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Award Evening 2016

LIVERPOOL & DISTRICTS CAMRA AWARD EVENING
Branch Chair Sonia James-Henry reports.
The branch's annual awards evening was held on 28th June. For the first time in many years the ceremony was blighted by inclement weather, fortunately, the KIND centre in the heart of Liverpool is an ‘all weather’ facility and we managed to keep dry and hold the proceedings in the gym.

The first award to be presented this year was for ‘Community Pub of the Year’ and went to a suburban pub in the heart of the original Bootle Village. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the main business area the Jawbone serves a great pint of real ale in a pub buzzing with locals chatting over a beer or two.

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Next up was the Cider Pub of the Year, another award for our Pub of the Year – Cask. Presented by our Cider Officer, Steve Berks, it was the quality of the cider that stood out here and the fact that it was sold at a fair price. This one had been kept under wraps and genuinely came as a great surprise to recipients Ian and Michelle.

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The third award was for the best 'newcomer'. This went to Mackenzies on Rodney Street. Manager Gavin had yet to return from Glastonbury, so could not receive the award in person. A number of people did move on to the pub after the awards ceremony had finished, to enjoy the good beer on tap there.

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Brewer of the Year went to Les O’Grady of Neptune Brewery and was presented by our Neptune Brewery Liaison Officer, Sue Daniels. Whilst the brewery has only been open for a fairly short time their Abyss beer has already won two awards – runner up in the Beer of the Festival competition at our own beer festival and the overall winner at the Southport Beer Festival.

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As last year, our Bar Person of the Year went out to the branch for nominations, this year the winner was Joe Power from the Dispensary. Although Joe was not at the ceremony, branch member Bob Doyle, who was one of those who nominated Joe for the award, gave a heartfelt speech praising Joe’s tenacity as a bar man.

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Our LocAle co-ordinator, Andre Fu, presented the next award, to Liverpool’s only brew pub the Baltic Fleet, Andre praised the pub for consistently having a wide range of top quality beer from a variety of local breweries

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Finally, our Pubs of Excellence received their awards, winners of which had been chosen by a branch vote. The pubs recognised this year were, the Roscoe Head, Lime Kiln, Dispensary and the Frank Hornby.

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The overall winner and our Pub of the Year 2016, as previously announced, is of course Cask. Ian and Michelle were on hand to pick up the shield. Ian thanked the branch for their support and his friend, life-long CAMRA member Roy Corlett, for his help in setting up the pub.

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Finally, our 2016 Beer Festival Organiser, Doug Macadam, presented Steve Yip of KIND, our festival chosen charity, with a cheque for £1,400 raised at this year's event in the Crypt. Steve thanked the branch and said this would make a massive difference to the children who use to centre.

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A big thank you to Steve and his staff for their hospitality and congratulations to all our award winners.

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Bootle

PUB WALK number 3 - BOOTLE

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There are a few pubs in Bootle a short walk apart. Many bus routes operate to Strand Road in Bootle and the Southport trains on the Merseyrail Northern Line operate through Bootle.
Buses 47, 52, 53, 54, 55, 300 & X2 operate from the City Centre to Bootle and stop outside the Cat & Fiddle on the ground floor of St Martins building on Stanley Road. The 60 and 81 buses from Aigburth and Speke also cross Stanley Road. People travelling by train can walk along Trinity Road from Oriel Road station.
The Cat & Fiddle usually has tree beers available, a house beer, a beer from Liverpool Organic and another guest ale. The pub was built with the office block in the sixties and is still busy at lunch times and when live football is being shown.
https://whatpub.com/pubs/MER/47/cat-fiddle-liverpool

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On the other side of Stanley Road, on the corner of Merton Road, is the Wetherspoon Pub, the Merton. There is always a good selection of beer available here.

https://whatpub.com/pubs/MER/72/merton-inn-liverpool

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Continue up Merton Road and turn left into Litherland Road to find the Jawbone. This pub has just been awarded the branch's community pub of the year. Like its sister pub, the Cat & Fiddle, there are normally three beers available here, one usually from Liverpool Organic. Paninis are available to eat up to 10.00pm and Sunday lunch is popular.

https://whatpub.com/pubs/MER/292/jawbone-tavern-liverpool

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Continue walking along Litherland Road and after crossing the canal turn left along Strand Road that will bring you to the commercial centre of Bootle. There are two pubs on the ground floor of the Triad Building. One is Yate's Bootle. Like other pubs in this chain, food now dominates here. Two beers are usually on, Greene King IPA and Bombardier.
https://whatpub.com/pubs/MER/394/yatess-bootle-liverpool

At the other end of the building is another Wetherspoon pub, the Wild Rose. Eight hand pumps ensure there is always a good selection of beers here.

https://whatpub.com/pubs/MER/76/wild-rose-liverpool

The Wild Rose

Should you still wish to visit another pub after touring Bootle pubs, you can catch a number 53 bus up to Seaforth, Alight on Cambridge Road and walk down Rawson Road to the Cock & Seaman. Here there are normally two beers available, often locales.

https://whatpub.com/pubs/MER/288/cock-seaman-liverpool

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Bootle

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Bootle

PUB WALK number 3 - BOOTLE

This Pub Walk can also be pdfdownloaded 502.66 KB12/07/2016, 14:47

There are a few pubs in Bootle a short walk apart. Many bus routes operate to Strand Road in Bootle and the Southport trains on the Merseyrail Northern Line operate through Bootle.
Buses 47, 52, 53, 54, 55, 300 & X2 operate from the City Centre to Bootle and stop outside the Cat & Fiddle on the ground floor of St Martins building on Stanley Road. The 60 and 81 buses from Aigburth and Speke also cross Stanley Road. People travelling by train can walk along Trinity Road from Oriel Road station.
The Cat & Fiddle usually has tree beers available, a house beer, a beer from Liverpool Organic and another guest ale. The pub was built with the office block in the sixties and is still busy at lunch times and when live football is being shown.
https://whatpub.com/pubs/MER/47/cat-fiddle-liverpool

Cat Fiddle S

On the other side of Stanley Road, on the corner of Merton Road, is the Wetherspoon Pub, the Merton. There is always a good selection of beer available here.

https://whatpub.com/pubs/MER/72/merton-inn-liverpool

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Continue up Merton Road and turn left into Litherland Road to find the Jawbone. This pub has just been awarded the branch's community pub of the year. Like its sister pub, the Cat & Fiddle, there are normally three beers available here, one usually from Liverpool Organic. Paninis are available to eat up to 10.00pm and Sunday lunch is popular.

https://whatpub.com/pubs/MER/292/jawbone-tavern-liverpool

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Continue walking along Litherland Road and after crossing the canal turn left along Strand Road that will bring you to the commercial centre of Bootle. There are two pubs on the ground floor of the Triad Building. One is Yate's Bootle. Like other pubs in this chain, food now dominates here. Two beers are usually on, Greene King IPA and Bombardier.
https://whatpub.com/pubs/MER/394/yatess-bootle-liverpool

At the other end of the building is another Wetherspoon pub, the Wild Rose. Eight hand pumps ensure there is always a good selection of beers here.

https://whatpub.com/pubs/MER/76/wild-rose-liverpool

The Wild Rose

Should you still wish to visit another pub after touring Bootle pubs, you can catch a number 53 bus up to Seaforth, Alight on Cambridge Road and walk down Rawson Road to the Cock & Seaman. Here there are normally two beers available, often locales.

https://whatpub.com/pubs/MER/288/cock-seaman-liverpool

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Bootle

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Award Evening 2016

LIVERPOOL & DISTRICTS CAMRA AWARD EVENING
Branch Chair Sonia James-Henry reports.
The branch's annual awards evening was held on 28th June. For the first time in many years the ceremony was blighted by inclement weather, fortunately, the KIND centre in the heart of Liverpool is an ‘all weather’ facility and we managed to keep dry and hold the proceedings in the gym.

The first award to be presented this year was for ‘Community Pub of the Year’ and went to a suburban pub in the heart of the original Bootle Village. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the main business area the Jawbone serves a great pint of real ale in a pub buzzing with locals chatting over a beer or two.

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Next up was the Cider Pub of the Year, another award for our Pub of the Year – Cask. Presented by our Cider Officer, Steve Berks, it was the quality of the cider that stood out here and the fact that it was sold at a fair price. This one had been kept under wraps and genuinely came as a great surprise to recipients Ian and Michelle.

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The third award was for the best 'newcomer'. This went to Mackenzies on Rodney Street. Manager Gavin had yet to return from Glastonbury, so could not receive the award in person. A number of people did move on to the pub after the awards ceremony had finished, to enjoy the good beer on tap there.

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Brewer of the Year went to Les O’Grady of Neptune Brewery and was presented by our Neptune Brewery Liaison Officer, Sue Daniels. Whilst the brewery has only been open for a fairly short time their Abyss beer has already won two awards – runner up in the Beer of the Festival competition at our own beer festival and the overall winner at the Southport Beer Festival.

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As last year, our Bar Person of the Year went out to the branch for nominations, this year the winner was Joe Power from the Dispensary. Although Joe was not at the ceremony, branch member Bob Doyle, who was one of those who nominated Joe for the award, gave a heartfelt speech praising Joe’s tenacity as a bar man.

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Our LocAle co-ordinator, Andre Fu, presented the next award, to Liverpool’s only brew pub the Baltic Fleet, Andre praised the pub for consistently having a wide range of top quality beer from a variety of local breweries

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Finally, our Pubs of Excellence received their awards, winners of which had been chosen by a branch vote. The pubs recognised this year were, the Roscoe Head, Lime Kiln, Dispensary and the Frank Hornby.

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The overall winner and our Pub of the Year 2016, as previously announced, is of course Cask. Ian and Michelle were on hand to pick up the shield. Ian thanked the branch for their support and his friend, life-long CAMRA member Roy Corlett, for his help in setting up the pub.

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Finally, our 2016 Beer Festival Organiser, Doug Macadam, presented Steve Yip of KIND, our festival chosen charity, with a cheque for £1,400 raised at this year's event in the Crypt. Steve thanked the branch and said this would make a massive difference to the children who use to centre.

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A big thank you to Steve and his staff for their hospitality and congratulations to all our award winners.

 

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