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Moreton In Marsh Meander

North Cotswold Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale

 

North Cotswold Branch of CAMRA held their Moreton Meander on Thursday evening 27th March. Starting at the Inn on the Marsh, a regular GBG entry, the 9 members and Andrew's dog called Chester sampled the Banks Bitter, Marston Best Bitter and Guest Ale Adnams Broadside (Photo 1).

 

The next stop was the Wellington, a Hook Norton House on the road to Chippy, first time for many of us but worth the ten minute walk. The pub under new management in the last year offered well kept Old Hooky which was in superb form chosen by all ignoring the Hooky Bitter and Marstonís Pedigree (Photo 2).

 

We returned to Moreton High Street for the next stop at the Bell Inn where Keith the Landlord advised he may be moving on after several successful years. The Bell normally offers 6 real ales but was between supplies with reduced offering of Flowers Bitter, Doom Bar and Abbot Ale. The Doom Bar was particularly good. (Photo 3)

 

The next stop on the same side of the street was the Redesdale Hotel which offered Hook Norton Hooky Bitter and the seasonal beer Hook Norton 303. (Photos 4-6) A debate ensued over the meaning of 303 at the time but with a bottle in front of me I read as follows: 303AD is the Year of St George. This is the Beer of St George. Dry and Crisp with a hint of Citrus and very good it was too. A little dry for one stalwart who voted for us to return to the Inn on the Marsh to close the evening on one of the best beers from Adnams, namely Broadside.

 

A very enjoyable evening, many thanks to Peter White our Chairman who continues to organise most of our outings. Our programme has significantly expanded this year and we hope to organise a Beer Festival in Moreton in September at a location within reach of the Railway Station. This web site will contain details when available.

 

Report by Roger Price, Branch Secretary & Photographer

 

 

 

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