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  • camra-lynx-presentationThe nominated charity for this year’s Grantham CAMRA Beer Festival was Grantham Lynx Swimming Club. One of the branch members, Allan Senior, brewed a beer especially for the event. Sales of the ale were donated to the charity.
    Pictured is Branch Chairman Neville Lomas handing over a cheque for £200 to Jackie Auckland from the swimming club.

    camra-lynx-presentationThe nominated charity for this year’s Grantham CAMRA Beer Festival was Grantham Lynx Swimming Club. One of the branch members, Allan Senior, brewed a beer especially for the event. Sales of the ale were donated to the charity.
    Pictured is Branch Chairman Neville Lomas handing over a cheque for £200 to Jackie Auckland from the swimming club.

  • Dirty Duck

    Yet another pub re-opening!

    The very popular Dirty Duck at Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir has just re-opened after quite some time.

    It has been fully refurbished. The kitchen is expected to open in early August. Keep up to date with progress on their Facebook page.

    Dirty Duck

    Dirty Duck

    Yet another pub re-opening!

    The very popular Dirty Duck at Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir has just re-opened after quite some time.

    It has been fully refurbished. The kitchen is expected to open in early August. Keep up to date with progress on their Facebook page.

  • Blue Cow

    The Blue Cow Inn at South Witham has re-opened this week under new ownership.We at Grantham CAMRA would like to wish them the best of luck!

    Blue Cow

    Blue Cow

    The Blue Cow Inn at South Witham has re-opened this week under new ownership.We at Grantham CAMRA would like to wish them the best of luck!

  • Castle Inn POTY 2016 3On Thursday evening (28th April) members of the Grantham branch of CAMRA went along to the Castle Inn at Castle Bytham to present the owners with the 2016 Pub of the Year award.

    Pictured is branch Chairman Neville Lomas presenting to Charlotte, Eamonn and all the staff.

    There are always 4-5 real ales on tap and there is also excellent food on offer. This pub really is a gem and well worth a visit if you’re in the area.

    You can read more on their website, and also follow them on Facebook and Twitter

    Castle Inn POTY 2016 3On Thursday evening (28th April) members of the Grantham branch of CAMRA went along to the Castle Inn at Castle Bytham to present the owners with the 2016 Pub of the Year award.

    Pictured is branch Chairman Neville Lomas presenting to Charlotte, Eamonn and all the staff.

    There are always 4-5 real ales on tap and there is also excellent food on offer. This pub really is a gem and well worth a visit if you’re in the area.

    You can read more on their website, and also follow them on Facebook and Twitter

  • The-Throrold-Arms-Marston

    The Thorold Arms in Marston (6 miles north of Grantham and 10 south east of Newark) will be sold by receivers this summer, but there is the opportunity to bid, by the end of May, to buy this vital resource for the local community. A Share Offer was launched on St George’s Day with the objective of raising a minimum of £250,000 by May 31st.

    If more than the minimum target is raised, then it will be possible to be more ambitious with the renovations. If, for any reason, purchase of the pub is not achieved, investors will get their money back.
    A group of locals have organised themselves as a Community Benefit Society (CBS), a form of Limited Liability Cooperative. The shareholders each have one vote at the AGM and can also put themselves forward for election to the Management Committee. They are called The Thorold Arms (CBS) Limited and are registered with the Financial Conduct Authority No 7295.
    There is a huge amount of information on website: www.TheThoroldArms.co.uk, including a number of downloadable documents with pictures and plans of the hoped-for remodelling of the pub. The Share Offer Document and Application Form are also there and, if required, they can post a printed version – just ask via the Contact Us page.
    Please help save Marston’s Pub and Shop. Investors are very welcome – the more the merrier!
    The-Throrold-Arms-Marston

    The-Throrold-Arms-Marston

    The Thorold Arms in Marston (6 miles north of Grantham and 10 south east of Newark) will be sold by receivers this summer, but there is the opportunity to bid, by the end of May, to buy this vital resource for the local community. A Share Offer was launched on St George’s Day with the objective of raising a minimum of £250,000 by May 31st.

    If more than the minimum target is raised, then it will be possible to be more ambitious with the renovations. If, for any reason, purchase of the pub is not achieved, investors will get their money back.
    A group of locals have organised themselves as a Community Benefit Society (CBS), a form of Limited Liability Cooperative. The shareholders each have one vote at the AGM and can also put themselves forward for election to the Management Committee. They are called The Thorold Arms (CBS) Limited and are registered with the Financial Conduct Authority No 7295.
    There is a huge amount of information on website: www.TheThoroldArms.co.uk, including a number of downloadable documents with pictures and plans of the hoped-for remodelling of the pub. The Share Offer Document and Application Form are also there and, if required, they can post a printed version – just ask via the Contact Us page.
    Please help save Marston’s Pub and Shop. Investors are very welcome – the more the merrier!
  • Lord Harrowby TPOTY 1Congratulations go to the Lord Harrowby in Grantham for winning the Grantham CAMRA Town Pub of the Year 2016. Pictured is branch Chairman Neville Lomas presenting the award to Landlady Lynda Senior and Landlord John Senior.

    This award is one in a long line of awards given to this charming traditional back street pub. There is always an excellent choice of real ales that are constantly changing, and you’ll always receive a warm welcome.

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    Lord Harrowby TPOTY 1

    Lord Harrowby TPOTY 1Congratulations go to the Lord Harrowby in Grantham for winning the Grantham CAMRA Town Pub of the Year 2016. Pictured is branch Chairman Neville Lomas presenting the award to Landlady Lynda Senior and Landlord John Senior.

    This award is one in a long line of awards given to this charming traditional back street pub. There is always an excellent choice of real ales that are constantly changing, and you’ll always receive a warm welcome.

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  • The Sir Isaac Newton

    Soon to be Grantham’s newest pub, The Sir Isaac Newton, will open its doors to the public on Friday 15th April.

    The Sir Isaac Newton

    The Sir Isaac Newton

    Soon to be Grantham’s newest pub, The Sir Isaac Newton, will open its doors to the public on Friday 15th April.

  • It is with great sadness and regret that we have to report the death of Alan Wills who was our first branch Chairman in 1975. Our thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends at this time.

    It is with great sadness and regret that we have to report the death of Alan Wills who was our first branch Chairman in 1975. Our thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends at this time.

  • BeerHeadZ

    You will have noticed by now that Grantham has a new pub at 27 Watergate. Grantham CAMRA members flocked down to BeerHeadZ on the opening night before Easter and enjoyed many great beers and ciders. It really is a beer lovers paradise where the ales on offer are always changing.

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    BeerHeadZ

    BeerHeadZ

    You will have noticed by now that Grantham has a new pub at 27 Watergate. Grantham CAMRA members flocked down to BeerHeadZ on the opening night before Easter and enjoyed many great beers and ciders. It really is a beer lovers paradise where the ales on offer are always changing.

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  • Lynx Swimming Club

    Grantham CAMRA are pleased to announce that this year’s chosen charity is the Grantham Lynx Swimming Club which offers remedial exercise for children with disabilities from Grantham and Sleaford. For more information about the club, please go to the Facebook page

    Lynx Swimming Club

    Lynx Swimming Club

    Grantham CAMRA are pleased to announce that this year’s chosen charity is the Grantham Lynx Swimming Club which offers remedial exercise for children with disabilities from Grantham and Sleaford. For more information about the club, please go to the Facebook page

  • Please note that the venue for the next Branch meeting has had to be changed. It will now be held at the Angel & Royal.

    Same date and time of Wednesday, 2nd March at 8.00pm

    Please note that the venue for the next Branch meeting has had to be changed. It will now be held at the Angel & Royal.

    Same date and time of Wednesday, 2nd March at 8.00pm

  • This year’s Grantham Beer Festival will be held from Wed  3rd Aug to Saturday 6th August.

    Venue to be confirmed

    This year’s Grantham Beer Festival will be held from Wed  3rd Aug to Saturday 6th August.

    Venue to be confirmed

  • Sir Isaac NewtonAnother new pub is on its way in Grantham. The Sir Isaac Newton will be opening at 7 High Street, where the Atrium used to be.

    There are no details on the opening date as yet, but check back for updates.

    Sir Isaac Newton

    Sir Isaac NewtonAnother new pub is on its way in Grantham. The Sir Isaac Newton will be opening at 7 High Street, where the Atrium used to be.

    There are no details on the opening date as yet, but check back for updates.

  • Dragon 5.5% has been brewed as a result of several visits to the Pegas Brewery in Brno,

    It has been brewed using 100% Czech hops, recommended by Jiri and is named after the mythical Dragon that is a symbol of the city and the hero of many legends.

    The upsurge in Microbreweries, drought and unseasonably hot weather has caused difficulties for all Breweries in acquiring quality hops and is resulting in shortages for some popular varieties of hops used in beer. As a consequence of this Newby Wyke has had to drop Chesapeake and replaced it with Dragon,

    Queen Elizabeth has also had to be shelved until the hops become available, this is being replaced by a Japanese style beer Yamato, named after the world’s biggest ever battleship and will be brewed using Japanese hops and ingredients.

    Dragon 5.5% has been brewed as a result of several visits to the Pegas Brewery in Brno,

    It has been brewed using 100% Czech hops, recommended by Jiri and is named after the mythical Dragon that is a symbol of the city and the hero of many legends.

    The upsurge in Microbreweries, drought and unseasonably hot weather has caused difficulties for all Breweries in acquiring quality hops and is resulting in shortages for some popular varieties of hops used in beer. As a consequence of this Newby Wyke has had to drop Chesapeake and replaced it with Dragon,

    Queen Elizabeth has also had to be shelved until the hops become available, this is being replaced by a Japanese style beer Yamato, named after the world’s biggest ever battleship and will be brewed using Japanese hops and ingredients.

  • Beer Festival award

    Best beer of Grantham Beer Festival award,To Bakers Dozen Brewery ,Jentacular 3.5%,
     Nev presenting award to Dean Baker,  At the Jolly Brewer pub,Stamford Thurs 10 Oct.

    Beer Festival award

    Best beer of Grantham Beer Festival award,To Bakers Dozen Brewery ,Jentacular 3.5%,
     Nev presenting award to Dean Baker,  At the Jolly Brewer pub,Stamford Thurs 10 Oct.
  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPictured is Eddie Pimlott, owner of the Nobody Inn, Grantham proudly celebrating the award for the second consecutive year. Serving consistent quality beers from six hand pumps and surveyed, on over fifty occasions throughout the year the award is very well deserved and congratulations are in order for a job well done.

    Eddie Nobody Inn

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPictured is Eddie Pimlott, owner of the Nobody Inn, Grantham proudly celebrating the award for the second consecutive year. Serving consistent quality beers from six hand pumps and surveyed, on over fifty occasions throughout the year the award is very well deserved and congratulations are in order for a job well done.

  • The presentation of this award will be held at the Nobody Inn on Monday May 18th at 1900hrs

    The presentation of this award will be held at the Nobody Inn on Monday May 18th at 1900hrs

  • GoldPress Release – For immediate distribution

    Wednesday 25th February 2015

                    Brewster’s wins Gold at the International Brewing Awards 2015Hophead

    Sara Barton of Brewster’s Brewery in Grantham has been celebrating Hophead’s gold medal win at the International Brewing Awards in Burton on Trent.

    The awards, which take place every two years, are known as the ‘Oscars’ of the brewing industry. Around 1000 entries from 50 countries are judged by brewers from around the world across a number of different categories. Hophead was placed first in the Class 1 category for Cask Ale 2.9% – 3.8% ABV.

    “Recognition at the International Brewing Awards is a massive boost for Brewster’s Brewery”, says winning brewster Sara Barton. “As a gold-medal winner we’ve been chosenas one of the best cask ales in the worldby other brewers. We believe that we’ve earned our place on the bar as a top-quality British brewery, consistently brewing great-tasting and innovative beers.

    “Hophead is our best-selling beer and we brew it at least once a week to keep up with demand,” continued Sara.“We first brewed Hophead in 1999, naming it after the term that we first heard in the USA where West Coast brewers are often called “Hopheads” due to their passion for brewing hoppy beers. Hoppy beers have done much to attract new drinkers to cask ale and we’re proud that our Hophead is one of the best.”

    The judges at the International Brewing Awards particularly enjoyed Hophead’s “refreshing hop notes” and the beer is now in the running, alongsidethree other class winners, for the International Cask Conditioned Beer Competition Trophy which will be announced on 29th April.

    Sara’s tasting notes for Hophead:

    A very flavoursome blond beer with a fresh zesty hop character; highlights of orange, lemon and blackcurrant hop notes from a blend of English & American hops.

    Sara adds: “This is what the hip young brewers are calling a session IPA!”

     

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    Contact details:

    Sara Barton, Brewster’s Brewing Company Ltd, 01476 566000

    Louise Ashworth, Ashworth PR & Marketing, 07740 844733, louiseashworth1@gmail.com

     

     

     

    GoldPress Release – For immediate distribution

    Wednesday 25th February 2015

                    Brewster’s wins Gold at the International Brewing Awards 2015Hophead

    Sara Barton of Brewster’s Brewery in Grantham has been celebrating Hophead’s gold medal win at the International Brewing Awards in Burton on Trent.

    The awards, which take place every two years, are known as the ‘Oscars’ of the brewing industry. Around 1000 entries from 50 countries are judged by brewers from around the world across a number of different categories. Hophead was placed first in the Class 1 category for Cask Ale 2.9% – 3.8% ABV.

    “Recognition at the International Brewing Awards is a massive boost for Brewster’s Brewery”, says winning brewster Sara Barton. “As a gold-medal winner we’ve been chosenas one of the best cask ales in the worldby other brewers. We believe that we’ve earned our place on the bar as a top-quality British brewery, consistently brewing great-tasting and innovative beers.

    “Hophead is our best-selling beer and we brew it at least once a week to keep up with demand,” continued Sara.“We first brewed Hophead in 1999, naming it after the term that we first heard in the USA where West Coast brewers are often called “Hopheads” due to their passion for brewing hoppy beers. Hoppy beers have done much to attract new drinkers to cask ale and we’re proud that our Hophead is one of the best.”

    The judges at the International Brewing Awards particularly enjoyed Hophead’s “refreshing hop notes” and the beer is now in the running, alongsidethree other class winners, for the International Cask Conditioned Beer Competition Trophy which will be announced on 29th April.

    Sara’s tasting notes for Hophead:

    A very flavoursome blond beer with a fresh zesty hop character; highlights of orange, lemon and blackcurrant hop notes from a blend of English & American hops.

    Sara adds: “This is what the hip young brewers are calling a session IPA!”

     

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    Contact details:

    Sara Barton, Brewster’s Brewing Company Ltd, 01476 566000

    Louise Ashworth, Ashworth PR & Marketing, 07740 844733, louiseashworth1@gmail.com

     

     

     

  • gbg_20152015 GBG is available at £11

    To obtain one please contact the Treasurer via the Contact Us page

    gbg_20152015 GBG is available at £11

    To obtain one please contact the Treasurer via the Contact Us page

  • Pictured is Grantham CAMRA Chairman Neville Lomas presenting the award to the  delighted Ancaster Sports & Social Club Chairman David Wrench

    UntitledVoted Grantham CAMRA Club of the Year 2012,2013 and 2014 and was Lincolnshire Club of the year 2013, this village venue is home to numerous sporting teams and hosts local Cup Finals

    Pictured is Grantham CAMRA Chairman Neville Lomas presenting the award to the  delighted Ancaster Sports & Social Club Chairman David Wrench

    UntitledVoted Grantham CAMRA Club of the Year 2012,2013 and 2014 and was Lincolnshire Club of the year 2013, this village venue is home to numerous sporting teams and hosts local Cup Finals

  • Hophead has won gold in the Standard Bitters and Pale Ales category at the SIBA East Beer Competition held at Elgoods Brewery in Wisbech.

    A new computer system is up and running. It has made business matters easier and includes a very important and useful cask location function.

    Beers to look out for over the coming weeks are:- Jenny Greenteeth 4.8% a new beer from the Wicked Woman range. Winter Draws On 4% from the WhimsicAle list. Ho! Ho! Ho! 4.8% along with Wenceslas 4% for Christmas time.

    Aromatica 4.2%, Aromatic Porter 4.5% and Hop A Doodle Do 4.3% are being bottled ready to be sold at the brewery and all good off-licences. Hophead 3.6% and Marquis 3.8% in mini kegs can be purchased at the brewery and the pub.

     

     

     

    Hophead has won gold in the Standard Bitters and Pale Ales category at the SIBA East Beer Competition held at Elgoods Brewery in Wisbech.

    A new computer system is up and running. It has made business matters easier and includes a very important and useful cask location function.

    Beers to look out for over the coming weeks are:- Jenny Greenteeth 4.8% a new beer from the Wicked Woman range. Winter Draws On 4% from the WhimsicAle list. Ho! Ho! Ho! 4.8% along with Wenceslas 4% for Christmas time.

    Aromatica 4.2%, Aromatic Porter 4.5% and Hop A Doodle Do 4.3% are being bottled ready to be sold at the brewery and all good off-licences. Hophead 3.6% and Marquis 3.8% in mini kegs can be purchased at the brewery and the pub.

     

     

     

  • Two new beers have been added to this months specials :- Tint, a copper coloured best bitter with hints of grapefruit, and winter berries @4.3% Another edition to the Blonde range with Seriously Blonde now available, soft grapefruit, passion fruit and mango make this an easy drinking blonde real ale. @4.3%

    Dave Underwood, who worked for Buntingford Brewery has settled in well in to his new role as head of sales.

    Sales are steady with contract work still going well for Branded Drinks as Robin Hood Pale ale sales increasing.

    Heavenly Blonde won a Bronze medal at the recent SIBA East Midlands copmpetion held at Elgoods brewery. American Quad Hop took gold in the strong bottled beer class in the same competion. A good day out for Oldershaw real ales.

     

    Two new beers have been added to this months specials :- Tint, a copper coloured best bitter with hints of grapefruit, and winter berries @4.3% Another edition to the Blonde range with Seriously Blonde now available, soft grapefruit, passion fruit and mango make this an easy drinking blonde real ale. @4.3%

    Dave Underwood, who worked for Buntingford Brewery has settled in well in to his new role as head of sales.

    Sales are steady with contract work still going well for Branded Drinks as Robin Hood Pale ale sales increasing.

    Heavenly Blonde won a Bronze medal at the recent SIBA East Midlands copmpetion held at Elgoods brewery. American Quad Hop took gold in the strong bottled beer class in the same competion. A good day out for Oldershaw real ales.