Surrey Hants Borders

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

C19 - Events

Branch events

Our regular events take place in pubs, clubs and beer festivals. As a result our normal diary is suspended. However we are working on ways to promote pubs and quality beer, and to socialise while maintaining our physical distance.

Even as pubs reopen it is only possible to meet in groups from two households indoors, or six people outdoors. This means it is not yet practical to hold branch events in pubs and clubs so for the time being we will continue to meet as a branch online. See COVID-19 for more advice on getting back to the pub.

We are currently running a weekly social on Skype every Wednesday evening at 8pm Follow link below

If you have any ideas please share them with the Branch Contact or email ku.oc.spuorgoohay@armac_bhs if you are a member and want to discuss them with the branch.

You can join branch socials that we hold using Skype via this link (updated 18/5, original link no longer works).

  • Branch Meeting Monday 26 October 2020 20:00

    Please join using this link:

  • Weekly Social on Skype Wednesday 28 October 2020 20:00

    Please join using this link:

    As part of the social we normally include a quiz, just for fun.

  • Weekly Social on Skype Wednesday 4 November 2020 20:00

    Please join using this link:

    As part of the social we normally include a quiz, just for fun.

  • Elf Themed On-Line Social in support of Alzheimers Elf Day 2020 Wednesday 2 December 2020 20:00

    Don your elf hat then join the on-line social, perhaps wearing your vintage Hobgoblin T-shirt or maybe a La Chouffe one? Then drink an "Elf-y" beer with friends! We are supporting Elf Day 2020 and raising funds for Alzheimer's (via a just giving page) It would be wonderful if you could each take an "elf-ie" and post it in the chat section on the Skype call. We will try and do a live tutored tasting of Hobgoblin Ruby, so have some to hand if you would like to join in with that about 9pm. Have Elf based jokes and puns at the ready to make your mates cringe. Hope you can join us and we manage to use a few of the rooms in our SHB virtual pub this week.

  • Not the Surrey Hants Borders Christmas Party – Beer Tasting Friday 18 December 2020


    Sadly we had to cancel this year’s Surrey Hants Borders Christmas Party, which is one of the social highlights of the Branch year. It won’t be the same, but in it’s place we are organising a Tutored Beer Tasting.

    Branch Pubs Officer and Tasting Panel Chair, Kevin Travers, was honoured to be invited to host one of the tasting sessions at the Virtual Great British Beer Festival back in September this year and he has agreed to run a similar Beer Tasting event just for the Branch.

    We all know what beer we like, but it’s not always easy to articulate exactly why like what we taste. So Kevin will set out how we can begin to describe how our palate experiences beer in relation to the ingredients and processes that have gone into brewing it.

    The Tutored Tasting will be free, all you have to do is pay for your beer! The way it will work is that you sign up for the Tasting and we will source the beer and arrange for you to collect it from one of a number of locations around the Branch area (e.g. Farnborough, Farnham, Guildford, Woking) We will be focussing on local SHB breweries such as Ascot and Thurstons for this Tasting. The event will commence from 7pm on Friday 18th December via Zoom, for a 7.30pm Tutored Tasting.

    We are planning on 5 beers for £15, one of which will be Thurstons Time Machine, a 10% barley wine. Payment will be arranged for early December once numbers of attendees have been confirmed. More details will be added in an update to this article when finalised , but you can register an interest now to receive further details by emailing ku.gro.armac.bhs@pxtn All are welcome, whether CAMRA Member or not, but numbers are limited and it will be first come first served. So don’t delay and register your interest by 30th November. We look forward to seeing you there.

    A virtual beer tasting for Christmas

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