Pubs.com is going to the Great British Beer Festival at Earls Court, London. The festival runs from 2nd to 6th August and pubs.com will have a stand there to encourage festival goers to recommend their favourite pub or pubs in our KEEP PUBS ALIVE campaign.
We are asking visitors to the website and the festival to tell us about pubs they like and why they like them. That way we can post personal recommendations as well as our own recommended pubs. In addition we want pub goers to get their friends, colleagues and family to rediscover the joys of going to the pub. So don't have another night glued to the telly or stuck in front of the computer, go to the pub and make friends!
On our stand at the festival we will be showing a new series of videos we've shot in High Definition at some amazing pubs. You'll see the magnificent Bartons Arms in Birmingham, brought back to life by Oakham Brewery, a pub they described as 'unloved.' Two pubs saved from closure by some enterprising locals in Carshalton, Surrey and rural village pub in Yorkshire which really is the hub of the community. We've also got an interview with Gerry O'Brien, surely one of London's best loved publicans who celebrates 26 years at the Churchill Arms in Kensington.
We'll also be showing highlights from the festival, both on our stand at the festival and on our website, including the announcement of the Champion Beers of Britain.
The GREAT BRITISH BEER FESTIVAL
The GBBF at Earls Court, London, runs from 2nd to 6th August and is the Campaign for Real Ale's annual summer festival and the biggest event on its calendar. There will be literally hundreds of British craft cask ales, ciders, perries and foriegn beers to choose from. This year's event is a special one because CAMRA is celebrating its 40th anniversary. This will be the last festival at Earls Court too, in 2012 it will be a venue for some Olympic events and is due to be demolished afterwards.
Other attractions include live music from the likes of Adrian Edmondson and the Bad Shepherds, The Chris Jagger Band, ahab and many more. For full details of who's on when see the GBBF Entertainment page. Thursday is Hat day, a fine tradition where silly hats are crafted and worn with aplomb. So lots of fun, music, food and great beers to enjoy. If you can't get to the festival then you can watch it on our special report which will be posted on the pubs.com website.
Tuesday 2nd - 5.00pm to 10.30pm
Wednesday - 12noon to 10.30pm
Thursday 4th - 12noon to 10.30pm
Friday 5th - 12noon to 10.30pm
Saturday 6th - 11.00am to 7.00pm