CAMRA’s GOOD BEER GUIDE 2015 The best selling guide to pubs and beer reaches its 42nd edition. Published by CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale), it was launched on Thursday 11th September.
The 2015 guide features the best 4500 pubs from across Britain and features details of a record 1285 breweries up 170 from 2014. The entries are selected by CAMRA’s members, numbering over 165,000, who monitor pubs selling real ale in their branch area and vote on the best for inclusion in the guide.
Hull & East Yorkshire CAMRA has an allocation of 36 entries, which this year features old favourites, new entries and some making a welcome return. The 2015 guide sees a brand new entry; for the first time in the branches history, a club, New Adelphi Club in Hull.
The New Adelphi Club, Hull, has always followed a ‘real ale mantra’ by offering quality ales from the very beginning when it opened its doors back in 1984. After fleeing the brewery stranglehold, the rotating pumps became truly independent and are filled with diverse and different ales week in week out for customers to enjoy.
For the past 30 years real ale has been at the core of the Adelphi bar and is of great importance to the Adelphi, Jacko commented: “Generally people want consistency in ale, we’re all about inconsistency! Ha, we’re not really into uniformity. ‘Jacko heaven’ is infamous, I often pour one pint into another to create a truly unique drinking experience., it’s well worth trying…”
Stewart Campbell, Branch Chairman of Hull & East Yorkshire CAMRA, said:”The New Adelphi has always been famed for the music and bands they champion but less well known is Paul’s championing of real ale. Since it’s inception in 1984, the Adelphi has always sold real ale and Paul’s commitment was previously recognised by the Hull & East Yorkshire branch of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) in 2010 with the Committed to Cask award. I am delighted that it has now been recognised by the branch by being the first club to receive the accolade of being listed in the Good Beer Guide, especially as I nominated Paul for his Committed to Cask award back in 2010.”