On Wednesday 27th April we presented the Halifax Catholic Club with our Club of the year. The club continues to serve an excellent range of beer and the award is richly deserved. Here are some pictures of presentation of Club of the Year at the Halifax Catholic Memorial Club – Thanks to all concerned especially Maggie Heath for a splendid evening.
On Wednesday 26th March the branch presented The Cross Keys with its Pub of The Year Award. This is their second award in 4 years so the Cross Keys is obviously doing something right.
Hugh and Ruth were joined by their team of Amy, Chloe and H were presented with the certificate by Branch Chair, Peter Judge. In his speech he alluded to the quality of the beer in the Cross Keys but said that in order to be the Pub of the Year the pub itself had to have something that made it that bit special.
The fact that so many people turned out that night was testament to the fact that it wasn’t just CAMRA that thought highly of the pub. Peter also mentioned that not only was it the branch Pub of The Year but now automatically was entered into the competition for Yorkshire Pub of the Year.
Just to let you know that our Beer & Cider Festival returns this year from Thursday 28th through till Saturday 30th September. Once again it will be at The Town Hall Hebden Bridge.
CALDERDALE BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL
TO BE HELD AT
HEBDEN BRIDGE TOWN HALL
ST GEORGE’S STREET
HEBDEN BRIDGE HX7 – 7BY
‘Beers of the Roses’
A SELECTION OF 50 BEERS, CIDERS & PERRY FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE PENNINES AND FROM AROUND THE UK
PAY ON THE DOOR -No Advanced Tickets required- HOT & COLD FOOD- All Sessions
THEMED BEERS & SPECIAL FESTIVAL BREWS
ADMISSION From £1.00 (Members) £2.00 (public)
We are delighted to announce the Pub of the Year Award for 2017. Once again strong candidates made it a difficult choice but I’m sure you would agree that the The Cross Keys, Siddal make a deserving winner. Not just well kept beer but the atmosphere created by Hugh and Ruth has kept customers returning again and again to this pub that is away from the centre of Halifax. We will be making the presentation on Wednesday 29th March at 8.00 pm.
Finally got round to adding Pub of the Season see Hogs Head Thanks for a lovely evening and here’s to more
Next Wednesday, 8th Feb, at 8.00pm we will be presenting the Hogshead Brewery & Bar with the Pub of the Season Award.
Januarys Committee meeting is at The Dusty Miller, Mytholmroyd, Wednesday at 8.00pm. This is due to a clash with the Manchester Beer & Cider Festival – see http://manchesterbeerfestival.org.uk/
This weekend the branch is meeting for lunch at the Causeway Foot Inn at 1.00pm. The suggested bus is the 504 from Halifax at 12.15. Details about the Causeway Foot Inn can be found here : thecausewayfootinn.co.uk/
Congratulations go to Calan’s Micropub of Hebden Bridge which has been selected as Pub of The Season by Halifax & Calderdale Camra. This seasonal award is presented twice a year to the pub that is seen to have shown the most improvement over the last 6 months. This seasons award goes to a pub that has recovered brilliantly from the flood devastation at the turn of the year and serves good beer consistently and was recognised for inclusion in 2017 Good Beer Guide.
We will be holding a presentation at 7.30 on Monday 7th November,and there is no need to book spaces. Alan & Alyson are very pleased to receive this award and will be extending the opening hours on that night. We do have a branch meeting next week at the Hogshead, Sowerby Bridge where it will be announced.
You may have seen this article celebrating their inclusion in next years Good Beer Guide
This only leaves Halifax & Calderdale CAMRA to once again thank the team at Calan’s for providing a great range of beers, a comfortable pub to drink them in and some great staff who genuinely seem happy to serve you. If it wasn’t for their enthusiasm to real ale, this pub wouldn’t be the award winner it is today.