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20th Watford Beer Festival West Herts Sports Club, Park Ave, Watford WD18 7HP. Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th November 2014  80+ beers, many from local Hertfordshire and London breweries, and ciders/perries. Function room and extra seating. Beers, Ciders and Perries in heated marquee. Quiz 7pm Saturday night. Open: Thursday 4 11pm; Friday/Saturday 11pm11pm. Entry £2.50, FREE for CAMRA members/West Hertfordshire Sports Club members. Hot and cold food available Thursday 5pm 9pm; Friday/Saturday 12noon 3pm, 5pm9pm. Contact Andrew Vaughan  01923 230104 or see website.

7th Colchester Real Ale And Cider


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35th Rochford Beer &

Cider Festival

Date: 18/11- 22/11/2014 Freight House Rochford SS4 1BU (Next to Rochford Railway Station; 38 minutes from Startford mainline). 200 + Real ales featuring 75 from Essex and 75 from around the country (50 from Staffs). Plus many 1st world war beers. 50+ Cider and Perries aswell as a large foreign and British Bottled beer bar. Free admission each session. Heated Marquee. Hot food every session and music free festival. Open: Tuesday 5.30- 10.45pm; Wednesday- Saturday 12-10.45pm. Commemorative glass £2.50 (refundable). Contact Steve Dunham 07963884860 email  or Website.  Staff urgently required (esp Friday Evening, all day Saturday and Sunday setup/take down).

13th Harwich &

Dovercourt Bay Winter Ale


Date: 3/12/2014 - 6/12/2014

Kingsway Hall, Dovercourt

Open: Wednesday 5-11pm; Thursday-Saturday 11am- 11pm. Admission: £2.50 or £3.50 after 6pm on Friday/Saturday. Free to card- carrying CAMRA members at all times. 50+ Real Ales, emphasis on dark and seasonal brews aswell as cider, draught and bottled continental beers. Souvenir half-pint tankards available. Live music Friday/Saturday evening. Selection of food available. More info. 

Hello fellow CAMRA members

It will soon be time for the 2014 Pig’s Ear Beer and Cider Festival which takes place as usual in early December at the Round Chapel in Hackney. Once again we are looking for over 120 willing volunteers to take on the full range of jobs at the festival. Without you we could not have the festival. Here is a staffing form (doc) or (rtf) which includes an explanation of job roles. PLEASE fill in ALL the details on the form. It is important that we have this chance to check and update our records. You can return it either as an email attachment or in the post. We welcome all help. In particular we very much look for help in the setting up and taking down period so do consider if you could be available. We are also looking at anyone who might be interested in helping Team Tango with stewarding duties. Finally, there are a couple of periods where we also need more volunteers. These are Friday evening (our busiest time) and Saturday daytime. Therefore even if you cannot help on other days but can on these then that would be very much appreciated. If you haven’t worked at a Beer Festival before, why not give it a go? Although working at the festival is hard work, it can also be fun with the chance to engage with our many visitors to the festival. Volunteers are allowed free beer (within reason) and also receive food vouchers to use at the food concessions at the festival. You will get training for any role you choose and there will be plenty of experienced people about. Please think about volunteering, you will be made most welcome! We look forward to hearing from you. Pig's Ear Staffing Team Download poster.