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The George and Dragon in Dent is officially one of the four best Cider and Perry Pubs in the Country. Having won the Westmorland Cider and Perry branch pub of the year award, it has gone on to win first the Cumbria, then West Pennines and then Super Regional stages to make the final four where it has now been annouced as a runner-up. Congratulations and well done to Gary and his team.
To celebrate the branch is having a social for members at the George and Dragon, which is also the Dent brewery tap, on October 23rd at 19:30, a minibus should run from Kendal, see Tony Jackson for a place.
The new 2014 CAMRA Good Beer Guide is now available, listing the best Real Ale establishments in the United Kingdom. For your copy either follow the link on the right hand side of this page, or contact Tony Jackson.
The Eagle and Child, Staveley
Westmorland CAMRA is delighted to announce that their Summer 2013 Pub of the Season is the Eagle and Child at Staveley. Congratulations to all concerned.
Here are Amy and Ruth accepting the award from Tony Jackson.
Romneys of Kendal was also highly commended, and here are James, Andy and Tim receiving the award from Tony.
Westmorland CAMRA is very sad to report the passing of our dear friend and Branch Life President Alan Risdon on May 15th in Lancaster Royal Infirmary. Alan was voted one of CAMRA's top 40 campaigners last year after a life promoting real ale. He wrote an article in two parts on his life of imbibing for our Lakes and Ale magazine issues 30 (page 8) and 31 (page 10). There are also some kind words about Alan in the latest Lakes and Ales.
The George and Dragon, Dent
Westmorland CAMRA is delighted to announce that the George and Dragon at Dent has now become the CAMRA West Pennines Cider and Perry Pub of the Year for 2013, following on from winning the branch award.
Congratulations to Gary and his team.
The pub will now go forward to the national level of the competition.
The Midland Hotel, Appleby-in-Westmorland
Westmorland CAMRA is delighted to announce that their 2013 Pub of the Year is the Midland Hotel in Appleby-in-Westmorland. Congratulations to Clive and his team.
The presentation, along with that of the Cider and Perry Pub of the Year award (see below) will take place on Monday 11th March at the Midland Hotel.
The Midland Hotel had to survive a vote off to win, and therefore the Riflemans Arms in Kendal has been awarded Pub of the Year runner-up.
The new version of the Breweries of Cumbria Poster is now available, including all the new breweries that have been started since the original version was produced. Full details are here.