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.
Peter 'Prof' Fox
Multitude of things for beer, cycling, Morris and curiosities at
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
(* having said that, I love the idea of the Huddersfield OctoberFest
in the local Sikh temple. It will be spectacular.)
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.)
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
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
) 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.
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
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!