Hull & East Yorkshire Branch
to the websiite of Hull & East Yorkshire CAMRA! We are part of the Campaign for Real Ale, an organisaton of volunteers fighting for consumer rights within the pub-going sector. Our aims are to protect those consumer rights, to encourage the use of well run community pubs, and to promote the responsible enjoyment of quality real ale.
Locally we now have over 1250 members but we are always on the lookout for more people to help the campaign... and you could have a lot of fun whilst you're doing it! So if you enjoy real ale, good pubs and good company then why not join up? Visit the Main CAMRA Website where you can see the benefits for yourself.
What's Going On? Are you about to have a beer festival at your pub, or a meet the brewer night? Doing something out of the ordinary? Hull & East Yorkshire CAMRA would love to hear about it, but we won't know if you don't tell us! Please get in touch if you're doing something special and we'll do our best to let our members know about it. We have a Twitter feed, a Facebook group and mailing lists which can all be used to advertise and promote your events so what are you waiting for?
Shout out and give us the news!
Branch Email address
Branch Festival News
Preliminary Beer and Cider/Perry lists now on Festival Website
Taphouse Brewpub, Fruit Market, Hull
Taphouse Brewpub is an exciting new ‘brewpub’ just opened on the waterfront in Hull’s Fruit Market with brewery, bar, kitchen & regular entertainment. The in-house brewery at Taphouse will be shared by Yorkshire Brewing Company, which has been hand-crafting quality beers in the Fruit Market for more than six years, and Pocklington’s Bone Machine Brew Co, which sends its brews out across the UK and into Europe.
Taphouse Brewpub is owned by Yorkshire Brewing Company’s Guy Falkingham and local licensee Lee Kirman, who have spent five-months redevelopment and fitting out to transform another of the Fruit Market’s former fruit and veg warehouses
Pubs of the Year 2018 Results
We are pleased to announce our POTY winners and runners up for 2018.
These results have been determined by independent judges, and based on considerations of not only the quality of the real ale served but also the overall experience, including value for money and adherence to CAMRA’s values.
Because of the size of the area we cover, there are three categories, Hull (City), Towns and Villages. In total 68 pubs were nominated and 16 went forward to the POTY judging stage.
POTY Hull (CITY)Winner - Whalebone, Wincolmlee, Hull
Runner Up - St John's Hotel, Hull
Third - George Hotel, Land of Green Ginger, Hull
The other contenders were - Furley & Co, Princes Dock Street - Minerva, Nelson Street, Hull
POTY Town Winner - Butcher's Dog, Driffield
Runner Up - Hedon Inn, Hedon
Third - Chequers Micro Pub, Beverley
The other contenders were - Monk’s Walk, Beverley - Board Inn, Bridlington
POTY Villages Winner - Goodmanham Arms, Goodmanham
Runner Up - King William IV, Cottingham
Third - New Royal Mail, Thorngumbald
The other contenders were - Barrel, Walkington - Ship Inn, Dunswell
Board Inn, Skipsea re-opened
Now re-opened and is under new management, they are also a dog friendly pub and the Restaurant is now serving good hearty pub meals and bar snacks. Opening times are: 5pm on Wednesday and Thursday and 12 noon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Kingston Arms (now Thomas Strawberry) re-opened
Found on the corner of Thomas Street & Strawberry Street, this 250+ year old pub has re-opening as 'The Thomas Strawberry' in December 2018, amongst the renovations they have created a new cosy snug. There will be 3 regular cask ales plus craft beers and ciders available.
GBG 2020 Voting is now closed
Voting is now closed for the 2020 GBG nominations
This Years Hull Real Ale & Cider Festival is on 11th to 13th April 2019, again at the Hull Minster (formally Holy Trinity Church) Hull. Check our Twitter and Facebook pages over the next few months for updates and of course this web site and the dedicated festival page or use the QR code (left)
Click on link to go to the Hull Real Ale & Cider Festival 2019
Local Festival News
Festival are being held at the following locations, please check our Local Beer Festival & Events page for further details, these festival are non-CAMRA events unless otherwise stated
Please check our social media sites and website for updates
Is your local holding a beer festival then why not ask the landlord/landlady/licensee to email the detail to us at ku.gro.armac.lluh@ofni
Regional CAMRA Beer Festivals
To see a list for 2019 see Local Beer Festival page for more information.
Web Site updates:
Front Page updated, POTY 2018 added - 7th February 2018
Front Page updated new Pub and AGM details, Members section updated - 1 March 2019
Festival QR code added - 5th March 2019
Pub Mirror 107 added - 12th March 2019
Click on image to go to Pub Mirror 107