Pub & Brewery News
Here is the latest news about pubs in the branch area. If you are a pub licensee and you would like to share news about your pub, please email ku.gro.armac.yrtnevoc@tcatnoc
- 1.0 Well done Church End Brewery Goats Milk named Champion Beer of Britain 2017
Well done Church End Brewery Goats Milk named Champion Beer of Britain 2017
Local branch member and Church End Staff member Paul with awards at GBBF2017
Goat's Milk by Church End is crowned Champion Beer of Britain A Warwickshire brewery, originally located in an old coffin shop, has won the Campaign for Real Ale's prestigious Champion Beer of Britain award on the opening day of the Great British Beer Festival at Olympia London. Goat's Milk by Church End scooped gold in the competition thanks to its blend of pale barley, crystal malt oats and aromatic hops. The award comes after almost a year of local tasting panels and regional heats resulting in the best beers from across the UK being invited to compete at the Great British Beer Festival. Final judging for the competition was held at the beer festival which opened its doors to the public on 8 August and will see more than 50,000 people visit to sample from more than 900 beers, ciders, perries and fine wines – including the chance to try the nation's best beer. Bishop Nick from Essex took silver with Ridley's Rite, a pale ale with a floral aroma and satisfying bitterness, while Welsh brewery Tiny Rebel - former Champion Beer of Britain winner - won bronze with Cwtch, a red ale with a blend of six caramelly malts and three citrussy American hops. Nick Boley, CAMRA's National Director responsible for the competition said: "Congratulations to Church End for winning the Champion Beer of Britain award for Goat's Milk, which is the highest beer accolade in the country. Goat's Milk is a stand out beer - it has a lovely balance of malts and hops and a full flavour. It is a very fine example of a bitter and incredibly refreshing." Paul Hamblett, sales manager from Church End says: "Goat's Milk is our biggest selling beer - it's a nicely balanced beer with a hoppy edge. We originally brewed and named it for a festival taking place in the Goat pub, and the beer just caught on. It's the first time we've won the competition, and we expect it to put us on the map."
- 21 Years in CAMRA’s The Good Beer Guide
21 Years in CAMRA’s The Good Beer Guide and counting
Well done to Martin at The Gatehouse 21 years in CAMRA’s The Good Beer Guide 1997 to 2017 The pub was rebuilt by the landlord Martin from the shell of the former Leigh Mills gatehouse over 22 years ago
Accepting the award Martin owner of The Gatehouse from Mike Coventry & District branch chair.
Whatpub details : Details Gatehouse Tavern
- GBG Pub Closes in Coventry
Whitefriars Olde Ale House in Gosford Street, Coventry: This popular real ale drinkers’ pub closed just before Christmas. Closure was sudden as shown by notices displayed on the front door. Details of reopening are not known but when the Branch knows more we will inform local members and post details on the website
- Kenilworth pub gets upgraded
Earl Clarendon in Warwick Road Kenilworth has just had an extensive interior redesign. The two rooms have been opened up to make one long single roomed bar/lounge. The bar has been moved to one side and extra hand pulls added to extend the range of real ales to four (see photo). All coming from the Marston’s portfolio, this is a welcomed upgrade after Kenilworth lost the Albion Tavern in Albion Street. The pub is still dog friendly and holds functions and regularly hosts live music & quizzes.
- The Albany public house now on the "List of Assets of Community Value" by Coventry City Council
The Albany public house, 24 Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JU has now been added to the List of Assets of Community Value by Coventry City Council.
The property owner now has eight weeks in which to request a review of the decision. If the Council does not receive a review request the property will remain on the List of Assets of Community Value for five years until 3rd April 2022, after which the property can be nominate again if the community believe it’s necessary.
If the owner wish to sell the property at any point in the next 5 years the Council will inform the community and there will then be a six month period in which they can make a bid for the property. More information about the Community Right to Bid process can be found at http://www.coventry.gov.uk/info/200023/conservation/1799/community_right_to_bid/4
- Three awards for Broomfield well done
Three awards for The Broomfield Tavern
Coventry & District Branch cider pub of the year 2017
West Midlands County cider pub of the year 2017
And awarded Silver Regional cider pub of the year 2017 West Midlands