We understand that not everyone is on the various Social Media platforms where photos are shared more commonly nowadays, so we will we uploading them onto here to create a photographic timeline of the branch events and hoping to see as many faces we can of the East Lancashire CAMRA family and friends. Please email photos and any relevant details/information to ku.gro.armac.scnaltsae@bew
Well done to the Buffer Stops in Rawtenstall, the Rossendale Cider Pub of the Year 2020, which is also the runner up as the Branch Cider Pub of the Year
Allan Seymour looking uncomfortable after presenting the Rossendale Pub of the Year 2020 award in front of a very busy Casked in Rawtenstall. Well done Allan (and all at Casked of course)
Thanks to all the volunteers who gave up their time to help make a successful Pendle Beer Festival 2020. Roll on 2021!
Well done and a big thank you to all the visitors to Pendle Beer Festival 2020 who raised over £6000 for the Pendleside Hospice
Looks like a few members enjoyed themselves on the Branch Social coach trip around Pendle
A great turnout for the Turkey Trot Christmas Branch Social to Chorley, which took in various pubs, micropubs and even a bottle shop. Cheers! to all who made it.
Three members of the Pendle branch were pleased to present the Pendle Club of the Year 2019 award to Debbie Brooksbank on behalf of the committee of Barnoldswick Working Men’s Club (aka Green Street Club). Debbie was overjoyed with the award and rightly so as the beer quality is superb, usually offering two Bowland beers on cask. Debbie is their bar manager and has spent many months building up the real ale offering as well as improving overall beer quality. Green Street is a friendly refurbished club in the centre of Barlick and well worth a visit.
A warm congratulations to Steve and Christine Dilworth from the Swan with Two Necks in Pendleton, receiving the certificate for being one of the final four pubs competing for CAMRA’s prestigious National Pub of the Year award, with the winner announced in February 2020. Can they follow up on their 2014 success?
Also, what do you think about the volunteer’s t-shirts for the Pendle Beer Festival 2020 modelled by Steve, Tom Fishwick, Karen and Martyn Pashley?
A nice write up about the Lunesdale Branch Social to Colne on Friday 29th November by Lawrence Bland.
Four members caught several trains from Lancaster to Colne on a lovely sunny but very cold day. We joined up with two members of the East Lancashire CAMRA Branch.
We walked up hill to the Wallace Hartley, the Wetherspoon’s pub named after the Titanic bandsman, sampling a Blond Violin from Worsthorne Brewery, from Briercliffe and a Peerless Triple Blond from Birkenhead.
We moved further along Church Street to the new Northern Whisper Tap Room, from the brewery in Cloughfold, I sampled three thirds of their Beltic, Fine Fetler and Rum Bugger.
We moved on to the Red Lion, the oldest pub in town and a Samuel Smith house and a half of their Best Bitter.
A short walk back to New Market Street and the three micros.
Starting in Boyce’s Barrel and a Great Newsome Jem’s Stout from South Frodingham.
Next door at the Cask ‘n’ Keg and a Reedley Hallows Monkholme Premium from nearby Burnley.
We walked down to the station, and finished our drinking at the Crown and a Moorhouse’s Pride of Pendle.
Glad you enjoyed your day out. Cheers!
Presentation to one of the partners of Boyce's Barrel Colne, well known as 'Smiler', their Good Beer Guide Licensee Pack for 2020 by a group of local Pendle members.
Fantastic and well-deserved news as Angela Aspin, West Pennines Regional Director, presented the West Pennines Pub of the Year 2019 award to Steve and Christine Dilworth of the Swan with Two Necks in Pendleton. This now puts them in the top 16 pubs in the country, and more than ready for the next stage!
Don from our Pendle branch was pleased to present Peter from the Rising Sun in Blacko, with their Good Beer Guide 2020 Licensee Pack. With 4 beers always on the bar with a mix of Moorhouses and guest ales Peter has built up a reputation for top notch beer.
Congratulations to Barry at the Forts Arms in Clayton-le-Moors, the Hyndburn Pub of the Year 2019
Martin Snelling, Branch Membership Secretary, presenting the Ribble Valley Club of the Year 2019 award to the Waddington Village Club in Waddington nr Clitheroe
A couple of ladies certainly look like they're enjoying the Waddington club’s hospitality
Lancashire Branches Area Organiser Rick Pickup (at the back in his salmon coloured top) made the long-distance trip on a Sunday afternoon from the Fylde coast to present both the Lancashire Branches & West Pennines Region Club of the Year 2019 awards to the Whitworth Vale & Healey Band Club
On a sunny Saturday afternoon East Lancs Club Officer Colin Goodwin (3rd from left), presented the Burnley Club of the Year 2019 award to club steward Brian of Molly Rigby's in Padiham
Our lustrous chairman Thomas with a pint of dark in his hand, presenting Steve Dilworth and the Swan with Two Necks in Pendleton the East Lancs CAMRA Pub of the Year 2019 & Ribble Valley Pub of the Year 2019 awards
A very happy and right so, Steve and Christine Dilworth
There followed afterwards a presentation to the East Lancs Hospice a charity cheque for £1140.08 raised from donations at the Clitheroe Beer Festival
Thomas Fishwick presenting the Burnley Pub of the Year 2019 award to owner Sharon Goldsbrough in a very packed out New Brew-m in Burnley
Brian Leach (with Gordon Moulding, Neil Stevenson and Peter Grogan) presenting the Blackburn with Darwen Club of the Year 2019 award to manager Lilli Hartley of Cherry Tree Cricket Club in Blackburn, who along with co-owners Ian Robertson & Peter Fielding must be congratulated in making a successful and welcoming club
A group of very happy regulars of the Cherry Tree Cricket Club (can’t remember the occasion or where they were going dressed like that)
Ben Morris, bar manager of Number 39 in Darwen, receiving the East Lancs CAMRA & Blackburn with Darwen Cider Pub of the Year 2019 awards form Brian Leach & Neil Stevenson
Ben with Barry Tyson, co-owner of Number 39, with the sign from when they won the East Lancs Branch award in 2017
Neil Stevenson presenting a very proud Katy Quayle of the Drummer's Arms in Blackburn, with the Lord Mayor in attendance no less, the Blackburn with Darwen Pub of the Year 2019 award.
(A big shout out must go to James Quayle for preserving memorabilia from of local lost pubs when creating the Drummers)
East Lancs Branch Chairman Thomas Fishwick doing the honours in presenting the East Lancs CAMRA & Rossendale Area Club of the Year 2019 award to the Whitworth Vale and Healy Band Club
Some happy branch members enjoining top quality beers in perfect condition and why not?
Pam Seymour getting caught out with which camera to look at, after presenting the Rossendale Pub of the Year 2019 award to Mike and Amanda Jones of Casked in Rawtenstall
Sydney Street Sports and Social Club in Accrington receiving the Hyndburn Club of the Year 2019 award
No room at the bar when the coach pulls up on the annual Pendle Social Trip