Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Latest Pub News

Here is the latest news about pubs in the branch area. Also see Pub & Local Beer & Cider Festivals and Opening Times Magazine.

If you have any news you would like to pass on to the Huntingdonshire branch or you spot any errors or omissions, please send details to ku.gro.armac.stnuh@swen

  • Beer Vouchers Thursday 10 December 2020

    Seen this scheme that Budweiser are running? Buy a voucher to use at a participating pub and Budweiser will match the value with a free voucher (and you don't have to spend it on Budweiser!!). There are only seven pubs in Cambs taking part at the moment, two are in St Ives and there is also the River Mill in St Neots.

  • New Takeaway Service - Pig n Falcon, St Neots Thursday 10 December 2020

    A new 'Take Away Drinks Service' started on Monday 16th November, from between 5pm and 8pm daily. Customers will be able to view a live list of products on the pub's website and will be published on social media. Please preorder using Text Messaging or WhatsApp on one of the following numbers:
    John 07951 785678
    Mark 07394 263925
    (Please do not phone unless it is urgent)
    Special requests can also be made on these numbers
    You will need to have sent a message as preorder before we can serve your order to comply with lockdown rules.. (This can be done at the hatch).
    A list will also be updated and posted by the serving hatch in Priory Lane at the side of the Pig.
    Please wear a face mask and comply with social distancing while waiting.
    Hope to see you soon. Thanks for supporting Your Local Pub.

  • Xtreme Ales at The Farmers, Yaxley Sunday 15 November 2020

    Greetings from the Xtreme Team at The Farmers Yaxley. Bringing Real Ale to the People (FoXey)
    Following the compulsory closure of The Farmers under the November Lockdown 2.0, the Xtreme Team are pleased to announce that we will be operating a PRE-ORDER, off-sales, takeaway service for draft ales, lagers and other products. All orders will be supplied in sealed 2 or 4 pint (milk style) containers and delivered to customers in the car park at the front of The Farmers. Customers cannot enter the premises, this is part of the regulations and we have to adhere to them or risk a hefty fine.
    Pre-orders can be made by Phone, Text or Whats App to The Farmers Hotline Number: 07737 788117 and need to include the customer’s name, choice of drink and quantity (in 2 pint multiples) and the estimated time of collection, during the operating hours, which are currently scheduled to take place daily from 1500hrs to 1900hrs Monday to Saturday and 1400hrs to 1600hrs on Sunday. Orders will be taken up to 15 minutes before the end of the session with collection no later than the designated time. Please consider that the orders will need to be made up and then delivered to the car park by the Xtreme Team so allow a reasonable time window from order to collection.
    To keep things simple all products will be £3/pint and there is a container charge of 50p per container, but if customers return one of our clean/rinsed container with them we will take this from them for sterilisation and re-use, wave the container charge and save the planet. WE CANNOT FILL YOUR CONTAINER ON A PRE-ORDER COLLECTION.
    Payment is preferred by contactless card, however we can accept chip and pin and cash will be taken as a last resort, but we ask customers to try and have the correct monies.
    If customers arrive in vehicles please remain in the vehicle, form a queue or park if necessary and wait to be called to the front, side-door collection point, shown in the picture, where you will be given your order through the window of your vehicle, we will take returned containers at this time as well.
    If customers arrive on foot, wait for the team to spot you and call you to the collection point, call or message the Hotline if necessary, do not enter the premises.
    We currently have 6 real ales in the cellar some of which are ready and some which should be ready to serve by tomorrow’s session. Watch this space for daily updates on the available ales. Xtreme Ales:

    Xinder Toffe Mild 4.1%
    BlaX Forest Stout 4.5%
    Mr X 4.1% - Best Bitter
    Paradox 4.9% - Imperial Pale Ale
    Pigeon 2020 4.3% - Pale Ale
    SmoXey Mild 4.0%
    Milk Stout 4.5%
    Bumbling Brewery Creme Brulee Stout 4.5%

    We also have other draft offerings including:

    Kronenbourg 1664
    John Smiths Smooth
    Stongbow – Original
    Adnams Ghostship (Low Alcohol 0.5%)

    Please remember to pre-order including: Your name, Order and Collection time. See you soon. Xtreme Team is at The Farmers

    The Farmers Pre-Order Number: 07737 788117. For Calls, Texts or Whats App.

  • White Hart Alconbury Weston Opens Wednesday 28 October 2020

    The White Hart pub that had been closed for about 5 years has been taken over and totally refurbished. It looks great from outside and inside. They currently have three real ales on. London Pride, Doom Bar and another. They intend to rotate the beers eventually. There is also an intention to soon have a chef and to provide good honest quality pub food.

  • Engineers Arms Beer Festivals - Henlow 12-18 Oct & 8-15 Nov Tuesday 6 October 2020

    Like so many events, unfortunately the Bedford CAMRA Beer Festival in October has been cancelled. However, the Engineers Arms, Henlow is running a double beer festival; one in October to celebrate twenty-five continual years in the Good Beer Guide and the other in November to give the opportunity to sample the beers of Yorkshire. Dates are as follows:

    12th - 18th Oct

    8th - 15th Nov

    Hunts Branch are pleased pass on the word.