Multiple dates from Thursday, September 12th to Sunday, October 6th
The Ipswich and East Suffolk branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) are just completing the organisation of their 2019 Ale Trail in conjunction with at least 30 local public houses to help promote drinking and socialising in some great pubs, both in and around three prominent local towns – Ipswich, Stowmarket and Woodbridge.
This free to enter Ale Trail will begin on Thursday 12 September and last for 3 ½ weeks before concluding on Sunday 6 October. This should give participants plenty of time to visit a few, or hopefully all of the participating venues, at a pace that suits them. Many of these pubs are Free Houses and two are now owned by the local community and collectively they offer a range of great beer. The participating pubs are currently being grouped into five ‘trails’ and all participants that complete any one trail will be eligible for a silver coloured enamel badge and entry into a free prize draw. Participants who visit all of the pubs will be eligible for a gold coloured badge and can join a special “hall of honour” at least in the eyes of their fellow drinking companions.
During the promotion we will also be celebrating our support of local pubs and beer drinking in a number of ways. From the 19 to 29 September it is Cask Ale week, when CAMRA celebrates everything that is great about Britain's National Drink and encourages all drinkers to support their local pubs by visiting them and participating in any locally organised events … not just the ones in this Ale Trail, but any local pub… and from 19 to 21 September Hopsters are organising their first beer festival at the Ipswich Corn Exchange which promises to be a great new event on in the town.
A full list of participating pubs will be available on the Facebook site and on the accompanying passport which is available from any of the participating pubs which currently includes the following venues: Ipswich Briarbank, Dove, Fat Cat, Greyhound, Man in the Moon, Railway, Steamboat, Suffolk Punch, Thomas Wolsey and Woolpack, Combs Ford Gladstone and Magpie, Stowmarket Little Wellington, Royal William, Stag and Walnut tree, Woodbridge Angel, Bell & Steelyard and Cherry Tree, Melton Coach & Horses and Wilford Bridge, Martlesham Douglas Bader, Bentley Case is Altered, Newbourne Fox, Tattingstone Wheatsheaf, Somersham Duke of Marlborough, Westerfield Swan, Waldringfield Maybush and Pin Mill Butt & Oyster.
Any other pub that also wishes to participate should contact us immediately.
All participants are encouraged to enjoy themselves during this promotion and to always drink responsibly, so they are politely reminded that they should pace themselves sensibly whist visiting so many pubs, and don’t drink beyond their capacity, or become a nuisance to others or danger to themselves! All of the pubs are accessible either on public transport or on foot or bicycle. If groups decide to visit some of the more outlying pubs by car then please use a designated driver.
Cheers, Ipswich & East Suffolk CAMRA branch
Contact: Nigel Smith or Gordon Taylor for more information
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Price: free to take part
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Stowmarket & Woodbridge
The event runs from 12:00pm to 11:55pm on the following dates.
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