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Pub and Club of the Year

As reported in issue 128 of Durham Drinker, our annual Pub and Club of the Year award-winners have been chose, and we’ve been out and about presenting certificates. Naturally, we took the opportunity to make a night of such presentations.

June 2018 Update

Pubs re-opened with real ale:

  • Stapylton Arms, Hawthorn
  • Seaton Lane Inn, Seaton
  • Dun Cow, Bournmoor
  • Bonny Moor Hen, Stanhope
  • Black Bull, Wolsingham
  • Cross Keys, Esh

Forthcoming socials:

Pub and Club of the Year 2018 Results

Congratulations to our Pub and Club of the year winners:

Town Pub - The Vic, Durham
Country Pub - Three Horseshoes, Leamside
Club - Tanfield Lea WMC
Town Cider - The Station House, Durham
Country Cider - The Black Lion, Wolsingham

Runner up for Town Pub was The Station House, Durham
2nd place in the Country Pub was The Surtees Arms in Ferryhill Station with The Ship at Middlestone in 3rd place

Press Release: A Festival of Celebrations

Lots to celebrate at the 37th Durham Beer Festival that will be open from 12 noon to 10.30pm on Thursday 31st August, Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd September 2017 at the Durham Students Union building, Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham City!

This year's festival will be opened around 6.00pm by Mark Anderson, Managing Director of Maxim Brewery, a major sponsor of the beer festival for many years, who is celebrating the tenth anniversary of start of brewing in Maxim's brewery in Houghton-le-Spring.

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:

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

Win a copy of the 2017 Good Beer Guide by voting in our Pubs and Club of the Year competition

Hello Members,

It will soon be time for CAMRA members in Durham Branch to choose which of the pubs and clubs in our branch area should hold the titles Pubs and Club for the Year for 2017. These will then go forward for consideration as CAMRA North East Regional Pubs and Club of the Year. There are five categories – Town Pub of the Year, Country Pub of the Year, Club of the Year, Town Cider Pub of the Year and Country Cider Pub of the Year.

Old publications uploaded

The webmaster has been having a tidy-out at home and found a CD that someone had given him at some point. The CD contains scanned copies of a number of old Durham Drinkers dating back between August 1984 and Christmas 1994. These have now been uploaded to the Durham Drinker section of the website. The issue to look out for are 33, 38, 39, 41, 45, 48, 52, 53, 54, 56, 58, 59, 60, 66, 68 and 69. If you have any other old Durham Drinkers that can help us fill the gaps in the archive, please get in touch.

Branch Pub and Club of the Year Announced

Thanks to all Durham CAMRA members who took part in the vote for Branch pubs and club of the year 2016. The votes have been counted and ratified by the branch and the results are given below. Congratulations to winners, runners-up and all who received nominations. The winners will now go forward to the regional competitions in the respective categories.

Thanks are also due to Black Paw Brewery and the Station House, Durham for providing prizes in the draw amongst those members submitting votes. The winners of these are in the process of being contacted.

Clothing to Nepal

Over the years, Durham CAMRA have supplied supply all volunteers with a shirt for helping out at the festival and in some years we used to have polo shirts for sale to the public. As we never managed to sell all the polo shirts and usually there are a few staff shirts left over at the end of each festival we found ourselves storing more and more surplus clothing.

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