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Thanet pubs/off-licences offering discounts for card carrying CAMRA members

  • NauticAles (Ramsgate) will provide a CAMRA meeting hub on Saturdays between 12 and 3pm where they will offer 50p off a pint (Ale and Cider)
  • Harbour Arms (Margate) will offer 10% off a pint anytime 
  • Wheel Alehouse (Birchington) 20p off on Tuesday
  • The Tap Room (Cliftonville) 20p off lunchtime Monday and Tuesday 
  • Bake and Alehouse (Westgate) 20p off all day Tuesday
  • London Tavern (Margate) 30p off on Tuesday
  • The Fez (Margate)  20p off all day Monday
  • Yard of Ale (St. Peters-in-Thanet) 50p off Ale & Cider Wednesday
  • Lifeboat (Margate) 50p off real ale Sunday
  • Chapel (Broadstairs) 50p off real ale Sunday
  • The Bottle Shop Off Licence Birchington on Sea - 10% off
  • The Corkscrew Off Licence Westage on Sea - 10% off



NEXT EVENT - Social - Green Hop Fortnight - Saturday 23/9/17 AND Sunday 24/9/17 - Amend 18/9/17 13:10

Social event with a tour of some of Canterbury's finest pubs all to celebrate the Green Hop.

Saturday 23rd - Danny O'Sullivan (07757 721693) will be catching the 12.05 from Ramsgate Train Station (he will be carrying an umbrella). Upon arrival we will visit the Dane John Gardens where we spend some time at the Green Hop Stall (quite some time!!). Then onwards on a journey exploring some of the finest pubs in Canterbury to sample their wares.

Sunday 24th - Nick Gurr (07545 285658) will be on the 8X bus 10.15am from Cecil Square (Stop H) to Canterbury Bus Station arriving at 11.07am. A quick breakfast in Thomas Ingoldsby pub (Burgate) before venturing to the now famous Green Hop Stall to sample their wares. We will then head to the New Inn (Havelock Street) where a warm welcome awaits us as well as (hopefully!!) some surprise Green Hop beers from slightly further afield - Trinnie will be updating me nearer the time.

Useful times for this bus if you want to join us:-

10:15 Cecil Square (Stop H) Margate

10:19 Garlinge, Waverley Road (I will be getting on here)

10:24 Westgate Library

10:30 The Square, Birchington

10:36 The Length, St Nicholas at Wade

11.07 Canterbury Bus Station

NEXT EVENT - Branch Social - Banks Ale House Cliftonville - Wednesday 5/10/17 - 8pm - Added 18/9/17 17:02

It's cider month so why not join us to celebrate the beautiful cider and perry. Meet at 8pm in Banks with stops planned at Tap Room, Fez and Two Halves.

All welcome.

NEXT EVENT - Branch Meeting - Red Lion Ramsgate - Wednesday 7/11/17 - 8pm - Added 5/9/17 16:42

Red Lion 1 King Street Ramsgate CT11 8NN - click here for details of the venue

Talking all matters beer, cider, perry, pubs and breweries - Absolutely all welcome




The latest Ale of Thanet magazine is now at printers but if you can't wait here is the links to the PDF and ISSU versions


The 45th edition of the Good Beer Guide has now been officially launched - to get your very own copy all you need to do is click on the link above (if you are a CAMRA member you qualify for a discount). Read CAMRA's press release here for full details Click here

Want your own copy? Only £12.99 for non-members BUT only £10 for valid members - to order click here


Strange as it seems the process for selecting the Champion Beer of Britain (CBOB) for 2019 started a couple of month ago when the eligible beers were  identified and now it is down to all members to vote for their favourite beers. All current CAMRA members are eligible to be involved.

The overall winners for all 11 categories (GOLDEN ALES, SPECIALITY BEERS, MILDS, BITTERS, BEST BITTERS, STRONG BITTERS, BARLEY WINES/STRONG OLD ALES, OLD ALES/STRONG MILDS, PORTERS, STOUTS & REAL ALE IN A BOTTLE) will be announced during 2019 at the prestigeous CAMRA events, the Great British Beer Festival Winter (held in Norwich Feb 2019 date TBC),  Great British Beer Festival (normally held at Olympia TBC in August 2019 date TBC) and the BBC Good Food Show Winter (venue TBC normally held in November 2019 date TBC).

At this stage all CAMRA members are called upon to select their favourite local tipples, the process is very simple, so if you want a say click here to go to the website where you can review the selections available to vote on based on your CAMRA branch.

If you want a say you gotta vote...!!





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What is Real Ale

In the early 1970s CAMRA coined the term 'real ale' to make it easy for people to differentiate between the bland processed beers being pushed by the big brewers and the traditional beers whose very existence was under threat. Real ale, also referred to as cask-conditioned ale, continues to develop its wonderful tastes and aromas in the cask through a process called secondary fermentation.

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