thumb.jpg Summer Pub of the Season Competition starts today
26th May 2018

Calling all CAMRA members: The Summer Pub of the Season competition begins today.

The aim of this straightforward competition is to recognise the many pubs in the Deal, Dover and Sandwich area that sell good quality real ale and cider, support local communities and promote the aims of CAMRA.

Full details, including how to nominate a pub, can be found by going to Pub of the Season webpage.

From the nominations we receive we'll vote and decide on the Summer Pub of the Season at the Branch AGM on Monday, 18th June being held at the Mash Tun. .


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