Pumping out a host of great British ales
Pubs have always played an important part in our communities and we’re keen to ensure that tradition continues. Here, some landlords share their latest news. We’ll drink to that!
THIS year, we are recalling many military events of the 20th Century. First we had D-Day, next the outbreak of the First World War, and November will bring Remembrance Day.
The RAF Memorial Flight (Lancaster, Hurricane, Spitfire and Dakota) will be at Duxford Air Show this Saturday and Sunday, which is Battle of Britain Weekend.
Battle of Britain Day itself is on Monday next week, and many pubs will be putting on a special ale in memory of The Few.
Several will have Shepherd Neame Spitfire – always appropriate and a very tasty pint – but there are others: Churchend has Battle of Britain, Cottage has Battle of Britain Ale and Wolf has Battle of Britain (a donation is made to the Royal Air Forces Association Wings appeal for every cask sold).
LocAle choices include Tring Squadron Scramble and Chiltern Brewery with Battle of Britain Old Ale in bottles (a donation is made to the RAF Halton charities).
Pubs that will be stocking one or more of these include The Bell at Chartridge; The Black Cat in Lye Green; The Black Horse Inn in Chesham Vale; The Crown in Ley Hill; The Eagle, The Elephant and Castle and Kings Arms in Amersham; The Gamekeeper’s Lodge, The George and Dragon, The Jolly Sportsman, The Pheasant, The Red Lion and The Misty Moon in Chesham; The Harte and Magpies in Coleshill; The Plough in Hyde Heath; The Red Lion in (Chenies; and The Sugar Loaf Inn in Little Chalfont.
Without the brave men from all over the world who piloted our fighters and bombers, and their ground crews, it is almost certain we would have been invaded in 1940. Raise a glass to their memory if you get the chance. THE QUEENS HEAD, THE Tour of Britain will pass through Chesham tomorrow (September 12) at about 3pm and Lisa Walker is supporting this national event by holding a cycling beer and cider festival Friday until Sunday.
Obviously there will be a great selection of real ales and ciders on offer and on Sunday, she is hosting the annual Tour de Pednor fancy dress, family, fun bike ride.
For more information, or to take part, call Lisa on 01494 778 690. THE PLOUGH, LISA and her team promise a great evening’s entertainment with a quiz night on Saturday. Stevie C is the MC and it costs just £2 per person to enter – a maximum of six people in a team.
Great prizes and a great atmosphere – get along and try it! THE BELL, ELVIRE and Phillip are now serving lunch on Sundays until 3pm.
Two different roast meats will be available, with a set price for a main course and pudding (£11.50 to £13.50 depending on your choice of meat). The crumble season has started too and there is also an à la carte menu. Families are welcome and child-sized portions are half the price.
Make a note in your diary for an Evening of Jazz with the amazing Lou’s Sextet on Saturday, September 20 from 8pm.
A set menu is available on the night (two courses £16.50, three courses £20), or you can just have a drink and enjoy the music.
It is essential to book if you do want to eat – call 01494 782 878.
Elvire and Phillip Bailey are your hosts at The Bell, in Chartridge