Local News

Friday 9 March 2018

Please support the petition to save The Star at Bentworth

(Created 9 March 2018)
The Star Inn at Bentworth is in danger of being re-developed.
The pub was voluntarily closed by the owner after many years of neglect and under-investment, and has declined offers from purchasers seeking to keep it as a pub, and now wishes to redevelop it for residential purposes.
If you believe that the Star should not be redeveloped, please support this by signing the petition here...

Triple fff brewery - onsite bar

(Created 9 November 2017)
Triple fff is now able to open their shop for drinking on the premises.
The opening hours for the Brewery pub are...
Thursday and Friday 6pm - 10pm
Saturday 12 - 10pm
Sunday 3pm - 9 pm
Unfortunately due to the licence they can only sell alcohol until 9pm.

The George stops CAMRA discount

(Created 19 September 2017)
The George, Alton has discontinued the discount to CAMRA members due to the "rising cost of Punch beers" with immediate effect.

** East Hampshire pubs featured in the 2018 Good Beer Guide **

(Created September 2017)
We are pleased to announce that the following pubs in our area are included in the 2018 GBG...(in no particular order!)
Alton: Eight Bells; King's Head; Railway Arms; Queen's Head (Holybourne)
Selborne: Selborne Arms
Lower Farringdon: Golden Pheasant
East Worldham: Three Horseshoes
Hammer Vale: Prince of Wales
Congratulations to all of them from the CAMRA East Hampshire committee.
[Others came close, but unfortunately we are only allowed 8 pubs for our area.]

The Golden Pot, Shalden

(Created 2016)
Nik Christides and his wife Fiona own The Golden Pot, and have been there for 3 years, and have managed to turn around a very run down place into a thriving business.
When they took over the pub they had 2 ales on, they now have 4 - having two pumps for their 'regulars' (which are Wadworth Swordfish, and Doombar), and the other two being guests (currently Bowmans Swift One and another Wadworths (Bishops Tipple)).
They have Cask Marque Accreditation.
They would be really happy to welcome all the local members to enjoy their hospitality and beer - in return as a little thank you they are happy to offer all CAMRA members 20 pence off of every pint of ale on production of a valid members card. They are also expanding and are taking over all catering and bar operations at Lasham Gliding Club from 3rd Oct.
They are already in talks with their brewery contacts to implement some changes behind the bar, and in conjunction with Wadworths they have created their own IPA called The Golden Glider (after the company name).

FlowerPots bank holiday beer festivals cancelled

(Created 2016)
The Flowerpots beer festival (at Cheriton, near Alresford) that is normally held every August Bank Holiday weekend has been CANCELLED for this year, and it looks as if it will not run again either -after querying it with the proprietors, we we received the following from the pub:
Yes, after 25 years we have decided, for a variety of reasons, to discontinue the annual beer festival.
The Flower Pots will still be open (standard hours) for plenty of great beer.
Yours sincerely
Jo Bartlett
Joint Proprietor
See their website : http://www.flowerpots.f2s.com/ for more details.