Tritton Tank

Cathedral Heights brewer, Steve Marston and Lincoln CAMRA committee member, Ashley Sewell, mashing the Festival ale Tritton Tank, brewed to mark 100 years since the first operational use of the tank, during the First World War.  The Tank Mark 1 was based on “Little Willie” (The Lincoln Machine) which was built at William Foster and Company of Lincoln.
The tank-themed beers at the festival are:

  • Tritton Tank (the Festival ale) from Cathedral Heights Brewery at Bracebridge Heath.
  • Challenger II from Newby Wyke Brewery at Grantham.
  • Tank Ale from Pheasantry Brewery at East Markham.

 

Dambusters Inn is Lincoln CAMRA Pub of the Year

The Dambusters Inn at Scampton has been named as the Lincoln CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year for 2016.

The competition was divided into two categories, with CAMRA members voting for their favourite city pub and their favourite from the villages in the Branch area. Four judges then visited the top three pubs in each category to assess the quality of the beer, the atmosphere, service and community focus.

The Dambusters reflects the two great passions of landlord, Greg Algar – real ale and RAF wartime history. The pub is crammed with RAF memorabilia, and an entire wall is dedicated to the men of 617 “Dambusters” Squadron. But this is no a sterile museum; it is very much a thriving community local with real ale at its heart. Greg has installed a microbrewery in an outbuilding, and his beers are served alongside ales from small breweries across the UK.

The runner-up and Lincoln CAMRA City Pub of the Year is the Dog and Bone on John Street. The other city pubs in the final were the Strugglers Inn and the Golden Eagle. The Butcher and Beast in Heighington and the Three Horseshoes in Waddington were the other country finalists.

Lincoln CAMRA chairman, Aaron Joyce, said, “Since taking over, Greg has worked tirelessly to develop the pub. And that hard work is really paying off. Last year, the Dambusters was our Country Pub of the Year and, now, it’s taken our top award.”

The Dambusters now goes forward to the Lincolnshire round of the competition, where it will be up against the winners from the Gainsborough, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Louth, Grantham and Fenland branches.

Dog and Bone wins CAMRA Pub of the Year for the second year running!

 

The Dog and Bone on John Street has been named as the Lincoln CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year for the second year in succession. Having won the award in 2014, the Batemans’ pub went on to reach the last 16 of CAMRA’s national competition.

This year, the Lincoln branch competition was divided into two categories. Members voted for their favourite city pub and their favourite from the villages in the branch area. Then five judges visited the top three pubs in each category to assess the quality of the beer, the atmosphere, service, community focus and value for money.

The Dog and Bone, a hidden gem among the old terraced houses off Monks Road, came top of the judges’ vote. It is a thriving community local run, since February 2013, by enthusiastic husband and wife team, Chris and Sarah Sorrell.

The runner-up and Lincoln CAMRA Country Pub of the Year is the Dambusters Inn at Scampton. The other city pubs in the final were the Strugglers Inn and the Golden Eagle. The Butcher and Beast in Heighington and the Three Horseshoes in Waddington were the other country finalists.

Lincoln CAMRA chairman, Aaron Joyce, said, “For the Dog and Bone to win the title for the second year in a row is credit to the hard work of Chris, Sarah, their staff and indeed their customers. But the competition was close and the award to the Dambusters Inn shows that we have great pubs right across our branch area.”

The Dog and Bone now goes forward to the Lincolnshire round of the competition, where it will be up against the winners from the Gainsborough, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Louth, Grantham and Fenland branches.

Good Beer Guide 2016

Update!

Our branch entries for potential entry into the Good Beer Guide (GBG) 2016 have now been chosen!

Thanks to those members that put forward nominations & to those that attended the meeting to take part in the voting. A special thanks goes to those who volunteered to carry out the surveys!

The entrants will be announced on the official publication date in September!