net ALE of Tha Seafront pub wins branch’s annual accolade Margate’s Two Halves has been judged top pub 2018 in Thanet CAMRA’s Pub of the Year (POTY) Competition. The Two Halves was opened by Shaun Smethers in former retail premises overlooking the town's stone pier in July 2015. It has a clean and bright interior which is adorned with Margate memorabilia and local artists' pictures. Seating is around a mix of high and low tables. The real ale and cider is served on gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cellar room behind the bar. The annual POTY award gets local Campaign for Real Ale members judging a selection of pubs on their ale quality, the atmosphere, style and decor of the place along with the service and welcome given to customers. They also look at clientele mix, the pubs sympathy with CAMRA principles as well looking to see if its products are value for money. It is run as part of CAMRA's national Pub of the Year competition. The pub will now go into the East Kent round of the competition. The runners-up in this year’s competition were the Conqueror in Ramsgate and the Old Bay in Birchington-on-Sea.
Local brewer tastes success Ramsgate Brewery’s Gadds’ No.3 has been voted Beer of the Year in the Produced in Kent Taste of Kent Awards 2018. The annual awards showcase the best of Kent’s food and drink products.
CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE � 3 - A View From the Chair � 4 Sea Front Pub Wins Branch’s Annual Accolade � 6 Crossword � 7 Pub News / What’s the Branch Up To? � 8 - Article from the archive - Saison beers � 9/10 - Becoming Active - Website Coordinator � 12/13 Social Secretary's Blog � 14 - Article from the archive - Mild � 15/16/17 - Craft Beer a Good Thing … or is it? � 18 - CAMRA Press Release / Pubs Offering CAMRA Members Discounts � 20 - CAMRA Press Release Pubs / Stocking Local Ale / AOT Stockist's � 21/22 Danny’s Desert Island Beers Part 1 � 23 Crossword answers / Branch Details / Publishing Notes � 24 Membership Application Form � 25 head Bashing with a Beer�
First Quarter 2018