Real Ale appearance at Newark Festival.

This year’s Newark Festival – 20th to 22nd June at Riverside Park will, for the first time, feature a REAL ALE & CIDER BAR. Beers served will include the following: Milestone Brewery – Lions’ Pride, Shine On and Loxley Newark Brewery – BLH4, Summer Gold and Newark Best Ciders from Millwhites of Somerset. The bar will be staffed my members of Newark Rugby Club who are fundraising for their new clubhouse. Opening times: Friday 17.30 – 21.45 Saturday 16.00 – […]

Beer and Bangers.

This message from Jane Jenkins of Springhead Brewery: BEER AND BANGERS FESTIVAL Hodsock Priory, Blyth, Nr Worksop, Notts. S81 0TY 10am-4pm. Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of February 2013 Springhead brewery from Laneham, near Retford, are bringing over 20 real ales and 6 real ciders to compliment the locally produced bangers competing to win the very first Hodsock Sausage Competition at the Beer and Bangers Festival. Taking place as part of the annual snowdrop festival at the magnificent 19th century […]

Newark Brewery preview.

Your intrepid reporters have just returned from a guided tour of the soon-to-open Newark Brewery. The old maltings on William Street have most of the original features intact and is a magnificent housing for the brewery, which will be the first brewery in Newark since the closure of the Maple Leaf (Winthorpe Road, now demolished) brew pub plant in 1986. First beers should start appearing by the end of July. Thanks to brewery owners Will McKeon and Dan Derry for […]

Springhead Holds Beer Festival. 2

Springhead Brewery will be holding its 1st Annual Beer Festival on Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th April at the Robin Hood site in Laneham, Retford, Notts. The fest will run from 12 noon to 11pm  (Thurs 26th 1-5pm for Trade & VIP’s. Sun 29th £1 a pint while stocks last!). Over 40 quality real ales & ciders from top micro-breweries across the country, including six of their own brews as well as food and entertainment. Entry is £2 per day […]

2nd LocAle & Weinfest

The bi-annual LocAle and Weinfest, held in the Castle grounds, comes round again this year on 17th – 19th June. Organised by the Town Council, this event showcases 7 wine growers from Breisgau and around 20 LocAles sourced from within a radius of 20 miles from the venue. The LocAle tent will be run by Newark CAMRA. The event also offers a full schedule of entertainment. The last event was a sell out and saw glorious weather all weekend. Whilst […]

Newark Beer Festival beer list released.

The Newark Beer Festival is almost upon us again. This years, the 16th, runs from Fri 27th – Sun 29th May (Fri-Sun). Approx 160 beers plus ciders, perry and country wines.  There is a daily quiz and full entertainment proramme except friday afternoon, designated quiet session. Food avaiable at all times. Open Fri/Sat 10.30 am-10.30 pm; Sun 12 pm-6 pm £6 entry all sessions, Card-carrying members £3 all sessions. Souvenir tankards £2.50, refundable glass hire £1. The full beer menu […]

New local brewery in the pipeline 1

I have just returned from a visit to the site of a new brewery in our LocAle area. The yet-to-be named brewery is being set up by Rob Neil of Maypole Brewery and his business partner, Gary Hobbs. The brewery is to be situated in the old dog kennels building which is part of Hardwick Village, in Clumber Park. The kennels are being restored by the National Trust and will then be rented out for use as a brewery. Rob […]