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GOLD AWARD PRESENTATION

Swiss Gold found in Woodston

THE SPINNING WHEEL Baston Popular Village Local Serving

Traditional Ales including Charles Wells Bombardier and Changing Guest Ales. Traditional Food Tues-Sat (lunchtime + eves), Sunday Lunch Weds is Pizza Night (eat in or takeaway), Thurs is Steak & Rib Night Quiz night every Monday • Poker Night every Wednesday Open Microphone Night last Sunday of each month, starting Nov 29th

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he Swiss Cottage on Grove Sreet, just off Oundle Road, was recently presented with a CAMRA gold award for “Significantly improving the range and quality of the real ales on offer.” Nominated by Bram, who informs us “The Swiss has always been a very friendly back-street community local, and I have enjoyed drinking in there on many occassions, especially during Crib matches, but for many years the choice of real ales was usually limited to either John Smiths or nothing at all. Current Licensees James & Angie Hopkin began introducing a selection of guest ales a couple of years ago, and more recently, dedicated at least one of their three handpumps to a LocAle beer. At a time when pubs like this are closing at the rate of 8 a day, James & Angie have recognised that real ale is one of the few products in growth during the current recession, and have managed to convert many customers over to real ale, despite the pub retaining a strong Irish feel to it. I have never been disappointed on any of my now regular visits, especially as there are several good real ale pubs in that area, and the award was well deserved and not before time.” The picture shows Bar Manager Martin Auckland and Licensee James Hopkin receiving their award from BAE Editor Bram and Branch Chairman Dave Murray. 32

Christmas bookings still being taken Open Christmas Day 12-3pm FREE entry on NEW YEAR’S EVE (with FREE buffet!)

4 Church St, Baston, Lincs PE6 9PE Tel 01778 560395 Email spinningwheel@talktalkbusiness.net

A T HOLYOAK PLUMBING & HEATING CORGI REGISTERED 01733 208437 OR 07860 569389 192 STONALD ROAD

WHITTLESEY info@real-ale.org.uk

BAE 150  
BAE 150  

Beer Around 'Ere, the newsletter of Peterborough & District Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale. Dec 2009 - Jan 2010

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