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  • Shrivenham Football Club Beer & Cider Festival - Beer & Cider List. Tuesday 27 February 2024

    Shrivenham Beer, Cider and Gin Festival

    Beer list for the festival:

  • Venue change for Branch Meeting Thursday 9 November 2023

    Please note next weeks branch meeting will be at the Kings Arms in Wantage as the The Crown in Marcham holds its quiz on Tuesdays.

    Branch Meeting - The Kings Arms, Wantage

  • Paul Hexter - 40 Years at the Royal Oak Wantage. Thursday 28 September 2023

    Dr Paul Hexter receiving his special award , for 40 Years at the Royal Oak . What an amazing achievement

    Note there were three special beers available.

    Broadtown as per pump clip.

    Butts Hexed Jester 3.5 abv & Andwell Springs 40 Yearz 4.0 abv

    Dr Paul Hexter receiving his special award , for 40 Years at the Royal Oak. Dr Hexters Elixir Ale Dr Paul Hexter receiving his special award , for 40 Years at the Royal Oak.

  • Champion Beer of Britain Thursday 21 September 2023

    Please find attached memo about Champion Beer of Britain 2025 Nominations.

    Champion Beer of Britain

  • Visit to Electric Bear Brewery - 23rd Sep 2023 Thursday 13 July 2023

    Visit to Electric Bear Brewery in September, click the link for full details:

    Visit to Electric Bear Brewery

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  • The Central Southern Regional Pub of the Year - Final Tuesday 20 June 2023

    The Central Southern Regional (CSR) Pub of the Year (PotY) 2023 area winners have been announced and arrangements for the final round have been finalised. We would like as many members as possible to get involved so that the results are as fair and representative as possible. It's also a great opportunity to visit three of the very best pubs in Central Southern Region. If you'd like to participate in the judging, you must visit all three pubs listed below. Please note that scores are on a range of 0-10 and not 0-5 as for normal beer scoring. Please enter your beer scores via WhatPub or the GBG App - otherwise they will not be seen by that branch.

    The pubs to be judged are as follows:

    Bell, Aldworth (Berkshire area)
    Bird in Hand, Princes Risborough (Buckinghamshire area)
    Butchers Arms, Balscote (Oxfordshire area)

    The process and rules can be found in the attached document (CSR PotY 2023 Process Final), as is the judging form in both Excel and PDF formats.

    I prefer that you submit your scores using the attached spreadsheet, but if you don't have Excel or the ability to open Excel spreadsheets, you may print off the attached PDF version, complete that and return either a scanned copy or a photo of it, as long as it's legible.

    Completed forms should be returned to me at ku.gro.armac.noxos@sbup by 11:59pm on Monday 24th July 2023. I have extracted some basic information about the three pubs from WhatPub, e.g. address, telephone number, website, Facebook, Twitter, opening times, meal times (where applicable), transport, and map in the attached "Central Southern Region PotY 2023 Final pubs - details from WhatPub" document.

    Cheers Bob Smith Oxfordshire Area Co-ordinator for Central Southern Region PotY 2023 The attachments are:

    CSR PotY 2023 Process Final (DOCX)
    CSR PotY 2023 Process Final (PDF)
    Regional PotY Final - Judging Form 2023 Oxfordshire branches (XLSX)
    Regional PotY Final - Judging Form 2023 Oxfordshire branches (PDF)
    Central Southern Region PotY 2023 Final pubs - details from WhatPub (DOCX)

  • Vibish Brewing Taproom Tuesday 16 May 2023

    Vibish Brewing Taproom and bar will finally be opening its doors to the public.

    Fridays (14:00/22:30) and Saturdays (13:00/22:30) to start this Friday

    Unit 95 BasePoint Business park (behind Kidzabout / the old Renault building) Rivermead SN5 7EX

    We will be serving fresh craft beer on draft, as well as stocking the bar with our favourite wine (Red/White/Rose), Gin, Whisky, Cider and Soft Drinks.

  • The Central Southern Regional Pub of the Year - Semi Final Wednesday 10 May 2023

    The Central Southern Regional Pub of the Year (PotY) winners for the four branches in Oxfordshire have been announced and arrangements for the Regional Semi-finals Round have been finalised. We would like as many members as possible to get involved so that the results are as fair and representative as possible. It's also a great opportunity to visit some of the very best pubs in Oxfordshire. If you'd like to participate in the judging, you must visit all four pubs listed below.

    The pubs to be judged are as follows:

    Butchers Arms, Balscote (North Oxfordshire)
    Broad Face, Abingdon (Oxford)
    George, Sutton Courtenay (South Oxfordshire)
    King's Arms, Wantage (White Horse)

    The process and rules can be found in the attached document as is the judging form in both Excel and PDF formats.

    It is preferred that you submit your scores using the attached spreadsheet, but if you don't have Excel, you may print off the attached PDF version, complete that and return either a scanned copy or a photo of it, as long as it's legible.

    Completed forms should be returned to me at ku.gro.armac.noxos@sbup by 11:59pm on Monday 5th June 2023. I have extracted some basic information about the four pubs from WhatPub, e.g. address, telephone number, website, opening times, meal times (where applicable), transport, and map in the attached "Oxfordshire PotY 2023 pubs - details from WhatPub" document.

    The semi-final rounds for Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire will be followed by the Central Southern Regional Round, where we'll be invited to judge the three finalists. Details will be announced as soon as the county results have been finalised. Cheers Bob Smith Area Co-ordinator for Oxfordshire PotY 2023

    Pub of the Year Process 2023
    Regional PotY Semi-finals - Oxfordshire Judging Form 2023

  • Faringdon Beer Festival - October 2023 Friday 17 March 2023

    After a 3 year break we’re back with the Bangers and Beer Festival on the 6th and 7th of October 2023 in the Corn Exchange Faringdon.

    The two-day event will feature local beers, complemented by local ciders from The Cotswold Cider Company and another opportunity to “Pimp Your Prosecco”.

    As well as the excellent drinks on offer, you will also be able to sample a range of locally produced sausages provided by highly acclaimed Pat Thomas Butchers based here in Faringdon. Veggie sausages will also be available.

    Throughout the festival, local bands will be performing and we are looking for local businesses to sponsor a barrel of beer.

    Entrance to the festival is free and there will also be an opportunity to purchase a Festival glass as a memento.

    All the proceeds will be used to support local activities to benefit the community, so please come along and enjoy the event.

    Our fb page is here https://www.facebook.com/FaringdonBeerSociety

    And website https://timcave.wixsite.com/bangersandbeer

    It's back after a 3 year break.
  • Planning application Blowing stone Friday 17 March 2023
  • Certificate Handover for The Bell Thursday 16 March 2023

    Regional Pub Of The Year 2022 certificate for the Bell, Waltham St Lawrence - Saturday 15th April.

    CAMRA - Regional Pub Of The Year 2022 certificate for the Bell

  • Old Town Beer & Cider Festival - May 2023 Tuesday 7 March 2023