Please write to your MP regarding Beer Duty and rates

 

Last week, the Chancellor announced that the Budget has been brought forward to 29th October. That’s less than four short weeks away! It’s really important we make the case to the Chancellor that urgent action is needed to save pubs from extinction.

Between now and the Budget, we need to contact as many MPs as possible to let them know how the Chancellor can make this a Budget for beer drinkers and pub goers like you and me.

That’s why I’m asking for your help. Can you spare two minutes to email your MP and help save pubs?

UK beer tax remains among the highest in Europe, which is part of the reason why consumers are finding the price of a pint increasingly unaffordable.

To save our pubs, we need the Chancellor to:

  • Cancel current plans to increase beer tax and commit to no increases
  • Keep and increase business rate relief for pubs that is due to end this year

By doing this we can make sure our locals stay open, and that the cost of the beer we drink there is kept down.

So, as a beer and pub lover, please get involved.

Contact us on the website or directly to me if you need a hand.

Regards

Jon Whowell

Chairman Rutland CAMRA Branch

chair@rutlandcamra.org.uk

 

Rutland Brewer recognised at highest level

 Jill Perkins and Dean Baker of Bakers’s Dozen return from London well earned finalists at Great British Beer Festival

 8th August 2018Bakers Dozen, based in Ketton, in Rutland, has been recognised as one of the leading beers in Britain at the Great British Beer Festival held in London this week.

Their Electric Landlady was one of the finalists in the Golden Beer category. This is a huge accolade as they competed against  several hundreds of beers from all over the UK.

Rutland CAMRA are so proud of Dean Baker and partner Jill Perkins for thier hard work and determination. Not Champions this year but there is plenty of time.

Record Numbers attend Our Beer festival

 

We recorded 925 visitors to the festival with a good geographic spread across the East Midlands and further afield.

I was a good event and we will be having talks if we can do it again all next year. As they say watch this space.

Thanks to all our sponsors and we hope we can count on you again next time.

Boo hoo its the last day of the festival

 

We had a good night last night with “Uninvited Guests” easing us into the evening.

We have lost a few beers but there is still a lot of great conditioned beers and ciders available.

Sun cream, thirst and a sense of humour is what you need today. D’Ukes of Rutland and the Rutjand Morris Men will be here to entertain you when we open at Noon. Sadly we close at 4

Stony Ford Brewery in Ryhall, Rutland is to close

We’re closing down,
at least for now

 

 

 

Stoney Ford to cease brewing

We regret to inform our customers and supporters that we have decided to take a break from brewing and are having a fundamental rethink about the future of the business and its location.

Our current brewery location is restricted in size and not available nor viable in the longer term.  Despite our best efforts over several months we have been unable to identify suitable premises for expansion nor develop a viable business plan that makes financial sense.

Launching Stoney Ford in May 2016 was an experiment at a small scale (2.5 bbl), with the intention of proving whether or not we could brew beer consistently and establish a brand, before growing it into a more substantial business. We are proud of the beers and the brand we have developed but we haven’t managed to take the next major growth step.

The business has paid its way and has no debts, and we will continue to trade until current stocks have been sold (end of this week) and we have collected our empties. It is possible that our beers and brand may reappear sometime in the future in another guise, but for now we are closing the doors on our Ryhall Brewery.

We would like to say thanks to our local customers and supporters for their loyalty and business and apologise for the disappointment that Stoney Ford will no longer be available, at least in the short to medium term. We will of course share further news on the future of the brewery as and when we have it.

Tim Nicol and Simon Watson
5th April 2018

New mini guide to Rutland is published

Discover Rutland, which Rutland CAMRA is part of,  has produced a new guide to the county.

The guide also includes maps and money saving vouchers.

Available extensively across the county it can be down loaded here:

www.discover-rutland.co.uk/useful-info/mini-guide

 

 

Green Dragon, Ryhall is 2018 Pub Of The Year

The Rutland CAMRA Pub Of The Year (POTY –  we love an acronym) 2018 goes to the Green Dragon in Ryhall. This is the second time that Shaun and Debbie Rolfe, Landlord and Landlady, their team and customers have been recognised as the best pub in the county.

With four hand pumps the Dragon is described in the Good Beer Guide as a Former Melbourns stone built pub in the heart of the village. The Main building is Grade II Listed and was built in the 17th Century and gives the Green Dragon Pub a nice cosy feel with its low ceilings and nooks and crannies. Superb home cooked meals are served and as the pub has it’s own pizza oven these are a speciality of the house and served daily.

David Laughton, Pubs Officer said “The Dragon is what it a pub should be: welcoming, friendly and at the heart of the community. They kindly offer card carrying CAMRA members a 20p discount on real ale and run a very successful beer festival usually held in May. Well worth a visit.”

Landlady, Debbie Rolfe said:  “We are delighted to get the POTY again. It means a great deal to all of us here, Shaun and I are very pleased to accept this award which means a great deal to staff and customers alike. CAMRA is doing a great job in helping pubs like us remain the real heart of the community.”

David Laughton, Pubs Officer Rutland CAMRA, left, presents Shaun & Debbie Rolfe with their Pub of the year certificate.

Empingham Cricket Club Beer Festival Beer list

REAL ALE LIST FOR EMPINGHAM CSC BEER FESTIVAL  15th – 18th March 2018.

THIS LIST WAS CORRECT AT THE TIME OF ‘GOING TO PRESS’!

CHANGES MAY OCCUR DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.

BAKERS DOZEN MAGIC POTION #8  3.8%  BLONDE

BEERMATS PRAGMATIC  3.8%  AMBER

BORN IN THE BORDERS GAME BIRD  4.0%  AMBER

DOWNTON CEREBUS  4.2%  TRAD

FERRY ALES WOODWOSE  4.0%  RED

FURNACE REPRAZENT  4.2%  BLONDE

GREG’S SCAMPTON ALE 3.6%  BLONDE

HOPJACKER AUTOMETALOGOLEX  4.0%  BLONDE

IMPERIAL CITRA SEN DOWN  4.4%  BLONDE  *Festival Special

IMPERIAL WHET THI’ WHISTLE  5.0%   BLONDE

NEEPSEND LACUNA  3.8%  BLONDE

PIGEON FISHERS TROPICAL MASH  4.3%  BLONDE

PROBLEM CHILD RAPSCALLION  4.2%  TRAD

RAW BROWN COW BITTER  3.8%  TRAD

ROOSTERS FRANKLIN  4.3%  BLONDE

SALEM BREW CO. GRASS SNAKE  4.1%  BLONDE

STONEYFORD ERMINE ST EASY ALE  2.8%  BLONDE

TENBY BAREFOOT BLONDE  4.7%  BLONDE

WELDON ROMAN MOSAICS  4.6%  BLONDE

WYLAM HICKEY THE RAKE  4.2%  BLONDE

RESERVES:-

FURNACE CASCADE  4.4%  BLONDE

MAGPIE BEST  4.2%  TRAD

NENE VALLEY MANHATTAN PROJECT  4.0%  BLONDE

SHINY 4WOOD  4.5%  TRAD