Chairman's Corner

Sharing NBSS scores with Licensees

(Created December 2017)
You may have seen the following memo from CAMRA HQ about sharing (or not) beer scores with Licensees.
Although CAMRA seems to approve of this, we in East Hampshire branch do NOT share our scores with Licensees as a matter of policy, and this is a reminder that our members should not do so.
The CAMRA memo is here... Sharing NBSS scores with Licensees

Recognising success

(Created March 2016)
In a period of continuing uncertainty for the pub trade CAMRA encourages its branches to recognise the hard work pubs put in and East Hampshire is pleased to announce winners of Pub of the Year and Most Improved Pub for the period Jan-Dec 2015.
To recognise the stiff competition we are also awarding a runner-up for Pub of the Year.
Nominations for Pub of the Year are submitted by CAMRA members then followed up by visits and assessments using the official scoring guidance issued by CAMRA HQ.

This year we’re delighted to announce the Golden Pheasant, Lower Farringdon is our Pub of the Year and congratulations are extended to David, Melanie and staff.
Assessments not only consider the ales but also ambience, comfort, food and even the loos – all tested!
On the beer front, the Golden Pheasant serves regular choices from Sharp’s with changing beers typically including ales from Bowman, Flowerpots and Hogs Back.
More details on their website, or GBG (page 190).
The Golden Pheasant is now entered into the Regional Pub of the Year and if successful, the National competition.

Our runner-up this year is the George, Alton keeping up the high standards now established by Suzanna, Jason and staff – well done.
A regular entry in the GBG since 2011, the George sources regular beers from the West Country supported by changing options; more details on their website, or GBG (page 184).

This year, for the first time, CAMRA East Hampshire is recognising pubs that have, in our opinion, most improved beer quality in the 12 months to Dec 2015.
Following a period of intense hands-on research(!) and monitoring of the National Beer Scoring System, we’re delighted to give the first award to the White Hart, Holybourne.
Congratulations are extended to Sam, Mark, Jon and staff for a great achievement. The beer range changes frequently with details maintained on their website - Hardy & Hanson’s Kimberley Bitter is the regular.

All will receive a presentation certificate shortly.