Archive for May, 2006

Time for another Bus Cruise

We’re having another Bus Cruise on June 10, taking in various Hampshire pubs including the Hawkley Inn. More details of the Bus Cruise, including pickup times, can be found here.

Unfortunately it clashes with England v Paraguay, so some sort of portable radio might seem to be in order — we can’t guarantee that the pubs will be showing the match!

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Three Moles Beer Festival

The Three Moles, Selham is having another beer festival from June 16–18. The chances are excellent that various branch members will be in attendance throughout the weekend :)

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Social, Selsey

Jun 13, 2006

Lifeboat, Selsey, at 8:45.
Then Seal, Selsey and quite possibly Blacksmith’s Arms, Donnington.

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Bus Cruise

Jun 10, 2006

Time for another Bus Cruise, this time exploring various Hampshire pubs including the Hawkley Inn. As ever, the exact pub list is being kept as a surprise until the day itself.

Pickups are as follows:

  • 0915: Worthing station
  • 0945: Littlehampton station (bus stop opposite station entrance)
  • 1000: Maypole Lane crossroads
  • 1030: Chichester station (south side, facing north)

Cost depends on the number travelling, but should be £10–£12.

To reserve a place, please contact Pete Brown on 01243 552908 or email If you want to start from the Maypole and have breakfast there, contact Alan on 01243 551417 or leave your name at the bar.

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Formal, Maypole

Jun 6, 2006

Beer Festival wash-up meeting, Maypole, Yapton, at 8:45. (No actual washing-up involved!)

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Yapton Beer of the Festival

On a more cheering note, the results are in for the Beer of the Festival vote:

 Joint 3rd: *Milestone* Harry Porter & *Oakham* Bishop's Farewell<br />
 2nd: *Dark Star* APA

and the winner is: Millstone True Grit.

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Young’s — but not as we know it

Another one bites the dust — Young’s is to close its brewery in Wandsworth (the site is believed to be worth up to £100m) and merge with Charles Wells. The resulting company will be known as Wells & Young’s Brewing Company Ltd.

Another bit of brewing history down the toilet. Will the beers still taste the same? Will the bottled range be as extensive? (And what will happen to all the horses, come to that?)


(Edit: more in this article in the Times)

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Yapton Beerex 2006

May 14, 2006

Sunday session, 12pm — 3pm (or until we run out of beer), £1.

Please note that this session may not go ahead if we sell out on Saturday night — it has happened before!

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Yapton Beerex 2006

May 13, 2006

Saturday evening session, 6pm — 11pm, £4.

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Yapton Beerex 2006

May 13, 2006

Saturday lunchtime session: 11am — 3pm, £4.

Please note: advance tickets for this session are now sold out. However, there may be some admissions on the door.

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