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Ebrington Village Fete – a fantastic afternoon for all the family

Events, Features, Places by Tony No Comments »

Saturday 12th July – 14.00 Ebrington Cricket Ground
Something for everyone – Family Dog Show and Agility Event, Chipping Campden School Swing Band, The Westminster Morris Men, Birds of Prey and Ebrington Arms Beer Festival Tent ( 14.00 – 19.00) – a traditional Cotswold village fete. Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: animals | beer | cars | cotswolds | dogs | ebrington | morris dancing | chipping campden | longborough | gloucestershire

Chipping Campden men’s keep fit club endorse beer findings

Chipping Campden Bulletin, Noticeboard by Adam No Comments »

Chipping Campden men’s keep fit club endorse international findings on the benefits of beer

Chipping Campden and district mens keep fit club have taken over the facilities at Chipping Campden School and more recently the sports centre every Monday evening for nearly thirty years. Some forty mature, fit local men push their bodies to the limit to achieve almost perfection in their quest to LOOK GOOD – FEEL GOOD. Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: chipping campden | beer | health

Taste of Game Week at Hook Norton Brewery

Events, Food and Produce, Places by Tony 1 Comment »

Games onWednesday 14th November – Hook Norton Brewery, Hook Norton, Oxfordshire

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) are organising a Taste of Game Week across the UK between November 10th and November 17th. The Taste of Game Week is an initiative designed by BASC to encourage those who shoot to promote game to a wider range of audience.

BASC in the Cotswolds, in association with Hook Norton Brewery, are holding a Taste of Game buffet at the Brewery Visitors Centre aimed at encouraging everyone to eat more game combined with a fabulous range of award winning real ales and bottled beers.

The evening will include a tour of the Brewery, which is a “traditional” tower brewery over six storeys, which will take approx. one hour, followed by a sampling of a variety of six beers and a delicious buffet with many different types of game. The cost of the evening will £20.00 per ticket and arrive at the Brewery between 18.00 and 18.45 for the tours which will take place at 10 minute intervals.

Contact Jane Dunningham
PO Box 2074
West Sussex
RH20 1YB

Tags: beer | brewery | drink | farming

Spot Loggins Day – Bretforton’s own Bank Holiday

Events, Features, Places by Tony No Comments »

Wednesday 21st November – 12.00 noon The Fleece Inn

Spot Loggins was reputedly a sheep drover living in the 17th century who drowned in a cattle spring. The local legend is that anyone who runs three times around the spring blindfold will magically lose any items that they are carrying.

The legend will be celebrated at The Fleece with a noon “breakfast” followed by a musical procession and a plum jerkum blessing of the Spot Loggins’ spring. There will be live music in the pub between 7.30 and 9.00pm

The 15th Century Fleece Inn is a quintessential English Country Pub which is owned by the National Trust and run with a love of tradition.

An opportunity to visit is not to be missed.

The Fleece Inn
Telephone 01386 831173

Visit the web site and you will find a couple of poems written in honour of the Spot Loggins legend.

Tags: beer | bretforton | evesham | legend

Goffs Brewery at Winchcombe wins more awards

Features by Tony 1 Comment »

Gloucestershire’s Best Bitter and Champion Premium Bitter for the Western Region
Goffs Brewery Best Bitter and Champion Premium Bitter
“Jouster” was voted Gloucestershire’s Best Bitter at the Cotswold Beer Festival held at Postlip Hall and “White Knight” was voted the champion Premium Bitter for the Western Region by The Society of Independendent Brewers (SIBA)

“White Knight” was also overall champion at the second annual Cheltenham Beer Festival.

These awards gave the Brewery something to cheer about as they were twice inundated in the recent floods losing all of their beer and most of their office equipment.

Goffs Brewery was founded in Winchcombe in 1994 by Marcus and Alison Goff. It has since grown into one of the longest-established and most successful independent brewers in the West of England.

All Goffs’ ales are produced using only natural ingredients, malted barley and wheat, made to traditional family recipes developed by Marcus’s father and master brewer Brian Goff.

They produce Ales of the Round Table series – twelve different style bitters made on a rotational basis- and “Sleepless Knight” was brewed at the birth of each of Marcus and Alison’s two daughters and received national acclaim.

“White Knight” was the first beer to be available bottled and it gained a silver award in the Taste of the West competition and is shortly to be stocked by Tesco.

Goffs Brewery Ltd
9 Isbourne Way,
GL54 5NS

01242 603383

The Society of Independent Brewers was founded in 1980 under the title The Small Independent Brewers Association (SIBA) to represent the interests of the growing numbers of independent brewing companies in the UK. It changed it’s name in 1995 to reflect better the changing aspirations of its members but maintained its original acronym.

SIBA members seek to preserve the traditional styles of beer and ale indigenous and unique to the British Isles and their traditional methods of manufacture.

The SIBA Annual Brewing Conference and AGM 2008 will be held on 6th & 7th March 2008 at the Royal York Hotel York.

Tags: gloucestershire | beer | drink | brewery | winchcombe

Ebrington Harvest Supper

Events, Features, Food and Produce by Tony No Comments »

Saturday 29th September 19.00 Ebrington Village Hall

Harvest Suppers are held throughout the countryside to celebrate the safe

Tags: beer | ebrington | food

10th Charlbury Beer Festival

Events, Food and Produce by Adam No Comments »

The 14th of July will see the start of this year’s beer festival at Charlbury. Featuring over 300 gallons of real ale and nearly 30 gallons of Cider from a variety of breweries across the UK, 2007 looks to be an enjoyable event for all.

Charlbury has been running a beer festival every year since 1998. Past festivals have seen beers with unusual names such as “Whammerler’s Wheat”, “Otter Bitter”, “Celestial Steam” and “Buff”. The festival also offers a selection of Red and White Wines, Pimms, Soft Drinks and Hot Food.

The beer festival raises funds for local groups including the local Primary School which it has raised £36,000 for over the past eight years.

The festival starts at 12 noon and finishes at about 11pm. There are likely to be a few headaches the following morning.

Charlbury is located near the town of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

Tags: beer | charlbury | festivals

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