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East Norfolk CAMRA Good Beer Guide Nominations for 2020!

With the 2019 CAMRA Good Beer Guide book almost ready for release, nominations are now being accepted for the Good Beer Guide 2020! Any CAMRA member can nominate a pub within our area by going onto our website, members area, good beer guide nominations and finally Nominations on the new page. You will need to submit your CAMRA membership number and password before being able to nominate a pub so have those ready. There is no limit to the number of pubs you can nominate but be aware that they all have to be surveyed and scored! Once all the pubs nominated have been surveyed, scoring for all the pubs will open on Jan 1st. 2019.

If you can help with surveying any of the nominated pubs please click the Surveys tab next to the nomination tab and select the pubs you want to survey. It’s easy once you know how but please don’t hesitate to ask me for any help.

Happy nominating and thanks again for being a part of the East Norfolk CAMRA community

Mark Beare, Pubs Campaigns Officer, East Norfolk CAMRA.

August 24th Peterborough Beer Festival 2018.

This year East Norfolk CAMRA are planning a trip to the legendary Peterborough Beer Festival. The plan is to catch the 09.17 train from Great Yarmouth, change at Norwich (the connection can be tight so be on your toes!) and then onto Peterborough arriving 11.27. It’s a short cab ride (5 mins) or walk if prefered to the Embankment (17 min/1.4 km) where the festival is held.

Route from Peterborough Train station to the Embankment.

The entry fee is card holding CAMRA members £1 from Noon-3 pm and £3 from 3 pm-11.30 pm

East Norfolk CAMRA Norwich Social (The 10@11) 2nd June 2018

To get involved with the City of Ale event in Norwich we organised a social to Norwich and incorporated a few of the pubs participating! Here’s the route from the 2nd June…

The Cottage
The leopard
Plasters Arms
Kings Head
Ribs of Beef

Glass House
Louis Marchesi
Adam and Eve
Red Lion

A great day was had by all!

A few of the East Norfolk CAMRA social walkers…

East Norfolk Pubs of the Year.

Nearly 300 members have spent the last year in deep research to assess the 130 odd pubs in our area. They have now voted on their findings and the following have been confirmed as the Best of the Best.


  • East Norfolk CAMRA Pub of the Year:  
    Tombstone Saloon Bar, Great Yarmouth.

Presented to Paul Hodges by Mark Beare, Pubs Campaigns officer, East Norfolk CAMRA.


  • East Norfolk CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year:
    The New Entertainer Free House, Gorleston

Presented to Jonathon Beales by Andrea Briers, CAMRA National Cider and Perry Committee Chair.


  • East Norfolk CAMRA Rural Pub of the Year:
    Nelson Head, Horsey.

Presented to Philip Pearson by Bianca Watt, Membership Secretary, East Norfolk CAMRA.

Good Beer guide 2018

One of the 11 East Norfolk regional entries into the 2018 Good Beer Guide was The Entertainer free house in Gorleston. Jonathon Beales said he was very proud of the pub and his bar/cellar team for making it into the national CAMRA publication again.  Here is Jonathon (right) receiving his GBG certificate mid September 2017.             The Other entries from our region were: The Bell, St Olaves; The Oddfellow Arms, The Entertainer and Dock Tavern all in Gorleston. In Great Yarmouth there was The Red HerringBarking Smack, Tombstone Saloon Bar and The Mariners. The Kings Arms in Hemsby, The Cantley Cock, Cantley and finally The Crown in Catfield.