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Spring 2019 PoTS Nominations 

An e-mail listing the nominations for Doncaster and District Spring 2019 Pubs of the Season award has been sent out on the CAMRA Comms Tool, with the form also being made available electronically via  the Pub Awards page. This should reach all branch members who have registered an e-mail address with CAMRA HQ.

It seams though that some of the e-mails are not reaching all their intended recipients. It may be that they are being directed into Spam boxes, where they are ignored and eventually deleted. Or members     e-mails may now be different from that held on file.

Can all Members please check their Inbox and Spam folder to see if you’ve received the message. If they have found their way into the SPAM folder can you please check your mail providers settings.

If you still find you are not receiving them, please let the Branch Secretary  know by e-mail @


DD 140 Winter 2018
The Winter Edition of the Donny Drinker is now back from the printers. The Winter Edition is out and about now. Please visit the Donny Drinker page for a downloadable copy or visit one of the many CAMRA supporting pubs for a hard copy. 

Champion Bottled Beer of Britain 2018

Champion Bottled Beer of Britain

Bottle-conditioned Beers
Gold – Fuller’s, 1845

Silver – Durham Brewery, Temptation Imperial

Bronze – St. Austell Brewery, Big Job


The 28th Doncaster Beer Festival


The 2019 Doncaster Beer Festival 




Doncaster Brewery are presented with Two Cider Awards


Doncaster Brewery Tap have been presented with the Yorkshire Cider Pub of The Year and the District Cider Pub of The Year 2018. 

Doncaster Pub Awards & NBSS 


Doncaster Brewery Re-Opened  Now renamed 1086


Doncaster has a new Brewery named: 1086. Themed around the history of Cusworth Hall and its Estate, its owners and Doomsday Book entries.

Please follow the link to find some interesting facts about the Hall and the brewery. For ease and possible copyright issues it will take you on a further journey into the Space Continuum known as the Internet.

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“Message to all CAMRA members” Fancy Helping Out at The Doncaster Branch CAMRA Beer Festival?
Last year’s festival was a success on many levels, we succeeded but as noted by all we were under-staffed in some areas. Some volunteers having to carry out multiple roles but doing an excellent job in difficult circumstances.

A call is going out to existing members and new, to volunteer. We are at the pre-planning stage for next years festival in June and if we cannot guarantee the staffing levels required, then the Doncaster Branch cannot take the risk of running next years event.

The first challenge is to establish a working committee, some of last years committee have moved to pastures new and some are now letting others have a go at filling the many roles. We need to appoint officers who will carry out the key roles to ensure that the event takes place and runs smoothly. Don’t worry if you haven’t done festival work before other members of the team are there to help guide you.

There are many different roles involved in planning the beer festival so there’s scope for all kinds of talents. We also need new ideas to support it further. It’s not hard work but does take some of your free time, however, it can be really enjoyable and rewarding.

If you are interested in being a volunteer on the Festival Working Committee or would like to volunteer in another role can you please contact the festival volunteer and or the branch secretary e-mail addresses below;

Dave Bartley
( Secretary, Doncaster and District CAMRA )

The Jemmy Hirst in Rawcliffe is under threat of closure

It’s been announced that Simon & Jane are leaving and the Jemmy Hirst is in real danger of becoming another real ale pub that will close. Please follow the link to read more about the possible closure and about the moves a foot to try and keep it open. Please click here.

The Pub is The Hub community ownership.

If you have any ideas and or can help please e-mail Rosy via the

Voted Beers of the 27th Doncaster Beer Festival 

Bitter__ Angles Ales; Feral Nun,
Blonde__ Welbeck Abbey; Jess Canadian Summer,
Pale__ Yorkshire Heart;  Get Hitched,
Stout__ Revolution; Swoon,
Speciality__ Hilltop; Cherry Wheat,
IPA__ Ossett; Ambros