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Published on August 28th, 2013 | by Nottingham Drinker


Local Brewery News – News From Springhead Brewery

What a busy time we are having at Springhead! Whilst we were busy renovating and opening The Roaring Meg on Barnbygate in Newark we seized upon the opportunity to run The Boat Inn at Hayton ( With it’s beautiful canal side location, outdoor bar and BBQ area, stylish B&B rooms and enviable reputation for food, the Springhead team, ably led by David Anderson of The Bees Knees at the Laneham brewery site fame,  has embraced the challenge wholeheartedly and already implemented a new menu using the famous Springhead pies plus other locally sourced, hand-made favourites.  4 Springhead real ales are available plus a guest beer on rotation, plus ciders and fine wines from Weavers of Nottingham.

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The Roaring Meg, Newark, has really captured the imagination of the locals and is now buzzing. The new kitchen is installed so a tasty menu now available to complement the finest Springhead brews. If live music is your thing then pop down between Friday 6th and Sunday 8th September when Meg becomes an official venue for Newark Blues Festival (

Managers Cherrie and Jim continue to make a great success of The Bramley Apple ( – however they have been badly hit by the recent flash floods in Southwell. Please keep up to date by visiting their website or by following

Getting out and about to meet our lovely drinkers is important to us and we will be at Southwell Ploughing Match, Blidworth Dale, on Saturday 28th September. Pop along for a pint of our finest from the Springhead bar in the Farmers Market area. (

Not to be left out, The Bees Knees, has just hosted a very enjoyable Armed Forces Day event with dancing from the Rattlejag Morris troop and music from swing and jazz band, The Decent Chaps plus the excellent Slimline Papas, a Rockabilly band. 12 armed forces related beers made it a night to remember! The next big event at the brewery site in Laneham, hosted by The Bees Knees, is Oktoberfest on Friday 6th to Sunday 8th September. More info on the line up of beers and live bands will be made available through your branch meetings.

Last of all if you don’t get chance to pop over to one of our pubs for your ‘Love at first pint’ fix, our bottles – Roaring Meg, The Leveller, Maid Marian and Robin Hood, are available though many East Midlands supermarkets including Hyson Green and West Bridgford Asda stores, plus several Nottingham Tesco stores, plus Lincolnshire Coop and Waitrose outlets in the area.

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