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Pub Walk (51) Saturday 12th April 2014, from the Harvest Home, Greet.

North Cotswold Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale

 

21 members and friends met up at the Harvest Home Inn at Greet for the 51st walk the second one at the Harvest Home (Photo 1) Extra numbers created by the first visit to Goffs Brewery on the return leg organised by BLO John Stocks. The Harvest Home an Enterprise Innis close to GWR Winchcombe Station and hosts the Thai food caterers recently displaced from the Pheasant Inn at Toddington. Proprietors Tracy and Kieron were on hand to take our food orders in the pub before setting off and we noticed a fine array of beers (Photo 2)

 

Turning left along the road towards Gretton we then turned right onto a footpath at Littleworth. No sun but dry with the ground thankfully dry after the earlier Spring wet weather. We headed in an Easterly direction passing some curious goats at Mill Farm (Photo 3) passing to the North before crossing the Toddington Road at Ireley Farm then under the GWR railway shortly after. (Photo 4)

 

Emerging at Salterís lane and resting (Photo 5) before turning right heading SW towards Winchcombe. Downhill along this stretch across several fields (Photo 6) with the thoughts of a brewery rest ahead. At the Winchcombe road we crossed over heading North along the route of the River Isbourne on a footpath across three fields into the Trading Estate and Goffs Brewery (Photo 7 and 8) John Stocks awaited with Head Brewer Nick to introduce the history and operation at Goffs. (Photo 9) A barrel of White Knight was available for the visitors to pour their own quickly demonstrated by Branch Chairman Roger Price (Photo 10) and a vote of thanks given to Nick for an excellent tour and talk (Photo 11)

 

Some of the ladies had already left towards the pub but we followed turning left out of the Estate then left again at the next junction (Photo 12) and checking that all the party had followed from the Brewery (Photo 13). An excellent Lunch awaited and most sampled the Thai food and Betty Stoggs (Photo 14)

 

Many Thanks to Nick and John Stocks for the Brewery tour and the Harvest Homeís Tracy & Kieron.

 

Report by Roger Price

 

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