Peterborough coming up!

In case anyone hasn't noticed it's Peterborough Beer Festival next week
The largest Camra branch festival in the country as far as I know organised by the largest Camra branch.
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Going down for the trade session Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday evening and Wednesday evening also so should be good.
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Paul Rigg

weekend.
Guess I'll just have to go to Huddersfield, for a choice of 65+ beers all in walking distance?
Paul
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Paul
Clacton also. A very friendly affair.
On Sat lunchtime/afternoon there will be a top-rate jazz band (Kid Tiddeman's all stars) As well as the usual wander in/out/round the town as you please relaxation.
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Peter 'Prof' Fox
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Peter Fox

beer festivals - ie those that you create out of the pubs on offer in your chosen location - rather than standing in some sports hall or other civic venue. It would be a sad beer drinker who couldn't make his own 'festival' in a town like Huddersfield.*
I'm quite surprised that CAMRA haven't capitalised on this. I reckon a book of Pub Crawls in our major towns and cities would be a certain winner.
(* having said that, I love the idea of the Huddersfield OctoberFest in the local Sikh temple. It will be spectacular.)
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M Platting

Could be a real pain to keep up to date though. Basic pubs offering regular beers fill the main portion, then you go onto the guest stuff. What you need is a publication that gives you the basics... Yup GBG then you need an hourly update just to make sure you have the right beer choices. I'm sure we(*) could do the IT side, sadly I don't think anyone would feed in the data.
* IT techie people. > (* having said that, I love the idea of the Huddersfield OctoberFest > in the local Sikh temple. It will be spectacular.)
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Steve Pampling
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Steven Pampling
Thanks for reminding me. I wasn't sure which weekend it is but Google tells me it's the first - Thursday 1st to Saturday 3rd October. More at . I really must make it there this year! -- Pat Ricroft, City of Salford, UK ================================
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Pat Ricroft

I dont agree. I'm not talking about specific beers on offer, rather pubs with a good reputation for quality beers. Many pubs have rotating guests - of course it would be impossible to update this on a 24/7 basis but thats not what is required.
not! The GBG is utterly useless for this purpose. It gives a selection of some decent pubs in a given area, but these are often miles apart and totally unsuitable for pub crawls. Far better are the local CAMRA websites with specific crawls (eg
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) giving public transport information in detail that the GBG could not possibly manage. If all CAMRA branches provided itineraries covering their major towns or suburbs, there would not be a problem.
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M Platting

The Sheffield crawl on their website is very good, and it is excellent that there are a series of really good pubs to aim at.
Other could do more - we're off to Norwich (from Peterborough) for the day on Wednesday and the way the Norwich Branch lists pubs on line is not that helpful/
Fortunately we will be armed with a fairly up to date Norwich Pub guide which I went round and picked up from Paul Travis.
We're off to Cardiff in early September and the Cardiff Branch Website isn't much use. I'm going to plot the GBG entries on a map, though frankly Cardiff doesn't look up to much unless you like S A Braine's products (which I do but not all the time!) Unless anyone knows different.
Paul Travis tells me no Cardiff Pub Guide since 1994! >
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Paul Rigg

Cathedral Road has 4 such outlets close to each other, and there are 6 or 7 Wetherspoons.
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Esra Sdrawkcab

over 600 last year and rumours are of a lot more this October. Mind you once it's over 60 different ones it's difficult to try them all :-)
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valeofbelvoirdrinker

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