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images/camrabubble_thumb.jpg New National Pub of the Year Winner announced
12th February 2020

The Bell Inn, Aldworth has been named CAMRA's National Pub of the Year.

Click here to see the press release and you can find out about all the other finalists here.

We're currently judging the CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year 2020 and we'll publish the results in the middle of March. So watch this space.


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channeldraught/cd82.jpg Winter Edition of Channel Draught is now available.
30th January 2020

The electronic version of the Winter 2019/2020 edition of Channel Draught is now available with lots of great information about real ale, news, social events, a crossword and much more.

Articles include: o Trappist Beers; o National Pub of the Year; o From Across the Border; o Market Square Pubs - The Criterion; o The Anchor at High Offley; o The Beery Boaters trip around the Curly Wyreley plus all the regular stuff.

The printed version of Channel Draught will be out in time for the White Cliffs Festival of Winter Ales & Ciders and will be available from pubs across our branch.

Click on the image to go to the Channe; Draught webpage.


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images/blank.jpg New Advertising in Channel Draught
30th January 2020

If you are a local pub or business have you considered advertising in Channel Draught?

As well as supporting the work of the Campaign for Real Ale it offers you a great opportunity to promote your business across the Deal, Dover & Sandwich area and beyond.

If you'd like more information about advertising please email channel.draught@camra-dds.org.uk.


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pubimages/berrywalmer.jpg Berry's Winter Beer, Cider & Gun Festival - Postponed
24th January 2020

Unfortunately, The Berry's Winter Beer, Cider & Gin Festival has had to be postponed due to flood damage.

A new date will be announced in due course.


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images/certificate_thumb.jpg Winter Pub of the Season 2019/2020 Winner
24th January 2020

Congratulations to the Crown Inn, Finglesham - voted Branch Winter Pub of the Season 2020 at our branch meeting on Monday.

The other nominees were: Just Reproach, Deal; White Horse, Dover & Wrong Turn, Barfrestone.

We'll shortly be announcing the date of the presentation.


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images/bf2020_thumb.jpg Sponsor a Cask?
3rd January 2020

Whether you are an individual or a business have you considered sponsoring a barrel of beer at our Winter Ales Beer Festival (7th-8th February 2020).

Beer Festival sponsorship represents a great opportunity either for an individual to support this fantastic local community event, or a business to promote themselves to a wide and diverse audience over two fantastic real ale days.

A Sponsorship Package costs £75 and includes two complimentary tickets to the festival, 2 souvenir glasses and eight half-pint beer tokens. Your sponsorship will be noted in the festival programme as well as above the cask of beer you sponsored.

If you would like to sponsor a cask of ale please email us at beer.festival@camra-dds.org.uk.


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images/camrabubble_thumb.jpg Reopening of two pubs
12th December 2019

Some great news about two pubs which will be opening soon.....

The Admiral Harvey (13 Bridge St, Dover) which closed in January 2018, is having a pre-opening event on Friday, 20th December, before officially opening on Monday, 23rd December.

The Stag (7 The Stand, Walmer,) will be reopening its doors on Wednesday, 18th December, following a few weeks of refurbishment.

We'd like to offer both pubs, as we do to all the pubs in our branch, best wishes for the future.


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images/camrabubble_thumb.jpg Winter Pub of the Season Nominations
11th December 2019

Calling all CAMRA members, don't forget to take part in our Branch Winter Pub of the Season.

We're looking for your local pub that you believe is a great winter pub, whether it's a roaring fire, a great selection of winter ales, tremendous winter pub grub, fabulous Christmas decorations or it just offers a place to hide away on a cold winter's night.

Go to the Nominations Web Page.

Deadline: Monday, 20th January 2020.


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channeldraught/cd81.jpg 20th Anniversary Edition of Channel Draught is out now.
15th November 2019

Welcome to the 20th anniversary edition of Channel Draught. Yes, 20 years...which has seen the magazine evolve from a couple of double-sided A4 pages to the glossy magazine we have today.

The Autumn 2019 edition is now available with lots of great information about real ale, news, social events, a crossword and much more.

Articles include: o The First Channel Draught; o Westerham Brewery; o Sandwich Connect; o Pulling Power; o Hop Growing in Hythe; o The Anti-Alcohol Movement; o A Late Summer Stroll; o A Brewpub Survivor; o Across the Border - The Beery Boaters Spring trip on the Llangollen Canal into Wales; plus all the regular stuff.

To celebrate the magazine's anniversary here are the first three editions:

The printed edition will be available shortly in pubs across our branch.


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images/camralogo_blue_thumb.jpg Candidates for CAMRA's National Pub of the Year have been announced
5th November 2019

The candidates are:

Click here to read more about each of the pubs and the competition on CAMRA's main website.


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images/apple_thumb.jpg Cider Pub of the Year 2020
28th October 2019

Calling all CAMRA members - Nominate your candidate for Branch Cider Pub of the Year 2020 now!

You can submit your nomination by completing the Nomination Form.

The deadline is November's branch meeting on Monday, 18th November.


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images/gbg2020.jpg Good Beer Guide 2020 Published
13th September 2019

CAMRA's 47th edition of the Good Beer Guide was published yesterday and is available to buy from the CAMRA shop.

It features 145 pubs in Kent, including 33 new entries, and 47 breweries, of which five of them are new to the book.

Click here to see CAMRA's Kent press release.


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