Louth and District branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) celebrates and promotes real ales, ciders and perries together with those Pubs, Clubs and other outlets that sell it.
Our area covers the postal districts of LN11, LN12 and LN13, plus the Heneage Arms, Heneage, the White Hart, Tetford and the White Hart Ludford.
We have about 115 members with whom we keep in contact, mainly by e-mail and every two months at a local pub for our branch meetings. Some members and friends join in the coach trips from Louth to surrounding Pubs and in the same way, members and friends organise and run the annual Louth CAMRA Beer Festival.
The 20th Louth Beer Festival will be held at the Kings Head Hotel from Thursday 29th September to Sunday 2nd October 2016.
We are a friendly bunch from all walks of life who welcome new members because we are helping our local pubs to keep in business and support our community.
The Campaign for Real Ale is a consumer organisation that successfully saved traditional cask-conditioned beers from extinction in the UK and now has 175,000-plus members who provide the political strength to protect our pubs and breweries against unfair treatment from taxes, developers, pub companies (pubcos) and other such threats.
CAMRA's official web guide to all known UK Real Ale outlets is www.whatpub.com and the best of these are selected by members votes to go into the annual CAMRA Good Beer Guide.
MEMBERSHIP costs £26.00 a year (direct-debit £24.00, concessions under 26 and over 60 £16.50 dd) and provides £20.00 worth of J D Wetherspoon real ale vouchers, 10% discount at Hoseasons, and Beer Hawk and a monthly newspaper and quarterly magazine that are well worth reading.
MELVIN MULLeNS (CHAIRMAN) 07769896843
Tony Howkins (committee member) 07557789060
Gaz Cook Treasurer 07957531209
BRANCH DIARY Calender 2016
Tuesday Branch Meetings start at 7.30 pm (Please confirm meeting prior to attending)
11th February, Massingberd Arms, South Ormsby Good Beer Guide Entries
28th April, White Hart, Ludford Annual General Meeting
16th June, Royal Oak (Splash), Little Cawthorpe Pub of the Year Entries
23rd August, Wheatsheaf, Louth Festival Volunteers Planning
18th October, Brown Cow, Louth Festival Wash-up
9th December, Gaslamp Lounge, Louth Christmas Crawl
LOUTH AND DISTRICT CAMRA 2016 WINNERS
TOWN PUB OF THE YEAR – THE GAS LAMP LOUNGE, LOUTH
COUNTRY PUB OF THE YEAR – THE WHITE HART, LUDFORD
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CAMRA MEMBERS GIVE THEIR TIME VOLUNTARILY TO ORGANISE AND STAFF THE BEER FESTIVAL.
2016 Louth and District Beer Festival 29th September-2nd October @ The Kings Head, 10 Mercer Row, Louth
The Louth Beer festival is organised and managed by Louth & District Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale; with members and friends who volunteer to run the event. The annual beer festival aims to promote local brewers and introduce some national beers to those who enjoy a good pint. It is also a great opportunity to try out different styles of beer, whether or not you would normally drink real ale. Of the twenty beers on offer, you will find a range of flavours, colours and strengths that we believe offers a very interesting drinking experience; enough to warrant a return visit over the four day event.
The Louth Beer Festival would not be possible without its volunteers and sponsors. We thank everyone who will help to make the 20th Festival an enjoyable event for Louth. Please take a moment to look at the list of local sponsors which will be published below shortly and displayed on the beer casks - they have brought together these real ales for you to enjoy.
Melvin Mullens (Chairman)
Main Sponsor – Batemans Brewery
Sponsor – Pipers Crisps
Long Hop Brewery, Louth
Black Horse Brewing, Louth
Louth Film Club – Non-Mainstream quality cinema from around the world
Zero Degrees Festival, Louth – zerodegreeslouth.org.uk
The White Hart, Ludford
Keith Faulkner and Dave Cavey, Louth CAMRA Branch Members
Richard Garbutt: Gardener. General garden maintenance including vegetable plots
Anderson Business and Computing – ABandC.net
G. Walker Construction – firstname.lastname@example.org - 07425825390
Stuart Chestnut – Louth CAMRA Branch Member
FAR WELTER’D – The East Lincolnshire Dialect Society
The Brown Cow, Newmarket, Louth
Ramblers Lincolnshire – Working for Walkers for 80 years
Rotary Club of Louth
Louth and District Camra is staffed by volunteers please try find some time to help.