Daily archives: November 10, 2008

Beer fest at the Castle

Tony and Heidi from the Castle have asked me to give them a plug. They are having a beer festival over the Christmas period, running from Sat 27th to Tues 30th December and including up to 16 local and national beers, 2 scrumpies and live music starting with blues from ‘Booba Dust’. Newark CAMRA are arranging a Christmas ramble, ending up at the fest. Stay posted for details.

Wetherspoon’s, Retford

Anyone from Newark who is only used to Newark’s Wetherspoons, should go to Retford and see theirs. What a contrast – good beer (it’s been in the Good Beer Guide two years running). The place is smart and well decorated, no broken windows or blood stains on the pavement! The locals are well mannered. Always a good range of beers, last Monday night Retford’s Grafton brewery had a little stand there giving away free samples.