BBF 2019 Awards

Whenever there’s a beer festival there is usually an awards event to follow. Here we have Peter joyfully handing over a plague to Adrian at Wishbone Brewery. Another Peter, this time with Steve from Mill Valley Brewery. And Andy with Richard from Kirkstall Tony’s never short of a few words, presenting to Andrew of Timothy …

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Pub of the Season – Summer 2018

Branch chair Christine presenting Chris Bee with yet another plague to commemorate the Fox in Shipley being voted the latest Pub of the Season. Go outside, someone said, and show off the banner in the pub garden. Easy to do, but there’s not much room for anyone else. Bijou is the word.

Pub of the Season – Spring 2018

The latest Bradford CAMRA Pub of the Season is the Peacock Bar on North Parade. Yes, more happening on that street. Branch chair Christine presents Mits with the appropriate plague to commemorate the event. The Peacock has, for obvious reasons, an Indian theme. Always available will be Thornbridge Jaipur, on one of the three handpumps, which are covered in material simulating tiger skin. A nicetouch. The …

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Club of the Year 2018

Bradford Branch’s Club of the Year this time is the Burley Social Club. Until recent years the official title for this establishment was the Burley-in-Wharfedale Miniature Rifle and Social Club. A catchy title for sure, always reduced to t’Rifle Club. This is a well-run club with at least two real ales on the bar. The usual club amenities are there for its …

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Outer Bradford Pub of the Year 2018

Well, well, it’s the Flying Duck in Ilkley, winning our “district” POTY. Nicely deserved, and well organised too, bearing in mind the sunshine which was laid on for free (and on a weekend too). The presentation and plague hand-over was another job for Christine,and on the rooftop this time. Those fine chaps seem to appreciate beingasked to stare into the sun for several minutes, proving that photochromatic lenses do …

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