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Local Lockdown Heroes

During the summer, CAMRA North Beds gave four Lockdown Hero awards to recognise exceptional service to customers and to real ale during the three lockdown months from April to June. As about a dozen North Beds pubs supplied takeaway food...

Food and Beer Pairings

If you are reading this article then you probably enjoy beer, and if you are like me then you also enjoy your food. Most people can tell you which wine to pair with which food, but we rarely see beer...

Let pubs trade as off licences

CAMRA is campaigning to give struggling pubs some much needed money through the tills by allowing them to sell beer and cider in sealed containers for people to take away and enjoy at home. While current lockdown rules allow shops...

CAMRA’s Golden Awards

On their 50th anniversary, CAMRA wants to recognise 50 people, groups of people or businesses that have made a significant contribution to CAMRA’s aims, helping us get to where we are today. This is aimed at our campaigning heroes, the...

Swan in Cranfield becomes a Gurka Restaurant

The Swan in Cranfield is under new management and has been completely refurbished. The dining area has been transformed into a Gurkha restaurant to the same standard of the existing other Gurka restaurants: the Royal Gurkha in Bedford and Diya...

Welcome to Pubtalk

As we are unable to distribute our printed Firkin branch magazine to pubs during the lockdown we have created this online magazine to supplement our main branch website. Pubtalk will allow our contributors to add articles and news and keep...