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The new look campaigning magazine of the Peterborough branch of the Campaign for Real Ale.

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  • ALSO INSIDE PUB & BREWERY NEWS PBF2014 PREVIEW JOIN CAMRA

    TRIBUTE TO JOHN RICE

    Peterborough CAMRA says goodbye to a legend

    MIGHTY MICROSVisiting three of our

    local breweries

    COALIES ON TOURThe Coalheavers crewreview the Bermondsey

    Beer Mile

    READ MORE ON PAGES

    1419

  • Ten Real Ales from 2.00 a pintLive Satellite Sports Live EntertainmentHappy Hour Monday - Friday 5-7pm

    P ETERBOROUGH CAMRA PUB OF THE YEAR 2014 & 2011

    CAMRA Gold award 2013

    The Ploughman Staniland Way, Werrington Centre Tel: 01733 327696

    The Dragon Hodgson Centre, Hodgson AvePE4 5EG Tel: 01733 578088

    Six Real Ales from 2.50 a pintLive Satellite Sports Live EntertainmentHappy Hour Monday - Friday 5-7pmCash Quiz every Sunday from 8pm

    P ETERBOROUGH CAMRA PUB OF THE YEAR 2014 Runner Up

    CAMRA Gold award 2013

    Thank you John for helping us to makeour pubs great, from all the staff at The Dragon, The Ploughman and

    The Queens Arms

    Thank you John for helping us to makeour pubs great, from all the staff at The Dragon, The Ploughman and

    The Queens Arms

  • AUGUST / SEPTEMBER 2014 |BEER AROUND ERE

    Editor: Jane Brownbae-editor@real-ale.org.uk

    Published by: Peterborough & DistrictBranch of the Campaign for Real Ale.

    Produced on behalf of CAMRA by:Orchard House Media Ltd9a South Street, Crowland, PE6 0AHTel: 01733 211933

    Magazine Design & Production: Daniel Speed daniel.speed@orchardhousemedia.co.uk

    Advertising Sales Manager:Jane Michelsonjane@orchardhousemedia.co.ukTel: 01733 211410

    Distribution:David Murraychairman@real-ale.org.uk

    Proof Reading:Bob Melville - 07941 246693

    Printed By:Precision Colour Print LtdHaldane, Telford, Shropshire TF7 4QQ

    Circulation: 7,000 copies distributed topubs, clubs and members throughout thePeterborough and District CAMRABranch area. A digital version of thismagazine is available to view and download at issuu.com

    Regular readers may have noticed that BAE has anew look. It was decided that it was time for an update. If you have any comments on changesthen contact me at bae-editor@real-ale.org.uk.Feedback is always welcome.

    There have been some very good local pub beerfestivals over the last two months and we still havethe big one on the embankment to look forward too.Hard work for all volunteers, but definitely worth it!

    I received an email from a reader saying that TheAnchor in Bourne (see Pub News p8) was wellworth a visit as now it is stocking a very adven-turous range of real ales and so I decided to pay ita visit, accompanied by my daughter/drinkingpartner! As it was a sunny day, we sat on the terraceoverlooking the river, lovely! We enjoyed the beer,the staff and locals were friendly, what more couldyou ask for. Well worth the visit. I would urgeother readers and landlords to contact the PubsOfficer or other Committee members if you havenews or updates on your local hostelry.

    In the last issue there was an article entitled Disappearing Boozers of Stamford by AlunThomas, due to gremlins in the email service thelast three paragraphs were missing and so thecomplete article will be included in the next issue.

    Fingers crossed for decent weather 19th 23rdAugust.

    Cheers!JB

    Editors ramblings |3

    Welcome to the newlookBeer Around Ere!

    Beer Around Ere is publishedby the Peterborough & DistrictBranch of CAMRA Copyright 2014, The Campaign forReal Ale Ltd.

    Views or comments expressed in this publi-cation may not necessarily be those of the Editor or of CAMRA.

    The next issue of Beer Around Ere will beavialable on the 26th September. We must have your stories, news and advertisiements by 2nd September.Please send your stories and other copy tothe editor, Jane Brown.

    IN THIS ISSUEWelcome from the editor 3Chairmans corner 5Tribute to John Rice 7Pub news 89Brewery news 1113Membership matters 14White Horse, Baston 14Peterborough beer festival 1519Bermondsey beer mile 2123Mighty micros three 2426Diary and gig dates 29Join CAMRA 30

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    DRINK DINE SLEEP ENJOY

    The Collyweston Slater is a traditional coaching inn builtin the 17th Century and set in the heart of the village ofCollyweston in Northamptonshire.

    We offer a warm & friendly welcome to all our guests andprovide great food which is served all day every day.

    A large range of hand pulled ales is available alongsidefine wines and free wi-fi all in modern and comfortablesurroundings.

    We have a dog friendly part of the bar where you andyour four legged friend are welcome to come in for adrink and something to eat.

    Three very comfortable double guest bedrooms with AA4 star rating are avialable. Please call 01780 444 288 forreservations or more information.

    OPENING TIMESMonday - Saturday:

    10:00 23:00Sunday:

    12:00 22:30

    FOOD SERVICEMonday - Sunday:

    12:00 - 21:00

    87 Main Road, Collyweston, Nr Stamford PE9 3PQTelephone: 01780 444288 Email: enquiries@collywestonslaterpub.co.uk

    BEER AROUND ERE | AUGUST / SEPTEMBER 2014

  • Chairmans corner |5

    Get this date stuck in your minds, Tuesday 19thAugust, place Peterborough Embankment, eventPBF (Peterborough Beer Festival). Yes the PBF rollsinto town again starting on the 19th through tillSaturday 23rd. Full details are in this issue of BAE,which some of you may notice has had a bit of amakeover.

    The festival is organised and run by our dedicated team of CAMRA members and unpaidvolunteers from the local branch, plus branch members from around the country. Please notethat we have introduced a strict policy this yearwhereby only pre-registered volunteers will be accepted to help. Forms are being sent out to ourmembers, however those who have already signedup online do not need to return forms. We welcome past volunteers and also any newcomerswho are willing to help. Our Staffing Officer, SteveWilliams, has formed a new team to organise staff.

    Dont hold your breath, but at last we should seesome reforms to the pub sector by the introductionof a Pubs Adjudicator, who will resolve disputesand crack down on the unfair practices by thepubcos that inflate tenants rent and set excessiveprices for beer. This was revealed in the QueensSpeech and is to include new regulationsannounced by the government. CAMRA havebeen fighting a tireless campaign for many years,with 8,000 letters sent to MPs and a petition thatreached more than 40,000. We hope that this willstem the alarming rate of pub closures, which havebeen due to the big pub companies squeezingthem out of existence with sky high rents and beerprices.

    In the distribution of the last issue of Beer AroundEre I had to step in to fill a gap within our brancharea due to the distributor being incapacitated.

    By doing so I had the pleasure of visiting manypubs around the Bourne villages area that I hadnot been to for many a year. Regrettably due to thefact I was driving no beer was consumed in any ofthe pubs. I have since discovered that several ofthese pubs would support us if we managed to paythem a visit more often. Also we are looking forsome volunteers who are willing to give up an houror two once every two months, to deliver BeerAround Ere around some of these pubs. (I advise noton a Monday due to some not opening). The pubsare around the Bourne/ Deepings/ Stamford partof Lincolnshire. Please contact me for furtherdetails. We are always willing to welcome any ofour members who would like to help in the distri-bution of our tome.

    Finally it is with much sadness that we have to report the passing away of our much respectedand admired member, John Rice, who many ofyou will know from the PBF, Coalheavers Armsand Ploughman Beer Festivals. A tribute to John isin this issue, and we all raise a glass to a wonderfulperson.

    See you all at the PBF! Cheers.

    David Murray Branch Chairman

    Chairmans Corner

    AUGUST / SEPTEMBER 2014 |BEER AROUND ERE

    Get this date stuck in your minds, Tuesday 19th August, place Peterborough Embankment, event PBF (Peterborough Beer Festival)

    Are you missing out?Get Beer Around Ere delivered to your door! For a year (6 issues) send 3.48 for second classor 4.02 for 1st Class or multiples thereof for multiple years. Please send a cheque/PO payable to Peterborough CAMRA and your address to:- Daryl Ling, 19 Lidgate Close, Peterborough PE2 7ZA

  • BEER AROUND ERE | AUGUST / SEPTEMBER 2014

  • Goodbye John |7

    John was a man whose friendly and warm personality had a profound effect on all of thosewho met him. He was instinctively a people personand was always the first to introduce himself tonewcomers. His huge smile welcomed strangersand automatically put them at ease. You could always rely on