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images/apple_thumb.jpg New Do you love real cider?
23rd January 2019

Do you love real cider?

Why not visit our White Cliffs Festival of Winter Ales. Over the past few years we've featured a great range of real ciders from Kent and this year will be no different.

Visit our festival's webpage to see the latest real ale and cider list.


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channeldraught/cd78.jpg New Winter Edition of Channel Draught is out now.
22nd January 2019

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

Articles include: o The Home of the Micropub; o Maison Dieu & Pubs of Ladywell and Biggin St; o The Top Ten Real Ales (or Not So Top Ten); o Saving Your Local; o Return of the Dark; o Black Country Blues plus all the regular articles.

This edition of Channel Draught will be available at our Winter Ales & Cider Festival and shortly after at pubs around our branch.

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


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images/beerfestival_thumb.jpg Updated 26th White Cliffs Festival of Winter Ales
19th January 2019

There's just three weeks to go until the 26th White Cliffs Festival of Winter Ales, featuring around 70 real ales from Kent and across the UK and an extensive range of real ciders. Click here to go to the festival's webpage.

The latest edition of the festival's beer and cider list and tasting notes are now available and will be updated as we get closer to the festival.

Don't forget that a sponsorship package is available representing a great opportunity for a business to promote themselves to a wide and diverse audience over two fantastic real ale days or an individual to support this local community event. If you would like to sponsor a cask of ale please email us at beer.festival@camra-dds.org.uk.


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channeldraught/cd77.jpg Autumn Edition of Channel Draught is out now.
19th January 2019

Apologies for the late publication of this edition of Channel Draught.

The Autumn 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 Good Lenley's Ale; o English Trappist Ale; o Forty Six Good Beer Guides; o Deal Hop Project 2018; o Climate Change Threat To Beer; o More Summer Walks; o Post War Pubs Listed; o Two of the Best; o Around the Avon Ring plus all the regular articles.

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

Note: The Winter edition of Channel Draught will be out in time for our White Cliffs Festival of Winter Ales, 1st-2md February 2019.


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images/camrabubble_thumb.jpg Branch Winter Pub of the Season
20th November 2018

By unanimous decision, the Griffins Head, Chillenden was voted our Branch Winter Pub of the Season. With its wood beamed and tiled interior with inglenook fireplace it's a great place to hide away from the winter weather.

The other nominations were: Freed Man, Walmer; Ship Inn, Deal and Louis Armstrong, Dover.


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images/camrabubble_thumb.jpg Some bits of news
19th November 2018

Firstly, we'd like to congratulate the Leather Bottle, Mongeham and the Breakwater Brewery Tap, Dover on becoming LocAle accredited. These pubs have been recognised as serving good quality real ale from local breweries.

We've also heard that the Eagle Tavern, Dover, is now serving real ale.


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images/blank.jpg CAMRA announces the four finalists for National Pub of the Year
8th November 2018

They are:


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images/certificate_thumb.jpg Winter Pub of the Season
17th October 2018

Calling all CAMRA members. We're looking for nominations for our Branch Winter Pub of the Season.

So if you'd like to propose your pub not just for good real ale but as being a great place to visit in the cold winter months then email pots@camra-dds.org.uk.

Please include your name; your membership number; the pub's name and a brief reason why it deserves to win this award.

The winner will be announced at our branch meeting on Monday, 19th November, at The Salvation, Deal.


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