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ISSUE 99 - Spring

March 2017 - May 2017

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The GOODMANHAM ARMS Alehouse Goodmanham, near Market Weighton. Tel: 01430 873849 www.goodmanhamarms.co.uk

Try our selection of 8 CASK ALES and 4 CIDERS BEER PRICES from £2.50p per pint The Pub is OPEN EVERYDAY 11.30am ‘til late Tasty HOME COOKED meals made from locally sourced produce Lunchtimes 12 noon - 2pm (plus Sunday Roasts) Monday 5pm - 7pm is Pie/Steak night (£9.95/£10.95 includes a free drink) Log Fires - Hidden Beer Garden with seating Folk Night on the 1st Thursday of the month Jazz/Blues/Country music night 3rd Thursday of the month


Good Beer Guide 2013/14/15/16/17 CAMRA Village Pub of the Year 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016 CAMRA Village Pub of the Year, Runner Up 2014

Try our sister pub The Bay Horse at Burythorpe


Micro-Brewery producing original Classic English Ale PEG FYFE Dark Mild, RAGGED ROBIN Dark Ruby NO NOTION Porter, WOLDS WAY IPA, plus the odd SEASONAL BEER Our Brewster is the landlady, Abbie Logozzi with much help from Peter Utley

Hulland andEast East Yorkshire CAMRA New Branch Website Hull Yorkshire CAMRA Branch Website- www.hullcamra.org.uk - www.hull.camra.org.uk



SOCIAL MEDIA: Mark Spight socialmedia@hull.camra.org.uk

CHAIRPERSON: Stewart Campbell chair@hull.camra.org.uk 07500 543199/01482 449100

WEB MASTER: Bernie Cawte webmaster@hull.camra.org.uk

TREASURER: Pete Mason treasurer@hull.camra.org.uk 07984 366207

CIDER REPRESENTATIVE: Alex Hayward cider@hull.camra.org.uk

SECRETARY: Angela Cawte secretary@hull.camra.org.uk 07904 252910 also Branch Contact

CLUBS LIAISON OFFICER: clubs@hull.camra.org.uk

MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY: Tony Garrett members@hull.camra.org.uk 07971 353226 PRESS & PUBLICITY OFFICER: Angela Cawte press@hull.camra.org.uk 07956 424239 MAGAZINE EDITOR: Bernie Cawte pubmirror@hull.camra.org.uk 07956 424239 EAST YORKSHIRE PUBS CAMPAIGN OFFICER: Mark Bainton eastyorkshirepubs@hull.camra.org.uk 07749 505365 HOLDERNESS PUBS CAMPAIGN OFFICER: Brian Johnson holdernesspubs@hull.camra.org.uk



PUB LIAISON OFFICERS Beverley: John Ashton Bridlington: vacant Cottingham: Cliff Ottaway/Derek Brooks Driffield: Martin Bell Hedon: Pete Mason Hornsea: Brian Johnson Market Weighton: Chris Atkinson Withernsea: vacant PUBS DATABASE: Mark Bainton eastyorkshirepubs@hull.camra.org.uk


Hull & East Yorkshire Branch of CAMRA c/o 38 Jalland Street Holderness Road HULL, HU8 8RB


HULL PUBS CAMPAIGN OFFICER: Jon Major hullpubs@hull.camra.org.uk 07803 041968

Website: www.hull.camra.org.uk Facebook: Hull and East Yorkshire CAMRA Twitter: @hullCAMRA

JOINT SOCIAL SECRETARY: Steve Allison & Carol Johnson socialsecretary@hull.camra.org.uk 07858 607158

Pub Mirror is produced quarterly by Hull & East Yorkshire Branch of CAMRA and is edited by the branch magazine editor Bernie Cawte. Any views and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the editor, CAMRA locally or nationally.


PUBS PROTECTION OFFICER: Ken Smith pubsprotection@hull.camra.org.uk



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The TheKing KingWilliam WilliamIV IV 152 Hallgate, Cottingham, HU16 4BD 152 Hallgate, Cottingham, HU16 4BD Telephone: 01482 875996 Telephone: 01482 875996

Hull CAMRA Village Pub of the Year 2014 up 2013. Hull CAMRA Village Pub of of thethe Year 2014, Runner Hull CAMRA Village Pub Year Runner up 2013, 2015 2014, & 2016Runner up 2013. Good Beer Guide (GBG) 2015, 2016 and 2017

Martin, Mandy & Staff Extend A Warm Welcome to All Martin, Mandie & Staff Extend A Warm Welcome to All Function Room Available with Private Bar andRoom Gardens Large Function Available with (FreePrivate Hire toBar CAMRA members) and Gardens (Free Hire to CAMRA members) Buffet Buffetalso alsoAvailable Available (10% (10%Discount Discountto toCAMRA CAMRA members) members)

Large LargeBeer BeerGarden/Outdoor Garden/OutdoorEating EatingArea Area Outdoor Smoking Area Area Outdoor Courtyard Smoking Tuesday Tuesdaynight nightisisQuiz QuizNight Night

3 Regular Real Ales Cumberland Bitter 3 Regular Real Ales Marston’s Pedigree Cumberland Bitter Banks Sunbeam Marston’s Pedigree Banks Sunbeam 4 Changing Guest Ales

plus 4 Changing Guest Ales Real Cider plus Real Cider Food Served

Tuesday to Friday :11.00-2.15 & 5.00-7.15 Food Served MondayMonday & Saturday : 11.00-2.15 only to Saturday : Sunday Lunches : 12.00-3.15 11.00-2.15 & 5.00-7.15 Sunday Lunches : 12.00-3.15

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FROM THE EDITOR - BERNIE CAWTE Welcome to the first Pub Mirror of 2017 and our 99th issue of this style of Pub Mirror.

pages and the dedicated festival web site www. hullbeerfestival.camra.org.uk

We start with the postponement of this year’s Festival because of ongoing work within the Holy Trinity Church. The good news is that we will be holding it later in the year 16th - 18th November 2017. This postponement will enable us to offer a bigger and better festival with more facilities and space within the new renovated church.

On Wednesday 1st March we held our Branch AGM at the George Hotel, Land of Green Ginger. There are a few committee changes which have been highlighted on page 3 of this issue. Mark Spight and Steve Purdie have stepped down and I would like to extend my thanks for the help they have given me during their time on the committee. I know they will still be involved in one way or another which is only to the benefit of the branch.

I suppose I should call it by its new name as the church will became a minster from May of this year. So I would extend the invitation to join us in November and celebrate not only the year of City of Culture, but also the new minster status of Holy Trinity. Please keep a look out for updates on our socail media

Other changes in the Committee are as follows: Angela Cawte has returned to the role as Branch Secretary and Branch Contact, Carol Johnson has joined as Joint Social Secretary helping Steve Allison and Jon Major has volunteered to take on the role of Hull Pubs Campaign Officer.


We would like to place on record our thanks to the following pubs, for the hospitality shown for our various Branch meetings, activities over the last few months: Ye Olde White Harte, Hull St Johns Hotel, Hull Furley & Co, Hull Kingston Hotel, Hull George Hotel, Hull There are a couple of vacancies if you are interested, the Clubs Officer post alongside the Young Members Co-ordinator posts are still vacant. For further information please contact any branch officer, or go into the Members Section of our Branch website for role descriptions of these posts. Thats all from me for this issue 5 except to tell you to look out for our special PM100 which will be in pubs & clubs in June.


The next edition of Pub Mirror is due for publication in the second week of June 2017. Any contribution for that edition needs to be with the editor by 15th May 2017, you can email your article to the editor at: pubmirror@hull.camra.org.uk Advertising rates are unchanged for the fifth year running and you can advertise on a one off basis or in bulk adverts, discounts are available. Please contact our advertising co-ordinator John Rushforth at: pmadvertising@hull.camra.org.uk


HULL - Furley & Co, Hop & Vine, Pave (NEW), Whalebone BEVERLEY - Chequers, Green Dragon, Monks Walk, Sun Inn, Woolpack BRIDLINGTON - Marine Bar, Board Inn (NEW), COTTINGHAM - King William IV DRIFFIELD - Butchers Dog, Spread Eagle KIRK ELLA - The Beech Tree. GOODMANHAM - Goodmanham Arms & All Hallows Brewery HEDON - Hed’On Inn Atom Brewery, Bradfield Brewery, Crystalbrew,Dicks Brewery Doncaster Brewery (NEW), Great Newsome Brewery, Half Moon Brewery Wold Top Brewery, Yorkshire Brewing Company.

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HULL PUBS REPORT BY MARK SPIGHT I would like to start my report by officially congratulating Jamie (James) Reading, licensee of the Whalebone for winning the title of Hull Pub of the Year for the third consecutive year. James is fast becoming the Michael Van Gerwen of pubs, (by this I don’t mean he has turned bald and taken a shining to wearing green). He is simply setting such a high standard in all aspects of his pub that the titles continue to flow. This is also backed up by the Whalebone winning the branch Cider Pub of the Year title for 2016. Congratualtions James! Congratulations also to Ian Allott and team at Furley & Co who secured the runner up position. A great achievement for this popular pub only in its second year of trading. Congratulations also to licensee Kim McGivern & her partner Alan Barnes at George Hotel (Land of Green Ginger) who came third.

the team from Shoot the Bull taking a lead on all aspects of the pub. It is good to see that so far changes have been minimal and the pub remains as popular as ever. Another recently opened real ale outlet to keep an eye out for is Yates’ Bar who offer up to four real ales at any one time. In recent weeks I have seen some very popular beers appearing such as Titanic Plum Porter and Thornbridge Jaipur. The Head of Steam should be congratulated for starting the year with a week-long tap takeover with Hull brewery Atom. This week proved very popular and coincided with the launch of a collaboration brew, a coffee blonde named Crema which also appeared at other branches across the region.

Unfortunately I have to report Dexters @ Ye Olde Corn Exchange ceased trading in February after less than a year. The King Billy in Lowgate also re-opened but closed again abruptly since my last report. The future of this pub is unknown at present. A further closure to report is the Bull on Beverley Road. Although never known as a real ale outlet it is a pub steeped in history and one that will be missed by regulars and occasional visitors.


Some news of pubs to report as having been redeveloped or have future redevelopment plans. These are Jar in Hand who not only had a major make over but also a change of name to now be known as The Grandale. Future plans are afoot for the ever popular Green Bricks which include a redevelopment to focus on food and become a steakhouse, Hull Cheese who has plans to become a bed & breakfast hotel and although it is early days we are optimistic the Dram Shop looks as it will again be opened shortly Changes took place at the Old House with

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HOLDERNESS PUBS REPORT BY BRIAN JOHNSON Over the last couple of years there have been several new small pubs, usually called Micro Pubs, opening in the Holderness area. The first to open was the Stackhouse Bar, Hornsea, in October 2014. Its consistent beer quality has achieved an entry into the 2017 Good Beer Guide. It is named after the department store which was on the site during the 60’s and 70’s. They have four hand pumps and several real ciders, with some unusual flavours, such as Elderflower& Gin & Tonic. They host regular acoustic music nights and provide board games such as Scrabble and Monopoly. Competitive games evenings sponsored by Pork Farms have been organised between 27th February and12th March and it is hoped this will become a regular event. They held the first ever Hornsea Beer and Music Festival in the grounds of Hornsea museum, in September 2016. It was so successful that another festival is planned for later this year - dates to be announced The Hed’On Inn, in Hedon believe it or not, opened in August 2015 and under landlady Shirley Bamforth’s guidance has gone from strength to strength. Recently an interior wall was removed to create extra seating, sadly this has meant the loss of the “snug”.They have seven real ales with Titanic Plum Porter and Black Sheep Bitter being the regular options, while another favourite Salopian

Lemon Dream could also become a regular. Being LocAle accredited other changing beers are from local breweries and at least seven real ciders.It is very much a community pub where conversation is encouraged. A variety of entertainment is provided regularly. The Old Boat Shed in Withernsea opened in April 2016 and once housed the Withernsea Lifeboat. I want to apologise to Rick and Cheryl for a mistake in the last issue of Pub Mirror (PM 98) when I reported the number of ales regularly sold incorrectly, he always had 4 ever changing real ales and up to 6 real ciders. Once again my apologies. The Lifeboat Shed opened in 1881 but was decommissioned in 1913 and has had various incarnations since. It was almost derelict when Rick bought it, now fully restored it fully accessible for the disabled. Along with many pubs in the area it is also dog friendly. There is no loud music or TV and like elsewhere the art of conversation is encouraged along with traditional pub games. Amy’s Bar and Kitchen in Patrington opened as a bar/ micro pub around June last year although it had been a café for many years, food is served mornings through lunch while the bar side is open from 2pm. The pub sells 3 ever changing ales and while the main beer is Sharps Atlantic they also have a

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LocAle accreditation The New Royal Mail in Thorngumbald only opened recently and would never have existed had it not been for the fact that the original Royal Mail has been demolished to make way for a co-op. Paul Smith the owner of the New Royal Mail was the licensee of the original pub, because he liked the area he was determined to stay and when the branch’s and the local villager’s efforts to save the original pub failed he bought the old sorting office behind the Post Office (now a café) and turned it in to the present New Royal Mail. One regular ale -Thwaites Wainwright and three ever changing beers are sold. In other news, we will be saying farewell to two old friends of CAMRA. The landlord of the Black Horse at Atwick, Brian Thompson, is leaving to join his family in Spain while the landlord of the Board Inn, Skipsea, Gary Carver is retiring. We wish them both well for the future. The George and Dragon in Holmpton has reopened under new ownership, the landlord is very keen on his real ale and is reportedly now serving food . In Patrington the Holderness Arms has re-opened under new management and the Hildyard Arms is now part Italian restaurant and part pub but selling real ale.



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Our beautiful celebration of Britain's pub heritage has been fully updated, with a wealth of new content and over 650 new colour photographs Hull and East Yorkshire CAMRA

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EAST YORKSHIRE PUBS REPORT BY MARK BAINTON Nafferton We received this message sadly from the licensee of the Kings Head ....."This is the most difficult post I have ever had to write. Due to a change in personal circumstances combined with the pressures of running a hospitality business in this day and age, we are now closed until further notice. In the past 5 years I have been honoured to meet you all, cook for you all, and to be able to call many of you friends. I do not know what the future holds, hopefully i will be able to cook for you all again sometime soon. I wish everyone all of the best from Martyn, Lorena, Phoebe and all us..." Beverley The Grade II listed building , the Monks Walk has 5 hand pulls 2 local ciders Moorlands Farm & Colemans Cyder farm & two keg lines for Atom and Brass Castle breweries. The owners of the Triton Inn at Brantingham have re-opened the Grade II listed Rose and Crown at the start of December. Located at the North Bar Without & close to the Westwood they will be offering home cooked food local cask ales and craft beer. Royal Standard has a new licensee in Steve Smith, who as an old school landlord has

a long pedigree including the Half Moon, Skidby, Red Lion, Anlaby and the Black Prince, Cottingham. Even further back the Zoological, on Beverley Road (sadly now demolished for HDM offices) and King Billy Hull (now much extended). Cottingham The Blue Bell’s manager Andy Cox and 17 other staff were laid off with little notice just after New Year when the the leaseholder went into liquidation, sadly the pub remains closed. King William IV-sadly, Martin Green has told me is looking to step down/retire from the licensed trade and spend more family time and is seeking a buyer for the lease. Tiger- a new manager has taken over but it wasn’t looking hopeful on my visit. Just one hand pump with a clip - Sharp’s Doom Bar and no Ossett Yorkshire Blonde which had previously been a permanent fixture. Bridlington Board Inn, along the High Street the owners, Rowan Inns, have spent the past five years restoring the building to its Georgian splendour, with a multi-roomed interior featuring painted woodpanelling throughout, wood and flagstone floors, sash windows and period fireplaces – one in the room to the rear of the public bar and three

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fires in four of the first floor rooms (again wood-panelled and comfortably furnished). The front bar has seven handpumps includingTetley Mild and Bitter plus several guest beers. They are several other pubs in close by the Pack Horse soon to be selling their own beers, Old Globe Inn and Black Lion which featured in the Dad's Army film as the ‘Royal Oak’. The film’s signage is still on the side of the pub. Goodmanham Goodmanham ArmsWayward Angel will no longer be available on the bar as the All Hallows brewery have substituted it with Wolds Way IPA 4.5%, more in Brewery news. We were out and about in early February presenting the winners of the Pub of the Year 2016 awards in our town and village categories. The town winner was the Butchers Dog in Driffield, with Chequers micro pub in Beverley the runner-up. In the villages the winner was Goodmanham Arms, Goodmanham and runnerup was King William IV Cottingham. Of East Yorkshire pubs involved in the Branch Cider Pub of the Year 2016, Chequers Micropub in Beverley was 3rd overall.



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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR We received a couple of letters one about the discrepancy with the price of half pints being charged at more than half of the price of a pint. The other about the general pricing of beers and what CAMRA might try to do about it. What do you think, is it reasonable for the pubs to charge more for a half, what is the justification behind these charges, would you go to a pub on a regular basis if they charged in this way for a half? Should CAMRA do more to encourage pubs to consider the prices charged and look at ‘rewarding’ those that keep the prices down? See what you think about these letters? Dear Editor Last December my wife and I visited the CROWN & ANCHOR at Hull Bridge, Tickton for a pre-Christmas lunch which we enjoyed, but were shocked to be charged £3.90 for a pint of Frothingham Best and £2.50 for a HALF. When we queried this with the manager he replied "oh, you always charge more for two halves than a pint". In my view, even £3.90 for a pint seems pretty steep ! I cannot recall other pubs in East Yorkshire charging more than a few pence more for a half compared to a pint. I wonder if other pub users have experience of this unwelcome practice ? John & Dianne Ashton.


The second letter from Mike Caywood: I think CAMRA has done a really good job bringing real ales to so many pubs, now I think it has lost sight of itself, in other words job done. What needs to done now is name and shame pubs that are selling the ales at over inflated prices. Take Cottingham as an instance, most pints are between £3-40 to £4.00, in fact most pubs are charging top whack. If Wetherspoons, Samuel Smiths, and a few other pubs can sell real ale at decent prices why not all? A lot of people are on a tight budget these days, at least when you go into Wetherspoons or Samuel Smiths, you can get 4-5 pints for £10. You should be praising these pubs for making it possible for drinkers to go out and enjoy a pint. When you consider some of the pubs are charging £3-70 a pint there is not much change out of a tenner. When you do your survey trips and quaffing on about how good some of the beers are. . WHY NOT SAY HOW MUCH THESE PINTS ARE ? STOP GIVING AWARDS TO PUBS THAT TAKE THE DRINKERS FOR A RIDE, START PRAISING THE PUBS THAT ARE MAKING IT POSSIBLE FOR DRINKERS TO HAVE A DRINK WITHOUT GETTING AN OVERDRAFT. Any comments to the editor please at : pubmirror@hull.camra.org.uk or you can send letters by post (still) to the branch postal address which is on page 3 of this publication. We look forward to hearing your comments on these observations.

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LOCALE SCHEME EXPLAINED CAMRA LocAle is an initiative which promotes pubs stocking locally brewed real ale. The scheme builds on a growing consumer demand for quality local produce and an increased awareness of ‘green’ issues. Everyone benefits from local pubs stocking locally brewed real ale… • Public houses as stocking local real ales can increase pub visits • Consumers who enjoy greater beer choice and diversity • Local brewers who gain from increased sales • The local economy because more money is spent and retained locally • The environment due to fewer ‘beer miles’ resulting in less road congestion and pollution • Tourism due to an increased sense of local identity and pride - let’s celebrate what makes our locality different.

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Crystalbrew, Brough Dicks Brewery, Brough Gene Pool Brewery Great Newsome, South Frodingham Half Moon, Ellerton Old Mill, Snaith Wold Top, Wold Newton Yorkshire Brewing Co, Hull

If your local pub carries any of our breweries’ beer please contact our LocAle Officer Pete Mason, whose email address is on page 3 of this publication. Our LocAle pubs are listed on the opposite page.


Participating pubs are granted accreditation at

14 the discretion of the local branch, Hull & East

Yorkshire CAMRA, and subject to the licensee agreeing that they will endeavour to ensure at least one locally brewed real ale, as defined by the local branch, is on sale at all times and that only real ale, as defined by CAMRA, can be promoted as a CAMRA LocAle. The Definition of Local: For the purpose of the Hull & East Yorkshire scheme pubs would have to stock a beer from either an East Yorkshire brewery or from a brewery within 25 miles of the pub. Real ales from regional and national breweries as well as from microbreweries can be regarded as “local”, if they are brewed within what the branch has deemed to be the local area. These breweries are considered to be our LocAle breweries: • All Hallows, Goodmanham • Atom, Hull • Bird Brain, Howden • Bridlington, Bridlington • Bricknell, Hull • Cathead, Hull Hull and East Yorkshire CAMRA

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Chequers, Monks Walk, Windmill


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Kingston upon Hull: Ferguson Fawsitt

Furley & Co, Hop & Vine, Minerva, Old House, Oscars, Pave, Royal Hotel, Whalebone





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MEMBERSHIP REPORT BY TONY GARRETT While there are concerns about the demise of the pub industry, CAMRA is growing. Why? I believe that there is an increasing interest in niche beers and that includes real ales along with what have become known as craft ales. Pubs which concentrate on quality ales and, in particular, those that are not tied to a pub company appear to be the main survivors of the present downturn (although certainly not all) and many new bars feature real ale as a draw to customers. CAMRA is the biggest consumer organisation for drinkers of these beers and so it would seem natural that it would also see a rise in its membership as more people get to enjoy real ales. However, CAMRA would not survive without its strong band of members who contribute both financially (through subs) and actively by volunteering to help steer the campaign for real ale drinkers around the country. Yes, some people sign up for the Wetherspoons vouchers and some members wish to support the campaign by joining, but do not feel able to offer voluntary activity. Others (and we would like to increase the numbers in this group) want to be active in the campaign either locally or nationally. Whatever reason someone has for joining, their contribution to the campaign is important. If you want to be more active then get in touch. Contact details can be found on page 3 of this Pub Mirror. The traditional advantages of membership are:  Be a member of the most successful consumer organisation in Europe;  Be part of a social and active branch with many events throughout the year;  Be involved by nominating and selecting the pubs included in the Good Beer Guide;  Receive a monthly copy of the ‘What’s Brewing’ CAMRA newspaper, providing the latest news on CAMRA nationally and details of beer festivals and social events;  Receive a quarterly copy of the CAMRA magazine, ‘Beer,’ offering informative articles about many subjects related to beer and cider; 16  Receive a branch newsletter bi-monthly, updating you on all the local news and activities (Hull and East Yorkshire branch members only);  Receive discounts on the RRP of many CAMRA products including the best selling Good beer Guide;  Enjoy free or discounted entry to beer festivals; However, there are other incentives to help you decide whether or not to join:  Increasing numbers of pubs nationally are offering discounts on real ale to CAMRA membership card holders, including a number in this area;  £20 of vouchers for real ale and real cider at Wetherspoons pubs (40 fifty pence vouchers);  Discounts from reputable national companies (see national website for the latest offers);  More information about real cider and where to find it; If you are not currently a member you can join CAMRA today by filling in the application form in this edition of Pub Mirror, use the dedicated membership forms, or sign up on-line. It’s only £5.50 extra to buy a joint membership so it would make sense to “make it a double!”

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MEMBERS DISCOUNT SCHEME Our thanks go to the following local pubs where CAMRA members can take advantage of the following offers on production of their membership card: Please note that there have been some recent additions and removals to this list, so please note the changes Hull Pubs Avenue, Chanterlands Avenue, Hull: 10% off cask ales and food Furley and Co, Princes Dock Street, Hull; 10% off cask ales Gardeners Arms, Cottingham Road, Hull; 10% off cask ales. Goodfellowship, Cottingham Road, Hull; 30p off per pint of cask ale and 20% off food Haworth Arms, Beverley High Road, Hull; Your 8th pint of cask ale free – AND 10% off cask ale for CAMRA members; Head of Steam, Trinity Square, Hull; 20p off a pint of cask ale Old Grey Mare, Cottingham Road, Hull;10% off cask ales Pave, Princes Avenue, Hull; 10% off cask ales


East Yorkshire Town and Village Pubs Dog and Duck, Beverley: 10p off a pint of cask ale and a meal deal Mon to Fri lunch; Monks Walk, Beverley; 30p off a pint off cask ale; Green Dragon, Beverley: 20p off a pint of cask ale Triton Inn, Brantingham: 10% off cask ale; Marine Bar, Bridlington: 10% off cask ale; Red Hawk, Brough: 10% off cask ale; Fair Maid, Cottingham: 10% off cask ale; King William IV, Cottingham: 10p per pint off cask ale; Railway Inn, Cottingham: 15p off cask ale; Tiger, Cottingham: 10% off cask ales and 50p off food The Butcher’s Dog, Driffield: 10p off a pint of real ale or cider; Old Falcon, Driffield: 20p off a pint of cask ale; Light Dragoon, Etton: 20p off pint of cask ale: Haven Arms, Hedon: 50p off a pint of Cask Ale/25p off a half pint; Hed’on Inn, Hedon: 10% off cask ales; Marine Hotel, Hornsea: 10% off cask ale; New Inn, Hormsea; 20p off a pint of cask ale; Stackhouse Bar, Hornsea: 20p per pint off cask ale; Beech Tree, Kirk Ella: an Ember Inns offer of 20p off a pint of cask ale; not available Mondays New Inn, Leven: 10% off cask ale;; Sandpiper, Melton: 20% off food; Star, Sancton: 10% off cask ale; Ship Inn, Sewerby: 10p off a pint of cask ale; Sun Inn, Skirlaugh; 10% off cask ale; Ferguson Fawsitt, Walkington: 10% off a pint of cask ale Green Dragon, Welton: 10% off cask ale; Warton Arms, Woodmansey: 10% off cask ale; Old Boat Shed, Withernsea: 20p off cask ale: You can also use your Wetherspoons 50p vouchers which are now valid for real cider as well and for real ale and with a meal deal. Hull and East Yorkshire CAMRA

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MEMBERS DISCOUNT SCHEME (CONT) Please make use of these offers as they will save you money and show the pubs that CAMRA members use them. Also, please let us know if the published details appear to be incorrect. Offers change and we are not always the first to know. It is always worth taking your membership card and asking bar-staff if they offer a discount even when a pub is not listed above. You may get a nice surprise! Details of local discounts for members are publicised locally in Pub Mirror (of course), in the Members’ Digest, on the branch website, on facebook and twitter and at branch events such as the Real Ale and Cider Festival. Licensees may want to look at it as a form of advertising their pub. If you travel elsewhere in the country, check out the local CAMRA branch websites and the CAMRA magazines to find out offers available in the area you are visiting. Membership leaflets We try to keep a supply of CAMRA membership leaflets in pubs nominated for the Good Beer Guide. If the pub where you found this magazine does not have any, please let me know. Want to get active in CAMRA? Feel free to ask about what’s going on, committee or associate positions that maybe vacant, social activities and surveying for the next Good Beer Guide. You may have some great ideas for what we should do in the branch or which pubs are worthy of Good Beer Guide entries – please let us know. Relevant contact details can be found elsewhere in this Pub Mirror.


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FOLLOW THE TIGERS ON THE AMBER TRAIL We are pleased to continue our long association with the Tigers’ Official Supporters Club and suggest some real ale pubs near the grounds. Most of these pubs will be in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide, so I hope you enjoy the real ales/cider on offer. If you find any other places in the area please feel free to email the details at pubmirror@hull.camra.org.uk EVERTON - SAT 18TH MARCH (KO 15:00) Near Goodison, a fifteen minute walk away, is the Thomas Frost, (177-197 Walton Road,L4 4AJ) a Wetherspoons pub used to be a well known Liverpool departmental store. Near Lime Street Station is the Crown, (43 Lime Street, L1 1JQ) another GBG 2013 pub, a traditional bar which serves a great selection (up to 5 real ales) at prices that are easy to swallow. Also in the city centre is the Dispensary, (87 Renshaw Street, L1 2SP) a 2017 GBG pub, serves seven real ales from interesting microbreweries, attractive Victorian features make this a must to visit. MANCHESTER CITY - SAT 8TH APR (KO 15:00) It is probably best to drink in the city centre as there is a connecting tram service from Piccadilly and Victoria train stations. There are several pubs around the Printworks, with plenty of choices of food. A past GBG pub just behind the station at Piccadilly is the Jolly Angler, (47 Ducie Street, M1 2JW), also worth a visit is Port Street Beer House, (39-41 Port Street, M1 2EQ), which holds a large selection of cask and bottled beers and is also a GBG 2017 pub. STOKE CITY - SAT 15TH APR (KO 15:00) If arriving by train then the Terrace Bar (185 Leek Road, ST4 2BW) has been designated as an official away fans pub. The pub has won several CAMRA awards and is only a five minutes’ walk from the railway station and offers Sky Sports and food is also available. A shuttle bus to the ground (return cost £3 adults) runs from near the station and stops at the pub and returns after the game. Also near the station is the Glebe, (35 Glebe Street, ST4 1HG), a Joule’s Brewery 20 establishment which is one of the most visited pubs in Stoke with impressive features including stain glass windows and candlelit tables. Two reals ales from Joule’s and various other Hand pulled ales, including one real cider. A 2017 GBG pub. SOUTHAMPTON - SAT 29TH APR (KO 15.00) The ground is a little out of town and most pubs near St Marys Stadium are for Southampton fans only. Both these recommended pubs are in the current 2017 GBG. The Platform Tavern, (Town Quay, SO14 2NY), in the heart of the historic dockyard of this city, might be a good place to start with great food and real ales. Another gem is the South Western Arms, (38-40 Adelaide Road, SO17 2HW), adjoining St Denys station, takes great pride in their selection of 10 hand pump real ales and international bottled beers. CRYSTAL PALACE - SAT 13TH MAY (KO 15:00) Depending which way you get to Crystal Palace’s ground there are two-railway stations close by. at South Norwood you have a choice of a Wetherspoons, the William Stanley, (7/8 High Street, SE25 6EP), enough said, or the Alliance, (91 High Street, SE25 6EA), a highly visible corner pub, with real ales including London Pride and Abbott ale. At Thornton Heath you have another Wetherspoons, Flora Sandes, (2/4 Ambassador Houes, Brigstock Road, CR7 7JG) again enough said and the Railway Telegraph, (19 Brigstock Road, CR7 7JJ), which is a glorious throwback to better days, a generously-sized and attractive Young’s boozer situated close to the railway station with a central bar serving a large saloon and a smaller snug LONDON – General For that drink whilst waiting for the train home, the Parcel Yard at Kings Cross Station, a GBG 2017 pub, has a full range of Fuller’s cask ales - plus guest ales and premium draught beers too. There is also the Betjeman Arms on the Upper Level Concourse at St Pancras International Station, The house beer Betjeman Ale is re-badged Sharp’s Cornish Coaster. The pub serves 4 regular beers and 2 changing beers. Lunchtime and evening meals are available the pub also has an outside terrace. Hull and East Yorkshire CAMRA

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As a branch we are very proud that Angela Cawte was able to write the article re-produced here to celebrate real ale. It was published in CAMRA’s magazine ‘Beer’ to mark Hull’s status as City of Culture. The city of Kingston upon Hull – better known to most as Hull or ’Ull – has the honour of being the UK City of Culture this year, bringing the city to the attention of not just the country but, hopefully, the wider world. The local CAMRA branch hopes that, as part of the City of Culture year, visitors will also enjoy many of the city’s historic pubs and local brews. Established in the late 12th century and granted city status in 1897, Hull stands on the north bank of the Humber Estuary, on the east coast of the country. The gateway is marked by the Humber Bridge, with the city at the mouth of the River Hull. The city has a long history as a port, and a strong

fishing and whaling heritage portrayed at its own Maritime Museum, and reflected across the town by the Seven Seas Fish Trail, a guided walk designed by Gordon Young in 1992, which follows various examples of sea life engraved in the pavement. The trail originates at the City Hall and leads visitors on foot around Old Town and 41 items of fishrelated artwork representing the size of the fish, from the tiny anchovy, where the trail starts, to a 10-foot ray. While the route takes around 60 minutes, more time would be required should you decide to visit some of the numerous pubs en route. You may note the artist’s sense of humour – the shark outside a bank, or an electric eel outside the electricity substation. Hull’s strategic location meant it was the most bombed city outside of London during World War II, with 95 per cent of houses destroyed or damaged. Despite the city requiring extensive rebuilding

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after the war, there remains a varied architecturally interesting number of buildings to be viewed, with a diverse number of museums. The city is rightly proud of its connection to the slavery abolitionist and former local


MP, William Wilberforce (above) whose home, Wilberforce House, in the Museum Quarter of the Old Town, is open to the public, and close to several historic pubs. There are too many cultural icons with connections to Hull to be named here; some have given their names to streets and buildings, others have taken their lead from William Wilberforce and worked for freedom, equality and emancipation. Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly


HULL & BACK - UK CITY OF CULTURE 2017 solo from Britain to Australia, was born in the city and is one such example. As City of Culture, Hull will host daily events. Ferens Art Gallery will be displaying works of art lent to mark the event, including the 2017 Turner Prize winner, and specially commissioned photo artwork by Spencer Tunick, Sea of Hull, that has already captured much press attention. A number of oneoff events at theatrical and musical venues are planned; these include the return of Woody Woodmansey, formerly of the Spiders from Mars (Bowie’s first group), with his new band Holy Holy, to City Hall in March. Other events 24 already well established include Freedom Festival, Humber Street Sesh, Trinity Festival, Yum! Festival of Food & Drink, and many more will be bigger and better. A list of events is on the City of Culture website at hull2017. co.uk/whatson Like most UK cities, Hull’s original breweries are no longer in business. The first recorded was Gleadow, Dibb and Co, which became Anchor brewery. The Hull Brewery Company followed and was renamed North Country Breweries before being sold to Mansfield brewery and, in turn, being bought out by Marston’s. Darley and Moors’ & Robson’s breweries also had a presence in Hull.

Both have left a legacy of interesting architectural features throughout the city; more information can be found using breweryhistory.com/ Defunct/YorksEast.htm The boom in new breweries across the UK has been reflected in Hull, with five being launched in the past few years. Currently, the city is home to Atom brewery, Bricknell brewery, Cathead brewery, Gene Pool and

Yorkshire Brewing Company (above) Hull CAMRA’s LocAle Scheme also covers the area’s other local breweries, which sell their beers in the city’s pubs – these include Great Newsome and Wold Top, both of which have evolved from farmers’ diversification into brewing. Other smaller microbrewers, including All Hallows, Bird Brain, Crystalbrew, Half Moon and Old Mill, produce within the local CAMRA branch’s boundary or 25 miles of the city, so may also have their beers available in some of the local free houses. The CAMRA branch maintains a list inventory of all the pubs serving real ales under the

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LocAle Scheme at hull.camra. org.uk In the Old Town around Market Place and King Street, Hull boasts the country’s largest parish church by floor area, Holy Trinity Church.

Dating from around 1300, it will be elevated to the status of minster during the City of Culture year, on 13 May, becoming Hull Minster. The church features magnificent stained-glass windows and brightly painted ceilings (worth a visit to see their Victorian splendour), which combine to produce the most stunning of interiors, and some of the finest medieval brickwork in the country, as well as the organ, part of which dates back to 1622. It also holds another rather special purpose as, for the past six years, it has been transformed by the local branch into its three-day Real Ale & Cider Festival venue. In 2017, the branch’s 39th event will be held from 16th to 18th November with an anticipated attendance

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HULL & BACK - UK CITY OF CULTURE 2017 of up to 5,000 people. The festival has proved to be overwhelmingly popular, although the venue restricts the ability to continually increase the quantity of beers available. It has grown considerably compared with the first event at the church. The opportunity to enjoy real ale in a working church has proved to be irresistible to many. The organisers plan to source more than 150 casks of real ale, 30+ ciders and a selection of bottled beers to be available during the event. The organisers pride themselves on the longest handpull bar in the city, which runs the length of one part of the south aisle. Additionally, other beers served on gravity provides opportunities to enjoy beers chosen from both LocAle, regional and national breweries. The majority of the businesses that gave Old Town its prosperity have now moved elsewhere, but did leave a legacy of many fine Victorian buildings. The area maintains a wide range of well-regarded pubs selling beers from both national and local breweries, many of which feature in the Good Beer Guide (GBG) and Yorkshire’s Real Heritage Pubs. But what else attracts the real ale drinker? A walk around the historic pubs of the area will take in the George Hotel (above Middle) in the unusually named Land of Green Ginger,

poetry. Larkin worked as chief librarian at the university’s Brynmor Jones Library from 1955-85. His works mention numerous landmarks around the city, including the Royal Station Hotel, where a bronze sculpture of Larkin (below)

featuring the UK’s smallest window, used in the days of horse-drawn travel to look out for approaching coaches; Ye Olde White Harte, recently on The Hairy Bikers’ Pubs That Built Britain TV programme, the epitome of a Victorianthemed pub. As the site of the Plotting Parlour, the pub has direct connections to the English Civil War when, in 1642, Sir John Hotham refused King Charles access to the city and the arsenal of arms stored there. Close by is Ye Olde Black Boy (below), once a traditional

tobacconists, with a two-room interior and a real fire (when the weather dictates). This has replaced the jazz club that met there in the days of poet Philip Larkin with folk music and features in his

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now greets visitors to the city, outside the station entrance of the hotel at the 25 Paragon Interchange. Larkin’s Bar on Newland Avenue commemorates his place in Hull’s culture. Larkin is not the only poet connected to Hull. Andrew Marvell is also recognised with a statue in Trinity Square, facing Holy Trinity Church; perhaps another reason to visit the beer festival held there? The opening of a number of new caféstyle bars has led to the popularity of Princes (known as Prinny) Avenue and Newland Avenue, just to the north-west of the city centre. Although not all sell real ale, many do, and provide a diverse selection of places to visit. The GBGlisted New Adelphi Club, De Grey Street, is rightly famous


HULL & BACK - UK CITY OF CULTURE 2017 for launching the careers of many of the country’s best bands and musicians. Noted artists who’ve performed here include The Housemartins (Norman Cook, aka DJ Fatboy Slim’s, first band), The Beautiful South, Oasis, Pulp and Attila the Stockbroker. The Haworth Arms on the corner of Cottingham Road and Beverley Road was featured in the 1973 BBC Play for Today, Land of Green Ginger, written by Alan Plater, with the first family of folk, The Watersons, performing in the club in the upstairs function room. Further along Cottingham Road is the University of 26 Hull, where the development of liquid crystals in 1972 led to it being the first such establishment to get a Queen’s Award for Technological Achievement. Some pubs of interest away from the Old Town include the Whalebone (below) in Wincolmlee (Branch Pub of the Year 2014/15/16). The pub

retains original signage and displays a wide range of old photographs with reference

to the city’s industrial and sporting history. The Hop & Vine (below) in Albion Street

is a basement pub in the only remaining Georgian terrace in Hull. Specialising in cider, it has won many CAMRA awards, particularly that of Joint National CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year in 2010. Considering Hull’s location many miles away from traditional cider orchards, this was a tremendous achievement. The growing popularity of real cider does mean rural East Yorkshire has two cider producers: Moorlands and Colemans. The first pub to pass (or not) is a relatively new establishment, GBG-listed Furley & Co (below). The

premises overlook the disused Princes Dock, now home to a shopping centre built on stilts over it. Walk further and you’ll come across the Minerva at the pier head, which looks out over the Humber. The

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pub once had an in-house brewery, the Pilots’ Pride (now sadly closed) and also has perhaps the smallest pub room in the country, seating just three.

Hull Truck Theatre (above) originally founded in 1971 and operating from a lorry, is now housed in its own 440seat theatre, purpose-built as part of the St Stephens development adjacent to Hull station. John Godber, writer of Bouncers and Up ’n’ Under, was artistic director for 25 years from 1984. A full programme of events will be running throughout 2017. Hull is also home to The Deep (below) the world’s only

submarium. Opened in 2002, with four tanks containing more than 3,500 species, including seven types of shark, it is the most popular family visitor centre in Hull and a landmark centre for marine research. Built at the confluence of two rivers, the area is known as Sammy’s

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Hull is a city of culture, heritage, entertainment, festivals, spectacular events and superlatives; it holds the only beer festival in the biggest parish church; and visitors can look through the smallest window in the world and drink in the smallest room in the country. There is so much to enjoy, see and do. It’s never dull in ’ull. Come and

see for yourself and enjoy a great pint of real ale or cider while you do. FURTHER INFORMATION For those planning to visit Hull by train, it can be reached directly by Hull Trains or Virgin Trains East Coast via Doncaster from London’s King Cross in just over two and a half hours, or using Northern Trains from regional destinations. The city’s Paragon Interchange provides links to the surrounding area and nearby towns. Hull is connected to mainland Europe via P&O North Sea Ferries service to Rotterdam and Zeebrugge, and is often considered a gateway to Europe.


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ROWAN INNS AND THE BOARD Rowan Inns, owned by Paul Wheeler and Joanne Rowan, have a long history of rescuing and restoring traditional pubs in Hull and East Yorkshire. The Board Inn, in the Old Town is probably their greatest achievement being a run-down boozer, awkwardly extended into the adjoining building some years ago. Over a period of five years Paul has restored both buildings to their former glory, featuring C18th panelled walls, flagged and wooden floors and open fires. All rooms are comfortably furnished and the Board’s architectural merits are reflected in its Grade II Listing and mention in Pevsner. It seems American tourists have already discovered The Board, following the Dad’s Army Trail !


The adjoining building, The Priory, will open later this year serving craft beers, craft ciders and food. The former stables to the rear of the Board are being converted to The Tap, with real ales, beer festivals and functions on the cards. In Scarborough, they refurbished the Hole in the Wall which now features in the Good Beer Guide 2017. In Hull, the Humber St Andrew Club was reopened as the William Gemmell Alehouse, again following refurbishment, and now serving three real ales.Also in Hull some years ago they bought the Whalebone from Tetleys with the adjoining house and eventually sold it to Alex Craig and the rest is history for this multiaward winning pub. We wish them well with their future projects.

BRANCH PUBS OF THE YEAR 2016 POTY HULL WINNER - Whalebone, Wincolmlee, Hull Runner Up - Furley & Co, Dock Street, Hull Third - George Hotel, Land of Green Ginger, Hull The other contenders were - Hop & Vine, Albion Street, Hull - Minerva, Nelson Street, Hull POTY TOWN WINNER - Butchers Dog, Driffield Runner Up - Chequers, Beverley Third - Marine Bar, Bridlington The other contenders were - Hed’on Inn, Hedon - Stackhouse Bar, Hornsea POTY VILLAGE WINNER - Goodmanham Arms, Goodmanham Runner Up - King William IV, Cottingham Third - Ship Inn, Dunswell The other contenders were - Barrel, Walkington - Beech Tree, Kirkella - Hope & Anchor, Blacktoft CPOTY WINNER - Whalebone, Wincolmlee, Hull Runner Up - Hop & Vine, Albion Street, Hull Third - Chequers, Beverley The other contenders were - Butchers Dog, Driffield - Furley & Co, Dock Street, Hull - George Hotel, Land of Green Ginger, Hull Around 70 pubs were originally in contention for these awards and the finalists were selected by the voting of our branch members in November 2016. The top pubs in each category were then judged using our national guidelines criteria for POTY awards. Presentation report on pages 30/31




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BRANCH PUBS OF THE YEAR 2016 After months of organised survey trips the length and breadth of Hull & the East Riding a great deal of members visited many, many pubs in the area, some regular haunts and some new ones but all selling good real ales. The members present on each trip voted on the quality of the ales in each pub and the average scores were logged. In November all of the nominated pubs are voting on and the top five of the three categories that include Hull, towns and villages went to a further vote where many judges who volunteer from both committee and members of the branch went around their given categories independently to vote on not only the quality of the ales but also the cleanliness, decor, 30 prices and many more general points. Once all the scores were in, the Pub of the Year sub-committee sat down and collated all the information and finally announced the results at the January branch open meeting. Thanks must go to ALL committee members for their hard work and dedication that keeps our branch going from strength to strength. SUNDAY 5th FEBRUARY 2017

Time to award the licensees of the winners & runners up of the categories of Towns & Villages with their certificate and thank them for their incredibly hard work throughout the year. The chairman Stewart Campbell organised the times and visits although he could not make the trip himself because he was sunning

himself in Whitby. 1230 - the bus arrived on time to pick the majority of the group up outside Hull Truck on Ferensway, we made our way down Beverley Road and then onto Beverley bus station where we picked up a few more members. We arrived at our first pub on time. 1330 - Butchers Dog, Driffield, winner of the Town Pub of the Year 2016. This was my first visit to this particular pub but straight away I could see why it won, a well appointed and intimate real ale bar selling ales of the best quality and a great choice of all light, golden and dark beers also a great selection of real ciders Some members also took advantage of the complimentary cheese & biscuits that are laid on every Sunday afternoon. Bernie presented the certificate to the licensee Natalie Waudby (below) and she responded with her thanks to all members

involved. A pub well worth of a return visit very soon. So far our trip was running to time and we left there at 1420 and made or way to the next port of call. 1450 - Goodmanham Arms, Goodmanham, winner of the Village Pub of the Year 2016. This pub is one of my personal favourites in the East Riding region, not only

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does it boast its own brewed ales (All Hallows') but it is one of the friendliest 'proper' village pubs I know, both the landlord and landlady go out of their way to make you feel welcome. A pub which also has its own motorcycle museum. After waiting for the landlord to arrive from another appointment we sampled a couple of their superbly kept beers, my favourite being All Hallows' porter. This time Angela stepped behind the bar to do the honours of presenting Vito & Abbie Loggozi (below) with the certificate to add to their well

deserved collection. Much to the pleasure of his customers Vito then announced the next round was on him to all his locals for their support. We sadly had to leave there slightly later than planned at 1555. 1620 - King William IV, Cottingham. Runner up of the Village Pub of the Year 2016. A pub with several rooms all with their own character, the bar which is very much an old style regulars room with purpose built dominoes tables and darts, the walls adorned with many pictures of the local characters throughout the years, the lounge is a smart restaurant area of the pub and there is also a backroom used for private events. This is a Marston’s

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PRESENTATION TRIP BY JON MAJOR pub and so is tied on what it can sell, nevertheless the good selection of what they do sell is of best quality of both ales and real ciders. Once again Angela did the honours presenting the certificate to the licensee Martin Green (above) to add to his extensive

collection of both winners & runners up certificates from previous years, these are a testament to his many years of hard work at the 'King Billy'. In his response Martin thanked the local members of CAMRA for their judgements over the years but he graciously asked if next year we could leave him out of the judging and give another smaller pub around the villages a chance to win an award to boost their recognition. A very kind gesture Martin and thank you for your service not only to your local community but to all passing customers. Leaving King Billy at 1715 we made our way to our last stop. 1735 - Chequers, Beverley.

Runner Up Town Pub of the Year 2016. A micro pub tucked away just off the Saturday Market area of the beautiful town of Beverley, a

‘must do‘ pub to visit when in this area selling both ales and real ciders from many local breweries and some from further afield all kept in the best possible condition. We were supposed to visit one more pub on this trip but with a mix up of the certificate the decision was made to cancel the next one and present it at a later date, this gave us more time to sample the offerings of the Chequers. Again Angela was pushed forward to present the certificate to Ian Allott (below) who himself is a CAMRA member and great supporter of the local breweries. We were enjoying ourselves very much here but had to say goodbye at 1900. After a very hard day's work we made our way back to Hull for a well deserved rest.

The day saw most members travelling on the coach with others joining us throughout the day all enjoying a fabulous day out. Alan 'Tower Block’ Taylor, his partner Moira, Beefy (aka Mark Bainton) and myself decided to have a debrief of the day's events in the Punch Hotel in Hull so it was just as well I made notes about the day's proceedings because by the end of the night I was very tired. On the following Friday a small band of committee and branch members went around

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Hull to present the Hull Pub of the Year award and the Branch Cider Pub of the Year

award (above) to Jamie at the Whalebone Inn this being the third year running he has won the Hull Pub award. These were presented by our Hull Pubs officer Mark Spight.

We continued our trip to Hop & Vine to present Dave with the runner up Cider Pub of the Year award (above) and then on to Furleys (below) to present the Hull Pub runners up award to Ian his second award in 2016 both presented by Angela.

May we wish all the pubs in the branch area all the best for 2017 and if you know of any pub/bar selling quality real ales that you think should be included in the upcoming survey trips please let a member of the committee know as soon as possible.



PUBS PRESERVATION SOCIETY Planning Sadly the trend to decimate the area’s rich pub heritage continues. Here are just some of the changes that have taken place since the last edition of Pub Mirror 1. The Royal Mail, Thorngumbald has now been flattened to make way for a glass and steel box masquerading as an Asset of Community Value (at least that is what the Co-op said it would be). 2. The Criterion on Hessle Road, a listed building no less, has closed and is to be converted to flats 3. The Royal Oak, Cartwright Lane, Beverley closed its doors in October 2016 and the new owners have now been 32 given permission to convert it into a house. 4. The Ringside, Beverley Road, Hull along with its boxing club is to be converted to flats. 5. The Bull Inn (Hotel? noone is sure which is correct), Beverley Road, Hull, (below)

was closed on 28 January and is likely to be converted to flats and some form of retail use. 6. Perth Street Club, Perth Street West, Hull has closed and an application has been

submitted to demolish it and build flats on the site The branch objected to the first three of the above proposals but, while the comments were taken into account, the planners felt, certainly in the case of items 2 and 3, that some continued use of the buildings was better than leaving them empty. While the argument of continued use cannot be disagreed with their continued use as a pub would obviously have been preferable. In the case of both the Royal Oak and the Royal Mail the failure of the ACV nominations were cited as material considerations in granting the applications. Sad to say that although losing the Ringside pub and Perth Street Club are yet more losses their demise will not be as keenly felt as the others. The Bull has been pub for over 100 years and is both a listed building and in the Beverley Road Conservation Area. Investigations by the branch have shown that the pubs operators have gone into liquidation and the ultimate owners – Marston’s – have sold it to a developer. Nominating the pub as an ACV could be a double edged sword given the fact that a change of use as described above would need planning permission anyway and as has been seen with both the Royal Mail and the Royal

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Oak failure to designate is seen as proof that the pub use is not sustainable. Rest assured, however, that any plans for the building will be closely scrutinised and the relevant representations made if the branch feels that they are detracting from the appearance building. Another pub which is under threat in a different way is the Tiger Inn in Beverley, another listed building. The owners have applied to, among other things; remove the wall between the bar and the snug. Following debates within the branch the PPO objected to the proposal, an objection that was fully endorsed by the Beverley Town Council. The grounds for the objection were that making the two rooms into one would destroy the historic multi roomed interior which was one of the reasons for the listing in the first place. Add to that the fact that 15 years ago the same wall was removed without permission and Punch were made to reinstate it following an objection from the then branch chairman, Alan Canvess. Following the objection and a discussion between the PPO and the Conservation Officer of East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) a possible compromise has been mooted and alternatives have been explored. Enough of the doom and gloom though! There is

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BY KEN SMITH actually some good news regarding pubs in the area. Firstly the main window (below) in the Royal Standard,

North Bar Within, Beverley, is to be replaced with one matching the original which was smashed over 20 years ago. This turn of events is down to some good liaison between the branch and the ERYC planning department so I’d like to thank both Malte Klockner the conservation officer and Danielle Kiernan the planning officer for their assistance and support in this matter. Thanks must also go to long standing branch member John Ashton, who managed to find the all-important picture of the original that ultimately led to this reinstatement. Secondly three planning applications to open new micro pubs have been approved by ERYC, one in a former pub in Hutton Cranswick and one in a disused retail unit in Brough. Neither of these is as yet operational as far as we know but if anyone knows different please get in touch. Last, but definitely not least in this good news, is the opening

of the New Royal Mail at Thorngumbald. Rising as it has like a phoenix from the ashes (or rubble in this case) of the original it is well worth a visit. See the Holderness Pubs Officers report for more information on this new gem in our area. Not new pubs but alterations and improvements that are planned for existing ones include 7. Hull Cheese, Paragon Street, Hull - conversion of the upper floors to bed and breakfast accommodation (Approved) 8. Larkins, Newland Avenue, Hull, - change of use of the adjacent car sales area to a beer garden (Approved) 9. Minerva, Nelson Street, Hull – change of use of the second floor to hotel rooms with minor alterations to the ground floor. (Approved) 10. Silvers, Silver Street, Hull – change of use of parts of the building to a hotel (17 bedrooms in all). (Pending Consideration) Another pub with a brighter future is the Station, Beverley Road, Hull (top right) which was recently taken over by new owner Andrew Large. It is in the area covered by the Beverley Road Townscape Heritage Scheme. This centrally funded scheme has been set up to help property owners carry out work to the frontage of their

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premises and improve the overall appearance of the conservation area. The scheme operators are intending to liaise with all the property owners and as this distinctive pub is in a prominent location it must be in line for some assistance. ACVs Once again there are no new nominations or designations to report. The outstanding nomination for the Bear at South Cave drags on as ERYC have failed to make a decision as they are still awaiting a ruling from the legal team regarding the branch’s eligibility to nominate premises. Strangely there is a positive side of this delay in that while the nomination remains “live” the moratorium on selling, demolishing or changing its use under the permitted development rights remains in place. None of this, however, stops them from simply closing the pub and as they have plans to re-open the Fox & Coney further along the village this could well be an option they choose to exercise.




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Examples of Traditional Handpumps What are ‘Smooth’ beers? Smooth beers are brewed in much the same way as real ale but eventually the natural yeast is killed and processed to give longer shelf life. The dead beer is then resurrected by means of chemicals and served chilled by gas pressure through fonts. Smooth beer sales are also known as nitro-keg beer.

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THE SOCIAL SCENE November 13th, Remembrance Sunday, the branch enjoyed a day out in Sheffield, sadly due to work, I was unable to attend so John Clark led the group.

these included Great Heck Voodoo Mild and 33 Citra Pale Ale and Glentworth Fallen Star, however the Nicaraguan Rum Stout was proving the popular choice, with many messages telling me exactly what I was missing, thanks guys!!!

They started at the Rutland Arms before heading to the Tap and Tankard. Next was The group then headed for the Grapes which served home, a quick stop off at the Abbeydale Moonshine and Sheffield Station Tap (below) Tetley Bitter. The next stop was

the Three Tuns (above), which proclaims to be Sheffield’s most haunted pub, however 36 the group managed to avoid all spirits and instead enjoy Easy Rider, Titanic Cappuccino and Blue Bee Citrus. From there, the group headed to Kelham Island and the first stop was the Shakespeare, one of the finest pubs Sheffield has to offer, beers on offer included Manchester Brewing Coffee Porter, Abbeydale Deception, Raw IPA Chromarty and Mallinsons Spa. Venturing further into Kelham Island and visits to the Fat Cat and Kelham Island Tavern, where 10 beers could be found including Bradfield Farmers Blonde and Barnsley Best Bitter. Venturing into the valley of beer and after a visit to the Riverside, the group then headed to the Harlequin where 6 beers were on offer,

the perfect way to finish off the day. A very big thank you to John Clark for stepping into the breech in my absence; Mike Heseltine for passing on the pubs information and Mark Spight for letting me know exactly what I was missing!!! December 11th, the branch held its annual Christmas social, with members and guests enjoying a day out in York.

most of the group stayed together and our next stop was the Judges Lodging, a traditional building with a modern refurbishment, we enjoyed a choice of Yorkshire Sparkle, Thwaite’s Wainwright & Lancaster Bomber and Tim Taylor’s Landlord. A short walk into the heart of York and a brave furrow through the Christmas shoppers saw us arrive at the Punch Bowl, here we were treated to John Smith’s, Rudgate Ruby Mild, Longman Pale Ale and Nicholson Pale Ale. Again we braved the streets packed with shoppers before stopping at the Stonegate. Again we found the premises to be a historic building and although it is more of a restaurant than a pub, we were more than welcome and enjoyed 12 Drummers and T’owd odger. We moved on and with everyone in festive spirits, we stopped off at the Last Drop Inn, a York brewery pub, we found 6 beers from their repertoire including Centurions Ghost, Guzzler and Nippy Nights.

The day didn’t get off to a good start though with our meeting point, York Brewery Tap closed and to make matters worse, so was the pub next door!!! We decided to have a short walk round the corner to the Maltings where we had the choice of 7 beers including Just around the corner from Roosters Old Faithful, York the Last Drop Inn (above) Guzzler and Hop Studio Porter. is the Shambles, another historic York building with a At this point people went off in warm welcome inside, here different directions, however we were treated to Shambles

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BY STEVE ALLISON Dark, York Guzzler and Milk Smoked Porter. By now dusk had set in and so what better way to keep spirits up than a trip to the Blue Bell, one of York’s oldest pubs, the small 2 roomed venue offered up 7 beers including Kelham Island Kelham Best, Bradfield Farmers Blonde, Rudgate Ruby Mild and Acorn Olicana. By now we were aware that time wasn’t on our side so we headed out towards our departure point, though we still had time to visit the Red Lion which had 6 beers on offer including Purity Mad Goose, Dizzy Blonde, Roosters Yankee and Isaac Poad.

rewarded with a choice of 8 beers.

Our next stop was the Spread Eagle (above) a Marston’s pub with Hobgoblin, Pedigree and Burton Bitter. Our final venue was the Rook and Gaskill, a pub named after (so the sign in the pub said) two criminals from Beverley who were hanged in York. Thankfully we were on our best behaviour and were

Sadly, time beat us and before we knew it, we were making our way home, not before we’d stopped off at St Vincents, no not a nunnery or any form of church building, but a pub in the village of Sutton upon Derwent, a regular in the Good Beer Guide for a number of years, with a choice of 6 beers it’s easy to see why it’s so popular. With that we returned home having enjoyed an early Christmas present.

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We are always being asked for Dog Friendly pubs in our area so with the help of our branch member Steve Purdie and his dog Belle (below) here is a list of pubs we know about. If you know of anymore please email me at pubmirror@hull.camra.org.uk with the details Woolpack, Beverley Chequers, Beverley Dog and Duck, Beverley Tiger, Beverley Royal Standard, Beverley Potting Shed, Beverley Monks Walk, Beverley (NEW) King William IV, Cottingham Hallgate Tavern, Cottingham (NEW) Railway, Cottingham Blue Bell, Cottingham Butchers Dog, Driffield Marquis of Granby, Easington White Horse, Easington Plough, Hollym Luciens Bar, Hornsea New Inn, Hornsea (NEW) Stackhouse Bar, Hornsea Head of Steam, Hull People’s Republic, Hull

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Sailmakers, High St. Hull Furley & Co, Hull Whalebone, Hull Lord Nelson, Hull St. John’s, Hull Queens, Hull Bay Horse, Hull William Hawkes, Hull Polar Bear, Hull Old English Gentleman, Hull Blue Bell, Hull Black Boy, Hull The Station, Hull The County, Hull (NEW) Carpenters Arms, Market Weighton Red Lion, Market Weighton Holderness Inn, Patrington Humber Tavern, Paull Coach and Horses, Welwick Old Boat Shed, Withersea



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Doncaster’s own Microbrewery Got anything planned for the Easter Holidays? Why not pop along to the Beer Festival at Doncaster Brewery & Tap Thursday 13th April until Monday 17th April 12noon - 11pm each day 6 Beers on the front bar along with 6 Traditional Ciders 12 Beers from different Breweries on the back bar 8 Keg Beers along with an extensive range of European Bottled Beers Wilkinson Butchers pork pies and various snacks available Doncaster Brewery & Tap, 7 Young Street, Doncaster DN1 3EL Telephone: 01302 376436 / 07921 970941 Twitter: @DonnyBrewery - Facebook: facebook.com/Doncaster.brewery - Email: brewer@doncasterbrewery.co.uk


Beech Tree Southella Way, Kirkella, HU10 7LS, Tel: 01482 654350

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Goodmanham Arms, Main Street GOODMANHAM, YO43 5JA 01430 873849 Regular Beers: Peg Fyfe Dark Mild (ABV 3.6%), Ragged Robin Ruby Ale (4.8%), No Notion Porter (ABV 5.6%), Elder and Wiser (ABV 3.8%), Wolds Way IPA (4.5%) BLO - John Ashton Abbie brewed SLEIGHTED, a dark 5.2% winter ale over the festive period - reminiscent of Old Peculier and really superb. In addition to brewing for their new pub, the BAY HORSE at Burythorpe nr. Malton, enquiries are still welcome from the free trade so, landlords,why not give Abbie a ring?


Unit 4 Food & Tech Park Malmo Road, Sutton Fields Ind Est W HULL, HU7 0YF 40 07908 737769 Regular Beers: Blonde (ABV 4%), Pale Ale (ABV 4.5%), Dark Alchemy (ABV 4.9%), India Pale Ale (ABV 5.6%) BLO - Chris Smith


30 Hallgate, HOWDEN Goole, DN14 7SL 01430 432166 Regular Beers: Shiny’s (ABV 3.9%), Howden Bitter (ABV 3.9%) BLO - Stewart Campbell


Pack Horse 7 Market Pl, Bridlington YO16 4QJ Regular Beers: Quay Gold (ABV 4.2%), BLO - Tony Garrett Hull and East Yorkshire CAMRA

Rob and Helen continue to work on getting the brewery up and running in an outhouse of the Pack Horse pub in Bridlington old town. It will be really good to see the brewery back to firing on all cylinders again. Rob says that once they have their first brew up and running, they will continue regular brewing throughout 2017. Watch this space!

BRICKNELL BREWERY 67 Bricknell Avenue HULL HU5 4ET 07729 722953

Current Beer Range: Saazy Blonde (ABV 4.0%), Cascade Pale (ABV 4.5%), Anchor Pale Ale (ABV 4.9%), Double Anchor IPA (ABV 6.2%), Bosphorous 1875 (Strong Dark Ruby Ale), (ABV 6.5%), Chocolate Porter (ABV 4.8%), Slavanka 1873 (Imperial Russian Stout) (ABV 7.0%) BLO - John Rushforth

THE BUTCHERS DOG The Butcher Dog Brewery has ceased brewing for the time being, although they are looking to brew again in other brewer premises. They have kept there orginal recipes, we will keep you informed.


Building 40, Humber Business Park, Saltgrounds Road, BROUGH, HU15 1ED 07773 938380 Regular Beers: Blond (ABV 4.5%), Jade (ABV 4.0%), Black Pearl Treacle Stout (ABV 5%), BLO - John Rushforth 5 brews, Belle, Anzac Pale, Hawk and Summer Breeze all at 3.8%ABV and Indian Summer IPA at 5.2% ABV. Look out for further news very soon. New Branch Website - www.hull.camra.org.uk


Regular Beers: Mild (ABV 3.4%), Bitter (ABV 3.9%), Old Curiosity (ABV 4.5%), Bullion (ABV 4.7%), Blonde Bombshell (ABV 4.0%),

7 Pickering Grange Brough HU15 1GY East Yorkshire 01482 667329 and 07792 417564

Seasonal Beers: MARCH MIST - ABV 4.0% A balanced malty bitter with a refreshing hop finish APRIL FOOL - ABV 4.2% A pale bitter with a complexity of hop, giving a lingering pleasant hoppy aftertaste. THREE RIVERS - ABV 3.9% Available May: A golden bitter with spicy citrus hop notes

GENEPOOL BREWERY Unit 6 Arthur Street Hull HU3 6BH Tel: 07760 669157

Regular beers: D.N.Ale (ABV 4.5%) Coming Soon: Pale Ale (ABV 4.6%), Primordial Ooze (ABV 4.3%), Genetic Code (ABV 5.8%),


Hunmanby Grange, Wold Newton DRIFFIELD, YO25 3HS 01723 892222 ww.woldtopbrewer.co.uk

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Great Newsome Farm South Frodingham Winestead HULL, HU12 0NR 01964 612201 www.greatnewsomebrewery.co.uk

Regular Beers: Bitter (ABV 3.7%), Wold Gold (ABV 4.8%), Headland Red (ABV 4.3%), Anglers Reward (ABV 4.0%)

Regular Beers: Sleck Dusk (ABV 3.8%), Pricky Back Otchan (ABV 4.2%), Frothingham Best (ABV 4.3%), Jem’s Stout (ABV 4.3%) BLO - Stewart Campbell


Forge House, Ellerton YORK, YO42 4PB 01757 288977 07741 400508 or 07736 112399

Scarborough Fair IPA was recently named as one of the 10 best gluten free beers, this deep, well-rounded beer with the perfect balance of depth of flavour to hop character, it’s smooth, big and fruity. Also, look out for the Marmalade Porter; it’s initial tangy sharpness and earthy, coffee-finish make it stand out as something a little different as far as gluten-free beers go. Against the Grain is also a gluten free beer in our range.

Regular Beers: F’Hops Sake (ABV 3.9%), Dark Masquerade (ABV 3.6%), Old Forge Bitter (ABC 3.8%) KISMET (ABV 3.8%)


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Spring Fling is a cask beer that is only available during March, so seek it out at your local pub as soon as possible! Home grown malts and Willamette hops give this easy drinking, straw coloured beer, a crisp bitterness with a hint of citrus aroma. A beer to put a spring in your step, just like the mad March hares that abound on our rolling Yorkshire Wolds this month!





Regular Beers: Supernatural Blonde (ABV 4.5%), Oregon Gold (ABV 4.5%), Mutiny (ABV 4.2%), Yorkshire Passion (ABV 4.5%), Blackjack (ABV 4.5%), Mosaic (ABV 4.2%), Moondance (ABV 4.5%), Raspberry Tipple (ABV 4.8%), Strawberry Blonde (ABV 4.8%), Waverider (ABV 5.2%), Shangri-La (ABV 6.0%). BLO - Mark Bainton


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Old Ebenezer a dark special ale was available at New Year. Hint of coffee? chocolate? spices? Jamaican rum? fruit maybe? there’s some starters to begin with now go and try it 42 yourself and decide. Beers are now being considered for selection into the GBBF, so with fingers crossed it would be good to see another cask or two at this year’s festival. Raspberry Tipple got a lot of positive comments at last year’s! You may be in luck at our festival 16th-18th November at Holy Trinity again..yes NOVEMBER not April as renovation work is scheduled. Nobody wants masonry dust in their beer. TIMOTHY TAYLOR ANNOUNCES NEW ALE Timothy Taylor’s are pleased to announce the introduction of Knowle Spring blonde to their range of cask ales. Named after the Knowle Spring upon which the brewery sits, and draws its water, this easy-drinking 4.2% ABV blonde cask beer will be launched into pubs from the 1st March 2017. Hull and East Yorkshire CAMRA

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CHEERS! BREWCULTURE FOR 2017 LEGACY FUND It's now time to enjoy the official Hull 2017 beers. Produced under the new Brewculture label, they are handcrafted, 100 per cent natural and showcase local brewing skills. Hull and East Yorkshire firms Great Newsome Brewery and the Yorkshire Brewing Company are combining forces to supply bottled and draught beers, and for every pint or bottle sold, they will make a five per cent contribution to the Hull UK City of Culture 2017 legacy fund. The first delivery was to Humber Street Gallery and the beers will be available to pubs, shops, hotels and restaurants across the region and for events.

is unashamedly northern in keeping with city of culture," he said.

5% IPA named Breeze after the region's green energy revolution,

Yorkshire Brewing Company owner Guy Falkingham said: "The blonde ale is based on an old Hull Brewery recipe for pale ale, but we've given it a contemporary twist by using New World hops. "It's unusual for rival breweries to work together like this and the collaboration will lead to wider availability of high quality products during the culture year."

The focus will then switch to a draught beer for the Roots and Routes season.

Martin Green, Director Hull 2017, said: "It's brilliant to see local brewers joining forces to create these new beers for Hull 2017, which we hope will be enjoyed by people in Hull and across the region. "As well as joining our wine and crisps suppliers, it means people buying one of these new beers will do so knowing that it is going to contribute to the Hull 2017 legacy fund, which will bring benefits to the city after the year is over."

Farm-based Great Newsome grows its own malting barley for a range of beers, which include world gold medal winner Frothingham best bitter, Sleck Dust blonde bitter, Jem's Stout and golden ale Pricky Back Otchan. As well as its standard range, such as Supernatural Blonde and Oregon Gold, the Yorkshire Brewing Company produces seasonal and special beers, which have included the Save Dead Bod golden ale. Breaking News The following awards have just been made by CAMRA at the current Rotherham Real Ale & Music Festival…

The breweries have worked collaboratively to brew two bottled beers a best bitter and a complementary blonde ale – plus a draught ale. Matthew Hodgson, owner of Great Newsome, said the bottled beers produced by both breweries would be 'easy drinking' and appeal to a wide market. "The special bitter is a very simple concept and

Mr Hodgson added: "We are sure local people and visitors will enjoy our beers and we're proud to be giving something back to help future arts projects."

In addition to the bottled beer, both breweries are also producing the first Brewculture draught beer for the remainder of the Made in Hull season. It is an Anglo-German-style

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Yorkshire Brewing Co - Silver award for Waverider in the ‘Strong Bitter’ category Bronze award for Raspberry Tipple in the ‘Speciality’ category Gene Pool Brewery - Silver award for Paleo in the ‘Bitter’ category. Congratulations to both breweries.



Here we go a Wassailing... During January there were 3 local wassails at orchards around Hull (Pickering Road Community Orchard), Lincolnshire (Skidbrooke) and East Yorkshire (Colman’s Cider in Kilham). Our CAMRA branch had members at all three of these traditional events, each of which took on a different style.

Wassailing is an ancient tradition, predominantly seen in the southern cider producing areas, but over the last half century finding its 44 way up to the north as well. The word ‘wassail’ comes from the Anglo-Saxon phrase ‘waes hael”, meaning good health. Although there is a form of wassailing based around merrymakers going from one house to another with a wassail bowl containing something nice and fermented (ale, cider and mead are all quoted), in the cider orchards, it related to the blessing of the trees and scaring off evil spirits from the area. The wassailers then move to the orchards, singing, shouting, banging pots and pans, and even firing shotguns, generally making as much noise as possible in order to both waken the sleeping tree spirits, and also to frighten off any evil demons that may be lurking in the branches.

Cider soaked toast is placed on the tree branches as a form of blessing and to feed the local robins. Lucky robins, as they have to stay sober for the rest of the year! Mummers plays are also linked to these celebrations and we saw the preparations for one of these in the pub following the Skidbrooke Wassail. Mumming means ‘making diversion in disguise’ and involves men and women exchanging clothes, putting on masks and, amongst other things putting on a play with a silly plot.

Pickering Road Community Orchard is an NHS inspired enterprise, which was planted in 2003 to promote healthy living. The wassail has been running for several years. We arrived to the sight of the female Morris troupe, the Raving Maes, dancing at the front gate. A procession followed down to the trees themselves where we gathered our toast and cider to lay on the tree branches. More dancing, blessings from the pagan society and then wassailing songs from the Hull Freedom Chorus gave a lovely traditional feel to the event. This is less of a drinking event than the other two events but is all about making lots of noise and enjoying the

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performances and company of others. The whole event lasted about an hour.

The CAMRA branch took a small bus to Skidbrooke to enjoy a day out in Skidbrooke and Louth. With a 9am start, this was an earlier wakeup call than usual for your average CAMRA trip. Sadly the usual breakfast pick-up for these trips (Zachs) has now become the Harry Percy and no longer provides morning sustenance! So, 17 intrepid cider seekers and 2 beer finders set off for Lincolnshire. Firstly, we dropped the beer drinkers off in Louth as they wanted to keep to the hops, while the rest of us carried on down the narrow lanes to Skidbrooke cider farm to wish the trees ‘ Waes Hael!’ Up goes the shout from someone in the crowd and back comes the reply from everyone – ‘WASSAIL!’ and suddenly the air is full of clatters, rattles, bells, anything else that makes a joyful noise and .... bang....a shotgun. Oh, no; who’s dead? No need to worry – just part of the celebrations! It was a miserable day and so, with mud beneath the trees and precipitation from above, there was not the usual fire and fewer than usual merrymakers

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by tony garrett & stewart campbell planted their cider soaked toast on the tree branches. Plenty of wassailers packed the yard and the cider bar however, and while the three Skidbooke ciders, Captain Cobbler, General Ludd and Farmhouse Dry, were supped,

there continued the cries of ‘WASSAIL’ and the Grimsby Morris Men entertained between the fertility promoting ceremonies for the apple trees. This was the 6th wassail at Skidbrooke and the 33rd for the Grimsby Morris Men who used to join the celebrations at Brandy Wharf Cider centre. As the pagan rites came to an end the crowds got on their coaches and into their cars in their colourful regalia to head for the Crown in Saltfleet. Our normal visit to the Prussian Queen in Salfleetby was not possible as it is now under new management and was not expected to open. In the Crown we found all three Skidbrooke ciders and three ales.

performed their thespian acts, but not before they had donned their costumes, we set off for the Gas Lamp lounge, home to the Firehouse Brewery. This is a lovely little bar, show-casing several styles from the brewery with 7 handpumps to choose from.

Onward from here (always sadly) to the centre of Louth where the happy band of day-trippers spread out across the pubs of the town. Louth includes a variety of older and newer style pubs, the inevitable Wetherspoons to use vouchers and get a bite to eat and all within fairly easy walking distance of each other. The town is a pleasant market town to walk around as well, with a lovely church to use as a landmark if you are lost! At 6.30pm all weary travellers returned to the bus, having enjoyed a full and varied day. Paul and Podge reunited with the wassailers and we headed home to arrive back in Hull for about 8pm.

kept out the chill. Revellers were kept entertained by two Morris teams, Rackaback and Makara Morris, with company 45 director Steve Frankish kitted out as a very fine Green Man. After a couple of hours sampling some of the tasty cider, and during a timely break in the rain, the merry bands led a short procession through the village to the rear of a local house to bless the small orchard of trees in the garden with Steve reading the traditional blessing. Marc Cole ensured everyone had some cider soaked toast, from a splendid carved wassail cup, to place on the branches to promote a good harvest come summer. Retracing the route through the village we reassembled in the marquee for some more entertainment from local musicians. All in all, a very enjoyable afternoon. WASSAIL.

Before the mummers (above)

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Lastly there was the 3rd annual Wolds Wassail held at the Old Star, Kilham on Saturday 21 January hosted by Coleman’s Cider. This took place in a small marquee in the beer garden on a wet afternoon but the wassailers were kept happy with the full range of Coleman’s Cider plus some mulled apple juice which


pubs with............................ Interior or internal features of outstanding historic interest: These pubs are on CAMRA’s National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors: Beverley - White Horse Inn Bridlington - Station Buffet Kingston Upon Hull - Olde Black Boy Olde White Harte : Polar Bear : White Hart (currently closed) Oversized, lined glasses: (Guaranteeing a full or ½ liquid pint) Bridlington - Station Buffet Beverley - Chequers Driffield - The Butchers Dog Hollym - Plough Inn Kingston Upon Hull - Hop & Vine Real draught cider (not keg), East Yorkshire: Beverley - Cornerhouse : Green Dragon : Tiger Dog & Duck : Chequers ; Monks Walk (NEW) Bridlington - Prior John Cottingham - Cross Keys : Railway King William IV Driffield - Tiger Inn : Old Falcon : Butchers Dog Dunswell - The Ship Goodmanham - Goodmanham Arms Hedon - Haven Arms : Hed’on Inn Hessle - Hawke formerly Admiral Hawke 46 Hornsea - Stackhouse Bar North Newbald - Tiger Inn : The Gnu Skidby - Half Moon Skirlaugh - Sun Inn : Duke of York South Dalton - Pipe & Glass Sproatley - The Blue Bell Tickton - New Inn Withernsea - Golden Sands Holiday Park : Oid Boatshed Walkington - The Barrel Real draught cider (not keg), Kingston Upon Hull Clubs and Pubs: Adelphi Club : Admiral of the Humber The Gardener’s : Sailmakers Arms Head of Steam : Hop & Vine : Olde Black Boy Pave : Station : The George Hotel Three John Scotts : Whalebone : Xanders Real Mild regularly available: Blacktoft - Hope & Anchor Beverley - Monks Walk (NEW) Bridlington - Board Inn Goodmanham - Goodmanham Arms Hornsea - Rose & Crown, Stackhouse Bar Hull - Whalebone Please note the cider/mild pubs are being updated as we go to print Hull and East Yorkshire CAMRA

A quiet room (no piped music or juke box, TV, electronic games): Beverley - White Horse Inn : Woolpack : Chequers - Monks Walk (NEW) Bridlington - Old Ship Inn Cottingham - King William IV Driffield - Bell Hotel : Butchers Dog Great Kelk - Chestnut Horse Goodmanham - Goodmanham Arms Kingston Upon Hull - Minerva: Olde Black Boy : St John’s Hotel Licensee who has gained Cask Marque Accreditation, East Yorkshire: Atwick - Black Horse Beverley - Green Dragon : Tiger; Grapes Durham Ox : Cross Keys (NEW) Bridlington - Stirling Castle : Friendly Forrester : Old Ship : Prior John (NEW) Brough - Ferry : Buccaneer (NEW) Cherry Burton - Bay Horse Cottingham - Blue Bell : Duke of Cumberland Railway : Fair Maid Driffield - Bell Hotel : Benjamin Fawcett Hedon - Shakespeare : Station (NEW) Hessle - Marquis of Granby : Norland : Darleys Kirk Ella - Beech Tree : Wheatsheaf (NEW) Hornsea - Marine Hotel : Victoria North Cave - The White Hart Inn North Ferriby - Duke of Cumberland Patrington - Station Hotel Preston - Nags Head Ryehill - Crooked Billet (NEW) Sewerby - Ship Inn South Dalton - Pipe and Glass Willerby - Toby Carvery : Hop Pole Licensee who has gained Cask Marque Accreditation, Hull Clubs and Pubs: Admiral of the Humber : Avenue Four in Hand (NEW) : Gardeners Arms : Haworth Arms : Harvester (NEW) Manchester Arms : Manor Farm : Mill National : Odd Bottle : Old Grey Mare : Pave St Johns Hotel : Sailmakers : Sutton Fields Three John Scotts : West Bulls Whistling Goose ACV Pubs: Aldbrough - The George & Dragon Bempton - The White Horse Driffield - The Mariners Arms Hull - The Rising Sun : St. John’s Hotel Highway : Lord Nelson North Cave - The White Harte North Newbald - The Tiger If you know of any pubs/clubs to add to this list please email topubmirror@hullcamra.org.uk New Branch Website - www.hull.camra.org.uk

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BRANCH EVENTS DIARY Branch Open Meetings - all open meetings start at 8pm and conclude at approximately 9.30pm (unless otherwise stated) to give you a chance to socialise, refreshments are usually provided at the end of the meeting. Wednesday - 5th April - King William IV, Cottingham Wednesday - 3rd May - Lord Nelson, Endike Lane, Hull Wednesday - 7th June - St Johns Hotel, Queen Road, Hull Survey Trips - run from May through to October details of 2017 in next issue. First Survey trip this year will take place on the second Saturday or Sunday of the month, further details on our Branch Website Social Trips - run throughout the year, the following are already confirmed. Sunday - 26th March - Derby Drinking Trail Saturday - 29th April 2017 - Social with Scarborough Branch meet at Admiral of The Humber, Hull at 12 noon. Look out for further details on our web site www.hull.camra.org.uk & Facebook and Twitter pages



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