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Festival season gets into swing... We're moving into that time of year when there are several festivals each month. Keep an eye on our festivals calendar. Next up is the George Inn, Portland which hosts the Red Triangle Cricket Club St Georges beer festival over the four days of the Easter Weekend.  Dated 7/4/14.
Spring issue of Giant Dongle! the 17th issue of our Newsletter is published. A "Treasure Hunt" type competition included this time along the no 31 bus route. Lots more including news about brewing in the west of the county and articles about the Bottle Inn. Click on the picture to read it.   Dated 26/03/14.
Photo record of March Brewery trip. Get an idea of the breweries and places we visited on the recent branch trip to Burton and Derbyshire breweries.  Dated 24/3/14.
More about the "Brewhouse & Kitchen" site. Have a look at couple of photos of the site submitted by member David Plater  Dated 2/3/14.
Bottle Inn up for sale! Hot on the heels of of the recent award (see below) The Bottle Inn at Marshwood has now been put up for sale by the owners of the building and land. At present this is not expected to affect the current licensee, Nigel Blake, who fully expects to be part of any future purchase. See more information in this weeks Echo...   Dated 20/2/14.
Building work starts at "Brewhouse & Kitchen" site. The past few months have seen much mention in our local press of this development, which will bring brewing back to Dorchester. There have been several planning applications and designs. We hear this week that work has started on the site. We look forward to sampling the new beers in due course!  Dated 19/02/14.
Beerex results announced! A beer from Orkney in Scotland - Highland Brewery's Duke IPA - was the winner at Dorchester Beerex at the weekend. Details of the other top three beers can be found here.  Dated 10/2/14.
Bottle Inn scoops West Dorset Pub of the Year award! The Bottle Inn at Marshwood has thrived under its new licensees, coming a clear winner in this years competition. More detail can be read here in Michel Hooper-Immins report.   Dated 09/2/14.
First sight of Beerex Beer List! The first view of the expected Beer List for Dorchester Beerex has been released. Details can be found here.  Dated 26/1/14.
Welcome to the website of the West Dorset Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale. The Branch is run by a committed group of volunteers who are passionate about pubs, traditional ales, ciders & perries. As part of CAMRA we aim to maintain consumer rights and to promote quality, choice and value.

The website provides information about our activities locally. You can find out more about who we are, our branch meetings & social activities. Anyone is welcome to attend these meetings.

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