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2014 Beer Festival

The dust has settled following this year's Beer Festival and we are very pleased that the event was an overwhelming success in our new venue.  Planning for next year's event will commence shortly following the first Beer Festival Meeting on Monday 12th January 2015 which all members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Thanks to all those who attended or worked very hard to ensure the event was a great success.

Pub of The Year Voting Closed

The voting ended at midnight Friday 12th December 2014 and the eight highest scoring pubs listed below have gone through to the next stage of the competition -

Arkwrights Real Ale Bar, Belper
Black Bull's Head, Openwoodgate
Dead Poet's Inn, Holbrook
Holly Bush, Makeney
Hunter Arms, Kilburn
Old Oak Inn, Horsley Woodhouse
The Steampacket, Swanwick
Talbot Taphouse, Ripley

We received 214 nominations from 57 Amber Valley CAMRA members.  27 out of 93 pubs received nominations.

There are now 39 CAMRA members judging the competition (some individually, others as couples) in accordance with national CAMRA guidelines between now and 21st February.  22 of these members have never been judges before, but they responded enthusiastically to our request to help out after they had placed nominations so we are pleased it has encouraged so many members to become involved in the process for the first time.

The winner and runner up will be announced at our AGM on Thursday 26th February which will be held at the Poet and Castle, Codnor at 8pm.

Amber Valley CAMRA AGM

The Amber Valley CAMRA AGM will take place on Thursday February 26th 2014 at the Poet and Castle, 2 Alfreton Road, Codnor, DE5 9QY with an 8pm start.  Please note the change of venue.

All committee posts will be reviewed and existing committee members will have the opportunity to stand for another year if they wish.  We welcome new applications for any of the posts below:

Branch Chairman
Branch Secretary
Membership Secretary
Social Secretary 
Pubs and Clubs Officer

For more information on any of the posts or to apply for any of these positions please contact our Secretary Nora Harper on 01773 769215 or e-mail

Amber Valley Branch Contacts 

Chairman: Chris Rogers, tel 01332 880 041, e-mail: 
Secretary: Nora Harper, tel 01773 745 966, e-mail
Membership Secretary: Steve Cook , e-mail
Social Secretary: Jane Wallis, tel 01773 745 966 or e-mail
Pubs Officer: Jock Munro, e-mail:
Treasurer: Position Vacant
Webmaster: Phil Marshall tel 07828 19 77 95 or e-mail: 


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