Pub of The Year Presentation

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.

A Fitting Tribute

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.

Ruth, Hughie, Amy, Chloe and H with Peter

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.

Members of HXCamra warming the Chair

Calderdale Beer & Cider Festival 2017

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

SEPTEMBER 28th-30th

2017

CELEBRATING

‘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)

Pub of the Year – it’s the Cross Keys

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.

Cross Keys, Siddal
Cross Keys Inn

Pub of The Season – Its Calan’s

 

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

http://www.hebdenbridgetimes.co.uk/news/local/raise-a-pint-to-flood-hit-pub-s-beer-guide-spot-1-8141722

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.