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 1319 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

Pubs of the Year 2019 Results

We are pleased to announce our POTY winners and runners up for 2019
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 63 pubs were nominated and 26 went forward to the POTY judging stage

POTY Hull (CITY)Winner - Whalebone, Wincolmlee, Hull

Runner Up - White Hart, Alfred Gelder Street, Hull
Third - St John's Hotel, Queens Road, Hull

The other contenders were - George Hotel, Land of Green Ginger - Head of Steam, Trinity Square - Minerva, Nelson Street - Olde White Harte, Silver Street.

POTY Town Winner - Butcher's Dog, Driffield

Runner Up - Monks Walk, Beverley
Third - Chequers Micro Pub, Beverley

The other contenders were - Green Dragon, Beverley - Dog and Duck, Beverley - Marine Bar, Bridlington

POTY Villages Winner - Hugh Fitz-Baldric, Cottingham

Runner Up - Goodmanham Arms, Goodmanham
Third - Barrel, Walkington

The other contenders were - King William IV, Cottingham - Ship Inn, Sewerby - Royal Dog & Duck, Flamborough

POTY Cider Winner - Chequers Micropub, Beverley

Runner Up - Whalebone, Wincolmlee, Hull
Third - Butchers Dog, Driffield

The other contenders were - Furley & Co, Princes Dock Street, Hull - Taphouse, Fruit Market, Hull - Hop & Vine, Albion Street, Hull - Centurian, Brough

Pubs of the Season 2019 - Winter, Results

Winner - Hugh Fitz-Baldric, Cottingham

Runner Up - Kingston Hotel, Trinity House Lane, Hull
Third - Vintage, Silver Street, Hull

The other contenders were - Vittles & Co, trinity Market, Hull - White Horse, Hutton Cranswick - Martonian Inn, Bridlington

AGM 2020 and Branch Officer Nominations Forms

The Branch 2020 AGM is being held on Tuesday March 3rd at the Head of Steam, Trinity Square, Hull 7.00pm for 7.30pm start (our normal venue The George is unavailable).
The AGM is open to all Branch Members and please bring your membership cards with you. The minutes of the last meeting and the branch accounts will be available online in the members area after 9th February. If you are interested in joining the committee, nominations forms are available on the branch website members area and need to be with the chair by 29th February 2020.
Please also ensure that any other business you wish to be discussed must be pre-notified by 17th February.

Pub of the Season Award

Our NEW Pub of the Season award has been designed to highlight and support pubs and bars across Hull and East Yorkshire. Though not in the Good Beer Guide they should consistently serve good quality real ale in a friendly and comfortable environment

Voting now closed

You must be a CAMRA member; you must have visited the pub in the last three months; you cannot vote for a pub that you own or work at.

This is not a competition between the nominated pubs – simply vote for your first three choices that you think deserve recognition for well kept real ale, a warm welcome and sympathy with CAMRA’s aims.

If you are a CAMRA member and you want to nominate your pub for consideration for the next POTS award please send your nomination to ku.gro.armac.lluh@ofni

The Pourhouse, 55 Prestongate, Hessle - Now open

An industrial inspired craft beer bar and bottle shop which at the time of publishing this article has two real ale pumps with locale beers from East Yorkshire Beer Company. We wish them well in this exciting new venture.

Punch Hotel, City Centre, Hull - Reopens

The pub has reopened under the ownership of Chris Forrest, his first venture into the pub trade. He has confirmed that all former staff will be returning along with a new bar manager. At the time of visit there were up to 3 real ales available and the food side of the pub was back up and running. We wish Chris best wishes in his venture

New Members Discount schemes

Links pages added to left hand menu for whatpub listings of New Discount Scheme participating pubs, both National Chain pubs and Local Area pubs

Lord Nelson, Beverley - Now re-open

Lord Nelson, Flemingate, Beverley is now re-open. The pub is dog friendly. The pub is run by Kin and Anna and we wish them much success in this new venture

New Clarence, Hull now re-open

New Clarence, Charles Street, Hull has reopened with the new landlord Jamie Reading of the Whalebone Inn on Wincolmlee. This is an expansion of his business interests as Jamie is still licensee at the Whalebone. Early indication are that there will be up to 7 real ales and ciders available. We wish Jamie the best of luck in his new venture and look forward to seeing the return of this pub back in to the real ale world thats its history points to. This CAMRA branch has in years gone by held its Hull Real Ale and Cider Festivals in the large upstairs room. The pub has also been in included in past issues of the Good Beer Guide (GBG).

Branch Festival News

They think it's all over - it is now Thank you to our 4000 plus visitors for your support at last years festival. Thanks to the CAMRA volunteers, church volunteers and staff, and also to volunteers from our sponsors and the general public, without you all the event wouldn't have been the success it was
Festival reopens 14th to 16th May 2020, see you then

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 2020 see Local Beer Festival page for more information.

Web Site updates:

PM 110 added - 3rd December 2019
Front page updated, GBG 2021 now closed, New PotS added in members section - 6th December 2019
Members section updated, front page updated - 24th January 2020
Members section updated, front page updated - 2nd February 2020
POTY winners added, Front Page updated - 6th February 2020
Membership number updated, Front Page updated - 15th February 2020

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