ALE Summer 2002 No. 307

Pub News

News round-up

Congratulations to the Kings Head, Wilburton, for its Cask Marque award. It's a Free House serving a fine drop of Adnams.

The Waggon & Horses, Milton (Elgoods), now has oversize glasses, joining the Free Press (Prospect Row, Cambridge; GK) as the only pubs in the branch area we know of with them. Nearby the Lion & Lamb is up for grabs on an Enterprise Inns lease.

The Carpenters Arms, Soham, has guest ales and improved quality. We've also heard good things of the Black Horse in Rampton and the Longbow in Stapleford.

The pub sign of the Ancient Shepherds (Fen Ditton) was stolen in the dead of night but after a mention in the Cambridge Evening News, it reappeared with an apologetic note saying it had been a "beer trophy".

There may be JD Wetherspoons (or similar) on the way for Ely (former Cutlacks).

The churn in landlords continues: we've heard that the Greyhound and the King's Head, Sawston, the Three Tuns, Willingham and the Red Lion, Horseheath, will have new landlords in the next few months.


It seems that some of the residents of this "dry" conurbation are desperate for a drop of real ale and there is talk of them wanting to hold a beer festival next year. If anyone is interested in helping to make it happen please contact the editor, who will pass the message on.

All information is believed correct at time of going to press. If our spies have got anything wrong, please contact the editor, who will be happy to print a correction.

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