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Queens Vaults wins cider award

Queens Vaults manager, Kevin (left) receiving the Cider and Perry Pub Of The Year award

The Queens Vaults in Westgate Street has been been named by Cardiff CAMRA its Cider and Perry Pub Of The Year.

In an award ceremony, Cardiff CAMRA Chairman, Rick Zaple, said how far traditional cider and perry had come during the past 30 years. Key to this was the existence of excellent pubs to sell traditional cider and perry.

He said that in the vanguard is the Queens Vaults with its eye catching and attractive stillage behind the bar serving a range of six fine ciders and perries.


CAMRA Launch Pubco Petition

Following on from their success with the beer duty petition CAMRA have launched a new petition aimed at Vince Cable the Secretary State for Business.

The pub scandal petition calls for the government to stick to it's promise and introduce a pubs watchdog to prevent at risk pubs from closing as a result of unfair practices within the industry.

The case for action:

• In a 2013 survey, the majority (57%) of publicans renting pubs from the large pub companies reported earning less than £10,000 a year.


Latest Banch Newsletter Avalible for Download

Hi All,

I hope you all had an excellent Christmas and New Year, Attached is a copy of the branches first newsletter of the year for you to download.

See you at a meeting or social soon!


Cardiff CAMRA Membership Secretary


Celt Experience Brewery Festival

Celt Experience Brewery in Caerphilly is holding a one-night "Fire Festival" at the brewery on Friday 1 February. Entry charge is £10, which includes a live brewing collaboration with the Super Furry Animals and samples of Celt beers. A shuttle bus service will be provided to/from Caerphilly Station and back to Cardiff at the end. For further information and to book tickets visit . Please note this is not a CAMRA event.


Vote for the Champion Beer Of Britain

From now until 31 December, if you are a CAMRA member, you can vote in the Champion Beer Of Britain competition.

To do so, visit the CAMRA website, and log in as a member. Once in, click on "Go to My CAMRA" and then, from the list on the left hand side of the screen, select "CBOB Voting". Then follow the instructions.


Vote for Cardiff's Pub Of The Year

Cardiff CAMRA is currently deciding what will be its next Pub Of The Year and, if you are a CAMRA member living in Cardiff, we would like your help.

A shortlist of candidates has been drawn up as follows:
City Arms, Quay Street.
Gwaelod y Garth Inn, Gwaelod y Garth.
Lansdowne, 71 Beda Road, Canton.
Pen and Wig, 1 Park Grove.
Urban Tap House, 26 Westgate Street.


Help decide the pubs to be listed in the 2015 Good Beer Guide

Do you know that if you are a CAMRA member you can help select the Cardiff pubs to be included in the 2015 Good Beer Guide?

Cardiff CAMRA covers the whole of the City and County of Cardiff and, during the next few months, will be selecting up to 14 pubs to go in the next edition of the Guide. This will be done on the basis of the quality of the real ale in each pub.

CAMRA members can have a say by logging into Having been to a pub and tasted its real ale, visit that pub's detailed Whatpub entry and complete the form towards the right hand side of the page.

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