CAMRA Events & Socials

Local Events -


There is exciting news in Scarborough, with the advent of a new micropub on Falsgrave Road, The Firk Inn, due to open on Wednesday the first of November. This is licensee Adrian Crick’s first pub, and we wish him every success.

There will be a Christmas Walkabout in Scarborough on the 9th of December, starting at The Stumble Inn at 12:30 pm. We will then progress up Falsgrave to the new Firk Inn, and on to The Valley, Cellars, Scholars and beyond….!   Christmas gear is essential!  This will be Chelsea’s final event as a Social Secretary, so please come along and bring your friends and relatives; dogs and non-CAMRA members are very welcome!

A trip will run to Cropton Beer festival on the 17th of November, the bus will depart from Indigo Alley and then Stumble Inn, for details and to book a seat on the bus, drop by these pubs.


National Cider pub of the year Competition 2017

Scarborough Branch would like to congratulate The Stumble Inn, Scarborough for being named the Yorkshire Regional and Super Regional Cider Pub of the Year 2017, which means they are considered by the APPLE Committee to be one of the 4 best cider pubs in the country.  The presentation of the certificates To Michelle Low, the proprietor, took place on Saturday 14th October at The Scarborough CAMRA Real Ale and Arts festival.  The presentation was made by Sarah Newson, from the APPLE Committee, who noted this is a great achievement for a pub which has been open for only 3 years.  Scarborough has a tradition of good cider pubs, with The Valley pub having won National Cider pub of the Year in 2007.  


Scarborough Real Ale, Cider and Arts Festival

The branch held an extremely successful second beer festival on October the 12th – 14th, which has received very favourable reviews on our feedback forms. With special mention for the range of beers and ciders available, chosen by our Chairman, Mike Stock.  There were 66 beers available, including The Flying Banana festival special brew by Milestone Brewery.  The cider bar stocked 24 ciders, including those from cider bar sponsors, Hedge- Hoggers of Seamer, and our other local cider producer Tree Top Press of Suffield. The total attendance at the festival was 1444 customers, including 934 non-members, 35 of whom are no longer non -members having joined up at the membership desk after talking to Graham Woodford our Membership Secretary.

The 1444 customers drank 4200 pints of real ale and 800 pints of cider.  They also cast 86 votes in the People’s Choice Beer and Cider of the Festival.  The 86 votes named 40 of the 66 beers available, which highlights the varied tastes of the general beer drinker.

The People’s Choice Beer of the Festival Gold award winner was the North Riding Brewery ‘Tiramasu Porter’.

There were 3 joint silver award winners, Brass Castle with ‘I am Gruit’,  Wold Top with ‘Worts’n Ale’ and Campervan with ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’

The People’s Choice Cider of the Festival Gold award winner was Waulkmill with their ‘Wallace 1305’ and the runner up silver award winner was Orchards of Husthwaite with their ‘Galtres sweet’.

A varied musical entertainment, co-ordinated by Jon Woollons of Columbus Sounds Services, was well received each evening from 8pm, the programme was made up from some of the best local bands and musicians.

Peter Bradney, of Insight Design Solutions, made a wonderful job of producing the festival programme.

The branch would like to thank all of our sponsors including Whitby Brewery, Brass Castle, Timothy Taylor’s, Wold Top, Great Newsome Brewery and Esk Valley Coaches.  We are also grateful to Theakston Brewery for their sponsorship and the coopering demonstrations given by Jonathan Manby, on Thursday afternoon, which provided a very enjoyable spectacle.  Thanks also to our stalwart Scarborough Member, Raymond West, for sponsoring our publicity festival t-shirts.

Stewart Campbell, festival organiser, said, “we are pleased that so many customers attended and drank the wonderful choice of real ale and ciders available, however, none of this would have been possible without the band of volunteers who gave up their free time to work at and before the festival. Their hard work and dedication is much appreciated.  We look forward to next year, after a few months rest and recuperation.”


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DON'T FORGET TO VOTE FOR YOUR CHAMPION BEER OF BRITAIN - go to the link emailed to you -  you will need your membership log in details or contact the membership services team - or call 017277988440  deadline: Wednesday 1st of November 2017