Amber Valley - News
Mild Month of May
Full details of our major plans for Mild Month can now be found on our dedicated Mild Month page. There are a total of 23 pubs in our area on this year's trail and a number of organised crawls taking place. ***UPDATE two further crawls have been announced and added to that section ****
Pub of the Year
We are delighted to announce that the winner of this year's Pub of the Year is The Black Bulls Head at Openwoodgate. The runner up for the third year running is The Old Oak at Horsley Woodhouse. The Pub of the Year page has been updated and photos will appear there once the presentation to each of the pubs has taken place.
Amber Valley's Website & Newsletter
We would also like to further expand and enhance our website and newsletter so we would like to hear from you with suggestions of content you would like to be included on the new website or in a future newsletter.
Committee Positions and Independence for Amber Valley
Following the unanimous vote at the AGM in favour of independence, the matter has been referred to the Branches Committee at CAMRA HQ for their approval which has been granted.
I am therefore pleased to announce that Amber Valley is now a fully independent CAMRA branch. Our new committee is as follows:
Chairman: Chris Rogers, Tel. 01332 880 041 or e-mail: email@example.com
Secretary: Trevor Spencer, Tel. 07758 265 915 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Secretary: Phil Marshall, Tel 07828 19 77 95 or e-mail: email@example.com
Social Secretary: Jane Wallis, Tel 01773 745 966 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Pubs Officer: Nigel Heathcote, Tel 07834 732 050 or e-mail email@example.com
Treasurer: Paul Falconer, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee Member: Andy Horsfall, e-mail email@example.com
The branch would like to thank our departing chairman Nathan Dilley for all his efforts over the last few years laying a solid foundation for us to build on going forward.
As part of becoming an independent branch we must set three campaigning goals for the forthcoming year. These were debated and discussed at the February branch meeting and we have decided upon the following:
- Develop and implement our own website and further enhance our Branch newsletter
- To organise the first Amber Valley Cider & Perry Trail which will take place in October
- To organise a second Winter Ales Trail
Look out for further information on each of these goals on our website and in future newsletters.
The Steampacket at Swanwick has reopened following a refit by The Pub People Company. It is based on the scheme they have at The Queens Head at Marlpool and they have up to 6 rotating real ales available.