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Minutes of Rotherham CAMRA Branch Meeting and Social

Wednesday 15th May 2024 at the Red Lion, Thorpe Hesley

 

Present Steve Burns (Chairman), Paul Redfern, Graeme Manning, Bob Smith, Phil Wallace, Michael Fisher, Catherine Ripley, Trevor Ripley, Elaine Hughes, and John Southall.

Apologies Dave Bowman, Garry Bray, Sue Smith, Andy Day, Nick Hulme, Tracey Hulme, Glyn Spencer, Rachel Parkin, and Miriam Baxter.

Minutes of Previous Meeting were accepted.

Matters Arising None.

Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting. He reminded members of the presentation of Micro Pub of the Year on 16th May at the Dragon’s Tap.

He announced that his annual Two Magpies Beer Festival would be on Saturday 8th June from 2pm onwards.

The Real Ale and Music Festival at Magna would be hosting the Great British Beer Festival Winter for the next four years. This was greeted as great news for Rotherham beer lovers.

Secretary Position vacant.

Treasurer She revealed the current balance of £1934.35p. Having committed the Branch to four more copies of Inn Touch she warned members that money was tight and appealed for help getting sponsors for the magazine.

Membership Was absent.

Pubs Campaign Coordinator The next survey trip would be on Friday 14th June. Meet at the Bluecoat at 7.30.

The winner of the Spring PoS would be announced at the May presentation at the Dragon’s Tap.

Nominations for the Summer 2024 PoS were: the Mill Dam, the Blue Coat, the Chequers, and the Queens.

Pubs news:

·         The Kiveton Tap will open soon but with no outdoor seating or loud music.

·         The Roadhouse will open in Dinnington in late May, early June.

·         The Rising Deer has closed again.

·         The Blue Coat is selling cask beer for £1.99 per pint.

·         The Red Lion is giving CAMRA members 10% discount on cask ale.

·         The Travellers at Park Gate and the Earl Gray at Rawmarsh are closed again.

Pubs Protection Officer the Bridge is up for sale. This was originally the Mappin’s Brewery Tap.

Communications Officer Everything is up to date and working.

Social Position vacant.

·         The Barrowhill beer festival starts on 17th May.

·         The Dewsbury Station beer festival is 24th-26th May.

·         There is a proposed visit to Ilkley on 1st June.

·         The Two Magpies beer festival is on 8th June from 2pm.

·         The One Valley beer festival is on 8th June.

·         The Tasting Panel Chair has booked a trip to the Perch Brewery on 16th June in Sheffield.

·         There will be a trip on the canal from the Gorilla Brewery to the Boat at Sprotbrough and back at 2pm on Saturday 10th August.

AOB  

·         Chantry BLO, Special Reserve won Champion Beer of Yorkshire at Magna recently.

Time, Date and Venue of next Meeting 8pm on Wednesday 19th June at the Wilton, Bradgate.




Minutes of Rotherham CAMRA Branch Meeting and Social

Wednesday 17th April 2024 at the Bluebell, Harthill

 

The Chairman presented Tracy and Paige with the Winter PoS 2024 award.

 

Present Steve Burns (Chairman), Paul Redfern, Graeme Manning, Tracey Hulme, Nick Hulme, Bob Smith, Rachel Parkin, Roger Parkin, Andrew Day, Sue Smith, Phil Wallace, Andy Vickery, Glyn Spencer, Michael Fisher and Dave Houghton.

Apologies Catherine Ripley, Dave Bowman, Garry Bray, and Miriam Baxter.

Minutes of Previous Meeting were accepted.

Matters Arising None.

Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting. He reminded members of the volunteer’s party on 20th April at the Dragon’s Tap. The presentation to the Dragon’s Tap for Micropub of the Year will be on Thursday 16th May.

The contract for Inn Touch was agreed at 500 copies for four editions.

The new CAMRA Handpump Hijack campaign was discussed, and members were asked to notify the Committee of any pub in the Rotherham area using the ‘Fresh Ale’ method of dispense.

Secretary Position vacant.

Treasurer Was absent but sent a written report. She revealed the current balance of £1903.35p. The accounts have been signed off by the Examiner.

Membership Was absent.

Pubs Campaign Coordinator The next survey trip would be on Friday 10th May. Meet at the Bluecoat at 7.30.

The winner of the Spring PoS would be announced at the May meeting.

Nominations for the Spring 2024 PoS were The Stop Inn Time, the Yellow Broom, the Red Lion, Thorpe Hesley, and the Deer Park.

Pubs news:

·         The Kiveton Tap will open in Kiverton as soon as its licence is approved.

·         The Roadhouse will open in Dinnington as soon as its licence is approved.

·         The Rising Deer has re-opened again.

·         The Corn Law has re-opened again.

·         The Ship and Prince of Wales are not selling real ale.

·         The Yellow Lion and Crown are selling real ale intermittently.

·         The Plough is not selling real ale.

·         The Ring O Bells has up to four real ales.

·         Steptoe’s still has four real ales.

Pubs Protection Officer the Bridge is up for sale. This was originally the Mappin’s Brewery Tap.

Communications Officer Everything is up to date.

Social Position vacant.

·         The Mallard has another beer festival on 25th-29th April.

·         The Tasting Panel Chair has provisionally booked a trip to the Perch Brewery on 16th June in Sheffield.

·         There will be a trip on the canal from the Gorilla Brewery to the Boat at Sprotbrough and back at 2pm on Saturday 10th August.

AOB  

·         Chantry BLO, Special Reserve won Champion Beer of Yorkshire at Magna recently.

·         A raffle was held and made £31 profit.

Time, Date and Venue of next Meeting 8pm on Wednesday 15th May at the Red Lion, Thorpe Hesley.



Minutes of Rotherham CAMRA Branch Meeting and Social

Wednesday 20th March 2024 at the Dragon’s Tap

 

Present Steve Burns (Chairman), Kevin Keaveny, (Regional Director), Paul Redfern, Graeme Manning, Tracey Hulme, Bob Smith, Garry Bray, Catherine Ripley, Sam Warburton, John Southall, Stephen Brown, Rachel Parkin, Roger Parkin, Andrew Day, James Hamstead, Ian Hamstead, Dave Bowman, Nigel Brewitt, Lee Birch, Andy Vickery, Sue Smith, Elaine Hughes, Phil Wallace, and Martin Connelly.

Apologies Nick Hulme and Miriam Baxter.

Minutes of Previous Meeting were accepted.

Matters Arising the Chairman had expressed an intention to visit the Grove after Easter when it re-opened. Lee Birch had informed the meeting that it was unlikely to re-open then, but much later in the year.

Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and welcomed Kevin Keaveny, Regional Director, from York Branch and Lee Birch from Leeds Branch.

He thanked everyone who had helped at the Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival and particularly those who had worked on the Tombola and Membership stands.

Secretary Position vacant.

Treasurer Revealed the current balance of £2009.35p. The Tombola at the Beer Festival had taken £1223.20p which was a record amount.

Membership Our current membership is 779. The Membership Officer signed up eight new members at the Beer Festival at Magna.

Pubs Campaign Coordinator The next survey trip would be on Friday 12th April. Meet at the Bluecoat at 7.30.

The winner of the Spring PoS would be announced at the April meeting.

Nominations for the Spring 2024 PoS were The Stop Inn Time, the Yellow Broom, the Red Lion, Thorpe Hesley, and the Deer Park.

The awards for 2024 were as follows:

·         Micropub of the Year         Dragon’s Tap

·         Runner up                           Steptoe’s

·         Pub of the Year                   Cutlers Arms

·         Runner up                           New York Tavern

·         Club of the Year                  Sitwell Park Golf Club

·         Runner up                           Phoenix Sports Club

·         Cider Pub of the Year         Wath Tap

·         Most Improved Pub            Homestead

The pubs to go in the GBG 2025 will be announced at the meeting in April.

Pubs news:

·         The Little Haven has moved over the road to bigger premises.

·         The Kiveton Tap will open soon.

·         The Roadhouse will open in Dinnington as soon as its licence is approved.

·         Churchills has reopened as Ginge’s but is not selling real ale.

·         The Rising Deer has closed again.

·         The Gallows and Monksbridge Farm are selling real ale intermittently.

·         The Royal Oak at Ulley is selling a good pint of Old Brewery Bitter.

·         The Wilton is offering a 10% discount to CAMRA members.

·         The Butcher’s Arms at Woodsetts has re-opened.

·         The Corn Law may be re-opening.

The winner of the Winter PoS was the Bluebell at Harthill.

Pubs Protection Officer the Bridge is up for sale. This was originally the Mappin’s Brewery Tap.

Communications Officer Everything is up to date.

Following discussion, the Branch agreed to underwrite Inn Touch for another year, i.e. four more editions.

Social Position vacant.

·         The Mallard has another beer festival on 25th-29th April.

·         Members and the Tasting Panel Chair suggested a trip to the Perch Brewery in Sheffield.

AOB  

·         The Beer Tasting Panel Officer will consider a beer tasting in Sheffield, at the Perch Brewery, and at Whitby.

·         Chantry BLO, Special Reserve won Champion Beer of Yorkshire at Magna recently.

·         A raffle was held and made £42 profit.

Time, Date and Venue of next Meeting 8pm on Wednesday 17th April at the Bluebell at Harthill.



Minutes of Rotherham CAMRA Branch Meeting and Social

Wednesday 21st February 2024 at the Blue Coat

 

Present Steve Burns (Chairman), Tracey Hulme, Bob Smith, Paul Redfern, Graeme Manning, Catherine Ripley, Trevor Ripley, Dave Bowman, John Southall, Sue Smith, Nick Hulme, Garry Bray, Lee Birch, Glyn Spencer, Dave Houghton, Phil Wallace, Michael Fisher, Andy Day, and Richard Tupholme.

Apologies Miriam Baxter.

Minutes of Previous Meeting were accepted.

Matters Arising None.

Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and welcomed Lee Birch from Leeds Branch. He informed members of details of the Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival. He planned to hold the AGM in March.

Secretary Position vacant.

Treasurer Revealed the current balance of £1028.15. She reminded everyone that the year end was February 29th and asked for any outstanding receipts that needed paying.

Membership Our current membership is 778. We will push for new members at the Beer Festival at Magna.

Pubs Campaign Coordinator The next survey trip would be on Friday 1st March. Meet at the Bluecoat at 7.30.

Pubs news:

·         The Little Haven is moving over the road to bigger premises.

·         The Roadhouse Bottles and Bar has suddenly closed. An application has been made to demolish it and to build housing and has been provisionally accepted.

·         The Kiveton Tap will open soon.

·         A possible micropub will open on Laudsdale Road in what used to be the chippy.

·         The Sir Jack has applied for planning permission to replace their conservatory.

The winner of the Winter PoS was the Bluebell at Harthill.

Nominations for the Spring PoS were; The Stop Inn Time, the Yellow Broom, the Red Lion, Thorpe Hesley and the Deer Park.

 

Pubs Protection Officer had nothing to report.

Communications Officer Everything is up to date.

Social Position vacant.

·         The Chairman suggested a trip to Leeds after Easter when the Grove reopens.

·         Members suggested a trip to the Perch Brewery in Sheffield.

AOB  

·         The Beer Tasting Panel Officer will consider a beer tasting in Sheffield, at the Perch Brewery.

·         Chantry BLO, nothing to report.

·         A raffle was held and made £28 profit.

·         The Yorkshire Regional Meeting will be held on Saturday 8th March at the Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival.

Time, Date and Venue of next Meeting 8pm on Wednesday 21st February at Dragons Tap




Minutes of Rotherham CAMRA Branch Meeting and Social

Wednesday 17th January 2024 at the Sitwell Arms

 

Present Steve Burns (Chairman), Tracey Hulme, Bob Smith, Paul Redfern, Graeme Manning, Catherine Ripley, Trevor Ripley, Dave Bowman, John Southall, Sue Smith, Nick Hulme, and Richard Tupholme.

Apologies Miriam Baxter, Glyn Spencer, and Andy Day.

Minutes of Previous Meeting were accepted.

Matters Arising None.

Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and said he was sorry to have missed the Christmas dinner. He planned to hold the AGM in March.

Secretary Position vacant.

Treasurer Revealed the current balance of £997.05. The accounts for 2022 have now been signed off and everything is up to date.

Membership Our current membership is 775. We will push for new members at the Beer Festival at Magna.

Pubs Campaign Coordinator The next survey trip would be on Friday 9th February. Meet at the Bluecoat at 7.30.

Pubs news:

·         The Royal Oak at Ulley reopened on 15th December.

·         The Rockingham Arms reopened in December after refurbishment.

·         The Crown Inn in Swinton has reopened and has two real ales.

·         The Brecks has reopened after refurbishment.

·         The Bank Café in Swinton has reopened as the Bank Bar and Bistro but has no real ale.

·         Brinsworth Social Club has taken its handpumps out.

·         The Butchers Arms at Woodsetts is closed again.

·         The Green Dragon has reopened but has no hand pulls. The back half is an Indian restaurant.

·         The Travellers at Parkgate has reopened.

·         The Little Haven is moving over the road to bigger premises.

Nominations for Winter PoS were; the Sitwell Arms, the Bluebell at Harthill, the Yorkshire Terrier and the Haynook

Pubs Protection Officer had nothing to report.

Communications Officer Everything is up to date.

Social Position vacant.

·         Members will be attending the Mallard Beer Festival on Thursday 1st February or Saturday 3rd.

·         The Chairman suggested a trip to Leeds after Easter when the Grove reopens.

AOB  

·         The Beer Tasting Panel Officer will consider a beer tasting in Sheffield.

·         A raffle was held.

Time, Date and Venue of next Meeting 8pm on Wednesday 21st February at the Blue Coat.



Minutes of Rotherham CAMRA Branch Meeting and Social

Wednesday 15th November 2023 at the Homestead

 

Present Steve Burns (Chairman), Tracey Hulme, Bob Smith, Paul Redfern, Graeme Manning, Catherine Ripley, Trevor Ripley, Dave Bowman, John Southall, Sue Smith, Garry Bray, Nick Hulme, Deborah Fielding, Paul Fielding and Richard Tupholme.

Apologies Miriam Baxter, Glyn Spencer and Andy Day.

Minutes of Previous Meeting were accepted.

Matters Arising None.

Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and asked if those who are attending the Christmas dinner could let him have their menu choices.

Secretary Position vacant.

Treasurer Revealed the current balance of £1594.65. The accounts for 2022 have now been signed off.

Membership Position vacant. There is now a Regional Young Members Officer. Our current membership is 777. Dave Bowman stood from the floor and was voted in as the new Membership Officer.

Pubs Campaign Coordinator The next survey trip would be on Friday 17th November. Meet at the Bluecoat at 7.30.

Pubs news:

·         Dinnington has a premises for a Tap. Watch this space….

·         The new micropub, the Yellow Broom, will open in Bramley in late November. It’s understood they’ll have seven craft beers and two real ales.

·         The Royal Oak at Ulley is opening before Christmas.

Nominations for Autumn PoS were; The Three Cranes, the Homestead, the Bluecoat and the Beehive. The PCC made an appeal for scores. The deadline was increased to the December meeting.

Pubs Protection Officer had nothing to report.

Communications Officer Everything is up to date.

Social Position vacant.

·         Christmas lunch has been booked on Wednesday 13th at Sitwell Park Golf Club. The price is £26.95 for three courses and £22.95 for two courses. Let the Chairman know if you wish to attend.

·         There is a beer festival at the Sheaf View 24th-26th November.

AOB  

·         The Beer Tasting Panel Officer had organised a beer tasting at the Commercial in Chapeltown on Saturday 11th November. Everyone agreed it had been a good day and two new members of the panel completed their training.

·         The Chairman had spoken to the Regional Director, and he agreed that the panel could help other Branches who didn’t have a Panel by tasting and scoring their brewery’s beers. The RD suggested Gorilla Brewery in the first instance. Tracey to contact Dave Dixon first.

·         Chantry BLO revealed they were releasing Santa’s Drop again this Christmas.

·         A raffle was held raising £33.

Time, Date and Venue of next Meeting 8pm on Wednesday 13th December at the Sitwell Park Golf Club for the Christmas dinner.



Minutes of Rotherham CAMRA Branch Meeting and Social

Wednesday 18th October 2023 at the Wath Tap

 

Present Steve Burns (Chairman), Tracey Hulme, Bob Smith, Andy Day, Phil Wallace, Glyn Spencer, Paul Redfern, Graeme Manning, and Richard Tupholme.

Apologies Sue Smith, Nick Hulme, and Miriam Baxter.

Minutes of Previous Meeting were accepted.

Matters Arising None.

Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Secretary Position vacant.

Treasurer Revealed the current balance of £1387.65p. The accounts for 2022 are now ready to be signed off.

Membership Position vacant. There is now a Regional Young Members Officer. Our current membership is 803.

Pubs Campaign Coordinator The next survey trip would be on Friday 10th November. Meet at the Bluecoat at 7.30.

Pubs news:

·         The Rawmarsh Tap will open on October 18th. No real ale to begin with.

·         Dinnington has a premises for a Tap. Watch this space….

·         The Squirrel at Dinnington is looking to re-open.

·         A new micro-brewery is open in Dinnington called the Ticking Clock.

·         A licensing application has gone in for a micro-pub on Laudsdale Road.

Nominations for Autumn PoS were; The Three Cranes, the Homestead, the Bluecoat and the Beehive. The PCC made an appeal for scores.

Pubs Protection Officer

·         The Kings Head at Swinton has had an application to be turned into two houses refused.

Communications Officer Everything is up to date.

Social Position vacant.

·         Christmas lunch has been booked on Wednesday 13th at Sitwell Park Golf Club. The price is £26.95 for three courses and £22.95 for two courses. Let the Chairman know if you wish to attend.

AOB  

·         The Beer Tasting Panel Officer has organised a beer tasting at the Commercial in Chapeltown on Saturday 11th November at 1pm. There will be a minibus from the Bluecoat at 12.30

·         A raffle was held raising £20

Time, Date and Venue of next Meeting 8pm on Wednesday 15th November at the Homestead.

 

The Chairman then presented Mel Swanwick from the Wath Tap with their award for Pub of the Season Summer 2023.




Minutes of Rotherham CAMRA Branch Meeting and Social

Wednesday 20th September 2023 at the Sitwell Park Golf Club

 

The Chairman presented Sitwell Park Golf Club with their award for Club of the Year 2023 Runner Up.

 

Apologies Sue Smith, Phil Wallace, Glyn Spencer, and Garry Bray.

Minutes of Previous Meeting were accepted.

Matters Arising None.

Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting. He had received the GBGs 2024 and letters for publicans, as well as the September edition of Inn Touch. He would distribute them soon.

Secretary Position vacant.

Treasurer Revealed the current balance of £1365.65p. The accounts for 2023 are now waiting to be signed off.

Membership Position vacant. There is now a Regional Young Members Officer. Our current membership is 803.

Pubs Campaign Coordinator The next survey trip would be on Friday 13th October. Meet at the Bluecoat at 7.30.

Pubs news:

·         The Rawmarsh Tap will open on October 15th. No real ale to begin with.

·         Dinnington has a premises for a Tap. Watch this space….

·         The Mason’s Arms at Thorpe Hesley has opened again.

·         The Black Lion now has four real ales.

·         The Rising Deer may reopen.

·         The Pitches may reopen.

Summer PoS was announced as the Wath Tap.

Nominations for Autumn PoS were; The Three Cranes, the Homestead, the Bluecoat and the Beehive.

Pubs Protection Officer

·         The Café Sport at Swinton has had its third application for housing approved.

·         The Kings Head at Swinton has put in an application to be turned into two houses.

·         The Hadfeild Arms is to be converted into five flats and one dwelling.

Communications Officer Everything is up to date.

Social Position vacant.

·         Members to be circulated about a trip to Nottingham Beer Festival

·         Christmas lunch to be booked on Wednesday 13th at Sitwell Park Golf Club.

AOB  

·         The Beer Tasting Panel Officer will organise a beer tasting at the Commercial in Chapeltown.

·         A raffle was held.

Time, Date and Venue of next Meeting 8pm on Wednesday 18th October at the Wath Tap where they will be presented with their Pub of the Season for Summer 2023. Bus from the Bluecoat at 7.30.



Minutes of Rotherham CAMRA Branch Meeting and Social

Wednesday 16th August 2023 at Phoenix Sports & Social Club

 

Present: Paul Redfern (Vice-Chairman), Graeme Manning, Bob Smith, Garry Bray, Catherine Ripley, Tracey and Nick Hulme. Dave Bowman, Elaine Hughes

Apologies: Sue Smith, Andy Day, Steve Burns, Richard Tupholme, John Southall, Lynne Bowman and Phil Wallace,

Minutes of Previous Meeting: Following correction of a typing error, the minutes were accepted.

Matters Arising:  None.

Chairman: No report.

Treasurer: reported that the balance was £1,636.65. Still experiencing problems finalising the end of year accounts on COBAS. Agreed to order 20 copies of the next Good Beer Guide. The cost to members will be £12 each.

Membership: Position vacant.

Pubs Campaign Coordinator: The result of the Summer Pub of the Season was as follows;

1st Wath Tap

2nd Bridge Inn

3rd Robin Hood, Swinton

4th Rockingham Tap, Swinton

Presentation of the certificate TBA, hopefully in September'

Nominations for the Autumn Pub of the Season competition deferred until the September meeting, in view of the low turnout of members.

The next survey trip would be on Friday 8th September, details to be confirmed.

Pubs news: Two more micropubs have been granted conditionally approved planning permission, as of August 11th. The Rawmarsh Tap, 79a, Kilnhurst Rd., Rawmarsh has been given permission to open from noon to 10,30pm daily. This is in a former pet grooming salon. The other one is at Bramley; more details are awaited. Likely opening dates are, so far, unknown. The Homestead has joined the Three Cranes Inn and Stag in accepting CAMRA 50p vouchers. Unfavourable reports have been received recently regarding beer quality at both the Stag and the Yellow Lion in Aston. Carlton Park Hotel has reopened, but purely as a hotel with no food, drink or other facilities being offered so far. Steptoes in Kimberworth has been successful with its application to extend opening hours, opening until 11pm Sunday to Thursday, midnight on Friday and Saturday. The Plough at Wingfield will require a new leaseholder as Brian is leaving. Hopefully this will not affect the real ale. Despite rumours, the Chantry BLO confirmed that the Cutlers Arms is continuing as normal, following its sale to the Council.

Pubs Protection Officer: Nothing to report.

Communications Officer: Everything is up to date and continuing as normal.

Social: Position vacant. Nothing planned.

AOB  The BLO for Chantry said that further specials would continue to be brewed alongside the regular beers with Styrian Dragon the next. The Beer Tasting Coordinator said that the tasting at the Chantry Inn was only attended by six tasters. However, it proved very popular with locals in the pub who expressed interest in joining CAMRA.

In view of the low turnout, it was decided not to hold a raffle.

The meeting closed at 8.40pm.

Time, Date and Venue of next Meeting: 8pm, Wednesday 20th September Venue TBC, probably New York Tavern.

Presentation of the award for Branch Club of the Year 2023 was made to the Phoenix. The vice-chairman thanked Kylie and the team for their hospitality.



Minutes of Rotherham CAMRA Branch Meeting and Social

Wednesday 19th July 2023 at Something Brew Inn

 

Present: Paul Redfern (Vice Chairman), Phil Wallace, Graeme Manning, Tracey and Nick Hulme, Elaine Hughes, Nigel Brewitt, Dave Houghton, Rudi Enos, Geoff Downing. Michael Fisher, Glyn Spencer.

Apologies: Steve Burns, Bob Smith, Garry Bray, Catherine Ripley, Sue Smith, Andy Day, Dave & Lynne Bowman.

Minutes of Previous Meeting were accepted.

Matters Arising None. Pubs updates included in Pubs sections below.

Chairman No report. The vice chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting, in the absence of the Chairman.

Treasurer No report.

Membership Position vacant.

Pubs Campaign Coordinator

Updates from the minutes of the last meeting: Red Lion, Thorpe Hesley was visited on the last survey trip and two real ales were available. The nearby Masons Arms is indeed closed with a sign declaring pub lease for sale.

The next survey trip will be on Friday August 11th and will visit all the town centre pubs selling real ale. Meeting at the Bridge Inn between 7.30 and 8pm.

No other pub and club news to report.

Those present were reminded that scores for the Summer Pub of the Season will be required before the August branch meeting, when the winner will be announced.

Pubs Protection Officer 

Despite, as reported last month, there being an application to convert the Rosegarth at Aston into housing, the pub’s Facebook page stated that it will be reopening under new management in mid-July and is advertising for staff!

Communications Officer

Everything is up to date and progressing well.

Social

Position vacant. The vice chairman reported that tLizhe canal trip went well and the weather was good. The visit to Triple Point Brewery proved to be very interesting with a very informative talk on the variations of ingredients and processes used for the different brews. A beer tasting was included on four of the beers. There will be a fuller report with photos produced for website, Facebook page and Inn Touch. For future events see AOB.

AOB 

A raffle was held. This raised £14. Thank you to Elaine for organising this and supplying the prizes.

A presentation was made to the Something Brew Inn of the award for Pub of the Season Spring 2023. Liz received this on behalf of Helen, who was on holiday. The award was well received. Sandwiches were served. The vice-chairman thanked Liz for the food.

Tramlines Fringe takes place over the weekend at various venues around Sheffield, many of which sell real ale. Details of venues and music can be found online.

Two Beer Festivals take place over the final weekend of the month; at the Mallard, Worksop and the Perch, Sheffield. The latter is home to the Dead Parrot Brewery. Branch members are planning to visit both with a Thursday visit to the Mallard and Saturday at the Perch planned. Times TBC.

Time, Date and Venue of next Meeting  8pm on Wednesday 16th August – venue TBC. Maybe outside if weather suitable.




Minutes of Rotherham CAMRA Branch Meeting and Social

Wednesday 21st June 2023 at the Plough, Wingfield

 

Present Steve Burns (Chairman), Paul Redfern, Bob Smith, Phil Wallace, Graeme Manning, Glyn Spencer, Nick Hulme, Tracey Hulme, Dave Bowman, Elaine Hughes, Michael Fisher, and Dave Houghton

Apologies. Andy Day, Miriam Baxter, Catherine Ripley, and Garry Bray.

Minutes of Previous Meeting were accepted.

Matters Arising None.

Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Secretary Position vacant.

Treasurer was an apology.

Membership Position vacant.

Pubs Campaign Coordinator The next survey trip would be on 14th July.

Pubs news:

·         The Red Lion at Thorpe Hesley had re-opened and was selling real ale.

·         The Masons at Thorpe Hesley may be closed.

·         The Bay Horse had two real ales on

Spring PoS was announced as Something Brew Inn

Nominations for Summer PoS were; Wath Tap, Robin Hood at Swinton, Rockingham Tap and the Bridge.

Pubs Protection Officer The Rose Garth at Aston has put in an application to convert to housing and Disraeli’s has opened as a restaurant selling Slovakian food.

Communications Officer Everything is up to date.

Social Position vacant.

·         A trip on Swinton Canal from Swinton Lock has been organised for 1st July, cost £10.

·         A tour round Triple Point has been organised for 15th July, cost £10.

·         Two Magpies beer festival is on 24th June, 2pm onwards, BBQ at 6pm.

AOB  

·         Flyers regarding advertising in Inn Touch were distributed for members to hand to Landlords etc.

·         Chantry BLO was an apology. Full Moon is now Gluten Free.

·         The Beer Tasting Panel chairman, Tracey Hulme suggested a beer tasting at the Chantry in Sheffield

·         A raffle was held.

Time, Date and Venue of next Meeting 8pm on Wednesday 19th July at Something Brew Inn where they will be presented with their Pub of the Season for Spring 2023.

 

The Chairman then presented the Landlord of the Plough with his award for Most Improved Pub 2023 and thanked him for his hospitality.




Minutes of Rotherham CAMRA 30th Anniversary Branch Meeting and Social

Wednesday 19th April 2023 at the Bridge

 

Present Steve Burns (Chairman), Keven Keaveney (Regional Director), Peter Goddard (Deputy Regional Director), Paul Redfern, Bob Smith, Sue Smith, Garry Bray, Richard Tupholme, John Southall, Phil Wallace, Nigel Brewitt, Lee Birch, Paul Lindley, Graeme Manning, Dave Houghton, Andy Day, Glyn Spencer, Jim Crowe, Alex Merret (Ossett Brewery), Nick Hulme, Tracey Hulme, Matt Ridsdale, Rachel Parkin, Roger Parkin, Dave Bowman and Rob Edwards.

Apologies. None received.

Minutes of Previous Meeting were accepted.

Matters Arising None.

Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting.

He was proud to be Chairman of such an active, friendly and social Branch, especially on the occasion of its 30th Anniversary meeting.

He introduced Paul Redfern who gave a brief history of the Branch and its achievements.

Regional Director, Kevin Keaveney, proposed a toast to the Branch.

Chairman, Steve Burns, presented an award to Alex Merret of Ossett Brewery for their beer, White Rat, which won Champion Pale, Gold and Blonde beer at Magna recently.

Secretary Position vacant.

Treasurer was absent.

Membership Position vacant.

Pubs Campaign Coordinator The next survey trip would be on Friday 12th May and would be to the north of the Borough.

Pubs news.

·         The Colin has re-opened

·         The Red Lion in town has re-opened

·         The Bluebell at Wath is getting a pool table

A date will be arranged for a presentation of certificates for PoS Winter 2023 and Micropub of the Year 2023 to the Dragon’s Tap before the next meeting

Pubs Protection Officer nothing to report.

Communications Officer nothing to report.

Social Position vacant. A trip on Swinton Canal from Swinton Lock was proposed. Chairman, Andy Day and Tracey Hulme to organise.

AOB  

·         The Branch sang Happy Birthday to Lee Birch

·         Flyers regarding advertising in Inn Touch were distributed for members to hand to Landlords etc

·         Chantry BLO revealed their latest brew was Parkgate 200, a pale ale celebrating the 200th anniversary of Parkgate

·         The Beer Tasting Panel chairman, Tracey Hulme suggested a beer tasting at the Chantry in Sheffield

·         A raffle was held

Time, Date and Venue of next Meeting 8pm on Wednesday 17th May at the Cutlers 




Minutes of Rotherham CAMRA Branch Meeting and Social

Wednesday 15th March 2023 at Wickersley Cricket Club

 

Present Steve Burns (Chairman), Paul Redfern, Bob Smith, Garry Bray, Catherine Ripley, Richard Tupholme, John Southall, Phil Wallace, Lynne Bowman and Dave Bowman.

Apologies. Sue Smith, Andy Day, Graeme Manning, Tracey and Nick Hulme.

Minutes of Previous Meeting were accepted.

Matters Arising None.

Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and reported on the recent Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival. He thanked everyone from CAMRA who helped during the set-up, on the Tombola and Membership Stand and behind the bars.

Secretary Position vacant.

Treasurer reported that the balance was £802.55 but hadn’t paid in the Tombola £1084.10.

Membership Position vacant.

Pubs Campaign Coordinator The next survey trip would be on Friday 14th April and would be to the south of the Borough.

He revealed the 16 pubs which would go forward to the GBG 2024. After discussion it was decided to remove the Chantry Brewery Tap as it wasn’t a pub by CAMRA’s definition and insert the Little Mesters.

This year’s awards would be;

·         Pub of the Year               Cutlers Arms

·         Runner up                       New York Tavern

·         Micro Pub of the Year        Dragons Tap

·         Runner up                           Steptoes

·         Club of the Year                  Phoenix Sports Club

·         Runner up                           Sitwell Park Golf Club

·         Most Improved Pub            To be decided

 

Pubs news.

·         The Manor Barn is open as a function venue

·         The Colin is still closed temporarily

·         Real ale is intermittent at the Travellers Kimberworth

Pubs Protection Officer absent.

Communications Officer absent.

Social Absent but sent a written report;

Upcoming social events are.

·         Crawl using the X78 on April 1st. Starting about noon and taking in the Deer Park, Earl of Strafford, Hill Top and Conisbrough.

He also handed in his resignation from the post.

AOB  The BLO for Chantry announced that during the National AGM in Sheffield, there would be visits to the brewery on the Friday and Saturday 21st and 22nd April and they would like volunteers to help.

The Wentworth Cup will be rise from the ashes this summer. Margaret Croft will get in touch with a challenge.

A raffle was held.

Time, Date and Venue of next Meeting 8pm on Wednesday 19th April The Bridge Inn




Rotherham CAMRA Branch Meeting and Social

Wednesday 15th February 2023 at Little Haven, Parkgate

Present: Paul Redfern (Vice-Chairman), Philip Wallace, Garry Bray, Sue Smith, Bob Smith, Miriam Baxter, Andy Day, Richard Tupholme, Graeme Manning, John Southall, Dave Houghton, Mick Fisher, Dave Bowman, Catherine Ripley

Apologies: Steve Burns, Nick Hulme, Tracey Hulme

Minutes of Previous Meeting

Accuracy: That Bar and Café Sport applications for change of use received by council but not yet granted.

Matters Arising: None

Chairman: Next Yorkshire Regional Meeting is on Saturday March 4th at the Hallcross in Doncaster. Room booked from noon, with meeting scheduled to start at 12.30 pm and finish no later than 2.30 pm. A pub tour has been devised by the Deputy Regional Director

Secretary: Position vacant. No correspondence of importance received.

Treasurer: Current balance is £1,024.55. Reminder that Year End is 28th February 2023. Please have all receipts and expenses with the Treasurer before that date.

Membership: Position Vacant. No received regarding current membership figures.

Pubs Campaign Coordinator: Result of the Winter Pub of the Season Competition: 1st Dragon’s Tap, 2nd Sitwell Park Golf Club, 3rd Roadhouse, 4th Haynook. A presentation will be made to the Dragon’s Tap at a future date.

Nominations called for the Spring 2023 Competition and following a vote the following four pubs have been nominated: Leeds Arms at South Anston, Little Mester at North Anston, Loyal Trooper at South Anston and Something Brew Inn at Rawmarsh. Scores for these required before the April Branch Meeting on the19th.

The next Pub Survey Trip will be on Friday 10th March to the Kimberworth/Scholes area. Minibus from the Bluecoat at 7.30 pm.

The closing date for scores for the next Good Beer Guide will be shortly after this, as all nominations for the guide plus our annual awards need to be with the Yorkshire Regional Director by the 19th.

Pub News: The Cutler at North Anston has returned to real ale with two Theakston beers on recently. Work has commenced internally on the Carlton Park Hotel. It is not known for what purpose. The Green Dragon, Kimberworth remains closed and shuttered.

Pubs Protection Officer: The Kings Head at Swinton is the subject of an application to partially demolish and convert to housing. The Ship Inn at Kilnhurst is subject to an application to partially demolish, rebuild and convert into a storage and distribution depot. Both applications were received by RMBC on 24th January 2023.

Communications Officer: Nothing to report.

Social: Rail Trip to CAMRA Winter Ales Festival and pubs at Burton-on-Trent on Thursday 16th February, 11 am train from Sheffield.

The cheap train ticket offers of unlimited travel for £10 on Northern Trains (vouchers in Star) have returned with tentative plans for trips on the 4th and 18th March, rail Strikes permitting. See branch website or Facebook page for the latest updates.

AOB (inc BLO report): Chantry Brewery have installed solar panels and this has saved an estimated £400 on the last power bill. Two new beers to be launched are Wentworth Pale at 4.1% and My Pierrot Dolls Pale. Sheffield Indie Beer Festival will be held over the weekend of March 3rd and 4th at Trafalgar Warehouse, S3 4JT as part of Sheffield Beer Week. A raffle was held that raised £22 for CAMRA funds.

The meeting closed at 8.35 pm and it was followed by the presentation of the Autumn Pub of the Season to the Little Haven. Some food was provided by the pub for which the branch were very grateful.

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 15th March at the Wickersley Old Village Cricket Club, commencing at 8 pm





Minutes of Rotherham CAMRA Branch Meeting and Social

Wednesday 18th January 2023 at Sitwell Park Golf Club

 

Present Steve Burns (Chairman), Peter Goddard (Deputy RD), Paul Redfern, Graeme Manning, Tracey Hulme, Nick Hulme, Bob Smith, Rudi Enos, Garry Bray, Catherine Ripley, Sam Warburton, Richard Tupholme, John Southall, Roger Parkin and Rachel Parkin.

Apologies. Sue Smith

Minutes of Previous Meeting were accepted.

Matters Arising None.

Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Sam Warburton, Editor of Inn Touch was present and after a long discussion it was agreed to subsidise the next four quarterly editions up to £350 each. This sum to be reduced by members seeking sponsorship from pubs etc.

Secretary Position vacant.

Treasurer reported that the balance was £1066.95.

Membership Position vacant.

Pubs Campaign Coordinator The next survey trip would be on Friday 20th January and would be to the north of the Borough.

The winner of the Autumn Pub of the Season award was the Little Haven. Certificate to be ordered and presented at the February meeting.

Nominations for the Winter PoS were the Dragon’s Tap, the Roadhouse, the Haynook and Sitwell Park Golf Club. Requested scores in before the next meeting and result to be announced in February.

Pubs news.

·         The Haynook has three rotating beers, mainly from Abbeydale and Bradfield.

·         That Bar in Dinnington has had planning approval granted for flats.

·         The Café Sport in Swinton has had planning approval granted for a single dwelling.

Pubs Protection Officer had nothing to report.

Communications Officer reported that everything was working and up to date.

Social Upcoming social events are.

·         Visit to Doncaster CAMRA, meeting at the Don Valley Tap at 2pm on Saturday 21st January.

AOB  The outgoing BLO for Chantry Brewery reported that a trip was planned to Chantry Brewery from the National AGM being held in Sheffield 21st-22nd April. Chantry had asked for help from the Branch.

The Beer Tasting Panel Chair had organised a beer tasting at Chantry Brewery Tap on Friday 27th January at 7pm.

The Organiser of the Real Ale and Music Festival at Magna had started planning for the festival on 23rd-25th February 2023. The Tombola and Membership stand for CAMRA were discussed.

Deputy RD, Peter Goddard thanked the Branch for its hospitality and agreed they were a very friendly, active Branch. He was proposing a motion at the National AGM calling for a printed newsletter to go out to all members monthly, and asked for the Branch’s support.

Paul Redfern mentioned beer festivals at the Shakespeare in Sheffield and the Mallard.

Time, Date and Venue of next Meeting 8 p.m. on Wednesday 16th Feb at the Little haven

, followed by the presentation to the Little Haven – Pub of the season = Autumn  2022’





Minutes of Rotherham CAMRA Branch Meeting and Social

Wednesday 16th November at the Bridge


NOTE : meeting in December is taken up by the Christmas dinner and social (no formal meeting) :) 

 

Present Steve Burns (Chairman), Paul Redfern, Andy Day, Miriam Baxter, John Southall, Glyn Spencer, Phil Wallace, Sue Smith, Bob Smith, Nick Hulme, Tracey Hulme, Graeme Manning, Trevor Ripley and Catherine Ripley.

Apologies. None

Minutes of Previous Meeting were accepted.

Matters Arising  None.

Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting. He informed them that the AGM would be in January and he would approach Sitwell Park Golf Club to host.

Secretary Position vacant.

Treasurer  reported that the balance was £1253.25 and we’d ordered a further 10 GBGs.

Membership Position vacant.

Pubs Campaign Coordinator The next survey trip would be on Friday 18th November and would be to South Anston and Harthill. The one after that would be on Friday 9th December.

The winner of the Autumn Pub of the Season award was the Little Haven.

Nominations for the Winter PoS were; the Dragon’s Tap, the Roadhouse, the Haynook and Sitwell Park Golf Club.

Pubs news;

·         The Red Lion at Todwick is closed for refurb, hoping to open before Christmas

·         The Woodlands Club is offering 50p off for CAMRA members

·         The Green Dragon has closed again.

Pubs Protection Officer had nothing to report

Communications Officer reported that everything was working and up to date

Social Upcoming social events are;

·         Christmas Dinner at the Three Horseshoes 6th December

·         Social meeting at Blue Coat 14th December

·         Pub Crawl 28th December, route tba

AOB  The BLO for Chantry Brewery had nothing new to report

The Beer Tasting Panel Chair would try to organise a beer tasting at Chantry Brewery Tap one Friday in January

The Organiser of the Real Ale and Music Festival at Magna had started planning for the Festival on 23rd-25th February 2023. The Tombola and Membership stand for CAMRA were discussed

Time, Date and Venue of next Meeting 8pm on Wednesday 18th January, preceded by the AGM at 7.30, at Sitwell Park Golf Club

 

There followed the presentation to the Bridge for ‘Most Improved Pub 2022’




Minutes of Rotherham CAMRA Branch Meeting and Social

Wednesday 19th October at the Horseshoe at Harley

 

Present Steve Burns (Chairman), Paul Redfern, Glyn Spencer, Phil Wallace, Sue Smith, Bob Smith, Nick Hulme, Tracey Hulme, Graeme Manning, Trevor Ripley and Catherine Ripley.

Apologies. Andy Day.

Minutes of Previous Meeting were amended to show that Wath Tap was runner up Micropub of the Year and were then approved as a correct record

Matters Arising  None.

Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting. He informed them that it was time for the AGM. This would be in January and he would put a notice in What’s Brewing. The Dragons Tap would be approached to host.

Secretary Position vacant.

Treasurer  reported that the balance was £1333.25 and we’d received acknowledgement from HQ after sending £1000.

Membership Position vacant.

Pubs Campaign Coordinator The next survey trip would be on Friday 28th October and would be to the east of town.

The presentations to the Cutlers, Wath Tap and Wickersley Cricket Club went well. The November meeting may be at the Bridge combined with a presentation of the ‘Most Improved Pub’ award.

The winner of the Autumn Pub of the Season award will be in November.

Pubs news.

·         The Deer Park Tap has been granted permission for outside seating.

·         Planning permission has been granted for a supermarket to be built in the Squirrel Carpark.

·         Stop Inn Time has removed its outside seating

·         Sitwell Park Golf Club have three real ales on the bar now.

Pubs Protection Officer had nothing to report

Communications Officer reported that everything was working and up to date

Social was an apology. An offer had been made by Bluecoat to host the Branch for a Christmas get together in December. Andy to be informed

AOB  The BLO for Chantry Brewery reported that the Brewery Tap was up and running, Rebel and Two Magpies were in the cask and ready to roll out to the pubs

The Beer Tasting Panel Chair would try to organise a beer tasting at Chantry Brewery Tap in January

The Organiser of the Real Ale and Music Festival at Magna had started planning for the Festival on 23rd-25th February 2023.

Time, Date and Venue of next Meeting 8pm on Wednesday 16th November, venue to be decided.

 

There followed the presentation to the Horseshoe of the Summer PoS



Rotherham CAMRA Branch Meeting Minutes

Venue, Date & Time

Wath Tap, Wath-upon-Dearne, Wed Sept 21st

Agenda Items

1.0  Welcome, introductions & apologies

Present

Paul Redfern (Vice Chairman), Phil Wallace, Andy Day, Sue Smith, Bob Smith, Glyn Spencer, Graeme Manning, Catherine Ripley, Trevor Ripley, Tracey Hulme, Nick Hulme, John Southall

Apologies

Steve Burns, Elaine Hughes

1.1 Minutes of previous meeting

Accuracy

Accepted as accurate.

Matters Arising

Pub updates deferred to 2.5.

2.0 Branch Officers’ Reports

2.1 Chairman

CAMRA National wish us to appoint a Cider Officer. A discussion followed but no volunteer was found so cider matters will continue to be covered by the Pubs Campaigns Coordinator.

Sheffield CAMRA made an appeal for volunteers to help at their Beer Festival on October 19th – 22nd. Interested parties were referred to the festival website to volunteer.

2.2 Secretary

Position vacant

2.3 Treasurer

Current balance £1,685.25 following despatch of surplus funds to CAMRA HQ. Memo regarding end of year financial report passed from Vice-Chairman to Treasurer. Report due at end of October.

2.4 Membership Secretary (including Young Persons’ Coordinator)

Both positions vacant

2.5 Pubs Campaign Coordinator

Summer Pub of the Season result

1 Horseshoe, Harley

2 George & Dragon, Wentworth

3 Plough, Wingfield

4 Milton Arms, Greasbrough

Presentation to the Horseshoe to be arranged by Pubs Campaign Coordinator.

Nominations for Autumn Pub of the Season

Brentwood Hotel, Rotherham

Homestead, Rotherham

Little Haven, Parkgate

Masons Arms, Wickersley

Result to be announced at the November Branch Meeting.

Date of next Pub Survey Trip: Friday 23rd September to Wickersley and Stag area by public transport.

There are three remaining year awards plus Summer POTS to be made before year end. All to be arranged by Pubs Campaign Coordinator.

Pub and club news

Green Dragon, Kimberworth has been completely refurbished by Stonegate and reopened in September. There are two handpumps on the bar.

Stonegate have also acquired the following: Butchers Arms at Woodsetts, Manor Barn at Kimberworth, Red Lion at Thorpe Hesley, and Joker at Bramley. The pub group advertised all as up for lease. The Butchers has since reopened but with no real ale as yet. The Red Lion is still closed. The status of the others is not known as yet.

The former Town Gate/Disraeli’s in town, most recently the Orzo Italian Restaurant, has been put on the market at £275,000 via auctioneers Jenkinson’s, Sheffield.

Haynook, Maltby is under new tenants and is now free of tie. New tenants keen to encourage real ale drinkers.

Travellers Inn, Parkgate is boarded-up but a new tenant is being sought.

2.6 Pubs Protection Officer

Former Masons Arms in town – work has begun on replacing the fire damaged roof.

Former Albert Club, West Melton – application to demolish and replace with housing has been granted.

Application to turn the Cafe Sport, Swinton into flats has been refused.

2.7 Communications Officer

All up to date from information received. Graeme enquired when next issue of Inn Touch was expected, probably November/December.

2.8 Social Secretary

Some members will be visiting Sheffield Beer Festival on Thursday afternoon, 20th October and the Mallard Halloween Beer Festival at Worksop on Thursday afternoon 27th October. Andy also asked for ideas for the Branch Christmas Party. Still not heard from Doncaster Branch about a joint social in Doncaster. Possible social to Conisborough.

3.0 AOB (including BLO, Beer Tasting Coordinator and any other branch officers who wish to make a report)

Nothing to report.

4.0 Date, time & venue of next meeting

Wednesday, October 19th, possibly at the Horseshoe or Bridge Inn when their awards can be presented too. No raffle was held.

The meeting closed at 9.27pm.

5.0 Social Time

A presentation was made to the Wath Tap for being judged Branch Micropub of the Year - runner up . The photographer from the Advertiser was present.

 





Minutes of Rotherham CAMRA Branch Meeting and Social

Wednesday 17th August at Steptoe’s

 

Present Steve Burns (Chairman), Chibeka Kasonde, Paul Redfern, Glyn Spencer, Phil Wallace, Andy Day, Bob Smith, John Southall and Catherine Ripley.

Apologies. Graeme Manning, Nick Hulme and Tracey Hulme.

Minutes of Previous Meeting

Matters Arising  None.

Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and informed them that the Two Magpies Beer Festival would be held on Saturday September 10th. He had been to the GBBF to set up, work and take down.

Secretary Position vacant.

Treasurer  reported that the balance was £1685.25 after sending £1000 to HQ.

Membership Position vacant.

Pubs Campaign Coordinator The next survey trip would be on Friday 19th August and would be a walking survey round the town centre.

Pubs news.

·         Over the Rainbow have opened their upstairs room

·         The Deer Park Tap has reopened 11-5

·         Something is happening at the Green Dragon!

Pub of the Season Summer will be announced at the next meeting.

Pubs Protection Officer had nothing to report

Communications Officer had apologised.

Social gave a list of upcoming events.

·         Aug 20th Andy’s BBQ

·         Sept 10th Two Magpies BBQ

·         Possible joint meeting with Doncaster Branch in September

AOB  A raffle was held

Time, Date and Venue of next Meeting 8pm on Wednesday 21st September at Wath Tap to include presentation of Runner Up Micropub of the Year

 

There followed the presentation to Steptoe’s of the Spring PoS and the Micropub of the Year award 2022





Summary of Discussion/Action Points from our last meeting on wed 2oth July at the George and Dragon Wentworth 

 

Present Steve Burns (Chairman), Paul Redfern, Glyn Spencer, Phil Wallace, Andy Day, Graeme Manning, Nick Hulme, Tracey Hulme, Bob Smith, John Southall and Miriam Baxter.

Apologies. None

Minutes of Previous Meeting were amended to show that the Barley Corn is now known as That Bar.

Matters Arising  None.

Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and informed them that the Two Magpies Beer Festival would be held on Saturday September 10th. He would be going to the GBBF to set up, work and take down.

Secretary Position vacant.

Treasurer  was absent but had reported earlier at the Committee meeting that the balance was £2910.25. It had been decided that we would send £1000 to HQ.

Membership Position vacant.

Pubs Campaign Coordinator The next survey trip would be on Friday 29th July to take in Firbeck and Maltby at least. The August survey trip would be a walking survey round the town centre.

Enquiries would be made at Steptoe’s to see if we could hold the August meeting on 17th there and present certificates for Spring PoS and Micropub of the Year. If not, the August meeting would be at the Bridge to present ‘Most Improved Pub of the Year. If so, the September meeting would be at the Cutlers and then New York Tavern and the October meeting would be at the Bridge.

Pubs news.

·         The Kings Head at Swinton was for sale

·         Over the Rainbow were licenced and will be selling craft beer

·         1915 had reopened as a cocktail bar and Walsh’s Irish sports bar but no real ale

·         The Earl of Strafford had reopening on 7th July

·         The Travellers and the Sportsman in Parkgate were both for sale

·         There had been a fire at Rhinos

·         The Chantry Taproom was open Thursday to Saturday

Pubs Protection Officer had nothing to report

Communications Officer reported that the Website and Facebook page were up to date and was delighted that Inn Touch was once more in print, and copies were in many pubs. Discussion took place regarding the number printed. The Chairman would speak to the Editor.

Social gave a list of upcoming events.

·         Aug 13th Bradfield trip

          Aug 17th 8 pm presentation to Steptoe's in Kimberworth 

·         Aug 20th Andy’s BBQ

·         Sept 10th Two Magpies BBQ

AOB  A raffle was held

Time, Date and Venue of next Meeting See above, Wath Tap , Steptoe’s or the Bridge




Summary of Discussion/Action Points from our last meeting on wed 15th June at the Bluecoat


 

Present Steve Burns (Chairman), Paul Redfern, Glyn Spencer, Phil Wallace, Catherine Ripley, Nigel Brewitt, Andy Day, Graeme Manning, Richard Tupholme, John Southall and Miriam Baxter.

Apologies Tracey Hulme and Nick Hulme.

Minutes of Previous Meeting were amended to show that the Chairman was not aiming to reduce the number of annual awards and that the survey trip would be on June 17th.

Matters Arising Vice Chairman Paul had replied to the Chairman of Leeds CAMRA to let him know that the Branch supported his letter regarding campaigning.

Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and informed them that the Two Magpies Beer Festival would be postponed until Saturday September 10th. There would be an informal BBQ on July 2nd instead.

Secretary Position vacant.

Treasurer revealed a balance of £2,897.25. The accounts had been agreed by the Treasurer and the Examiner. The Branch had received a donation of £72.79 from SIBA Southwest to recognise the work done at its Festival by a Branch member.

The Chairman advised the Branch that we would need a committee meeting to decide how much to send to HQ.

Membership Position vacant.

Pubs Campaign Coordinator The next survey trip would be on Friday 17th June to take in Wentworth and Harley at least.

Pubs news.

·         The Kings Head at Swinton was closed

·         Over the Rainbow were applying for an alcohol licence so they could sell Tiny Rebel

·         1915 was due to reopen soon as a cocktail bar and Irish sports bar

·         The Deer Park Tap waiting for a decision on a revised alcohol licence application

·         The Barley Corn in Dinnington was up for sale

·         The Earl of Strafford was reopening on 7th July and the Branch were invited to visit

Pubs Protection Officer had nothing to report

Communications Officer reported that the Website and Facebook page were up to date and was delighted that Inn Touch was once more in print, and copies were in many pubs.

Social gave a list of upcoming events.

·         July 2nd informal BBQ at the Two Magpies

·         July 16th boat trip from Swinton Lock - fully booked

AOB June 24th-26th Loxley beer festival at the Wisewood Inn

A raffle was held

Time, Date and Venue of next Meeting Committee Meeting at 7pm on Wednesday 20th July at the Bluecoat followed by a coach to the George and Dragon for the Branch meeting at 8pm




Summary of Discussion/Action Points from our last meeting on wed 18th May at the Stag pub

 


Present:

Paul Redfern (Vice Chairman) 

Bob Smith

Phil Wallace

Catherine Ripley

Sue Smith

Nigel Brewitt

Andy Day

Graeme Manning

Glyn Spencer

 

Apologies:

Steve Burns

Tracey Hulme

Nick Hulme

Elaine Hughes

 

Agenda Items

Welcome, introduction and Apologies 

The Chairman welcomed everybody.

 

1.1 Minutes of previous meeting and outcome of actions

Accuracy: Agreed, correct record

Matters Arising:  None. Pub items deferred to 2.5/2.6

 

Branch Officers’ Reports

 

2.1 Chairman

Letter received from Mike Humphries, Branch Chairman of Leeds Branch of CAMRA regarding lack of campaigning by CAMRA HQ. This was discussed by those present, and the consensus was broadly in agreement with the letter. The Vice-Chairman will be contacting Mike Humphries. Members were encouraged to visit CAMRA Branch Mail Outs and familiarise themselves with the Summer of the Pub and May is Cider Month initiatives.

 

Secretary:

Position vacant.

 

Treasurer

Bank balance £2980.09

 

Membership Secretary

Position vacant.

 

Pubs Campaign Coordinator 

The Pubs Campaigns Coordinator presented the full list pubs and clubs for which scores were received for the 2023 GBG. Following a request from the Chairman to reduce the number of awards, a discussion ensued with the following awards being decided: Overall Pub of the Year - Steptoe’s, Runner-up Overall POTY - Wath Tap, Traditional POTY - Cutlers Arms, Runner-up Traditional POTY - New York Tavern, Club of the Year - Wickersley Cricket Club, Most Improved Pub of the Year - Bridge Inn. As the first two were both Micropubs, it was decided not to present Micropubs awards as such. With only around six clubs eligible it was also decided not to award a runner-up Club of the Year award. The awards will need requesting from HQ and dates fixed up to make the awards.

Nominations were called for the Summer Pub of the Season. These were as follows: George & Dragon, Wentworth, Horseshoe, Harley, Milton Arms, Greasbrough, Plough, Wingfield. Scores required by the July Branch Meeting. Two of the nominated pubs were visited on the last survey trip and the other two will be visited on a future survey trip. Next survey trip 20th May – Swinton, Rawmarsh, Parkgate area – Minibus at 7.30pm from the Blue Coat. The June Survey Trip is being planned for the 10th to avoid a clash with the same weekend as a social trip.

Pub News - The Longhouse Bar on High Street has morphed into Over The Rainbow, a tea, coffee and cakes venue, without ever opening as a bar. The owners of the Deer Park Tap in Thrybergh have now submitted a new application to licence it as a pub. They have also applied for a licence to reopen the Mexborough Tap.

Addendum: Subsequent to  the meeting, the  survey trip was moved to Fri Jun 18th to avoid a clash with the rescheduled Jun social trip.

 

Pubs Protection Officer 

Former Wellington Hotel on Westgate, last used as a pub 25 years ago, subject to a          council application to convert into flats. Green Dragon, Kimberworth closed and surrounded by fencing. Future uncertain.

 

Communications Officer: 

Social Media up to date. Inn Touch magazine, issue No.50, due to reappear by June 1st. Draft Copy available online via link from website.

 

Social Secretary: 

Thoroughly enjoyable and well supported visit to Nail maker Brewery and pubs in Darton. Andy was thanked for organising it. Forthcoming events:

Sat Jun 4th One Valley Beer Festival, Dronfield. Various venues.

Sat Jun 18th Castleton Trip. Details to follow.

Sat Jul 16th Boat Trip from Swinton Lock. Limited numbers - already full

Sat Aug 13th Bradfield Trip - details to follow.

Addendum: Subsequent to the meeting the Castleton Trip was rescheduled to Jun 11th.

 

3.0 Any Other Business (including any other officer’s reports):

Chantry BLO: No report but Chantry continues to brew seasonal specials with a new 4.1% pale ale being the latest.

Proposed Beer Tasting: jointly with Doncaster Branch/Gorilla Brewery. No further news.

Little Critters Brewery no longer sells to Wetherspoons.

Mallard Beer Festival, Worksop Station 26-29 May. Some branch members going Thursday PM.

Sat Jun 18th CAMRA Yorkshire Regional Meeting at Bishopthorpe Sports & Social Club, York 12pm, followed by a crawl around York pubs off the beaten track.

Sat Jul 2nd Charity Garden Party at Steve Burns house inc food, drink and raffle.

Sat Jul 2nd Whiston Summer Festival around the High St area. Activities at the village pubs 2-8pm.

A raffle was held, raising £4.37 for CAMRA funds. The Vice Chairman thanked Catherine for organising this and supplying the prizes.

The meeting closed at 9.15pm.

 

4.0 Date and Venue of Next Meeting:

Wed 15th Jun, 8pm. Venue Bluecoat.










Summary of Discussion/Action Points from our last meeting on the 20th April - The Three Horseshoes Wickersley


Rotherham CAMRA Branch Meeting Minutes April 2022

Present: Paul Redfern (Vice Chairman), Graeme Manning, Tracey Hulme, Nick Hulme, Bob Smith, Sue Smith, Andy Day, Miriam Baxter, Elaine Hughes, Phil Wallace, Nigel Brewitt, Catherine Ripley

Apologies for Absence: Steve Burns, Glyn Spencer, Richard Tupholme

Agenda Items:

1.    Welcome, Introductions: Done

1.1 Minutes of Previous Meeting

1.2 Accuracy: Proposed, Seconded and Accepted

1.3 Matters Arising: None

2.    Branch Officers Reports

2.1 Chairman: No report

2.2 Secretary: No report

2.3 Treasurer: Current Account Balance £3,177.09, inc £1,411.52 proceeds from Tombola Stall at Magna Beer Festival. Account changing to bank tariffs, with the first 10 transactions free of charges.

2.4 Membership Secretary (inc Branch Young Members): No report

2.5 Pubs Campaign Coordinator (inc Good Beer Guide Surveying): Spring Pub of the Season Result: Winner: Steptoes, runner-up: Little Haven, 3rd: Stop Inn Time, 4th: Roadhouse.

      Nominations for Summer POTS deferred until May Branch Meeting. 

      Good Beer Guide 2023 proposed entries (top 16 by average scores) were selected based on the objective scoring system .These will be submitted to CAMRA HQ

      Branch Awards (current system and possible changes) were discussed but after much discussion it was deferred until the next meeting when a full analysis of the scores will be presented. 

      The first survey trip for the 2024 GBG will take place on Friday, 22nd April, minibus leaving the Bluecoat at 7.30pm. Usual rate applies, visiting pubs in the Greasbrough/Wingfield area. Details of May survey trip tbc.

Pub News: Plough, Wingfield now has 2 real ales on

Café Sport, Swinton closed in late 2021 and an application was filed with Rotherham MBC to convert it into flats, with 2 more built on the site, in Feb 2022.

Maltby Miners Welfare Institute & Club, better known as the “Stute” was fire damaged during 2021 and demolished by Feb 2022. An application for housing is expected.

Haynook, Kimberworth Park – an application for conversion to a Children’s Nursery has been received by RMBC.

2.6 Pubs Preservation Officer: Nothing to report

2.7 Communications Officer: No specific issues to report

2.8 Social Secretary: Beer tasting & Social at Gorilla Brewery went well and was appreciated by all. Forthcoming events: May 7 Visit to Nailmaker Brewery in Darton. 11.44am train from Rotherham railway station, via Meadowhall, arriving in Darton at 12.35pm. There will be some music on with food available for those requiring it. Jun 4th One Valley Beer Festival at Dronfield – details to follow. Jun 11th Branch trip to Castleton pubs – details to follow. July – proposed boat trip from Swinton Lock – bring your own food and drinks (limited numbers).

3.0 AOB (including BLO and any other officers wishing to make a report): Beer Tasting Coordinator: proposed beer tasting and social event at Chantry Brewery, jointly with Doncaster branch. Either on a Thursday evening or Saturday afternoon. Details tbc. BLO: Chantry Brewery new floor complete and new conditioning tanks installed. Bar completion targeted for end of April. Licence applied for. Latest specials: Zep’s Collie Hop, Pirate’s Brew and Two Magpies. Seeking two new staff. A raffle was held, which raised £28.

4.0 Date, time & venue of next meeting: May 18th, 8pm start. at the Stag.

5.0 Social Time: Meeting closed at 8.35pm

 


Summary of Discussion/Action Points from our last meeting on the 16th March - the Stop in Time Brinsworth


1. Welcome and Apologies The Chairman welcomed everybody.

1.1 Minutes of previous meeting and outcome of actions –

Accuracy: Agreed, correct record

Matters Arising:  Tombola took £1415.50 at Magna and five new members signed up

2.0  Branch Officers’ Reports

2.1 Chairman – gave a brief feedback from the Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival

2.2  Secretary:

Position vacant

2.3  Treasurer: Bank balance £1947.57 but Tombola not included

2.4  Membership Secretary: Position vacant. Just over 800 members

2.5  Pubs Campaign Co-ordinator

Winter PoS nominations were the Bridge, Blue Coats, Stag and the Three Horseshoes.

Pub news:

·         The Waverley now has one handpull

·         Cafe Bar, Longhouse on High Street to open soon

·         A Micropub in Kiveton Park may open soon

·         Stop Inn Time has opened a bistro

 

Next survey trip 18th March– meet at 7.30 at Blue Coat.

Presentation of PoS Winter 2022 will be on 23rd March at 7.30 at Blue Coat

Nominations for Spring PoS are Steptoes, Little Haven, Road House and Stop Inn Time

2.6  Pubs Protection Officer

·         Mason’s Arms on Wellgate has been sold

 

2.7  Communications Officer: Social Media up to date. Website up to date including the Honours Board. Minutes of the meetings are now going on the website.

A proposal from Sam Warburton to produce a quarterly magazine was discussed and approved. Several members would meet with her to discuss details

 

2.8  Social Secretary:

Trip to Gorilla Brewery for a beer tasting 26th March, meet 1pm at train station

3.0  Any Other Business:

Chantry BLO; New equipment has been installed to increase capacity

 

Beer Tasting organised at Gorilla Brewery, Doncaster BLO may attend

 

Magna Beer Festival, volunteer’s party and presentations on Friday 8th March at Cutlers Arms

 

A raffle was held

4.0 Date and Venue of Next Meeting: 20th April at Three Horseshoes, Wickersley

 

Meeting closed at 9.05pm

 Note :- next banch meeting is wednesday 8pm 16th March  at the Stop In Time Brinsworth 



Summary of Discussion/Action Points from our meeting dated 16th Feb 2022


 

1.1 Minutes of previous meeting and outcome of actions –


Accuracy: Agreed, correct record

Matters Arising:  None

 

2.0  Branch Officers’ Reports

 

2.1 Chairman – had nothing to report

 

2.2  Secretary:

Position vacant

 

2.3  Treasurer: Bank balance £1825.77

Asked that all receipts for expenses be handed in promptly before the end of February. Chairman handed over £70 for GBG

 

2.4  Membership Secretary: Position vacant

 

2.5  Pubs Campaign Co-ordinator

Winter PoS nominations were the Bridge, Blue Coats, Stag and the Three Horseshoes.

Pub news:

·         The Waverley now has one handpull

·         Cafe Bar, Longhouse on High Street to open soon

·         A Micropub in Kiveton Park may open soon

·         Duke of Leeds has reopened with four real ales

·         The handpulls have been removed from the Mailcoach

 

Next survey trip 25th February – Brinsworth area – meet at 7.30 at Blue Coat.

PoS Winter was won by the Blue Coat with the Three Horseshoes as runner-up.

Will organise a social one Wednesday to present the award.

Nominations for Spring PoS are Steptoes, Little Haven, Road House and Stop Inn Time

 

 

2.6  Pubs Protection Officer

·         Mason’s Arms on Wellgate has been sold


 

2.7  Communications Officer: Social Media up to date. Website up to date including the Honours Board. Minutes of the meetings are now going on the website


 

2.8  Social Secretary:

3rd to 5th March, Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival

Trip suggested to Gorilla Brewery in future for a beer tasting

 

 

3.0  Any Other Business:

Chantry BLO; New specials coming up and brewing Two Magpies as we speak!

 

Beer Tasting to be organised soon, possibly at Gorilla Brewery

 

Magna Beer Festival, members to staff Tombola and Membership Stand

 

A raffle was held


 

4.0 Date and Venue of Next Meeting: 16th March 8pm at The Stop in time Brinsworth 

 

Meeting closed at 9.05pm

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 


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 Note :- next branch meeting is wednesday 16th Feb at the Wintergreen pub Catclife 


Summary of Discussion/Action Points from our meeting at the Dragons tap 16/01/22



1. Welcome and Apologies The Chairman welcomed everybody.

1.1 Minutes of previous meeting and outcome of actions –

Accuracy: Agreed, correct record

Matters Arising:  None

2.0  Branch Officers’ Reports

2.1 Chairman – had nothing to report

2.2  Secretary:

Position vacant

2.3  Treasurer: Bank balance £1792.77

Asked that all receipts for expenses be handed in promptly before the end of February

2.4  Membership Secretary: Position vacant

2.5  Pubs Campaign Co-ordinator

Winter PoS nominations were the Bridge, Blue Coats, Stag and the Three Horseshoes.

Pub news:

·         The Deer Park Tap in Thrybergh has opened and has three hand-pulls

·         1915 bar is reopening as a Sports Bar and Cocktail Bar

·         Montgomery's at Wath is getting ready to reopen but is not selling real ale

·         Churchill's in All Saints Bar is closed

·         Steptoe’s in Kimberworth had four hand-pulls

·         New Inn Masbro not selling cask now

·         Station at Kiveton Park not selling cask now

·         Cafe Bar, Longhouse on High Street to open soon

·         A Micropub in Kiveton Park may open soon

 

Next survey trip 21st January – Kimberworth area – meet at 7.30 at Blue Coat.

There was a discussion about the awards for 2022.

It was decided to have three categories; Town Pub of the Year, Rural Pub of the Year and Micro Pub of the Year, all with runners-up as well as Club of the Year and Runner-up and most improved Pub of the Year.

2.6  Pubs Protection Officer

·         Mason’s Arms has been sold

·         Rhino’s is fire damaged

 

2.7  Communications Officer: Social Media up to date. Website up to date including the Honours Board

 

2.8  Social Secretary:

29th January, afternoon trip to Crystal Peaks

12th February, trip to Chesterfield, 11.22ish

3rd to 5th March, Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival

Trip suggested to Gorilla Brewery in future

3.0  Any Other Business:

Chantry BLO; New specials coming up otherwise as before

 

Beer Tasting to be organised soon, possibly at Gorilla Brewery

 

Magna Beer Festival, members to staff Tombola and Membership Stand

 

A raffle was held

4.0 Date and Venue of Next Meeting: 16th February at Winter Green. Bus from Bluecoat at 7.30pm

 

Meeting closed at 9.05pm

 

Additional branch news and events to be updated when available!