Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

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Doncaster CAMRA

Campaign for Real Ale is a voluntary organisation consisting of over 170,000 ordinary drinkers, run by an unpaid, elected National Executive and backed by a small core of professional executives. It speaks for drinkers everywhere in fighting to save pubs and breweries from closure, and in attempting to improve beer quality and to ensure pub standards are raised.

Our branch covers all of the Doncaster area as well as the Isle of Axholme in Lincolnshire, East Yorkshire as far as Goole and a small area of North Yorkshire.

New members are always welcome either at branch events, including the Annual Beer Festival - either visiting or volunteering.

You can also help 'rate' your local pub using the National Beer Scoring System - you can do this by logging in through WhatPub.

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Latest news...

Doncaster Beer Festival Launch at The Leopard

Doncaster & District CAMRA's launch for the 25th Doncaster Beer Festival takes place this Friday (March 20th) at The Leopard in Doncaster. Adrian from the Leopard is looking forward to welcoming all CAMRA members and is planning to have the following beers available on Friday:

Doncaster brewery - Sand house, Stancil - Barnsley bitter, Redwillow - Mirthless, Sharps - Doombar, York brewery - Guzzler.

Silver Jubilee Doncaster Beer Festival Launch.

Where: The Leopard, (2 West Street, Doncaster DN1 3AA),

When: Friday 20th March from 5pm,

Hope to see you there.

Pubs of the Season - Winter: THE OLD SCHOOL INN, Epworth, District

“From wellies to stilettos” is an unusual motto for a pub. But the philosophy behind it is a successful one which has resulted in this CAMRA award.

Situated on the outskirts of Epworth, The Old School Inn  was originally a school which served the town for decades. The school closed in the 1970s and was re-opened as a pub in the late 80s. It went through various changes of ownership before being bought by Greene King who sold it to the Dent family in 2012. Since then it has been a free house which has undergone a major refurbishment.

It’s a pub which caters for all sections of the community. Food is served Wednesday–Saturday from 12-9:30 and on Sundays from 12-5 with separate menus for bar and restaurant. Of course, the reason for this award is the beer which certainly impressed our members on a recent social. Four cask ales are always available – Timothy Taylor Landlord and Brains’ Reverend James ( The regulars insist!) as well as two rotating guests. Recent guest beers have included Sharp’s Doom Bar, Tom Wood Bitter and Wychwood Hobgoblin. The pub is always keen to try ales from new outlets – take note, brewers!

Doncaster and District CAMRA will be presenting this well-deserved award on Saturday, 7th February at 9pm. It should be a really good occasion. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Pubs of the Season - Winter: THE WHITE SWAN, Town Centre

What makes the White Swan a Pub of the Season? Great quality local real ales at affordable prices, friendly and knowledgeable service, and that feeling of a town centre retreat where you can have a chat, read the paper or just sit and enjoy a quiet pint.

Glentworth beer is just £1.95 a pint and has been joined by a regular beer from the ever-popular Doncaster Brewery range at £2.50 a pint. There’s also Black Sheep Best Bitter at £2.25 a pint. Opening times are: Sun 11-10; Mon 10-10; Tue-Sat 10-11. Bar Meals are served on weekdays (10am-5.45pm), with a breakfast menu until 12noon, and on Sundays (11am-3.45pm). The offerings include a host of home-made Irish-inspired meals, with a selection at two for £7.99.

Doncaster & District CAMRA shall be making our presentation to Nikki and all her hardworking staff including Mandy, Kerry and Kirsty (Who by the time you read this will have moved on to pastures new after several years of diamond service at the Swan) on Thursday 12th February at 9pm - We hope to see you there.

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