Northamptonshire

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Branch News

  • Branch Diary Wednesday 4 May 2022

    The Branch Diary has been updated, with details of meetings, socials and presentations, and can be viewed and downloaded on the Branch Diary page.

  • ASSOCIATION FOR BRITISH BREWERY COLLECTABLES Thursday 28 April 2022

    THE NEXT ASSOCIATION FOR BRITISH BREWERY COLLECTABLES MEETING will be on Saturday 7th May, at the Malt Shovel in Northampton, 121 Bridge St, NN1 1QF. It starts at 12:00 noon.

    This is a social event. You don’t have to be a member to attend, everybody is welcome. If you have any breweriana to sell or swap, or just want to bring some stuff along to show to other people, you’re welcome to do so.

    Members of the public are more than welcome to bring in any items of Brewery advertising such as signs, bottles, labels, and general breweriana for appraisal and valuation or sale.

  • Branch Diary Saturday 2 April 2022

    The Branch Diary has been updated, with details of meetings, socials and presentations, and can be viewed and downloaded on the Branch Diary page.

  • Pubs/Club of the Year Saturday 19 March 2022

    Following some intense judging by PLOs and other Branch committee members and then a soul-searching discussion at the last Branch meeting, the Branch have concluded that the following venues are all worthy winners of CAMRA Awards for 2022.

    The Badgers Arms in Long Buckby has scooped the prestigious top spot, being awarded Branch Pub of the Year 2022

    The Dukes in Woodford is awarded Branch Rural Pub of the Year 2022

    The Little Ale House in Wellingborough is awarded Branch Town Pub of the Year 2022

    The Olde England in Northampton is awarded Branch Cider Pub of the Year 2022

    The Midland Band Club in Kettering is awarded Branch Club of the Year 2022

    Congratulations to all those involved in those pubs/clubs, and we look forward to presenting you with your awards shortly.

    Members should be aware that presentation dates will be made available as soon as they are known. When known, dates will be available on this Facebook page, on the Branch website and in the Branch Diary.

  • Free glasses Friday 18 March 2022

    One of our members, Ian Sargent, has some glassware he wants to get rid of. To be collected from his house in St James, Northampton at a convenient time. First come-first served. Please see the attached; Glasses free to good home

    Please contact Ian at moc.tenretnitb@notpmahtron.egras

  • Branch Diary Sunday 20 February 2022

    The Branch Diary has been updated, with details of meetings, socials and the AGM, and can be viewed and downloaded on the Branch Diary page.

  • Branch AGM Thursday 20 January 2022

    The date for the Branch AGM is 9 March 2022. More information can be found here Branch AGM 2023

  • Branch Diary Sunday 28 November 2021

    The Branch Diary has been updated, with details of meetings, socials and the AGM, and can be viewed and downloaded on the Branch Diary page.

  • Branch Diary Thursday 30 September 2021

    The Branch Diary has been updated, with details of meetings and socials through to mid-November, and can be viewed and downloaded on the Branch Diary page.

  • Branch Diary Saturday 28 August 2021

    The Branch Diary has been updated, with details of meetings and socials through to mid-October, and can be viewed and downloaded on the Branch Diary page.

  • CAMRA's 35th National Breweriana Auction; Saturday 9th October 2021 Wednesday 25 August 2021

    After having to cancel in 2020 due to Covid-19, we are back to the Burton Town Hall for our 35th event.

    For those of you who have never been to a Breweriana Auction, read on!

    Ever fancied owning a slice of brewing history? Then this Auction is just the thing for you. Run by the Campaign for Real Ale, the National Breweriana Auction returns to Burton on Trent’s Town Hall to celebrate its 35th event on Saturday 9th October. It will have circa 150 interesting auction lots; everything from mirrors to trays; wall signs, bottles and books. Plus there are a number of stands selling brewery memorabilia adding to the atmosphere in this wonderful Victorian venue.

    There are all sorts of items from all over the country to decorate your home. We'll have items from Burton such as a Bass tray, a brewery dating back to 1777, and a Marston's Pedigree pumpclip and from Birmingham, an unusual Ansell's lot. Ansells date from 1858, merging with Taylor Walker and Ind Coope in 1961 to form Allied Breweries. They are now owned by Carlsberg. We will also have a couple of items from Offiler' s, which once owned 238 pubs and was based in in Derby (1876-1966). One of the rarer lots is a pumpclip from Holes of Newark on Trent. The maltsters, James Holes took on the brewery in 1885. They were acquired by Courage, Barclay & Simonds Ltd in 1967.

    If you have never been to the National Breweriana Auction before, the auction is great fun to take part in and is an opportunity to get some great bargains plus many of the items on sale can appreciate in value. And, of course, like any CAMRA event, there is some good beer on sale all day (from a local brewery).

    Burton on Trent is around an hour by train from Northampton and the Town Hall is just a short walk from the railway station.. The event starts at 10.30am with the opportunity to view the lots and browse the breweriana stands that will also be there. Bidding starts at noon and is normally finished by 3pm, giving a chance to have a final perusal of the stands before visiting some of Burton's iconic pubs and heading home. Entrance is by catalogue (£3.00), available on the day, or £4.29 (includes postage) in advance, by post from Bill Austin: 07789 900411 . If you can’t get there, postal bids are accepted, just contact Bill. Wheelchair accessible. For more details see: www.gandc.camra.org.uk.

    As we don't know how the situation will develop in the autumn, we will be instigating a few new measures including bigger distances between seats and we will be asking people to use hand sanitisers on entry. With such a big hall, we feel comfortable we can keep everyone safe.

  • Branch Diary Sunday 1 August 2021

    The first Branch Diary since early 2020 has been produced and can be viewed and downloaded on the Branch Diary page.

  • Beer Festival update Wednesday 28 July 2021

    The Beer Festival page has now been updated to include a volunteer form for members who wish to work at the festival