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  • Woolley Beer Festival Friday 7 September 2018

    Woolley will host its first ever Beer Festival on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th September 2018. Hosted at Barnsley Woolley Miners Cricket Club, near Darton and Mapplewell the festival is raising funds for Martin House Hospice, Woolley Miners Cricket Club and other great causes. Dan Jennings, a local resident has teamed up with James Taylor from Two Roses Brewery and local charities to put on a wide selection of local craft beers from bigger independents through to one-man bands. The usual cricket club bar will be open including a selection of Gins and Prosecco. Food stalls will be available at both sessions. On the Saturday afternoon the festival will be great for families with children’s entertainment and attractions on site. You can even watch the scheduled cricket match. Many local businesses are supporting through providing sponsorship and donations so if you’d like to get involved or need further details please contact the Woolley Beer Festival facebook page. Tickets are £5 which includes a festival glass, programme and live entertainment. • Session 1, Friday 7th September, 1930 – 2300 • Session 2, Saturday 8th September, 1230 – 2300 For tickets and further updates please follow our facebook page @WoolleyBeerFest and the Event page. Spread the word!

  • Acorn Brewery 15th Anniversary Wednesday 18 July 2018

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    Barnsley Brewery Celebrate Turning 15. The team down at the Wombwell based Acorn Brewery are celebrated their 15th birthday. It was last week in 2003 when the Cask Ale Crew produced their first brew of the much renowned and multi award winning Barnsley Bitter. So now that Acorn Brewery is well into its teenage years, the brewery boys and girls have been developing a Decades range, which has involved the public naming the beer. Christy Hughes (Director of Business Development) said ‘The Decades range has been rather exciting. We want to involve our customers in the brew process, we thought what better way to do so by inviting our customers to name the beer, with the winner’s name featuring on the pump clip. So far, we have run three competitions with a further three to take place, watch for more details on Social Media.’ Acorn marked their 15th year of brewing by holding a party at the brewery, they were joined by customers, supplier, family as well as, Stephanie Peacock MP of Barnsley East. Dave Hughes (Managing Director) said ‘We’re starting our 15th year on a real high, we have refurbished the brewery in preparation to open the Acorn Brewery Club, which all the team are very excited about. The last Friday of every month we will be inviting our customers to join the Acorn Brewery Club, giving everyone the opportunity to come along and enjoy a pint of two here at the brewery.The past year has been an excellent one for the brewery with new members joining the team and now the introduction of the Acorn Brewery Club. Acorn now regularly brews and sells around 30,000 pints of beer a week. They supply to over 400 pubs in the UK, all the major supermarkets and also export a range of beers to Italy. Currently a consignment of ‘Yorkshire Pride’ beer is in the brewery waiting to be shipped to Southampton bound for one of the P&O cruise ships, making Acorn a truly global beer!

    NOTE TO EDITORS Acorn Brewery was established in Wombwell in 2003. It delivers beer direct to over 400 pubs and bars in the north and midlands, and supplies to countless others via wholesalers. It supplies its bottled beers to pubs, bars and more than 50 retail outlets including delis, farm shops and supermarkets. It now regularly exports beers to Italy. Barnsley Bitter is one of Acorn Brewery’s best-selling brands. The award-winning real ale uses carefully-preserved, original strains of yeast which have been used to brew the iconic ale, since the 19th century.

    Their full range of real ales has won more than 50 regional and national awards with Barnsley Bitter winning silver medal at the finals of CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival 2015.

    Acorn Brewery also opened the Old No 7 in Barnsley town centre in 2011 and the pub showcases the brewery’s own beers amongst other worldwide brands. The Old No 7 was voted CAMRA Yorkshire pub of the year for 2013.

    Dave Hughes (MD) or Christy Hughes (Director of Business Development ) can be contacted on 01226 270734, or ku.oc.yrewerb-nroca@divad

  • Club of the year presentation Friday 1 June 2018

    Barnsley CAMRA recently held a presentation evening to award the Wortley Men’s Club with our branch 2018 Club of the Year award. The club over recent year has won a host awards at branch, regional and national levels. It has become a firm favourite with Barnsley CAMRA members due to its friendly welcome and most important its excellent cask ales and traditional cider. The success is down t the hard work of steward and stewardess Nigel and Teressa Pickering along with their passionate staff and supportive committee. As well as serving an excellent pint the club also hosts regular events including a huge beer festival each year. This year’s festival runs from the 6th – 8th of July and is a must visit for any cask ale lover. Barnsley CAMRA would like to pass on our huge congratulations to everyone at the Club and thanks for a superb evening. The club will now go forward into the Yorkshire regional Club competition.

  • Elsecar Heritage Railway Beer Festival Friday 4 May 2018

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    Barnsley CAMRA and EHR
    Real Ale and Cider Festival

    The Beer Festival runs from:
    Friday 4th May (11am) till Monday 7th May (6pm)

    Elsecar Heritage Railway Yard

    FREE Admission

    Live Entertainment (not Friday)

    Train Rides, Tombola

    Over a Hundred Drinks on offer

    Hot and Cold Food, Soft Drinks

  • Real Ale in Woolley Tuesday 1 May 2018

    Real ale is now being served at Woolley Cricket Club, great news for the village drinkers.

  • Victoria Hotel, Cudworth Thursday 12 April 2018

    The Victoria Hotel in Cudworth reopened its doors in April after a large refurbishment by its new owners Craft Beer Co. The pub had for some time stopped selling cask John Smiths as the regulars were happy to drink the smooth version of the beer. Now things have changed and the real ale on offer is Timothy Taylor’s Landlord. So call in for a jar or two next time your in the area.

    Victoria Hotel, WhatPub.

  • New micro pub opens in Oxspring Friday 30 March 2018

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    A new micro pub has opened in Oxspring. The Smithy Arms on Bower Hill offers a range of cask ales along with a warming fire.






  • New micro pub set to open in town Friday 30 March 2018

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    A new micro pub that is set to open on Wednesday 18th April will open for a sneaky peek on Sunday 15th 12 noon till 10pm. The Tipsy Cow is located at the entrance to the Gateway Plaza complex and will offer a range of cask ales, Craft beers and a gin.

    Developments at this new micro bar can be followed on the Tipsy Cow Facebook Page.

  • Higham Cricket Club Thursday 29 March 2018

    Higham Cricket club now has a new clubhouse. The clubhouse offers Cask Ale currently from local breweries Two Roses & Jolly Boys.

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