Milton Keynes and North Bucks Campaign for Real Ale

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Milton Keynes Beer and Cider Festival, Wed14th to Sat 17th October 2015
Milton Keynes and North Bucks Campaign for Real Ale

August Bank Holiday Events

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The Betsey Wynne, Swanbourne.

Concrete Cow's new Chilli Devil.

Looking for something to do to round off the month of August? Don't fancy our 'wild west' minibus crawl (see below)? How about some of these great events...

The Betsey Wynne in Swanbourne is holding its second drinks festival of the year on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August. Not only do you get a wide range of real ales, including ales from all three of our branch breweries and may other local brews, there is also a great selection of ciders, wines and gins. Add in a quality food offer and a range of musical entertainment, including the UK singles chart bothering Gabrielle Aplin. Free admission, check out Twitter for more information.

If you're lookig for something a little more down to earth, how about the beer festival at Newport Pagnell WMC on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 29th-31st August? There will be live music and family entertainment to go with the beers & ciders and non-members are welcome. Find them at 28 Silver Street, MK16 0EN and check Facebook for details.

Olney Rugby Club are also advertising a beer festival on Saturday 29th August on their website. The beers are from the Marston's stable, including some of their more unusual brews. Ciders are from Virtual Orchard.

Further afield, the highly regarded and award winning Rising Sun is just down the rail line in Berkhamstead and they're running a beer and cider festival from Friday 28th to Monday 31st August. This canal side boozer is extremely popular, so we'd advise getting there early to catch the full range of beers!

If you fancy something a little different and like things hot, the Chilli Festival at Frost's Garden Centre in Woburn Sands could be for you. Not only will they have a truly spectacular range of chillis, family entertainment and live bands, they also have a new Concrete Cow chilli beer called Chilli Devil on offer. Set your satnavs for MK17 8UE (or hop on the 300 bus from CMK) and get there between 9am and 6pm on Saturday 29th or Monday 31st August. It's just up the road from Woburn Sands rail station too. Entry is £3 for adults, with under 16s and car parking free. See Twitter for more info.

Are you holding a beer festival or other real ale related event? Tell us about it via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Tweet us @mkcamra and we'll do our best to pass on the details.

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 August 2015 13:14

Stony Stratford Pub Crawl, Saturday 5th September

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Old George

Fox & Hounds

Our annual Stony crawl will be on Saturday 5th September with the following schedule:

3.00 Old George
4.00 Crown
4.45 White Horse
5.30 Fox and Hounds
6.15 Cock
6.45 Vaults Bar
7.45 Plough

The recommended number 6 bus leaves Lakes Estate 13.40, Bletchley Bus Station 14.01, Stadium MK Saxon Street 14.05, Hospital 14.11, Food Centre 14.22, Point 14.26, Rail Station 14.33, Heelands Priory Common School 14.38, Stacey Bushes Costcutter 14.43, Fullers Slade 14.48, arriving Stony Stratford at 14.53. The number 6 runs every 20 minutes throughout the afternoon.

The schedule times for each pub are approximate, but give a guide where to find us if you join us later than the start.

Buses back leave Stony Stratford, Wolverton Road every 20 minutes until 17.02, then 17.33, 18.13, 19.16, 20.16, 21.16, 22.16 and 23.16.

For more information, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2015 00:10

Roll up for the Magical Mystery Tour!

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After the success of our recent trip to Calverton and Beachampton we're on the road again.

On Saturday August 29th as part of CAMRA's campaign to support local pubs, we're hiring another minibus and spending a Summer's afternoon spreading the CAMRA joy in some more great (hopefully!) branch pubs that are difficult to reach by public transport. This time we're heading into the wilds, West of Buckingham. The exact itinerary will be decided closer to the day but we'll be visiting at least half a dozen pubs along the way.

The minibus departs from Wetherspoons in CMK at 11:30am and we'll be back around 7:15pm. We'll also pick up in Buckingham on request.

The cost of the bus for CAMRA members is £15 per person – non-members are welcome at £20 each.

We need 12 people for this to go ahead, so please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ASAP if you want to reserve a place.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 23:18

Great British Beer Festival

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The GBBF runs from Wednesday 11th to Saturday 15th August, at Olympia in London. For more info see the official website:

A number of members from our branch will be visiting on Friday, catching the 11:13 Southern Trains serive from Milton Keynes Central (11:17 from Bletchley) direct to Olympia. Meet in MKC station about 11am. The Southern Trains service is hourly so please allow enough time to get your train ticket if you want to buy/collect it on the day.

A 1 day travelcard is available at at £20.50 (£13.55 with railcard) from MKC valid on Southern trains only. From Bletchley, an any operator travelcard is £21 (£13.85) - or just get the Southern ticket from MKC to save 50p!

Last train back is 20:50 if you have the Southern only ticket. There are later options with other ticket types.

Champion Beer of Britain 2015

Tiny Rebel brewery's Cwtch has crowned Champion Beer of Britain at the Great British Beer Festival. The Welsh brewery took first place overall after topping the Best Bitter category. If you fancy ordering some at GBBF, it is pronounced ‘cutch' and apparently means cuddle in Welsh. So now you know.

Runner up was Jaguar from Kelburn brewery near Glasgow, while Derby's Dancing Duck brewery took third spot with Dark Drake.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 August 2015 17:12
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