Notice of AGM

CAMRA Durham hereby give notice that their AGM will take place on Tuesday 25th April 2017 at The Ship Inn in Middlestone commencing at 19:30.

All members are invited to attend the meeting which will receive reports of the Committee, receive the Branch accounts for the year 2016 and to elect the Committee which will serve to the next AGM. The following committee positions are to be elected:

  • Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Membership Secretary
  • Pub Campaigns Co-Ordinator
  • Minutes Secretary
  • Public Affairs Officer
  • Pub Protection Officer
  • Club Campaigns Officer
  • Social Secretary
  • Publications Co-Ordinator
  • Website Officer
  • Beer Festival Director
  • Young Members' Officer
  • Apple Representative
  • Women's Officer
  • Campaigns Officer
  • Technical and Equipment Officer
  • LocALE Co-Ordinator
  • NBSS Coordinator
  • Pub Database Coordinator

Nominations must be received in writing, proposed and seconded, and submitted at any time prior to the election of that position. If you are interested in standing for a position but would like to know more, please see the contacts page on our website to find out who to talk to.

Transportation will be available (details provided nearer the time) and a buffet is provided.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Surtees Arms Yard of Ale beer festival

Wednesday April 19th to Sunday April 23rd.
Please note that the dates in Durham Drinker 124 diary dates are incorrect.
April 19th to 23rd are the correct dates

Tyne Bank - Meet The Brewer

The Water House (Wetherspoon’s) on Durham’s North Road is being “taken over” by the Tyne Bank brewery. Starting with a meet the brewer session at 6:30pm on Wednesday 15th February, the pub will be featuring a range of ales from the brewery until Sunday 19th.

Pubs and Club of the Year 2017 Results

The results of CAMRA Durham Pubs and Club of the Year for 2017 as voted by members were ratified at the January meeting as

Town Pub of the Year
1st Victoria, Durham City
Runner up Station House, Durham City

Country Pub of the Year
1st Smiths Arms, Castle Dene, Chester-le-Street
Runner up Dun Cow, Seaton

Club of the Year
1st Tanfield Lea Working Mens Club
Runner up Durham City Rugby Club

Town Cider Pub of the Year
Station House, Durham City

Country Cider Pub of the Year
1st Black Lion, Wolsingham
Runner up Black Bull, Frosterley

Congratulations to all and all the best in the regional competitions.

Thanks to all members who took the time to vote, the winner of the voters draw for a copy of the Good Beer Guide 2017 was Martin Ibbott from Durham

Yard of Ale Brewery Visit

We're taking a trip down to Yard Of Ale Brewery on Friday January 27th
Breakfast, brewery tour, lunch and a couple of beers for just £15. Bus will be doing two pick up/drop offs, from The Company Row in Consett & The Water House in Durham.
Pop in to either The Company Row or The Water House to buy tickets.
Also a tap takeover by the brewery at the that weekend.


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