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EVENTS FUTURE NATIONAL

WOODFEST 2018 - THE SECOND NATIONAL SPBW BEERS FROM THE WOOD FESTIVAL

WOODFEST 2018

WOODFEST 2018 will be held in North Shields.

60 different ales are the target figure and the judging for the event will be "The Battle Of The Brown Ale" with (we hope all being well) Roger Protz.

More details will follow on the new forthcoming WOODFEST2018 website.

Staffing forms and pre-book session tickets will also be made available online.

Look out for the new 2018 logo and postings on social media.


NEC MEETINGS

Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Dispensary in Aldgate, London. Anyone wishing to attend should contact The Chairman (Details on the N.E.C. website page and within minutes of the meeting on the SPBW Forum).


NATIONAL & BRANCH MEMBER DISCOUNTS

Full details of discounts available for SPBW members both nationally and branch.
HERE


NATIONAL WEEKEND

NOW FULLY BOOKED

This year's National Weekend will be based in Llandudno over the weekend of 3 - 5 November. Llandudno, located on the North Wales coast, is a Victorian town situated between the Great and Little Orme with a hotel lined promenade. The weekend will comprise: Friday: in Llandudno which has two breweries and some pubs. Saturday: a coach trip to another of North Wales many small breweries followed by visiting a selection of pubs. Sunday: it's over to the nearby (world heritage site) town of Conwy with its Castle, town walls and quay on the estuary of the Conwy river. Most of the 9 pubs and 1 club are within the walls. For information about the weekend please contact Di on di.kehoe55@gmail.com If you want to come along, we need a deposit of £25. Cheques, payable to SPBW, to be sent to Bill English (details in Pint in Hand).


TONY LITTLER TROPHY

Our annual inter-branch competition will take place on Thursday 21 September at the Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8JR - looking at a 7:00pm start. More details in the August Pint in Hand.


ANNIVERSARY GATHERING and BUFFET.

We will celebrate the SPBW's 54th Anniversary at the Rising Sun in Epsom on Sunday 3rd. December. More details to follow.


LONDON PUB OF THE YEAR 2018

Nominations are now closed and the judging will commence soon. More details (and the Blog - by popular demand) at LPOTY page.

Pub judging will occur during summer and early autumn in the hope of voting on a winner by the end of October. If you fancy being part of the judging panel - an arduous task involving visiting pubs and drinking beer - please let Bill know (products@spbw.com). We could do with some new blood on the panel so please do consider taking part if you can.



EVENTS FUTURE SPBW BRANCHES

SPBW NE

WEBSITE

Local membership discounts available.


Saturday 23rd September 2017 branch meeting and AGM. 12.30 Keelman, Newburn number 22 from Central Station drops you close then a short walk to the pub.

Thursday 19th to Sunday 23rd October Oddfellows beer from the wood festival volunteers needed contact socialmedia@spbw.com

Saturday 28th October trip to Darlington snooker club beer festival followed by a bus tour which takes in the CAMRA national pub of the year for more details contact Gordon Heal.

Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th November National Weekend in Llandudno for more details contact the Chairman socialmedia@spbw.com

Saturday 11th November 12.30 Branch meeting in Sunderland venue TBC.

Sunday 3rd December SPBW anniversary at Rising Sun Epsom for more details contact the Chairman socialmedia@spbw.com


KINGSTON BRANCH

Saturday 9th September from 2pm
Annual BBQ at Kingston member Ralph's house.

14 September
Wandle Beer Fest at Tooting and Mitcham FC.

28 September
talk on the history of the aircraft industry in Kingston followed by drinks in a local hostelry.
https://www2.richmond.gov.uk/Richmondbookings/Details.aspx?Id=54141



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