November 2019

Papworth Beers Arriving in Edinburgh

As some members may already know, our former Branch Secretary Richard Harrison is now a co-owner of Papworth Brewery in Cambridgeshire. We are pleased to announce that Papworth's cask beers will shortly be arriving in and around Edinburgh for the first time. Look out for them at the Grey Horse, Stagg’s, Winston’s, the Halfway House, Diggers, the Blue Blazer and Monty’s over the coming weeks.

Real Ale Quality Award 2019

At the November branch meeting we used the beer scores received from members since 24th November 2018 to select the winners of this year’s Real Ale Quality award.

This year’s Real Ale Quality award winners are:
  • Edinburgh City - Cask & Barrel (Southside)
  • Lothian - Ducks Inn, Aberlady
  • Borders - Bridge Inn Peebles

Runners up:
  • Edinburgh City - Dreadnought
  • Lothian - Dean Tavern, Newtongrange
  • Borders - Exchange Bar [Dalton’s] Hawick

The overall branch winner is the Cask & Barrel (Southside) in Edinburgh. We plan to do a presentation to them in the New Year. More information to follow.


Pints of View Winter 2019


The Winter 2019 issue of Pints of View is now available in real ale pubs throughout the branch area. This issue includes all the regular pub and brewery news, plus features on the Barony Bar, pubs along the A702, Robbie’s Bar and more. Look out for a copy in a pub near you. This issue will also be available online on the Publications page shortly.