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Chairman’s Report
       Dave Stubbins - Furness Branch Chairman
                                                    InnQuirer Issue 70 - Spring 2019
                                                    InnQuirer Issue 70 - Spring 2019
       This period is the time when we select  we will come and make ourselves known
       our Pub of the Year and I’m delighted to  and make sure we have all your details.
       report that our members have again
       voted for the Manor Arms in Broughton  CAMRA has a national database of all
       in Furness. Scott Varty and his team  pubs called What Pub. It is available at
       have continued to maintain very high  https://whatpub.com and gives a lot of
       quality in the extensive range of real ales  detail, including opening hours, food
       they offer and they are well deserving of  hours, facilities, etc. In the Furness
       the award. Scott has unfortunately not  branch area we regularly carry out visits
       enjoyed the best of health over the past  to check the accuracy of the information
       few months so we will present him with  but with almost 150 real ale outlets it
       his Certificate when he recovers.     may be that the information we hold is
                                             out of date. If you are a landlord reading
       We also select a Cider Pub of the Year to  this, please check the information and let
       a pub which offers a range of real ciders  us know of any inaccuracies. This can be
       and this year it is the Wellington at  done via a “Submit Updates” tab on the
       Loppergarth which is the winner. The  site - you don’t have to be a CAMRA
       Welly is one of a growing range of pubs  member to do this.
       that are offering several different ciders
       and perries, which complement the real  You will also note on this site a reference
       ales on offer.                        to Beer Scoring. Several of our members
                                             regularly score the beers on their pub
       We haven’t been able to select a Club of  visits and this is useful information when
       the Year this year. In order to qualify for  we select our entries for the Good Beer
       this competition the club must have a  Guide. In the pages of this Magazine you
       “club” licence and restrict entry to  will see a reference to the National Beer
       members of that club and their guests. A  Scoring System with an explanation of
       number   of  sports  clubs  now  offer  the method of scoring. I encourage all of
       unrestricted access to members of the  our members to score beers regularly.
       public and hold an appropriate licence,  Once you’re in the habit of doing it, the
       which means they are treated as pubs by  information we get is invaluable.
       CAMRA. Because of these restrictions,
       and because we have so many excellent  We’re planning a few more social trips
       pubs in our area, we don’t tend to visit  this year partly so we can get to more
       many of these clubs and consequently  pubs to do scoring. Please follow our
       don’t find out if they are serving real ale.  Facebook and Twitter accounts for
       We would be delighted to hear of any  details as they’re announced.
       clubs that do regularly serve real ale and

       Dorothy Sen
       It is with regret that I have to inform you that member Dorothy Sen died a few
       weeks ago, having been ill for some time previously. I first met Dorothy when I
       became active in the Branch in 2006 although she had been involved for some
       time before that.
       Dorothy was an active supporter of the Branch in many ways. Apart from regular
       attendances at meetings and social events, she worked hard behind the scenes at
       Ulverston Beer Festival ensuring our health and safety procedures were robust.
       In 2007 she took over the editorship of this magazine and produced excellent
       copies until the middle of 2012, when her declining health forced her to step down.
       She continued to attend Branch meetings for a period afterwards but then we
       began to see less of her.                                 Dave Stubbins


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