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Red Lion in Knotty Green is for sale - Is there a local group who wishes to bid?

2016-04-15 11:08:52

The branch have received notification of Punch Tavern's intention to sell the Red Lion in Knotty Green. As the pub has been listed as an asset of community value by our branch the local community has an opportunity to request time to raise a bid to purchase the pub. The pub has connections with Enid Blyton and was the first pub to be awarded the Pubs Matter accreditation by the Pubs Minister following its listing as an Asset of Community Value. It is also the last pub in the village, meaning villagers will have a long walk (or drive) to the nearest alternative pub. Please contact us on chairman@swansupping.org.uk for more info or to express an interest in bidding for the pub.

Chiltern Brewery presents money Chilterns Society following the success of their brew 'Double Fifty'

2016-04-05 13:37:46

See article in Bucks Free Press http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/14402517.Cheers__The_14_000_pints_which_helped_save_the_countryside/

Frog in Skirmett for sale - Opportunity for community bid

2016-03-27 13:41:33

The Frog in Skirmett is being offered for sale by the current owner. Thankfully, the branch successfully applied to Wycombe District Council for them to list the pub as an Asset of Community Value. This enables the local community time to raise a bid to purchase the pub. It would be a shame if Skirmett was to lose its final pub considering it had two pubs in the past. If anyone is interested in taking up this opportunity please do not hesitate to contact us on chairman@swansupping.org.uk

Branch Pub of the Year 2016 - Cross Keys in Thame

2016-03-24 11:50:07

In an unprecedented move, the Cross Keys in Thame has done the double and been voted by members as the branch Pub of the Year and Cider Pub of the Year. The pub has previously won the Cider Pub of Year last year and went on to win the Regional Runner Up award. Previously the pub had won Branch Pub of the Year in both 2012 and 2014. Peter and Trudi Lambert have been in charge of the pub for just over seven years and have dragged the pub from the worst establishment in Thame to a place that has a great following. The pub’s own brewed beers are eagerly awaited as are the annual beer festivals. The King’s Head in Aylesbury came second in a two horse race for the title. It is hoped that the Cross Keys will performed well in the Regional Pub of the Year competition as itr comes across the Wheatsheaf in Maids Moreton and the Red Lion in Little Missenden in the Buckinghamshire round of the Regional competition before potentially competing against the Oxfordshire and Berkshi

Branch Club of the Year 2016 - Royal British Legion in Marlow

2016-03-24 08:40:03

Incredibly, following a membership vote, the Royal British Legion in Marlow has won the Branch Club of the Year for the third year in a row. The club has also gone on to win the regional club of the year in the two other years that it has won branch club of the year. It is hoping that the club can also go on to win the regional club of the year for the third year in a row. The hard work of Alan Sheppard, John Wilkinson and their team has paid dividends the club has gone from strength to strength. Highlights of the year include the May bank holiday beer festival as well as beer festivals on the August Bank holiday and just before Christmas. The beer festivals always tend to have a focus on ‘rare in these parts’ Derbyshire beers alongside local favourites. Members of CAMRA are permitted, on production of their CAMRA membership cards, to free entry into the club. Regular visitors are however recommended to join the club itself. Many thanks to all of those that beer scored throughout of the year. Your input signi

Events

Branch Social

2016-05-25 20:00:00

8pm Hampden Arms, Great Hampden; 8.45pm Gate, Bryant's Bottom; 9.30pm Harrow, Hughenden Valley

Marlow Beer Festival - Marlow Football Club

2016-06-03 12:00:00

Venue at the football club, Oak Tree Road, Marlow, SL7 3ED. Some of our branch will be helping to run the bar - any additional volunteers will gratefully received.