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Branch walk from Alkam to Denton

A very pleasant afternoon"s walk, although strenuous at times, from The Marquis in Alkam to the Jackdaw in Denton.

Marquis Terrace
Marquis
Terrace
Picnic
Kent Countryside
Picnic
Tiffany
Tiffany
Sasha
Sasha
Kent Countryside
Walking through
Kent Countryside
  Over a stile
Sasha helped
over a stile
Taking a breather
Tiffany taking
a breather
Swingfield Church
Swingfield
Church
 
  Sasha
Sasha
crosses a stile
Jackdaw Inn
Jackdaw
Inn
Jackdaw Garden
Jackdaw
Inn

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National Cider Pub of the Year Finalist Presentation

Paul Meredith, CAMRA Kent's Cider Representative, presenting Chris Barnes with the National Cider Pub of the Year 2010 Finalist certificate. After becoming Kent's Cider Pub of the Year, Chris made it through to the last four.

Presenting the certificate
Presenting the
Certificate
 
Presenting the certificate
Presenting the
Certificate
 

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Trip to the Wantsum Brewery, Hersden, Kent

A very successful trip to the newest brewery to open up in Kent. 27 people attended with members from CAMRA branches across East Kent. The brewery"s three regular beers were available, as well as a couple of pins of Turbulent Priest, the latest beer under development

An unassuming entrance
An unassuming
entrance
 
Beers on offer
The beers
A wonderful sight
 
A discussion about beer
A discussion
about beer
 
A discussion over beer
A discussion
over beer
 
  Head Brewer
James Sandy
Head Brewer
 
Trip Home
A somewhat drunken
group on its way home
 
 

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Trip to the Butcher's Arms, Herne, Kent's POTY

A very successful trip to the Butcher's Arm, Herne, which is Kent's 2009 Pub of the Year, with 13 members attending. So, will this be a annual event - I sincerely hope so!

Three Tuns, Staple
First &Last,
Herne Common
 
John, our guide
Butcher's Arms,
Herne
A short cut to mushrooms
The Finglesham
Contingent
 
Frog &Orange, Shatterling
Discussions
under hops
 
The Group
The
Group
 
Picking the hops
Discussions over
a beer
 
Transporting the hops
Discussions over
a beer
 
Transporting the hops
My Beer of the Year
(The Pubs Officer)
 
Threshing the hops
A Monologue
 
 
Empty hop fields
Unique ceiling
decoration
 

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A Short Walk from Staple to Ash

What was supposed to be a short walk from the Three Tuns, Staple, to The Volunteer, Ash, via The Frog &Orange at Shatterling, became a course in hop-picking

Three Tuns, Staple
Three Tuns,
Staple
 
John, our guide
John, our guide
 
A short cut to mushrooms
A short cut to
mushrooms
 
Frog &Orange, Shatterling
Frog &Orange,
Shatterling
 
The Group
The
Group
 
Picking the hops
Picking the
hops
 
Transporting the hops
Transporting
the hops
 
Transporting the hops
Transporting
the hops
 
Threshing the hops
Threshing
the hops
 
Empty hop fields
Empty hop
fields
 

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Bus trip to the Northwest Frontier

A thoroughly enjoyable night out visiting the pubs in the Northwest corner of our branch including The Dog &Duck, The Rising Sun, Half Moon &Seven Stars and Frog &Orange.

Dinner at the Dog &Duck
Dinner at the
Dog &Duck
At the Half Moon &Seven Stars
At the Half Moon
&Seven Stars
A few more drinks
A few more drinks
 

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Walk from Lydden to Barfrestone

A walk from the Hope Inn, Lydden to the Bell Inn, Shepherdswell and the Yew Tree at Barfreston.

The Bell Inn
The Bell Inn
Getting them in
Getting them in
 
A few drinks
A few mates
 

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GBG Walk through Dover

A walk and bus trip around Dover, visiting three of the 2008 GBG entries: The Eagle Inn and Louis Armstrong in Dover and The Fox at Temple Ewell,

Eagle Inn, Dover
The Eagle Inn,
Dover
The Fox, Temple Ewell
The Fox,
Temple Ewell
Kearsney Abbey
Kearsney Abbey
 
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong,
Dover
  Louis Armstrong Sign
Louis Armstrong
Pub Sign
Inside the Louis Armstrong
Inside the
Louis Armstrong
 

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Trip to the Rare Breeds Beer Festival

A trip to the Rare Breeds Beer Festival - a thank you to the volunteers who helped out at the White Cliffs Festival of Winter Ales

The motley crew
A Motley Group!
And again
And again!
The Beer Section
The Beer Section
The Cider Section
The Cider Section
Getting a beer
Getting a beer

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Pub of the Year Presentation

Martin Atkins presented the Pub of the Year 2008 award to Chris Barnes, landlord of the Berry, at a CAMRA social event on the 2nd June 2008

Friends &Fellow Landlords
Friends &
Fellow Landlords
The CAMRA crew
The CAMRA
crew
Chris &Haz
Chris &Haz
The Presentation
The
Presentation
A quick speech
A quick
speech

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Branch Trip

Having met at the Eight Bells, for an early breakfast, we used Stagecoach's Diamond Bus Service, and a 5.00 Day Explorer ticket, to visit pubs across the branch

Plough &Harrow, Tilmanstone
Plough &Harrow,
Tilmanstone
First drink of the day
First drink
of the day
Five Bells, Eastry
Five Bells,
Eastry
Volunteer Inn, Ash
Volunteer Inn,
Ash
  Waiting for a bus
Waiting for a bus
 
The Sportsman, Sholden
The Sportsman Inn,
Sholden
 

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Beer of the Festival Award

A trip up 'north to present the Beer of the Festival award to Dave Hughes, Acorn Brewery, for their Target IPA. At the same time Dave received a Beer of the Festival award from the Barnsley branch and we went on a bit of Mild pub crawl

The Gatehouse, Barnsley
The Gatehouse,
Barnsley
Deal, Dover, Sandwich
DDS CAMRA
Beer of Festival
Barnsley Beer of the Festival
Barnsley CAMRA,
Beer of Festival
Dave Hughes, Acorn Brewery
Dave Hughes,
Acorn Brewery
  Wentworth Arms, Penistone
Wentworth Arms
Penistone
Ring O' Bells, Silkstone
The Ring O' Bells,
Silkstone
 

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GBG Pub Walk: Bohemian, Hare &Hounds, Ship Inn &Prince Albert

The Bohemian, Deal
The Bohemian,
Deal
Hare &Hounds, Northbourne
Hare &Hounds,
Northbourne
Hare &Hounds sign
Hare &Hounds
Pub Sign
Time for a play
Paul finds time
for a play
  Short stop
A short stop before
walking into Deal
Prince Albert, Deal
Prince Albert
Deal
 

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Deal Sea Front Stroll

A southern wander along the sea front of Deal

Lord Clyde, Walmer
Lord Clyde
Walmer
Lord Nelson
Lord Nelson
 
Rugby in The Berry
Rugby in
The Berry
Drinks in the Three Horseshoes
Drinks in the
Three Horseshoes

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Deal Pub Stroll

A drink outside Dunkerley's
A drink outside
Dunkerley's
Dunkerley's
Dunkerley's
 
Deal Hoy sign
Deal Hoy
Sign
Entering The Ship
Entering
The Ship
A sun-lit pint in the Bohemian
A sun-lit pint in
the Bohemian

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1st Berry Beer Festival

A few beer and cider drinkers gather for the first Berry Beer Festival

This way to the Festival
This way
 
Chris, the landlord
Chris, the landlord
 
0802_berry Beer Festival
The drinkers
 
0802_berry Beer Festival
The drinkers
 
Berry Beer Festival
Bubble car exhibition
 

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