|CAP & COLLAR||Saltaire|
|Chip & Ern||Bingley|
|CLAYTON GOLF CLUB||Clayton|
|CORN DOLLY.||Bolton road|
|DUCHESS OF KENT||Bradford|
|FANNYS ALE HOUSE||Saltaire|
|HARE & HOUNDS||Horton Bank Top|
|JACOBS BEER HOUSE||Bradford|
|OLD DOLPHIN||Clayton Heights|
|PLATFORM 1 3/4.||Bingley|
|ROCK & HEIFE||Thornton|
|ROYAL HOTEL||Low Moor|
|SALTAIRE BREWERY TAP||Shipley|
|SIR NORMAN RAE||Shipley|
|WHITE HORSE INN||Thornton|
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Nominations to be with the secretary by noon on March 20th. You must give a reason for your choice (not just “it’s a good pub with real ale”) and not have any personal interest in the pub. Your nomination must include your name, address and membership number.
Nominations need to be sent to : Secretary@Bradfordcamra.org.uk…
Bradford CAMRA wishes to thank everyone who attended and supported our recent Beer Festival held at Victoria Hall, Saltaire from 22- 24 February 2018. We are pleased to report that the Festival was a huge success with a record-breaking attendance of over 3200 people over the three days. Over that period, festival-goers consumed nearly 12,000 pints of high quality ales from West and North Yorkshire independent breweries and a selection from small brewers in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. In addition, they downed 900 pints of cider and 500 pints of international beers.
The event was staffed entirely by over 100 CAMRA volunteers who spent a total of over 1500 hours during the 7 days we occupied the Festival venue.
The sum of £683 was raised by attendees for the nominated Festival Charity – Cancer Research UK
Beers of the Festival
Attendees voted for beers of the festival across a number of categories. The results are as follows:
Best Mild – Sunbeam – White Chocolate Pale Mild
Best Beer up to 4% – Eagles Crag – The Pale Eagle
Best Beer 4.1% – 4.5% – Box Social – Gentlemans Nectar
Best Beer 4.6% – 5% – Bingley – Mosaic
Best Beer 5.1% – 6% – Timothy Taylor – Cook Lane IPA
Best Beer over 6.1% & Champion Beer of the Festival – Bad Co.- Crazy Ivan
|Bradford Beer Festival – Cask Beer List 2018|
|Beat||North Curry, Somerset||New Wave||4.5%|
|Beespoke||Shipley||Crowthers Blackpowder Porter||5.4%|
|Bingley||Wilsden||Big DIPA V||7.4%|
|Black Tor||Exeter, Devon||Blonde||3.8%|
|Blue Square||Morley||Abyss Dark Porter||4.8%|
|Box Social Brewing||Newcastle||Gentlemans Nectar||4.2%|
|Hey’s Gold Premium||4.5%|
|Pale Bandit GFA||4.0%|
|Bude||Bude, Cornwall||Porthbud Unleashed||5.5%|
|Castle||Lostwithiel, Cornwall||Moat Mild||4.4%|
|Once A Knight||5.0%|
|Clearwater||Bideford, Devon||Proper Ansome||4.2%|
|Eagles Crag||Todmorden||The Pale Eagle||4.0%|
|The Eagles has Landed||4.6%|
|Exe Valley||Silvertown, Devon||Fryer’s Thirst||4.3%|
|Fish Key||Looe, Cornwall||Hop2it||4.0%|
|Il Gigante Buono||4.3%|
|Great Heck||North Yorkshire||Divine Intervention||4.5%|
|Vanilla Wheat Stout V||5.4%|
|Holsworthy Ales||Clawton, Devon||St George||4.1%|
|Hop on the Run||5.0%|
|Tribus Lupulus v3.2,||4.4%|
|James & Kirkman||Pontefract||Pontefract Pale||4.2%|
|Mill Valley||Cleckheaton||Black Panther Stout||4.6%|
|Mithril||Richmond||Year of the Dog||3.7%|
|Morton Collins||Wakefield||Star Citra||3.8%|
|New Lion||Totnes, Devon||Pandit IPA||4.9%|
|Totnes Stout V||4.4%|
|Nomadic Beers||Leeds||Bandit V||4.8%|
|Noss Beer Works||Lee Mill, Devon||Church Ledge||4.0%|
|Old Spot||Cullingworth||Winter Gem||4.7%|
|Ossett||Ossett||Gods Own Bitter||3.8%|
|Penpoint||Launceston, Cornwall||Cornish Gold||3.7%|
|Quantock||Bishops Lydeard, Somerset||Quantock Stout||4.5%|
|Pennine||Well, N. Yorks||Celtic Hill||4.0%|
|Ridgeside||Meanwood, Leeds||Baja V||5.5%|
|Riviera||Stoke Gabriel, Devon||RBC Best||3.9%|
|Roosters||Knaresborough||Nelson Sauvin IPA||5.0%|
|Trump Card IPA||5.0%|
|Settle||Settle||Ribblehead Bitter||3.8% –|
|10 Hop American Pale Ale||5.5% –|
|Small World||Shelley, W. Yorks||Secret||4.0%|
|Stod Fold||Halifax||Dark Robust Porter||4.8%|
|Summerskills||Plymouth, Devon||Urban Brew V||4.1%|
|Sunbeam||Leeds||White Chocolate Pale Mild||4.2%|
|Tapstone||Chard, Somerset||Sea Monster||4.2%|
|Teignworthy||Newton Abbot, Devon||Scrum Down||4.1%|
|Three Fiends||Meltham, W. Yorks||Moko Titi||4.6%|
|Tarn 51||Altofts, W. Yorks||Altofts Blonde||4.0%|
|Treeboom||Shipton-by-Beningbrough, N. Yorks||Yorkshire Sparkle||4.0%|
|Timothy Taylor||Keighley||Cook Lane IPA||5.8%|
|Vocation||Hebden Bridge||Chop & Change||4.5%|
|Yorkshire Dales||Askrigg,N. Yorks||Great Shunner||4.2%|
|Fors Abbaye (Deux)||8.0%|
|Yellow = Suitable for Vegans (V)|
Please make contact through the Chairman for BLO’s
The Good Beer Guide is CAMRA’s flagship publication and stands head and shoulders above all imitators due to the dedicated research and submissions by CAMRA members the length and breadth of the country. Entries to the Guide are chosen solely by the local branch members, on the basis of a pub’s quality of beer over a twelve month period and we are asking Bradford members to nominate selections for inclusion in the Bradford branch allocation for the 2018 Guide. All you have to do is select your pubs (up to a maximum of 20), enter them in the downloadable form below or simply list them in an email together with your name and CAMRA Membership number and then email to our GBG Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to arrive no later than Wednesday 14th February to CAMRA GBG 2019, 32 Ashwell Road, Heaton, Bradford, BD9 4AU. After all the nominations are collated, the branch committee will ratify the selections at the Branch meeting at the Brown Cow, Ireland Bridge, Bingley on the 14th February and the pubs will then be surveyed. Remember, only pubs in the Bradford Branch area can be included. The Bradford Branch boundary is can be view by clicking here. Bradford, Bingley (and rural areas), Shipley and Ilkley.
Please complete the form GBG 2019 Nomination Form and email to the address shown on the form.………
|BRAU HAUS||Morley Street, Bradford|
|GEORGE & DRAGON||Apperley Bridge|
|HARE & HOUNDS||Toller Lane|
Just to let you know that you have got me as Chairman for another year.
I would like to thank all thoughs who attended this years AGM, and in particular for supporting me and your committee over the last twelve months.
This is to be my last year as Chairman, I feel that no one should need to do the job any longer than that.
Above you will see the members of your Committee for this coming year and the positions they are taking on.
Please give them as much support as you can.
List of pubs eligible below. There must be a valid reason for nomination.
Congratulations to Record Café on winning POY 2017!…
There have been 5 valid nominated pubs. These are:
Black Rat (Thackley)
Fanny’s Ale House (Saltaire)
Fighting Cock (Bradford)
Jacobs Beer House (Bradford)Peacock (Bradford)
In deciding on your choice you should also consider the following criteria which are the same as ‘Beer POTY.
Quality of cider/perry
Service & welcome
Sympathy with CAMRA aims
Good value (not the same as lowest cost).
Members have until the next branch meeting (March 15th) to visit the pubs & consider their choice. Voting will take place at the March Branch meeting. If you cannot attend please send your vote (one vote per person) which MUST contain – Pub/your name & CAMRA number to:
email@example.com – Brian Mitchell by noon on 15th March.…
The winner is the Royal at Clayton.
The presentation will take place on Wednesday 1 March at 8,30.…
These are the beers so far confirmed for the Festival. Amendments will be posted as we get them.
Unfined beers suitable for vegans are marked UF
|Cummertrees, Dumfriesshire||Wee Willy Wonky||4.20%|
|Ashover||M Gyle 1000||7.40%|
|Baildon||Sir Titus Salt Ale||4.00%|
|Cowdenbeath||Are You With Me||4.50%|
|Brass Castle||Black Russian||7.00%||UF|
|Fernandes||Fintry, Glasgow||Meikle Bin||4.10%|
|Fintry||Stronend Black IPA||3.90%||UF|
|Isle of Whithorn||Wee McAsh Bitter||4.50%|
|Five Kingdoms||Auf Wiedersehen Pet||5.30%|
|Wakefield||Hello Space Boy||3.90%|
|Hedge Row||Sweet Michael||5.60%|
|Dronfield, Derbyshire||The Mark||3.50%|
|Hopjacker||Biére de Garde||7.40%|
|Ilkley||Tribus Lupulus v2.0||4.40%|
|Mexborough||If Tha Brexit Tha Fixes It||4.30%|
|Imperial /James & Kirkman||Stout Wi Nowt Tekken Owt||6.00%|
|Imperial||Pontefract||Maid Marian Mild||3.80%|
|James & Kirkman||Triple Chocolate Stout||5.60%|
|John O’ Groats||Swelkie||4.00%|
|John O’ Groats||Riccall, N. Yorks||Jolly Stout||4.00%|
|Jolly Sailor||Jolly Gold||3.90%|
|Cumbernauld||Mr. Beast, Red Rye Ale –||5.00%|
|Carlton, N Yorks||India Pale Ale||3.90%|
|Little Black Dog||Altbier||4.20%|
|Golcar||Tithe House Bitter –||3.90%|
|Lords||Mount Helix West Coast Pale Ale –||5.00%|
|Mill Valley||The Dukes IPA||4.00%|
|Dinting, Derbyshire||Cursed Stones||3.40%|
|Mouselow||Act the Goat||3.70%|
|Nomadic Beers||Best bitter –||4.40%|
|Cullingworth||One for T’road||3.90%|
|Old Spot||Spot Czech||4.30%|
|Huddersfield||Rat’ll Be the Day||5.50%|
|Revolutions||Severina Vienna Lager||5.00%|
|Riverhead||New Mills, Derbyshire||Back to the Future||4.00%||UF|
|Small World||Forres||Findhorn Killer IPA||5.60%|
|Speyside||Dark Sky Stout||4.00%|
|Stewart||Cross the Line||4.10%|
|Sunbeam||Born in LS11||5.10%|
|Keighley||Knowle Spring Blonde||4.20%|
|Timothy Taylor’s||Dark Mild||3.50%|
|Wakefield||Indian Pale Ale||4.80%|
|Tigertops||Union Pacific Class||4.90%|
|New Mills, Derbyshire||Test for Echo||5.00%||UF|
|International Draught Beers|
|De Molen||Bodegraven, Netherlands||Vuur & Vlam||IPA||6.20%|
|BrouweriJ Kees||Middelburg, Netherlands||Anniverary #2||Quadrupel||11.30%|
|Caramel Fudge Stout||Imperial Stout||11.50%|
|Het Uiltje||Haarlem, Netherlands||Propvol Goede Vooremens||Berry Weizen||4.60%|
|Pivovar Bernard||Humpolec, Czech Rep||Unfiltered Pilsner||Pilsner||5%|
|Schneider Weisse||Kelheim, Germany||Aventinus||8.20%|
|Flying Dog||Maryland, USA||White Peach Saison||Fruit Saison||5.90%|
|Firestone Walker||California, USA||Pale 31||American Pale Ale||4.90%|
|Dry & Bitter||Gørløse Denmark||Citra Bale||IPA||4.50%|
|Bavik-De Brabandere||Harelbeke, Belgium||Petrus Aged Pale||Sour||7.30%|
Abrahalls (Bishops Frome, Herefordshire)
Thundering Molly, Medium (5.2%)
.Broadoak (Clutton Hill, Somerset)
Moonshine, Medium/Sweet (7.5%)
Grumpy John’s Cider (Shipley, West Yorks)
Dry, (6% abv)
Gwatkin (Abbey Dore, Herefordshire)
Kingston Black, Medium (6.5%)
Gwynt y Ddraig (Pontypridd, Glamorgan,
Celtic Warrior, Sweet (5.5%)
Hecks (Street, Somerset)
Kingston Black, Medium (6.5%)
Hogans (Alcester, Warwickshire)
Panking Pole, Dry (6.2%)
Hurst View (Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire)
Oliver’s (Ocle Pychard, Herefordshire)
Rich’s (Highbridge, Somerset)
Legbender, Medium (6%)
Snailsbank (Bishops Frome, Herefordshire)
Tumbledown, Medium (5.2%)
Wilkins (Mudgley, Wedmore, Somerset)
Winkleigh (Winkleigh, Devon)
Sams, Sweet (6%)
Broadoak (Clutton Hill, Somerset)
Premium Perry, Medium/Sweet (7.5% abv)
Gwatkins (Abbey Dore, Herefordshire)
Farmhouse Perry, Medium (7.0%)
Ross on Wye (Broome Farm, Peterstow,
Perry, Medium (6.0%)
Gwynt y Ddraig (Pontypridd, Glamorgan,
Two Trees, Medium (4.5%)
This year we are pleased to have a
selection of traditionally made fruit
wines from Skinningrove Country
Wines based in the old ironstonemining
village of Skinningrove on
the North Yorkshire coast. All the
wines are hand made
Gooseberry & elderflower (14%)
Raspberry & redcurrant (13%)
Blackberry & elderberry (13%)
Smooth dryish red
Bradford Beer Festival 2017
Victoria Hall, Saltaire, Shipley
Thanks to everyone who attended Bradford Beer Festival 2017. We welcomed around 3000 visitors who consumed over 10,500 pints of wonderful cask ales, 800 pints of cider and loads of international beers. The Festival was staffed by 130 CAMRA volunteers, without whom the it just wouldn’t happen. We hope that everyone enjoyed their visit and we have already booked Victoria Hall for 22 – 24 February 2018. Put the dates in your diary now!
By popular vote of customers, the Beers of the Festival are as follows:
Mild Ilkley Dinner Ale
Bitter 3,6 – 4,0% Five Towns Hello Space Boy
Best Bitter 4,1 – 4,5% Timothy Taylor Knowle Spring Blonde
Porter / Stout Salamander Spectre Stout
Premium Ale 4,6 – 5,0% Kelburn Cart Blanche
Strong Ale above 5,0% Five Towns Blackout
Overall Beer of the Festival Timothy Taylor Knowle Spring Blonde
Congratulations to all of the above.
The nominations for Bradford CAMRA Branch Cider/Perry Pub of the Year are now open. Please nominate your favourite pub with reasons. You must also include both your full name and your CAMRA number. Please send by e-mail to either Tony Constable (Tony@Bradfordcamra.org.uk) or to branch secretary or Chairman. If you do not have an e-mail please contact the secretary or Chairman.
Nominations will close at the branch meeting in February. Members will then have until the March branch meeting to visit nominated pubs and to cast their votes.
A list of known pubs selling real Cider/Perry can be found on this website. Please note that other pubs may also sell real cider/perry and are also eligible. If you know a pub that is not on the attached list please let Tony know. …
Below is a list of all POS winners back to 1992. This information was very kindly collated and passed to me by Brighton Bill.
|Bradford Camra “Pubs of the Season”|
|1992/3||WINTER||SHOULDER OF MUTTON|
|1995/6||WINTER||STEVE BIKO BAR||BFD UNI|
|1996||SPRING||THE QUEEN||FAIRWEATHER GREEN|
|1996||SUMMER||TAP & SPILE|
|1997||SUMMER||IDLE W.M. CLUB||IDLE|
|1997||AUTUMN||FANNY’S ALE & CIDER HSE||SALTAIRE|
|2000||SUMMER||FANNY’S ALE & CIDER HSE||SALTAIRE|
|2003||SUMMER||FANNY’S ALE & CIDER HSE||SALTAIRE|
|2008||SUMMER||FANNY’S ALE & CIDER HSE||SALTAIRE|
|2008||AUTUMN||SIR NORMAN RAE||SHIPLEY|
|2009||SPRING||THE ROYAL||GREAT HORTON|
|2009||SUMMER||THE WOODMAN||MANCHESTER RD|
|2009||AUTUMN||THE GUIDE INN||HAINWORTH|
|2009/10||WINTER||SIR TITUS SALT|
|2011||AUTUMN||THE SPARROW BAR|
|2012||SUMMER||SIR NORMAN RAE||SHIPLEY|
|2013||SPRING||OFF THE TAP||BINGLEY|
|2013||AUTUMN||SALTS SPORTS ASSOC||SALTAIRE|
|2015||SUMMER||CAP and COLLAR||SALTAIRE|
|2015||AUTUMN||THE RECORD CAFE’|
|2016||SUMMER||COMMERCIAL + QUEEN’S HEAD||THACKLEY + BURLEY IN WHARFEDALE|
Below is a list of all POY winners back to 1993. This information was very kindly collated and passed to me by Brighton Bill.
|Bradford Camra “Pub of the Year”|
|1993 CORN DOLLY|
|1994 CORN DOLLY|
|1997 THE QUEEN||FAIRWEATHER GREEN|
|1999 THE MELBORN|
|2000 CORN DOLLY|
|2001 CORN DOLLY|
|2004 FIGHTING COCK|
|2006 THE JUNCTION||BAILDON|
|2007 THE JUNCTION||BAILDON|
|2008 FIGHTING COCK|
|2009 THE JUNCTION||BAILDON|
|2010 FANNY’S ALE & CIDER HSE||SALTAIRE|
|2011 FIGHTING COCK|
|2012 THE SPARROW BAR|
|2013 FIGHTING COCK|
|2014 CORN DOLLY|
|2016 THE HOP||SALTAIRE|
The winner is The Station, Harecroft.…
BEER HOUSE – 22-24 North Parade, Bradford BD13JL
BLACK RAT – 530 Leeds Road, Thackley BD10 8JH
BLACK SWAN – Frizinghall, Bradford
BREWERY TAP – 51 Albion Road, Idle, Bradford, BD10 9QE
CRESCENT – Brook Street, Ilkley LS29 8DG
CAP AND COLLAR – 4 Queens Road, Saltaire, BD18 4SJ
FANNY’S ALE & CIDER HOUSE – 63 Saltaire Road, Saltaire BD18 3JN
FOX – 42 Briggate, Shipley BD17 7BP
FIGHTING COCK – 21-23 Preston Street, Bradford BD7 1JE
HOP – 199 Bingley Road, Saltaire, BD18 4DH
JACOBS – 14 Kent Street, Bradford BD1 5RL
JUNCTION – 1 Baildon Road, Baildon BD17 6AB
MYRTLE GROVE – 141 Main Street, Bingley BD16 1AJ
NEW BEEHIVE – 171 Westgate, Bradford BD1 3AA
NEW INN – Keighley Road, Denholm, Bradford BD13 4JT
NEW INN – 363 Thornton Road, Thornton, Bradford BD13 3JX
PEACOCK – 25 North Parade, Bradford BD1 3JL
PLATFORM 1 3/4 – Burrage Street, off Chapel Lane, BINGLEY, BD16 1GH
RECORD CAFE – 45-47, North Parade, Bradford BD1 3JH
SIR NORMAN RAE – Victoria House, Shipley Market Place BD18 3QB
SIR TITUS SALT – Morley Street, Bradford BD7 1AQ
SPARROW – 32, North Parade, Bradford BD1 3HZ
TURLS GREEN – Centenary Square, Bradford BD1 1HY
The above pubs are those within the Bradford CAMRA boundary. Cider is a seasonal product and as such there may be times when Real Cider and Perry may not be available.…
CAMRA LocAle – is an accreditation scheme to promote pubs that sell locally-brewed real ale. The scheme builds on a growing consumer demand for quality local produce and an increasing awareness of ‘green’ issues.
The LocAle scheme was created in 2007 by CAMRA’s Nottingham Branch, following the demise of local brewer Hardy &Hansons, to support the tradition of brewing in Nottinghamshire.
Everyone benefits from local pubs stocking locally brewed real ale…..
- Stocking local real ales can increase visits to public houses
- Consumers get to enjoy greater bee choice and locally brewed beer
- Local brewers increase their sales and get better feedback from consumers
- More money is spent and retained in the local economy
- Fewer ‘beer miles’ results in less road congestion and pollution, reducing impact on the environment
- Tourism due to an increased sense of local identity and pride – let’s celebrate what makes our locality different.…
Bradford Branch of CAMRA has relaunched the LocAle scheme and the updated participating pubs list is attached below. We are delighted to promote local pubs who stock a local ale. The list will also be published in our Tyke Taverner magazine.
CAMRA members can help by recommending more pubs in the Bradford Branch area – Bradford, Shipley, Baildon, Bingley, Ilkley, Menston, Burley-in-Wharfedale. Just pop an email with your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll follow it up – or come to our monthly Branch meeting where locAle is a standing item on the agenda.…
Bradford Beer Festival
Beer Festival Winners
Up to 4% ABV
- Salamander Liquid Sister 4,0%
- Tweed Hopster 3,9%
- Hedgerow Bradford’s Wrath 3,8%
4,1 to 5,0% ABV
- Timothy Taylor Over the Top 4,3%
- Dancing Duck Wot the Duck 5,0%
- Tiny Rebel Dirty Stop Out 5,0%
Over 5% ABV
- Exit 33 Speyside Whisky Imperial Stout 7,0%
- Magic Rock Dark Arts 6,0%
- Wharfebank Manuel 5,5%
- North Riding Fat Lads Mild 4,5%
- Golcar Chocolate Mild 5,0%
- Almasty Gingerbread Mild 4,0%
Overall (on voting points only)
- Salamander Liquid Sister 4,0%
- Timothy Taylor Over the Top 4,3%
- Tweed Hopster 3,9%
Brewed by Black Sheep the ale will be launched on Friday 25th March. The ale itself is called Ember Pale Ale and they will be hoping to have it available most of the the time indefinitely.…
|Abbeydale||The Da Vinci Cod||5.0|
|Allendale||11 Malt Porter||4.8|
|Almasty||Mk V IPA||4.1|
|Amber Ales||American Amber||4.3|
|Amber Ales||Imperial Stout||7.0|
|Bad Co.||Comfortably Numb||3.8|
|Bad Co.||Dazed & Confused||5.5|
|Blue Monkey||99 Red Baboons||4.2|
|Blue Monkey||Chump Chim In Nee||3.8|
|Bowness Bay||Swift Best||3.8|
|Bowness Bay||Esperance Abbey Ale||6.2|
|Brass Castle||Pale Stout||6.4|
|Brass Castle||Session Mini IPA||3.9|
|Bristol Beer Factory||Twelve Apostles||5.0|
|Chapelstreet Brewhouse||American Pale||4.3|
|Cheshire Brewhouse||Cheshire Gap||3.8|
|Copper Dragon||Eye of the Dragon||3.9|
|Cullercoats||Rocket Brigade IPA||5.5|
|Dancing Duck||Wot the Duck VIP||5.0|
|Dancing Duck||Ginger Ninja||4.2|
|Dark Star||Hophead Dry||3.8|
|Exit 33||Winter Pale||4.0|
|Exit 34||Speyside Whisky Imperial Stout||7.0|
|Fuggle Bunny||Jammy Dodger||4.5|
|Fuggle Bunny||Orchard Gold||5.0|
|Ghost Brewing Co.||Reaper||4.4|
|Goose Eye||Grand Slam Gold||4.7|
|Greene King||New Horizons||6.0|
|Happy Valley||Blackout XO||4.4|
|Happy Valley||Lord Maurice||3.8|
|Hedge Row||Bradford’s Wrath||3.8|
|Hedge Row||Daisy Hill Blonde||4.0|
|Hesket Newmarket||Red Pike||3.8|
|Hesket Newmarket||Brim Fell||4.5|
|Ilkley||Rombald Red Ale||4.6|
|James & Kirkman||Victorian Stout||5.6|
|James & Kirkman||Empress of India||6.0|
|Magic Rock||Dark Arts||6.0|
|Milltown||American Pale Ale||3.9|
|Mouselow Farm||Flying Goose||4.2|
|Mouselow Farm||Mouselow Mild||3.4|
|Muir House||Around the World||4.9|
|Neptune||King of the Sea||4.7|
|North Riding||US Session IPA||3.8|
|North Riding Brewpub||Fat Lads Mild||4.5|
|Northern Monk||New World||6.2|
|Old Spot||Tongue Tangler||4.0|
|Rammy Craft||NS IPA||3.4|
|Rammy Craft||Ruby Oatmeal Extra Strong Mild||5.7|
|Red Squirrel||American Pale Ale||4.7|
|Saltaire||American Nut Brown||4.6|
|Sonnet 43||Bourbon Stout||4.3|
|Timothy Taylor||Golden Best||3.5|
|Timothy Taylor||Ram Tam||4.3|
|Timothy Taylor||Dark Mild||3.5|
|Timothy Taylor||Over the Top||4.3|
|Trinity||Belle Vue Blonde||4.2|
|Tweed||Orange County IPA||4.3|
The Bradford branch of CAMRA is searching for its new Pub of the Year, and every member should try to play their part by thinking long and hard about nominating three pubs.
These pubs must be in the Bradford branch area, i.e Bradford, Shipley, Bingley, Ilkley but not Keighley or Addingham, and be considered as excellent examples of what we all expect these days from good pubs. The general criteria to bear in mind are:
Quality of the beer (and cider); atmosphere /style / decor; service and welcome; clientele mix; sympathy with CAMRA aims; good value.
Nominations will not be accepted from those with an interest in the pub, such as: Licensee; pub owner; paid employees; club committee members; trustees; anyone with a financial interest; family members of any of the above.
Please send your nominations for three pubs quoting your CAMRA Membership number to: email@example.com
These must be received by February 17th.…
For those of you who are interested, click the link below for a report on the website activity over the last year. It shows you how many people, countries and busiest time etc.
Wishing you all a Happy New Year
A Nottingham pub, which was derelict 18 months ago, has been named the best in the country for cider. The pub, ‘The Robin Hood and
Little John’, is in Arnold and dates back from 1750. The pub has become famous for its eight ciders and perries which are always from smaller
Bradford Cider Pub Crawl 2015
Sat Oct 31st
To celebrate Cider Month we have arranged a crawl round some of the pubs in Bradford selling real cider. As you are aware they also sell real ale.
Join us for all the crawl or just for one or two – you will be very welcome.
Suggested Times & Meeting Up Places
13.30 Meet at the Fighting Cock.
14.45 Sir Titus Salt
17.00 The Sparrow
18.00 The Record Café
Other pubs you may want to visit en route are :
Delius Lived Next Door
Christina Wagstaff has been presented with both Bradford CAMRA Pub of the Year 2015 & Cider Pub of the Year 2015 at Jacobs in Bradford…
Brian Mitchell has been elected at the branch AGM as the new chairman.…
The winners of the CAMRA National Cider and Perry 2015 Championships have been announced at the Reading Beer and Cider festival.
GOLD (joint) – White Jersey, Orgasmic Cider Company (Herefordshire)
GOLD (joint) – Janet’s Jungle Juice, West Croft (Somerset)
BRONZE – Medium, Three Cats (Derbyshire)
GOLD – Two Trees Perry, Gwynt y Ddraig (Glamorgan)
SILVER – Snowy Owl, Raglan Cider Mill (Monmouthshire)
BRONZE – Perry, Snails Bank (Herefordshire)
More information on CAMRA’s national cider and perry campaigns can be found at www.camra.org.uk/cider
MORE THAN HALF MY LIFE
by David Boothroyd.
Personally celebrating 40 years of CAMRA and its campaigns
(originally published in Tyke Taverner in September 2011).
Memories? Millions. Successes? That’s for others to judge. Achievements? Think so – one or two.
Regrets? I’ve had a few; but then again…
So far as I can remember, the first Bradford branch meeting I attended was held upstairs in the Ferrands Arms in Bingley. You couldn’t do it now. The genial chairman at that time was Dave Beecroft. We became firm friends not long after; well, I had a car and he didn’t.
I did have experience of meetings at the Brownroyd Working Men’s Club, too. You can’t do that now, either.
The West Yorkshire branches had collaborated on a new beer guide but, at the last minute, the newly-created Kirklees branch decided they wanted to do their own. The guide was produced and was published under the title “A Guide to Real Ale in West Yorkshire (excluding Kirklees)”. The map of the region had a space where Kirklees reputedly was.
Kirklees was first out of the blocks, though, with a branch newsletter (“magazine” being too fancy a term in those days). It was called “Kegbuster”, presumably in homage to the work of cartoonist Bill Tidy, and surely a most apposite appellation when bearing in mind the work in which CAMRA was then engaged.
Dave Beecroft spurred the Bradford branch into action by producing, mainly by himself, a little tome called “The Bradford Boozer”. By today’s standards this effort was gloriously amateurish but, hey, this was all new ground back then. One of the articles within was a report on a recent football match between Leeds and Bradford branches. The reporter was none other than E.I.Addio, who noted that, while the Leeds branch scored more goals, Bradford beat them at supping afterwards. So a good result then.
I wrote a rambling article about some ale-related venture, and somehow found myself joining Steve Illingworth at the editorial typewriter. A cunning ploy by Steve, no doubt, as he soon made his excuses and left. There were not many issues afterwards (half a dozen or so, I suppose) because the next big dream was a magazine (a reasonably good term by now) for West Yorkshire.
Once again I think it was the Big Fella –Dave Beecroft – who coined the title “Tyke Taverner”, as being not biased towards any particular branch, yet definitely for Yorkshire. For some reason, I found myself in the Big Chair again. After a degree of inter-branch discussion, the first issue was published for August 1977. It had a cover price of 5p, and not many more pages. Yes, we expected readers to BUY our little gems in those days.
Anyway, the new shiny enterprise quite quickly became dull as, dare we say it, Kirklees decided to keep Kegbuster going, and the logistics of distributing a monthly (monthly, for heaven’s sake) publication collapsed. Other branches now began to try their collective hands at producing something more locally biased, and the result of that trail can be seen today.
Tyke Taverner morphed into being Bradford-based, and has stayed so ever since. It became New Tyke Taverner, then Free Tyke Taverner, before reverting to its original title. I packed in the editorship in the mid-eighties, only to end up with no rest as chairmanship of the branch came my way. After a series of editors in the interregnum, I was asked to take it on again in 1998. The reader will judge how it had developed since then.
Until the age of the Beer Orders and the whirlpools of change in the pub ownership stakes, every branch tried its best to produce a guide to the pubs in its area. We did our bit, and I was in the team to sort out the first one for Bradford in collaboration with Tim Moon, Dave Beecroft, and Gerry Garside. Early days again, so we were a bit behind current standards for a quality publication. It was all a bit home-made – especially the maps. The one for Keighley had the pubs’ numbers omitted from the map “for clarity”. A joyous decision, and no mistake.
Other were to follow, with increasing sophistication; the last one was published in 1995.
Back to the early days. My first Bradford beer festival was in 1976 (I just missed the first one in ‘75). This was held at the Dennis Bellamy Hall, a part of the University, and featured probably a dozen different beers – and bottled Guinness. It is important to note that it was referred to as a Beer Exhibition, a term some of the old-timers still occasionally use, as it was very much an educational enterprise. Some customers didn’t know what to expect; a few really did expect an exhibition, hardly imagining that drinking would be required.
These early CAMRA festivals were generally small affairs, but they quickly caught on, spread around the country, and became larger and more professionally run – although always, as now, by volunteers. Would it ever happen these days that a branch member returned an empty wooden kilderkin, to a small brewery over the Pennines, in his Hillman Imp? Thought not.
Our beer festival moved on to the main University buildings, then Queen’s Hall, University again, before settling at Victoria Hall in Saltaire. A truly wonderful venue, we all agree, and it is still too small to cope with overall demand. However, who would really want it to be much bigger? Discuss.
In 1982 the Bradford branch hosted the national CAMRA AGM. There were several firsts associated with this. It was the first to have all the conference notes in a single A5 booklet (Tyke Taverner experience coming in handy here). This booklet also had a curry crawl, complete with a glossary of curry-house terms. It contained two pub crawls, encompassing many pubs no longer with us: think Lancaster, Gladstone, Washington, Sheerbridge, and many more. Oh, how it pains to remember all those glories.
The AGM itself and its attendant beer festival were held on the University, and most attendees were put up in the students’ halls of residence. An amicable arrangement. Probably the most remarkable of the firsts was the fact that all planning meetings were held at chief organiser Gerry Garside’s house on a Sunday morning, with only tea and coffee available. I still think it amazing that, for an organisation that conducts its business on licensed premises, CAMRA does get a lot done.
But there’s even more. The whole event made a profit. Now, bewildered by this non-budgeted situation, our treasurer Phil Lawler, contacted Ian Dobson at HQ. He informed our then Chief Executive of our plight, and sought advice and direction. Ian must have been equally aghast, as he suggested we have a party. We did. Bet that wouldn’t happen today.
Now a word about Trough Brewery. Presumably seeking excitement, I volunteered to be the Liaison Officer with this organisation. For the full life of that brewery I spent some time with its idiosyncratic MD, Dick Priestley, and the rest of the staff. There is a well-worn phrase about piss-ups and breweries, and this was where it was real.
Meetings at the brewery in Idle were quite dry, and therefore short, but those in the Brewery Arms often went on for several hours, and involved more and more people. They also ended up covering subjects unusual for a BLO-to-brewer convention. Yes, yes – politics, religion, sport, local artists and playwrights, the number of new suits a gentleman should buy per calendar year, and so on. I believe I managed to submit coherent reports to meetings and the BLO co-ordinator. But I’m not absolutely sure.
There are many who will remember the late Nelson Firth. He became our branch treasurer in time, but before that he applied for a bookkeeping job at the brewery. Dick rang me and said, “There’s this fat bloke here and he wants a job. Says he knows you. Is he alright?” He got the job.
Nelson and the rest of the troupe were given beer tokens to use next door in the Brewery Arms – a nice gesture indeed by management. However, somehow the tax authorities got wind of this and demanded their bit of the benefit-in-kind. They did, but management paid it, not staff. The issue of beer tokens ended then.
Anyone remember a dark Trough beer called Blind Pugh? I think I suggested that name – rather than Black Spot or something else from Treasure Island. But it was toward the end of one of those “meetings”, so who knows?
Ah, a serious side. In 1984, the local prodnoses in the health police were threatening to outlaw the Autovac system. Now as we all know, this is a system oft used with handpumps, which recirculates beer around the pump and so produces a head we apparently desire in these parts. There was a suggestion that the head some of us experienced the day after might be caused by something that crept into the beer, and that the Autovac was to blame. We were all going to die.
I remember attending a meeting in a pub one afternoon, at which a health chief was challenged by pub licensees, who demonstrated that it was possible to serve beer using this system and not have it pouring all over their hands. A petition was arranged by the Bradford branch and publicans; this was presented to a startled Bradford Council meeting. The council members were persuaded not to just nod through this piece of nonsense. There was a meeting organised by the local publicans, which expressed the fear (as did we) that the breweries would use this as an excuse to rip out all handpumps. And then would real ale go?
Finally, at yet another meeting attended by council health officials, publicans and CAMRA, the principles were agreed whereby Autovacs could remain but a fresh glass was to be used every time, proper high-temperature glass-washing facilities were to be used, and bar staff were to be trained to wash their hands when returning from collecting glasses and so on. A victory.
Now I consider that to be real campaigning.
It is a moot point to many now whether Autovacs are needed; there is even discussion and some discontent surrounding the swan-neck spouts and current style of sparkler, but that’s for another day. And someone else.
It must be reported here that, in about 1977, the Bradford branch embarked upon a scheme in which CAMRA members from other parts if our nation came and stayed in Bradford for a few days. During this time, local members would escort them about our wonderful county, introducing them to the delights of our countryside, our heritage, our beers, our curries, and, of course, ourselves. This was the Real Ale Holiday, and it still going today as an annual event in July. For more years than she would probably care to remember it has had, as its principle organiser, Josie. And all agree – doing a great job.
Oh yes, and I met my wife in a pub. Actually, I still do, and often, but you know what I mean.…
Ermysteds Grammar School, Gargrave Road BD23 1PL
Thurs 28th May 3pm – 10pm
Fri 29th May 11am – 10pm
Sat 30th May 11am – 10pm
FREE entry to CAMRA members at
all times, non-members £1.50 Thu,
£2.50 Fri, Sat. No advance tickets.
Hot & cold food, mild trail,
commemorative glasses, prize draws.
10 minutes walk from the
railway and bus stations.
Around 70 cooled real ales, cider
& perry, fruit wines and foreign
The Generation Zoo on the 6th June at Jacobs will be racking off identical beer into three casks: wood, metal and plastic. After secondary fermentation in the cellar, it will then be made available for consumption, without disclosing the nature of its container.
Do you think you can identify which container it the beer came from?
BRADFORD BEER FESTIVAL
Victoria Hall, Saltaire
26th – 28th February 2015
YOU MISSED IT!!!
Up to 3.9% – Hepworth “Sussex” @ 3.5%
4.0% – 4.5% – Salamander “Blondie” @ 4.0%
4.6% – 4.9% – Titanic “Plum Porter” @ 4.9%
5.0% and over – Saltaire “Imperial Stout” @ 8.9%
Champion Beer of the Festival – Salamander “Blondie” @ 4.0%…
|Bad Seed||AmericanPale Ale||5.4|
|Bad Seed||India Pale Ale||7.0|
|Baseline||Czech Me Dark Matter||4.9|
|Black Jack||Dragons Tears||5.2|
|Brighton Bier||Diva’s Choice IPA||5.0|
|Brighton Bier||No Name Stout||5.0|
|Bristol Beer Factory||Sunrise||4.4|
|Celt Experience||Native Storm||4.4|
|Cheshire Brewhouse||A Little Lupy||3.8|
|Crouch Vale||Yakima Gold||4.2|
|Dancing Duck||Ay Up||3.9|
|Dark Star||American Red||5.8|
|Dark Star||American Pale Ale||4.7|
|Filo||Old Town Tom||4.5|
|Franklins||Mumma Knows Best||4.1|
|Fuggle Bunny||Orchard Gold||5.0|
|Fuggle Bunny||24 Carrot IPA||6.0|
|Fuzzy Duck||Golden Cascade||3.8|
|Fuzzy Duck||Cunning Stunt||4.3|
|Goldmark||Vertigo Craft Lager||4.8|
|Goldmark||Black Lion Porter||4.8|
|Great Heck||Yakima IPA||7.4|
|Harveys||Sussex Dark Mild||3.0|
|Hastings||Handmade 5 Galaxy||4.8|
|Hastings||Handmade 17 Session||3.8|
|H. B. Clark||Chelsea City Gent||4.2|
|Kennett & Avon||Pillbox||4.0|
|Kissingate||Stout Extreme Jamaica||6.0|
|Liverpool Organic||Best Bitter||4.2|
|Liverpool Organic||William Roscoe||4.3|
|Long Man||Long Blonde||3.8|
|Northern Monk||Monacus NZ||4.5|
|Old Spot||Chocolate Orange||4.0|
|Old Spot||Spot Light||4.2|
|Otley (Wales)||05 Hop Angeles||4.8|
|Salamander||Do Me A Favour||3.8|
|Salamander||Bright Black Porter||4.8|
|Saltaire||Imperial Stout (XS Range)||8.9|
|Taylor’s Timothy||Ram Tam||4.3|
|Weltons||Hops & Heat||5.5|
|Wharfedale||Wharfedale Dark Mild||4.0|
|Yorkshire Heart||Lightheart Pale Ale||3.3|
|Yorkshire Heart||Silverheart IPA||4.0|
In early November this year we finally reached 1,000 members, just short of our 40th birthday next April.
It has been a long and rather rocky road, but after much work by a number of our colleagues within the existing membership and constant badgering by myself making sure pub forms were in as many pubs as possible, we have at last made it.
We now rank 6th in the Yorkshire Region of 16 Branches, my next target is to move us the table slowly over the next twelve months.
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Country charm shines through as Castle Inn wins CAMRA’s National Cider
Pub of the Year.
A traditional 16th century thatched roofed pub in a small Dorset
village has walked away with CAMRA’s top Real Cider award after being
named Cider Pub of the Year.
The Castle Inn, West Lulworth, has been crowned the best place in the
UK to enjoy a pint of Real Cider by CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale.
The pub has been run by the Halliday family for over thirty years –
Alex Halliday is the current landlord and the third generation of his
family to run the pub.…
Champion Cider & Perry 2014
CAMRA is delighted to announce that Sheppy’s, Medium, Somerset, and Oliver’s Perry, Herefordshire, won Gold medals at CAMRA’s National Cider and Perry Championships 2014, held at the Reading Beer and Cider Festival.
The full results are:
GOLD – Sheppy’s, Medium (Somerset)
SILVER – Dove Syke, Ribble Valley Gold (Lancashire)
BRONZE – Wilce’s (Herefordshire)
GOLD – Oliver’s (Herefordshire)
SILVER – Kent Cider Company (Kent)
BRONZE – Raglan Cider Mill, Snowy Owl (Monmouthshire)…
The West Yorkshire branch of CAMRA was created at a meeting-to-test-support in the Black Swan, Thornton Road, Bradford. This was in 1973. Some people went to the Black Swan in Frizinghall, and were redirected. Over the next two years or so, the other branch areas we now know split off, leaving Bradford to cover the newly created Bradford Metro district. Later, the Keighley and Craven branch was formed, taking that part of the Bradford branch best served by that new branch to add to the huge rural area they now patrolled. In the early nineties Addingham was annexed by Keighley, with Bradford’s agreement, for logistical reasons.
So Bradford branch celebrated 30 years in 2005, and will probably have a bit of a do in 2015 too.
The Bradford branch chairmen, leading the troops in this period of history are shown below. Note that the years are branch years, which start the AGM, usually held around May
1974 Phil Lawler
1975 Dave Beecroft
1976 Dave Beecroft
1977 Gerry Garside
1978 Dave Beecroft
1979 Dave Beecroft
1980 Alan Scriven
1981 Alan Scriven
1982 Alan Scriven
1983 Josie Boothroyd
1984 Josie Boothroyd
1985 Andy Sayers
1986 David Boothroyd
1987 David Boothroyd
1988 David Boothroyd
1989 David Boothroyd
1990 David Boothroyd
1991 Lu Cody
1992 Tez Burke
1993 David Boothroyd
1994 David Boothroyd
1995 David Boothroyd
1996 David Boothroyd
1997 Bill Arnold
1998 Mick Farrar
1999 Mick Farrar
2000 Mick Farrar
2001 Mick Farrar
2002 Kerr Kennedy
2003 Kerr Kennedy
2004 Kerr Kennedy
2005 Kerr Kennedy
2006 Mick Farrar
2007 Mick Farrar
2008 Mick Farrar
2009 Bill Arnold
2010 Tony Constable
2011 Tony Constable
2012 David Boothroyd
2013 David Boothroyd
2014 David Boothroyd…
The winner of the Bradford Cider Pub of the Year is The Fighting Cock.
The Yorkshire Cider Pub of the Year has been won by the Hop & Vine in Hull. The runner up is the Valley in Scarborough.…
and also several Real Ales on gravity in Bingley at ‘Off The Tap’…
These are the beers that you voted for as the best of the festival.
Voted best beer up to 3.7%
Marlpool Blind Boris
Voted best beer 3.8-4.2%
Ossett Dana / Irwell Works Costa Del Salford
Voted best beer 4.3-5%
Five Towns Roobarb
Voted best beer above 5%
Saltaire Dark Star Bock
Champion Beer of the Festival
Salamander Bright Black…
The Sparrow (Bradford City Centre) is Bradford Camra Pub of the Year 2012. Chairman David Boothroyd presented the recent award to a packed pub.
The competition for Bradford branch Pub of the Year 2012 was so close this year we decided to award the two loosing finalists an award. All three finalists fully deserved to win but unfortunately only one can – there is always 2013. The awards were to Yvonne at Haigy’s and to Sue at The Fighting Cock. …
The Bradford Branch of CAMRA recently presented their Spring Pub of the Season award to Sean & Kirsty Garvey at the New Inn, Denholme. The couple, who are also involved with the Albion at Greengates and Dirty Dicks in Halifax, rescued the New Inn from closure and have transformed the pub into a comfortable and friendly local supporting micro-breweries, particularly Old Spot and Salamander.
Bradford CAMRA secretary, John Bell (pictured on the left) presented the award and congratulated the couple on their hard work in making the pub a great place to visit to drink locally brewed real ales at a good price.
2009 Pub of the Year – The Junction, Baildon
2009 Spring Pub of the Season – The Royal, Great Horton Road
2009 Summer Pub of the Season – The Woodman, Manchester Road
2009 Autumn Pub of the Season – The Guide Inn, Hainworth
2008 Pub of the Year – Fighting Cock, Bradford
2008 Spring Pub of the Season – The Junction, Baildon
2008 Summer Pub of the Season – Fanny’s Alehouse, Saltaire
2008 Autumn Pub of the Season – Sir Norman Rae, Shipley
2008/9 Winter Pub of the Season – Brewery Tap, Idle
Pub of the Year 2007 – The Junction, Baildon
2007 Spring Pub of the Season – Haigy’s, Lumb Lane, Bradford
2007 Summer Pub of the Season – The Albion, Greengates
2007 Autumn Pub of the Season – Milners Arms, Undercliffe
2007/8 Winter Pub of the Season – Fighting Cock, Bradford
Pub of the Year 2006 – The Junction
2006 Spring Pub of the Season – Castle, Bradford
2006 Summer Pub of the Season – Symposium, Idle
2006 Autumn Pub of the Season – The Victoria, Saltaire
2006/7 Winter Pub of the Season – The Corn Dolly, Bolton Road
Pub of the Year 2005 – Haigy’s, Lumb Lane, Bradford
2005 Spring Pub of the Season – Bar T’at, Ilkey
2005 Summer Pub of the Season – Riverside, Ilkey
2005 Autumn Pub of the Season – Fighting Cock, Bradford
2005/6 Winter Pub of the Season – The Junction, Baildon
Pub of the Year 2004 – Fighting Cock, Bradford
2004 Spring Pub of the Season – Corn Dolly, Bradford
2004 Summer Pub of the Season – Haighy’s, Lumb Lane, Bradford
2004 Autumn Pub of the Season – The Junction, Baildon
2004/5 Winter Pub of the Season – Myrtle Grove, Bingley
Pub of the Year 2003 – Symposium, Idle
2003 Spring Pub of the Season – Beehive, Halifax Road
2003 Summer Pub of the Season – Fanny’s Alehouse, Saltaire
2003 Autumn Pub of the Season – Old Dolphon
2003/4 Winter Pub of the Season – Fighting Cock, Bradford
Pub of the Year 2002 – Symposium, Idle
2002 Spring Pub of the Season – New Beehive
2002 Summer Pub of the Season – Castle, Bradford
2002 Autumn Pub of the Season – Brown Cow, Bingley
2002/3 Winter Pub of the Season – Brown Cow, Bingley
2001 Pub of the year – Corn Dolly, Bradford
2001 Spring Pub of the Season – New Beehive
2001 Summer Pub of the Season – Castle, Bradford
2001 Autumn Pub of the Season – Brown Cow, Bingley
2001/2 Winter Pub of the Season – Haigy’s, Lumb Lane, Bradford
Pub of the Year 2000 – The Corn Dolly, Bolton Road
2000 Spring Pub of the Season – The Victoria, Saltaire
2000 Summer Pub of the Season – Fanny’s Alehouse, Saltaire
2000 Autumn Pub of the Season – The Bar T’at, Ilkley
2000/1 Winter Pub of the Season – The Sun Hotel, Shipley
Pub of the year for 1999 – The Melborne, White Abbey Road
1999 Spring Pub of the Season – Shipley Pride, Shipley
1999 Summer Pub of the Season – The Goldsborough, Bolton Road
1999/0 Winter Pub of the Season – The Sun Hotel, Shipley
Pub of the Year for 1998 – The Victoria, Saltaire
1998 Spring pub of the Season – The Old Bank (Hogshead Ale House), Bradford
1998 Summer Pub of the Season – Gaping Goose Inn, Wibsey
1998 Autumn Pub of the Season – The Branch, Shipley
1998/9 Winter Pub of the Season – The Fighting Cock, Preston Street
Pub of the Year for 1997 – The Queen, Thornton Road
1997 Spring Pub of the Season – The Victoria, Saltaire
1997 Summer Pub of the Season – Idle Working Mens Club, Idle
1997 Autumn Pub of the Season – Fannys Ale House, Saltaire
Pub of the Year 1996 – The Castle, Barry Street
1996 Spring Pub of the Season – The Queen, Thornton Road, Fairweather Green. Bradford
1996 Summer Pub of the Season – Tap & Spile, Sackville Street, Bradford
1996 Autumn Pub of the Season – Haighy’s, Lumb Lane, Bradford
1996 Winter Pub of the Season – The Corn Dolly, Bradford
1995/96 Winter Pub of the Season – Steve Biko Bar, Bradford University.…
Bradford CAMRA is a local Branch of The Campaign for Real Ale. CAMRA is the best known consumer group in the UK dedicated to preserving and promoting traditional pubs, independent breweries and real ale. The Bradford Branch of CAMRA is an active group of members & supporters with regular social meetings, rambles & brewery trips. The Branch also has a seasonal & annual pub award, a quiz team in a local league and during the summer months an all conquering (ahem) Cricket team. We of course cannot forget our annual Beer festival – over recent years one of the largest in the U.K. We extend a warm Yorkshire welcome to you all and hope you find our pages of interest. If you are planning a visit to the area please feel free to drop any one of us here on line a note and we will be glad to help if at all possible. If you would like to pass any comments on to our Webmaster regarding the layout or content of these pages we would again be pleased to hear from you.
The spring of 1998 saw David Boothroyd return as Editor and all editions have been very well received. It has since received several awards so the hard work put in by all those involved has not got unnoticed.
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Bradford CAMRA C.C. has for many, many years been managed with unbounding enthusiasm by Josie & Dave Boothroyd. With the exception of a few weekends games are usually played on Sunday afternoons from April through until September.
Whilst it could be said the team has a nucleus of players any local CAMRA member who fancies a game is welcome to come along – Josie’s management skills are unquestionable when it comes to getting 11 players available each Sunday and regardless of your cricketing abilities I am sure you would enjoy the social event as a whole.
Home games are played at the ground of Idle Hepworth Cricket Club, Westfield Lane, Idle and usually 40 over matches. Captains vary each week – batting orders change and with few exceptions everybody will get a bowl with no more than 8 overs for any one bowler.
We have regular home & away fixtures against several teams in the York area together with one off fixtures against other CAMRA branches. Over the years fixtures have also included teams from the West Yorkshire Probation Service, Leeds University, The Brewery Tap Pub & Bowling Baptist C.C..
Whilst Josie’s fixture list is usually fairly well booked up prior to the start of the season we would always welcome hearing from any other CAMRA branch or organisation who fancy a game – travel to away games is not a problem within a 50/60 mile radius of Bradford and if nothing else it is a good excuse to try some of the local Real Ale although we do try and always have return matches whenever possible even if this alternates annually.
If you would like to take things further then please make contact with Josie Boothroyd by E-Mail or telephone on 01274-615483 to have a chat.…
This has been named as ‘The Railway Arms’ in Downham Market in Norfolk.…
The results of the 2013 CAMRA’s national cider and perry championships have been announced
following the competition at the Reading Cider and Perry festival.
GOLD – Springfield Wobbly Munk, Monmouthshire
SILVER – C.J.’s Surprise, Gwent
BRONZE – West Milton, Dorset
GOLD – Dunkertons, Herefordshire
SILVER – Gwynt Y Ddraig Two Trees, Glamorgan
BRONZE – Raglan Cider Mill Snowy Owl, Monmouthshire…
They are both long established traditional drinks which are produced from either apples (Cider) or pears (Perry) and are neither artificially carbonated nor pasteurised. Real Perry is produced from specially grown pears and can only be produced in low quantities. When the juice from the pears is fermented the drink produced is called Perry not Pear Cider. Whilst Real Cider can be found in a growing number of pubs this is rarely the case for Real Perry. As the products are natural it is possible that the actual alcohol may vary. The basic premise for production remains – simply pick and press the fruit, allow to ferment and enjoy.
CAMRA actively promotes the interests of those people who enjoy Real Cider and Perry.
A growing number of Pubs in our area sell these wonderful products.
There is a growing number of Cider and Perry products now being sold containing ‘flavourings’. Unless they contain only apples or pears they are not accepted by Camra as Real Cider or Perry. Some other products are also not considered to be Real Cider or Perry. To get an up to date definition please consult the Camra National website at www.camra.org.uk…