Celebrating the launch of The Good Beer Guide 2024
To celebrate the publication of the 51st edition of The Good Beer Guide on 28 September 2023 many CAMRA branches are holding special events in pubs up and down the country.
If you are holding a special event you can enter it onto the CAMRA Events Page using the link below
With a mix of brewers, press, Iron Maiden fans and more, CAMRA celebrated the forthcoming release of The Good Beer Guide 2024 at Signature Brewery in Walthamstow. With Trooper on draught alongside some musically inspired beers, live music, a stand-up comedian and a beer writing expert Pete Brown, the event was a very positive one – which could have been a little more popular if the heavens had not opened and drummed quite so loudly onto the tin roof!
The Good Beer Guide 2024
The Good Beer Guide is the UK’s best-selling beer and pub guide and it continues to represent the best of the best in the brewing and hospitality industry.
With 4500 pubs, bars, and clubs selected by unpaid volunteers up and down the country, this is the best guide for pubgoers interested in being served a good pint of real ale as well as those who wish to find a local near them that is welcoming and has many other benefits that may appeal.
Each entry contains a short description as well as details of regular beers that can be linked to the brewery section to discover local beers, as well as some treasured national favourites.
This guide is compiled by consumers for consumers and is the most independent and complete guide to find good beer.
Famous Five, Secret Seven, the gang is bigger than you think….
As well as the ‘Famous Five’ (Pubs who have been included in the Good Beer Guide since the first edition) there are a number of other pubs out there that are on a massive streak for inclusion in The Good Beer Guide.
The South Oxfordshire Branch of CAMRA is marking the publication of The Good Beer Guide 2024 with a special event and Award presentation to The Leathern Bottle pub in Lewknor, which has attained a remarkable 50 entries into the prestigious Good Beer Guide. This is no mean feat and has only been achieved by a handful of pubs across the country.
The Leathern Bottle is a Grade II-listed traditional country pub, spread over three rooms separated by a large open fireplace and the main bar area. It has served consistently good cask ales from Brakspear over many years and also excellent home-cooked food, using locally sourced produce. The pub has been run by Les and Julie Gordon since 1998, with Julie’s father Mike, and Lesley, having previously run it since 1980. The pub has always offered a very warm welcome to all, whether locals or visitors from further afield, including walkers from the nearby Ridgeway.
Paul Dixon (Secretary South Oxon Branch), Julie and Les Gordon Licensees, The Leathern Bottle, Lewknor
Julie and Les Gordon with the previous licensees,
Mike (Julie’s father) and Lesley Fletcher.
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