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2021 Pub of The Year The Rose & Crown in Longburton Nr Sherborne has been nominates as West Dorset's Pub Of The Year.…The pub has been selected from all the pubs in our area because judges felt that as well as strongly reflecting CAMRA values it had given strong support to its local community during the pandemic. Click the picture to the full press release with more pictures.  Dated 21/06/21.
NEW BREWERY: REMEDY OAK BREWERY - WOODLANDS, Near Wimborne.
Located in the old barn in the grounds of Remedy Oak golf club, the Remedy Oak Brewing Company aims to create a selection of both traditional real ales and craft beers using the freshest ingredients and hops from around the world. Their first beer "1552" is an Amber Ale and was first commercially brewed in October 2020. Click the logo to visit their web site. They hope to open a taproom on site in July 2021.  Dated 11/06/21.
Lockdown Reopening List V8.0.
`Information has continues to come in. With outdoor services due to open on Monday for pubs and other outlets, here is the latest summary! Download/read the document here. Our local businesses will need all our trade as they re-open.   Dated 10/04/21.
Lockdown Reopening List V7.0.
Still more information has come in over the last few days. So much for hoping we'd had all the info last issue!! You can download/read the document here. Please support our local businesses as they re-open.   Dated 04/04/21.
Lockdown Reopening List V6.0.
We've had a lot of information come in over the last few days. As we now have information on nearly all local real ale pubs we don't expect a lot of change to the list for a few days... You can download/read the document here. Please support our local businesses as they re-open.   Dated 28/03/21.
Lockdown Reopening List V3.0.
Today is the anniversary of the first lockdown!! We've had a lot of feedback from members landlords and have now published Version three. You can download/read the document here. Please support our local businesses as they re-open.   Dated 23/03/21.








Lockdown Reopening List.
Now that there is a "Get Out of Jail" plan for us all, Bruce Mead has been working to regenerate the list we produced during the earlier lockdowns so as to provide us with up-to-date information all in one document for you. You can download/read this document here. Please support our local businesses as they re-open.   Dated 20/03/21.
Sadly No Beerex BUT here is a Fantasy Beerex List from our members.
Rich Gabe, our Bar Manager, has asked our members to name their favourite beers. He has worked hard to produce this Fantasy List of beers for us all to savour during this lockdown period. Click here to see the document.   Dated 03/02/21.
WhatPub can show Services during Lockdown.
Tony Egerton has been working through our WhatPub entries to keep them up-to-date with the latest information we have. He sends this information on how to access this info:
"Quite a few West Dorset pubs are providing services to the community during this lock down. These can be meals, both takeaway and delivered, beer and other drinks and in some cases groceries. In order to support pubs in your area just go to Whatpub and select the area you want and tick the 'COVID-19 Temporary arrangements' box. This will present you with a number of premises offering extra services this lockdown."
  Dated 14/11/20.
Welcome to the website of the West Dorset Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale. The Branch is run by a committed group of volunteers who are passionate about pubs, traditional ales, ciders & perries. As part of CAMRA we aim to maintain consumer rights and to promote quality, choice and value.

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