We define a LocAle as one which is brewed within a 15 mile radius of a pub’s front door. This makes Milton and Cambridge Moonshine beers LocAles for nearly all our pubs, Potton and Buntingford likewise for many of them and Nethergate for those in the south-east of our area. Devils Dyke beers are also LocAles at their only current regular outlet, the Dyke’s End at Reach.

The pity is that loads of our local pubs would love to sell LocAle but can’t do so because they’re tied either to a brewery like Greene King or a pub company such as Punch or Enterprise, none of whom make these beers available to their licensees. In this context we greatly applaud Elgoods of Wisbech which has permitted its only pub in our area, the Waggon and Horses Milton, to stock a beer from the Milton Brewery down the road. This will make the Waggon an even more attractive place to visit so in the long term customers, licensee and pub-owner will all benefit, not to mention the environment and local economy. We call on the other breweries and pub cos to adopt a similarly enlightened attitude so that the current list of pubs selling LocAles (below) can quickly grow:

ADC Theatre Bar – two Milton beers.
Arts Picturehouse Bar – often has Cambridge Moonshine.
Cambridge Blue – usually a Milton beer.
Cambridge Chop House – two or three Miltons.
Carlton – often has Milton.
Elm Tree – normally has Milton.
Empress – Milton Pegasus semi-permanent and sometimes another.
Kingston Arms – usually has a LocAle on.
Regent Hotel – has sold bottled Kilderkin Double from Impington though current status of brewery in doubt.
Radegund – a Milton beer or two.
Longstowe Red House – often has Potton.
Milton Waggon and Horses – a Milton beer.
Little Wilbraham Hole in the Wall – sometimes has a LocAle.
Reach Dykes End – two Devils Dyke beers.