Scunthorpe & District CAMRA


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Scunthorpe and District

We are a small and friendly local branch of CAMRA, a national consumer organisation which campaigns on behalf of UK drinkers on subjects such as choice, value for money, good beer and good pubs.

We have regular meetings in local pubs, plus a programme of social activities including visits to beer festivals and breweries. CAMRA members and prospective members are welcome to attend our meetings and socials.

Details can be found here on the website, in the members' newspaper, 'What's Brewing', or the branch newsletter, 'Iron Brew'; the latter is free and distributed to many real ale pubs in our area on a quarterly basis and can be downloaded from this page.


Advance notice that the 17th Scunthorpe and District Beer Festival will take place from the
25th - 28th September.

For more information download the poster and please use this to promote the festival. If you are able to help with further promotion or sponsorship please contact us.

2014 Events

Pub of the Year Presentation, The Malt Shovel, Ashby

Every year CAMRA runs a Pub of the Year competition for all real ale pubs in the UK.The competition begins with a branch nomination, and Scunthorpe & District CAMRA have chosen the Malt Shovel in Ashby as our Pub of the Year.

The Malt Shovel has been the leading real ale pub in Scunthorpe for some years now, thanks largely to the excellent stewardship of Simon and Belinda Hall, pictured.


The variety and quality of the pub's real ales has consistently been top notch. Yorkshire breweries that are regularly featured include Abbeydale, Acorn, Elland, Great Heck, Hop Studio, Mallinsons and Wentworth, as well as other real ales from Oakham, Exmoor and Tom Wood. A great range of real ciders is also available, with most served straight from the cellar.


We congratulate Simon, Belinda and all staff on their award.

Pub of the Season Presentation, The Yarborough Hunt, Brigg

Our Winter Pub of the Season award goes to the The Yarborough Hunt, Brigg.

The pub opened in 2003 after a sympathetic refurbishment of buildings which originally formed the Sargeant's Brewery Tap.

The Manageress, Lucy Fensome, who has always promoted real ale, received the award and Tom Wood whose ales feature strongly in the pub was was also in attendance.


We wish the Yarborough Hunt continued success in the future, presenting the Pub of the Season award on Wednesday 5th February.


Christmas Party

Another successful Christmas Party was held at the Malt Shovel, Ashby.

This included a buffet, quiz and raffle as to be expected although there appeared to be a new theme this year of 'accessorising'.

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Click here for previous events.

Iron Brew Spring 2014
Previous Newsletters

Sat 12 Apr, Branch AGM
Sat 26 Apr, Doncaster Beer Festival
See Branch Diary for further details
Good Beer Guide
Order the most recent copy of The Good Beer Guide from your branch chairman each year or click here
Neighbouring Branch Websites
Doncaster CAMRA
Gainsborough CAMRA
Grimsby CAMRA
Hull & East Yorkshire CAMRA
Lincoln CAMRA


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