Help needed with WhatPub please.

Folks, we need some medium to high resolution photos of quite a few pubs in the Newark area to upload to If anyone has any recent pictures we could use we’d be most appreciative. Please ensure you own the photographs for copyright reasons. Please email in jpg format to our Webmaster. Balderton: Chesters Grove Rose & Crown Barnby: Willow Tree Bathley: Crown Beckingham: Pack Horse Besthorpe: Lord Nelson Carlton on Trent: Great northern Caunton: Caunton Beck Plough Coddington: Inn […]


Newark CAMRA needs you!

The 2014 Newark Beer Festival is almost here – requiring help from Wed 21st to Sun 25th May – and I am hoping to enlist the service of volunteers (new and old) to work the annual event. If you wish to participate then please complete the staffing form and return to me via email or in person. Once I have finalised the staffing rota I will be in touch. There will be a staffing meeting prior to the festival. If […]

New beer initiative planned for Newark.

An idea was suggested by a local publican recently that a ‘Newark Beer Collective’ be set up with a view to putting Newark well and truly on the UK’s Real Ale map, tentatively named ‘RACOON’ – The Real Ale COllective Of Newark. The basic premise is for a ‘think tank’ to be formed comprising of local publicans, brewers, consumers etc., to meet on an informal basis every few weeks to discuss,  exchange and develop ideas of how we can increase […]

Real Ale Collective of Newark

Fair Deal For Your Local: Time for Pubco Reform.

We have a very real opportunity to save the Great British Pub and we need you to get involved. The Government backed beer and pubs in the recent Budget by abandoning plans for a beer duty hike and instead cutting beer duty for the first time in over 50 years. They are now building on their support for pubs by taking on the large pub companies who are exploiting pub licensees and putting the future of thousands of pubs at […]

Go Bellistic with the Beer Belles at Newark Beer Festival!

Seven ‘Beer Belles’ from the Newark branch of CAMRA (The Campaign for Real Ale) were up at silly O’clock to travel to Lincoln Green Brewing Company Ltd, Hucknall to brew a one off beer, especially for Newark Beer Festival. The ladies helped devise a recipe with Anthony Hughes of Lincoln Green, who explained how the brewing process worked and gave us fantastic hospitality. With guidance from Anthony and Martin Castledine (also of Lincoln Green) we did everything from start to […]

Transport to the mass lobby in London.

This message from Ray Kirby form Nottingham branch… Greetings. Nottingham branch are running a bus to London for the lobby on Wednesday 12th December, we are leaving at 8am (we need to be in London by 11.30am at the latest). If any of your members are thinking of going and would like to join us you are most welcome. I have checked and you all have trains that will get into Nottingham just before 8am, so I can pick anyone up […]

Pub campaigning track released.

A single, ‘Pubs Hold the Answer’, available on digital download from iTunes, aims to help the pub industry. It is by industry insider David Fitzgerald of stocktacking company Venners, AKA Will Francis (stage name), in support of the great British pub. Not too cheesey, quite catchy even… but will it do any good? Well, it’s certainly worth a try I suppose.