During the 2018 Beer & Cider festival you voted for Kniveton Cider Company's 'Four in a corner' as cider of the festival and Old Sawley Brewery's 'Plummeth the Hour' as beer of the festival.

The certificate for Cider of the Festival was presented to Kniveton Cider Company owners Hannah and Kev at the September Branch meeting. It was a pleasure to present the award to a local cider producer and both Kev and Hannah work very hard to support the branch and to organise the ciders, cider bar and cider bar volunteers at the festival.

To present the certificate to Old Sawley brewery we took a trip across the border and were very pleased to be met by Roo (head brewer) and a number of members of the Erewash branch of CAMRA including Will who had arranged the evening. Roo gave us a tour of the brewery followed by the presentation of the certificate and then a very enjoyable evening discussing, and drinking, some of Old Sawley's great beers.

We noticed a framed print of the Facebook post we made to Old Sawley to let them know they had won the award so I think it is safe to say they are pleased to have received the award!


Current Ostrich Inn (Longford) publicans Rebecca Burrows and Paul Hotter are due to get the keys to the Cock Inn at Clifton this coming week (week commencing 5th November 2018). Both come with a wealth of experience of the licensed trade and are well known for quality Real Ale and recently won the Branch 'Summer Pub of the Season 2018' award. They are known for good food (especially the sunday roasts) and plenty of events and are looking forward to the pub becoming an important part of the village once more.

Due to the former kitchen being stripped out food won't be offered immediately but is firmly in the plans including a festive menu and themed food nights... watch this space...

The pub will reopen with a bang on Saturday the 17th November at 8pm with live entertainment and an opening party. All are welcome.

We are pleased to report that The Ostrich Inn, Longford, has won Pub Of The Season - Summer 2018! Paul and Bex have turned this pub around and feature regular events, great food, well kept real ale and a welcoming atmosphere.

The Ostrich Inn will also be added to the Pub Of The Year competition at the end of the year alongside The red Lion, Kniveton. 

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