Dronfield CAMRA diary – February 2016

Thursday 28th January – Winter Pub of the Season award presentation

Our members have voted the Dronfield Arms the winner of our latest Pub of the Season award, join us for a pint or two as we present the certificate and enjoy the pub’s celebrations!

Tuesday 9th February – branch meeting

The monthly meeting where all local members are invited to come along and get involved with the branch, catch up on campaigning issues and share pub, club and brewery news – all over a pint or two of course. This month the venue is the Cross Daggers in Coal Aston (bus 44).

Saturday 20th February – train trip to National Winter Ales Festival in Derby

We meet on the 11:15 train from Dronfield, changing at Chesterfield for Derby (arriving 12:00, this is the train that leaves Sheffield at 11:29) and attend CAMRA’s annual National Winter Ales festival, which takes place in the College Roundhouse campus next to the railway station and features an excellent range of beers and ciders. We then have the option of visiting a few pubs in Derby before catching the train back north. A return train ticket is £11.30, admission to the festival for CAMRA members costs £2 (plus £3 deposit on the festival glass).

Tuesday 8th March – Branch AGM

The formal legally required annual general meeting which will see Dronfield & District launch as a full independent branch and elect the committee for the year ahead. The usual monthly branch meeting is also incorporated. The venue is the Pioneer Club in Dronfield.

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Andy Cullen

About Andy Cullen

Andy has been actively involved in CAMRA since the early 2000s after being recruited to sit on a National Younger Members Task Group. Since then he has held roles on the branch committee including Secretary, Membership Secretary, Magazine Editor, Chair and now Social Secretary. Andy has also been involved with the Steel City Beer & Cider Festival almost every year since becoming active in the branch.

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