2017 Branch Award winning pubsThanks to everyone who nominated pubs and with your help the branch decided on the following. East London and outright winner of POTY is Mirth, Marvel and Maud, 186 Hoe St E17 4QH. City POTY is Craft Beer Co. 82 Leather Lane EC1N 7TR Cider POTY is Cock Tavern 315, Mare St, E8 1EJ Community POTY is Ye Old Rose & Crown 53 Hoe St E17 4SA Club of the Year Leyton Orient Supprters Club Oliver Rd E10
APRILThu 13 Presentation night and ale night at Leyton Orient Supporters Club. The club is one of four best clubs in the country and will be presented with the finalist certificate at 9pm. Unfortunately they were not selected as the outright winner. MAYWed 3 8pm Pub of the Year presentation Mirth, Marvel and Maud, 186 Hoe St E17 4QH. Presentation at 9pm.Tue 9 Branch 8pm AGM will be held at The North Star Browning Rd., E11Sat 20 5.30 City Pub of the Year presentation Craft Beer Co. 82 Leather Lane, Clerkenwell EC1N 7TR. Presentation at 6.30pmWed 24 8pm Cider Pub of the Year presentation Cock Tavern 315, Mare St, E8 1EJ. Presentation at 9pm
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This is not a new site but I thought you may be interested in the Derelict London site for East London pubs.NATIONAL AGM BOURNEMOUTH.Why I’m looking forward to Bournemouth 2017 by our National ChairmanThis April, I will be joining CAMRA members from across the UK in the seaside resort of Bournemouth for CAMRA’s Members’ Weekend, which includes our National AGM and Conference.I have been attending the CAMRA Members’ Weekend for almost 30 years, well before I was active nationally, never mind National Chairman. Those of you who were in Norwich in 2013 may remember that I still have my glass from my first AGM weekend, as they were then called, in Norwich in 1990. Even prior to becoming Chairman, I always made an effort to travel to whichever corner of the country the weekend was held and have only missed one since then - and was even organiser in Edinburgh in 1998. It has always been, and still is, an opportunity to meet with old friends, make new acquaintances and socialise with other CAMRA members from across the country.Most importantly, the Members’ Weekend is a fantastic opportunity for any member across the organisation – whether you have just joined, been a member for 20+ years, active or inactive – to shape the future direction and purpose of CAMRA.As Chairman, I now have the great responsibility of making sure that the AGM and Conference part of the Members’ Weekend is run successfully and open to every single one of our 185,000 members. This year, that responsibility is even greater than ever before.Following 50 consultation meetings across the UK and three national surveys, we have now seen the proposals that were put forward by the Revitalisation Project Steering Committee on CAMRA’s future. Whether you agree or disagree with the proposals, took part in the consultation events or stayed at home, the Members’ Weekend will be the opportunity to discuss them inside and out ahead of a decision next year.Over the weekend, members will be able to consider the Revitalisation Project and proposals on the future of CAMRA in a series of discussion groups. It will be your chance to have a say on the Revitalisation Project’s findings and represent your views in the debate. A final decision on the proposals will then be taken at the Members’ Weekend in 2018.I am proud to chair an organisation that is a true democracy – where every member has the opportunity to feed into our policies, direction and future. I never forget that without our huge membership base and dedicated volunteers; there simply would not be a CAMRA.I hope you will consider joining us in Bournemouth this year. The closing date for registration is Friday 17th March 2017. For more information simply visit camraagm.org.uk.Colin Valentinepictured right
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CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale is an independent, voluntary organisation of nearly 185,000 members campaigning for real ale, community pubs and consumer rights.CAMRA acts as the champion for beer drinkers and pub-goers on issues ranging from protecting pubs from closing down, keeping the lid on the price of a pint and ensuring there is fair competition in the beer and pubs market. CAMRA supports well-run pubs as the centres of community life and believe their continued existence play a critical social role in UK culture.