Hull & East Yorkshire Branch

Welcome...

to the website 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 1100 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?

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Latest News...

Admiral of the Humber, Carr Lane, Hull

The Admiral of the Humber reopen on the 23rd June after major refurbishment and the addition of a 22 room hotel above the pub. There is a new external beer terrace and LocAle beers on tapl

Wingfield Farm, Hessle

Is now open on the Hessle roundabout close to the Humber Bridge. Although very much a food led pub with no bar area as such, it sells two permanent Greene King ales (IPA & Abbott) plus one rotating local guest ale from the Great Newsome range

Half Moon, Skidby

Further to our report on Page 11 of the current Issue of Pub Mirror, we would like to apologise for the incorrect information which was taken from a report in the local newspaper
We reported that The Half Moon closed its doors on April 17th, but it has been brought to our attention this is not the case and it is still open and will continue to be for the foreseeable future.
This is the information we received by email from Mike Sketch who has held the tenancy for the last 5 years
"My official 5 year tenancy did come to a natural end on April 17th and at 70 years of age I did not want to extend it or sign a new one. A new tenant will not be taking over until mid July, and I have been delighted to continue to run the Half Moon until this new Tenant starts. The doors have been open 7 days a week throughout my tenancy and still remain so, they have not closed"
Mike continued "Your comment telling people "its closed don't bother to go" is obviously damaging, as is your inference that I closed the doors to my customers due to an unfavourable agreement, nothing is further from the truth, if I wished to stay, an excellent agreement had been negotiated, it was my choice to retire, I would not just close the doors on customers who have been extremely loyal throughout my tenancy"
Mike ended his comments with "To make it clear, except for unforeseen health matters or death I shall be keeping the doors of the Half Moon open until the new tenant takes over mid July"
Again we would like to apologise to Mike for this misunderstanding and wish him and the Pub all the best for the future

Young Members Co-Ordinator

We would like to welcome Alan Bowler as our new branch Young Members Co-Ordinator he can be contacted at ku.gro.armac.lluh@srebmemgnuoy or by phone 07539 234933

Captain William, 1 Promenade, Withernsea

The newest Real Ale outlet in our area is hosting an official opening/fun weekend on 20th-21st May, why not pop along and show your support



Hop & Vine, Albion Street, Hull

Now under new management, after many successful years as a prominent CAMRA cider pub award winner Stuart Campbell has moved on to pastures new and the Hop & Vine has been taken over by Tony Garrett. Tony is the branch membership secretary and therefore will be continuing to promote CAMRA aims with real ale and award wining cider. We wish him every success.

Dram Shop, Hull

Now reopened and they have up to six real ales which include two permanent ones Theakston's Lightfoot and Well's Bomardier, along with guests from both national and local breweries and local real ciders.

National, National Avenue, Hull

National pub on National Avenue are now offering 10% discount for CAMRA members. They also have on Timothy Taylor dark mild for Mild in May month

Chilli Devil, Manor Street, Hull

We welcome an old friend of our beer festival Ian Ibbetson to the real ale scene with the opening of his own real ale and chilli bar. It is housed in the old cafe "The Brief' in Manor Street, near to Land of Green Ginger, we wish Ian every success.

Corn Exchange, Lowgate, Hull

Dexters@Ye Olde Corn Exchange has now reopened after a small refurbishment as the Corn Exchange. 4 real ales now on offer and food in the form of pies from Pieminister also available. We wish the new management team of Malcolm and Darron all the best in their new venture.
CAMRA card carrying members please remember to ask for your discount on real ale

The Malt House - Howden

New establishment has opened in Howden with opening hours 12:00 - 23:00, 7 days a week. It's a family run business in the heart of Howden offering a selection of food and drinks unique to the town with the menu changing through the seasons

The launch of the official 2017 City of Culture beers

Breeze, brewed jointly by Great Newsome and Yorkshire Brewing Company was launched on Wednesday 22nd March at the Minerva pub on Hull Marina by Martin Green from the City of Culture team. A report on the beers on offer is in the current edition of Pub Mirror (PM99) which you can read via our link on this page.

Hull Real Ale & Cider Festival 2017 - change of date

Hull Real Ale and Cider Festival Update

The annual Hull Real Ale & Cider Festival run by the Hull & East Yorkshire branch of CAMRA the Campaign for Real Ale, will be held at Hull Minster, (Holy Trinity Church) on a larger scale on November 16th, 17th and 18th. The popular event move to November will enable CAMRA to make full use of the greater space that will then be available in the remodelled nave after the renovation is complete.
For further information please contact Stewart Campbell, Festival Organiser 07500 543199 ku.gro.armac.lluh@riahC

Festival News

This Years Hull Real Ale & Cider Festival is on 16th to 18th November 2017, again at the 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:

Hull Real Ale & Cider Festival 2017

Sponsorship Packages 2017

Click on the logo to go to the Hull UK City of Culture home page

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:

14th - 15th July - Whalebone, Wincolmlee, Hull - Beer and Cider Festival
8th - 10th September - Stackhouse Bar, Hornsea

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

list for 2017 updated see Local Beer Festival page for more information.

Web Site updates:

Front page updated - 10th May 2017
Branch Contacts updated - Young Members co-Ordinator - 18th May 2017
Branch Diary updated, Festivals updated and CAMRA Discourse added - 6th June 2017
PM100 added - 15th June 2017
Festival Website updated with new main sponsor Begbies Traynor Group - 24th June 2017




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