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images/beerfoaming_thumb.jpg New Thirst Thursdays - The 2019 GBG Trail
11th February 2019

This year the DDS GBG Trail continues again - under the guise of 'Thirst Thursday'

So if you are free on the first Thursday for the next few months join us as we once again wend our way round every GBG-listed pub in our Branch Area. There are 17 this year, so six sessions in all.

Most pubs are in urban areas where the maximum walk will be about half a mile to access pubs from bus stops or railway stations, the only exception being the May walk which will entail a walk of 2.5 miles from Barfrestone back to Shepherds Well.

It won't be a drinking race. All the pubs have been selected for their beer quality and should be ideal places to while away the time and soak up the ambience.

So come along and support your local pubs and let's hope for a good turnout. And any hardy soul visiting all the pubs will of course receive due recognition on completion.


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images/beerfestival_thumb.jpg New Details of CAMRA Beer Festivals
8th February 2019

We've published details of some of the CAMRA beer festivals being held this year:

More details can be found on our Events page.


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channeldraught/cd78.jpg 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/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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