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Amber Valley CAMRA - Valley View

Welcome to the area of the website dedicated to Amber Valley CAMRA.

We became a full branch in our own right in December 2012 having previously been a sub-branch of Derby. We cover a wide area from South Wingfield to Turnditch to Horsley Woodhouse to Makeney, incorporating three main towns, Belper, Ripley and Alfreton.

We hold regular social surveys once a month with a view to reaching some of the more remote pubs, the purpose being to enjoy social drinking with a group of like-minded people and collect scores for the National Beer Scoring Survey (which helps decide which pubs are entered into the Good Beer Guide).

We also hold monthly branch meetings at different pubs in our area where we discuss pub news, what's happening in our area and things we can do to help promote real ale locally.

In addition we run our own beer festival which was held at Midland Railway Centre for the first 3 years, with the 2013 event taking place at Alfreton. We have already started our monthly planning meetings for this year's event which will be our fifth festival. This will be held at Strutts Centre in Belper and will take place at the end of September 2014. We encourage you to get involved in whatever capacity you are able to as we run it as volunteers and always appreciate your input or an extra pair of hands to share the workload.

All members are welcome to attend any of the meetings or events. As social surveys are done via minibus trip you need to book your place in advance by contacting our social secretary, Jane Wallis, details as below.

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