ALE Spring 2003 No. 309

Pub News

The Crown in Linton is having a beer festival on 4-5 May, with 17 beers.

Greene King have rebranded the Blue Lion in Fen Ditton as a "Hungry Horse", misleadingly labelling it a "Free House".

The Dykes End in Reach was named Village Pub of the Year by the trade paper the Morning Advertiser. However landlord and landlady Phil and Tess Vincent have sought fresh challenges by moving on to the Anchor in Burwell and the Dykes End has a temporary couple in charge.

The Admiral Vernon in Over is being refurbished and is due to reopen in May.

Slightly further away

The Swan, Little Totham, Essex, is the CAMRA National Pub of the Year. The Good Beer Guide 2003 describes it as a "Delightful Grade II listed cottage pub set behind a pleasant garden. A good selection of beers includes a house ale from Mighty Oak. Essex CAMRA Pub of the Year 2000 and 2001, the cosy saloon, with its low ceiling and beams is complemented by a traditional public bar with a 1950s bar billiards table. The new dining room offers good value meals. The hub of the village, it supports many local activities."

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