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Update 21 October

Pigs Ear Beer Festival Publicity, can you help us? In December it is our Branch Pigs Ear Festival Beer Festival at the Round Chapel Hackney. We need to let as many people know about our festival as possible. We achieve this by organising Pub publicity visits or publicity crawls. Whilst visiting the pubs we give out flyers to the customers and answer any questions they may have about our festival. We also ask the manager if they will display A4 posters and have an information area where we can leave some flyers, if the managers comply with our request we offer them 2 complimentary tickets valid for any session throughout the festival. If you can visit any pubs or want to organise a publicity crawl, please email us at the address at the top of this newsletter. We can arrange for you to meet us to collect some Festival publicity material. We have a few members who organise crawls in Hackney and adjoining North and East London boroughs. We especially need someone to coordinate publicity visits in Waltham Forest. It would be very supportive if you could join up with some of the crawls, they will be advertised in coming newsletters. The Pig's Ear Beer Festival organising committee are now busy planning for the 2019 Festival. We are looking for willing volunteers to help with the setting up and taking down, so do consider if you could be available. The days for this are Friday 29 November, Saturday 30 November, Sunday 1 December, Monday 2 December and then Sunday 8 December and Monday 9 December. We are also looking for anyone who might be interested in helping Team Tango with stewarding duties. Finally, we also need more volunteers who are willing to help us on Saturday 7 December. If you are interested or want more information then please contact the Festival Volunteering Team.  Thank You -------------------------------------- GOOD BEER GUIDE 2020 We are selling copies of the new guide. They are £11 each. Please let us know if you would like to buy a copy. You can also buy them at Leyton Orient Supporters Club. --------------------------------------  Husk Brewery are crowdfunding See News and Local Events section for more details        --------------------------------------            Branch Award Presentations Champion Beer Of Britain National Silver Award Five Points Brewery have been Awarded Silver National CBOB competition for its Pale Ale The presentation will be on Tuesday 29 October 8.30pm at the Pembury Tavern, 90 Amhurst Rd, London E8 1JH. Join us to celebrate with the Brewery -------------------------------------- J.D.Wetherspoons  We have set up a Liaison for Wetherspoons. Clive will be meeting one of the area managers soon. If there are any good or bad comments about any of thier pubs in our branch, please email us at the address above They have a beer festival running over the next week and a half with some good beers -------------------------------------- BRANCH DIARY DECEMBER Tue 3 - Sat 7 Pigs Ear Beer Festival at The Round Chapel 1D Glenarm Rd Hackney E5 0LY. Tue 17 8pm First Good Beer Guide Selection and Pub of the Year Meeting  at Ye Old Rose And Crown ,Hoe Street E17 4SA. Fri 20 8pm Christmas Social at Leyton Orient Supporters Club Oliver Rd E10 It's the annual Mighty Oak brewery Night including the traditional free mince pies. Club opens 5pm NEWS AND LOCAL EVENTS 31Oct - 5 Nov Ye Old Rose And Crown Beer Festival, Hoe Street E17 4SA. The theme is Landlords And Landlady's Choice.  Husk Brewing Tap Room, Unit 58A, North Woolwich Road, London, E16 2AA. Opening Times Fri 5-11pm Sat 5-11pm. West Silvertown DLR is the closest station. The brewery want to move the bar and fit a new kitchen upstairs. This will enable the taproom to be open without interfering with brewing. They are crowdfunding to raise the money. For More information click here The brewery will be open Fri 18th at 5pm, for an opportunity to find out more, visit from 7pm. Recent Pub Openings "Welcome To The Forest" Bar 186AHoe St E17 4QM Showcasing Watham Forest Breweries, Artists And Musicians. Run Jointly By Viv from the R&C and Claire from ELB. Open Fri 4 - 1, Sat 12 - 1 and Sun 12 - 11 Next month will open it will be open on Thursday's The Holly Tree, Dames Road, E7 is due to reopen at 6pm on Friday October 18th after extensive refurbishment. A train in the garden? to find out more click here Simmons, 35 Eastcheap EC3M 1DE- Cocktail bar Munich Cricket Club, Unit E , 12 Hertsmere Rd E14 4EA- German Bierkellar The following has reopened under new management. Elephants Head 43 Lower Clapton Road E5  has closed and is being refurbished. It is due to reopen as a pizza pub concept in November. 40 FT Brewery Tap RoomThe Bootyard; Abbott St; E8 3DP; Dalston Opening Hours Thursday: 5pm - 10pm  Friday:   1pm - 11pm Saturday: 1pm - 11pm Sunday:   1pm - 6pm The Mechanic Brewery Tap 22a Cudworth Street E1 5QU. Bethnal Green is the closest underground station. Opening Hours Fri 5 - 11pm Sat 12 - 11pm Su 2 - 7pm OUT OF BRANCH Harwich & Dovercourt Bay Winter Ale Festival 2019 at the Kingsway Hall, Kingsway, Dovercourt. CO12 3AB. Open Wednesday 20th November 17.00 to 23.00 Thursday 21st November 11.00 to 23.00 Friday 22nd November 11.00 to 23.00 and Saturday 23rd November 11.00 to 23.00 Free entry to card carrying CAMRA members at ALL times - Non-members £2.50 entry.  
Update 8 November Whatpub News: 40 foot bbrewery website gives their address as in the "Bootyard,  Abbott Street, E8 3DP. EC3R 7BB  Balls Brothers (Mark Lane). Is now called the Corn Exchange now ('just a rebranding' according to the barman). No cask pumps but had Meantime London Pale Ale. E15 1NS Goldengrove. Have 5 changing ales, at least one from a local brewery. EC2Y 5EL Wood Street. Haven't stocked Whitstable in years, but have 4 permanent lines until May which are Harveys Best and Old, Hophead and Mad Goose and also have a revolving hand pull cider. Update 8 November E4 Station House shrouded in scaffolding. E17 Rising Sun/Empire closed for refurb. Crafty Fellas, Beehive Passage, Leadenhall Market, London EC3V 1LR. Does 2 cask ales and 9 taps. Luna Lounge in 7 Church Lane, E11 1HG. Is a free music venue with craft beer. Update 31 October Liverpool Street Grind, 38 Broadgate Circle, EC2M - restaurant and cocktail bar. 4 Keg beers. No 35 Mackenzie Walk, 29-35 Mackenzie Walk, E14 4PH- Craft Beer Fleetwood, 36 Wilson Street EC2M- the pub closed in 2017 and  has been absorbed into the Broadgate redevelopment. It is currently badged as a Fitness concept space for when the redevelopment opens. From George Ingleby these two: Collar 200 Hoe St E7 it is a Signature Keg only pub selling burgers & keg. Prices start @ £ 5.50. Welcome to the Forest 186 Hoe St E17 a joint job with WFDC, ELB, Rose & Crown selling ELBPpearl Queen, Walthamstow green hop beer priced @ 4.00 A PINT . Both are very close to VICTORIA pub. E14 3BW The Great Eastern has closed for an extensive refurbishment. It will reopen at some point as The Waterman with a new operator. E14 9RP Pepper Saint Ontiod.  Only 1 beer available not 3. E5 8BQ Brew Club Tap Room. Brew Club moved in Feb 2019 to a new address in central Hackney at 7 Bohemia Place E8 1DU, in the same row of arches as Hackney Church, Deviant & Dandy and the Pressure Drop/Verdant bar Experiment. It's now open We 15.00-20.00, Th 15.00-22.00, Fr-Sa 12.00- 23.30, Su 12.00-20.00, expanded to nine keg lines and around 20 bottles/cans, card only. More details on its website. The Clapton location is no longer in use. Update 27 October Branch updates:E9 What was the White Lion is now the Babylon Garden, bar and lounge. Whatbpub updates:E3 3QX Angel of Bow. The pub is no longer linked to Redemption brewery though it still stocks numerous local beers. E15 1PF Cart & Horses. Website states 'CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENTS until late December 2019'. EC1V 4PA Dame Alice Owen. 4 Ales changing regulary. Watneys Pale and Adnams Mosaic are most popular . Update 18 October Branch updates: E5 Elephants Head, This pub has closed and is being refurbished. It is due to reopen as a pizza pub concept in November. E11 Duke could lose its licence over repeated public nuisance and noise. Whatpub updates: E9 7HD Hector & Noble. All handpumps removed. EC1N 8SQ Bleeding Heart Tavern. Regular beers: Adnams Ghost Ship ,Adnams Southwold Bitter. EC1M 6BP Three Compasses. Regular beers: Fuller's London Pride,Sharp's Doom Bar. No changing beers. EC1M 6BH Hope. Number of changing beers: 2. Current guests St Austell Tribute & Twickenham Naked Ladies. EC1A 4ER Lord Raglan. Regular beers: Greene King IPA,Greene King Abbot, Morland Old Speckled Hen One changing beer from Greene King. EC2N 2AN Phoenix. Regular beers: Greene King IPA plus four changing beers. EC2V 5BT Old Dr Butlers Head. Regular beers: Shepherd Neame Master Brew,Shepherd Neame Spitfire,Shepherd Neame Whitstable Bay Pale Ale. EC2M 6SA Globe. Regular beers: Fuller's London Pride,Sharp's Doom Bar,St Austell Nicholson's Pale Ale. EC2M 7LS Red Lion. Regular beers: Greene King IPA,Greene King Abbot,St Austell Tribute plus two changing beers. Current guests Truman Swift & Sambrooks Session. EC2M 7NH Railway Tavern. Regular beers: Greene King Abbot,Greene King IPA,Greene King London Glory plus one hanging beer. Only one guest - Truman's. Two handpumps used for cider. EC2M 1QS Lord Aberconway. Number of changing beers: 4. EC2M 1RP Kings Arms. Regular beers: Greene King IPA,Greene King London Glory,St Austell Tribute. EC3A 7BX Alice. Addition to last update. Add to description:- Live D. J. every Thu & Fri. Available for private hire Sat & Sun. Opening times: 11-11 Mon-Wed; 11-12.30am Thu&Fri; Closed Sat & Sun Description: Large modern style pub with open areas and screened booths. Trereis a mix of high tables & chaulrs and standard tables, armchairs & padded bencseats. The walls are adorned with many surrealist paintings and prints. The many chandeliers give the pub a light and airy feel.

Update 3 March

Sat-13 April

London Spring Cider Festival

Matchstick Pie House, Arches 213/214

Edward Street, London, SE8 5HD