- CAMRA 50th Anniversary Logo
Monday 23 November 2020
The CAMRA 50th Anniversary Logos in a variety of colours.
- WINTER 2020 PUB OF THE SEASON
Sunday 1 March 2020
North Notts CAMRA Winter 2020 Pub of the Season is BeerHeadZ Retford.
The photo shows BeerHeadZ staff pictured with the Winter 2020 POTS certificate.
- North Notts CAMRA Pub of the Year 2020
Friday 14 February 2020
Voting for the North Notts CAMRA 2020 Pub of the Year is now completed
BEERHEADZ RETFORD 11
BEES KNEES LANEHAM 10
BREW SHED RETFORD 25
FUGGLES CHAPTER ONE 1
GREY HORSES INN CARLTON IN LINDRICK 1
IDLE VALLEY TAP RETFORD 3
LIQUORICE GARDENS WORKSOP 5
MALLARD WORKSOP 27
OLD PLOUGH SOUTH LEVERTON 1
OLDE RED LION WELLOW 2
RED HART BLYTH 1
NORTH NOTTS CAMRA PUB OF THE YEAR 2020 - THE MALLARD WORKSOP
The photo shows Carol, one of the valued team members at the Mallard, with the 2020 Pub of the Year certificate.
- Tasting night Old Police Station Retford
Thursday 7 November 2019
The Old Police Station is hosting a tasting evening for beers from the Headstocks and Rufford Abbey breweries. 6 beers with proceedings starting at 7pm although beers will be on the bar earlier.
- Mallard Ale'oween 2019
Thursday 31 October 2019
Thursday 31st october - Sunday 3rd November.
- Dukeries Autumn 2019 Beer Festival
Thursday 24 October 2019
Thursday 24th - Saturday 26th October.
- BeerHeadZ-All 5 pubs in GBG 2020
Friday 20 September 2019
RELEASE EMBARGOED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 12th 2019
High Fives! All BeerHeadZ bars feature in prestigious Good Beer Guide
Five years, five pubs and five entries in 2020 guide.
BeerHeadZ was founded just five years ago in Retford and have expanded rapidly; opening pubs in Grantham, Nottingham, Lincoln and Melton Mowbray, five in total. BeerHeadZ has developed a sound reputation for quality and exciting beer and the brand is now instantly recognised by beer lovers around the East Midlands.
The Good Beer Guide, now in its 47th edition, is produced annually by CAMRA (The Campaign for Real Ale) and features 4,500 UK pubs serving the best quality beer. It is compiled by an army of unpaid volunteers who anonymously inspect the Nation’s pubs to produce a list of the few that make it into the Guide, which is widely referred to as ‘The Drinker’s Bible’. It is the go-to resource for all discerning beer drinkers.
To celebrate the milestone of ‘five years, five pubs, five entries’, BeerHeadZ have commissioned a beer called ’555’ which will be brewed by the pub managers under the careful guidance of Dean Baker of Baker’s Dozen Brewery in Ketton. The one-off beer will then be available only in BeerHeadZ and a few other selected pubs for a limited period.
Martin Johnson, Operations Director of BeerHeadZ said: “Many beer drinkers enjoy trying and tasting new beers, and we hope they enjoy adding ‘555’ to their list. They’d better be quick though, because it won’t be around for long”.
Phil Ayling, BeerHeadZ Founder and Director, said “The quality of our beer offer has always been our focus and BeerHeadZ’ strapline ‘BEER. SERIOUSLY.’ has now been confirmed by the inclusion of all five of our pubs in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2020. Thanks to every member of our hard-working teams that have made this possible”.
The CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2020 is published on September 12th 2019.
BeerHeadZ is a small chain of Indiepubs specialising in quality beers served from cask, draft, bottle and can, plus ciders and wines. They currently run five pubs in the East Midlands area: Grantham, Lincoln, Melton Mowbray, Nottingham and Retford.
BeerHeadZ Ltd: beerheadz.biz
CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale): camra.org.uk
BeerHeadZ Grantham: 27 Watergate, Grantham, NG31 6NS
BeerHeadZ Lincoln: 4 Eastgate, Lincoln, LN2 1QA
BeerHeadZ Melton Mowbray: 7 King Street, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1XA
BeerHeadZ Nottingham: 1A Queens Road, Nottingham, NG2 3AS
BeerHeadZ Retford: 3 Town Hall Yard, Retford, DN22 6DU
Baker’s Dozen Brewery: bakersdozenbrewing.co.uk
For more information contact:
Martin Johnson (Director)
Tel: 07969 676 924
Phil Ayling (Director)
Tel: 07989 607 181
- Dukeries Summer 2019 Beer Festival
Thursday 4 July 2019
Dukeries Summer 2019 Beer Festival
Thursday 04th July - Saturday 6th July
Live music each evening
- North Notts CAMRA Winter 2019 POTS
Tuesday 5 March 2019
The Mallard is the Winter 2019 Pub Of The Season.
- North Notts CAMRA Winter 2019 POTS
Friday 1 March 2019
The North Notts CAMRA Winter 2019 POTS is the Mallard Worksop. Presentation of the award is at the Mallard Wednesday 27th March at 8pm, all welcome.
- North Notts CAMRA Pub of the Year 2019
Saturday 23 February 2019
The Brew Shed has been voted North Notts Pub of the Year 2019. The presentation will be on Saturday 23rd February at 3pm. Everyone welcome.
- Autumn 2018 Pub of the Season Presentation
Friday 28 December 2018
The Autumn 2018 Pub of the Season Presentation to BeerHeadZ Retford will take place on Friday 28th December at 7.00pm at BeerHeadZ. All welcome.
BeerHeadZ and Bee's Knees are both Autumn 2018 Pub of the Season.
- Autumn 2018 Pub of the Season Presentation
Saturday 15 December 2018
The Autumn 2018 Pub of the Season Presentation to the Bee's Knees will take place on Saturday 15th December at 7.00pm at the Bee's Knees. All welcome.
Bee's Knees and BeerHeadZ are both Autumn 2018 Pub of the Season.
- Dukeries Brewery 3rd Xmas Beer Festival
Thursday 13 December 2018
Dukeries Brewery 3rd xmas Beer Festival
Dukeries Brewery Tap, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop
Thursday 13th - Saturday 15th December
- Autumn 2018 Pub of the Season
Wednesday 5 December 2018
The Bee's Knees Laneham and BeerHeadZ Retford received the same number of votes for Autumn 2018 POTS from the North Notts CAMRA members and so there will be two Autumn 2018 POTS. Notification of the presentations will be posted under Diary when they are arranged.
- Mallard Ale'oween Beer Festival
Thursday 1 November 2018
Mallard Ale'oween Beer Festival
Worksop Railway Station Approach
Thursday 1st - Sunday 4th November
- Dukeries Autumn Beer Festival
Thursday 11 October 2018
Dukeries Autumn Beer Festival
Dukeries Brewery Tap, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop
Thursday 11th - Saturday 13th October
- Welbeck Abbey Brewery triumph in Great Taste 2018 Awards
Thursday 4 October 2018
Welbeck Abbey Brewery Triumphs at Great Taste Awards
Great Taste, the world’s most coveted food awards which celebrates the very best in food and drink, has announced the Great Taste stars of 2018. Out of over 12,600 products to be judged, local microbrewery Welbeck Abbey Brewery was awarded an astounding six awards! This includes five 1-star accolades for their bottles of Portland Black & Henrietta, as well as for their Red Feather, Harley, and Cavendish mini kegs. Their Red Feather bottle was awarded a 2-star accolade.
“It was our first year ever entering the awards and we were completely overwhelmed with our results,” Welbeck Abbey Brewery’s Creative Director, Jess Low, explains. “Everyone at the brewery works incredibly hard and we really love what we do, and we want our products to reflect that. We are so proud to have our ales recognised in these prestigious awards and grateful for the feedback we received from the judges”.
Judged by over 500 of the most demanding palates, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. As well as a badge of honour, the unmistakeable black and gold Great Taste label is a signpost to a wonderful tasting product, which has been discovered through hours and hours of blind-tasting by hundreds of judges. Of the 12,500+ entries into Great Taste this year, 192 have been awarded a 3-star, 1,207 received a 2-star and 3,254 were awarded a 1-star accolade. Welbeck Abbey Brewery’s award-winning products can always be found at The Welbeck Farmshop, as well as at a large number of pubs, restaurants, and independent bottle shops in the local area. Follow them on Social Media or visit their website for more information at www.welbeckabbeybrewery.co.uk .
Notes to editors:
Welbeck is one of the great traditional landed estates, nestled within Sherwood Forest. It is home to an artisan village, producing specialist foods and crafts in a beautiful rural setting.
The brewery is based at the centre of this community; housed in a listed barn, it produces hand crafted ales using the estate’s own spring water and a unique strain of nurtured yeast.
The brewery is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm.
For further press information please contact:
Jess Low ku.oc.yrewerbyebbakceblew@acisseJ()
T: 01909 512 539 (Monday, Tuesday & Friday only)
About Great Taste
Great Taste is the largest and most trusted accreditation scheme for fine food and drink. Established in 1994, it encourages and mentors artisan food producers, offering a unique benchmarking and product evaluation service leading to an independent accreditation that enables small food and drink businesses to compete against supermarket premium own label brands.
Since 1994 over 134,000 products have been assessed. This year 12,634 products were blind-tasted by panels of specialists: top chefs, food writers, influencers, food critics, restaurateurs and fine food retailers.
Great Taste ratings
3-star: Extraordinarily tasty foods – less than 3% of products are awarded a 3-star each year – don’t
leave the shop without buying it!
2-star: Above and beyond delicious – less than 10% of entries will achieve this rating
1-star: A food that delivers fantastic flavour. Approximately 25% of entries will achieve this rating each year.
What are Great Taste judges looking for?
They’re looking for great texture and appearance. They judge the quality of ingredients and how well the maker has put the food or drink together. But above all, they are looking for truly great taste.
How do they work?
Each team of three to four judges blind-tastes around 25 products per session, discussing each product as a coordinating food writer transcribes their comments directly onto the Great Taste website, which producers access after judging is completed. Over the years, numerous food businesses, start-ups and well-established producers have been advised how to modify their foods and have subsequently gone on to achieve Great Taste stars. Food or drink that is deemed worthy of Great Taste stars is also tasted by a team of arbitrators, who taste, confer and agree on the final award given. If judges feel that a product needs some adjustment, and is therefore not likely to receive an award, the food or drink gets a second chance on a referral table, where another team blind-tastes and deliberates. For a Great Taste 3-star award, the vast majority in the room - which can be as many as 30-40 experts - must agree that the food or drink delivers that indescribable ‘wow’ factor.
What should consumers look for?
The logo. The Great Taste symbol is their guarantee a product has been through a rigorous and independent judging process. It’s not about smart packaging or clever marketing – it’s all about taste.
Great Taste Press Enquiries:
Amy Brice at Freshly Ground PR
Telephone: +44 (0) 7717 893123
- Dukeries Oktoberfest
Saturday 29 September 2018
At the Dukeries Brewery Tap
Proceeds to Worksop Festival of Remembrance Fund 2018
Contact 07973939624 or gro.poskrow-lbr@stneve
- Greyhorses Inn Carlton in Lindrick
Saturday 14 July 2018
Greyhorses Beer Festival
Weekend 14th July
- Red Hart Blyth Beer and Gin Festival
Friday 25 May 2018
Red Hart Beer and Gin Festival
Friday 25th - Mon 28th May
Festival beers in the outbuilding near the outside seating area
- Mallard Beer Festival
Thursday 26 April 2018
Mallard Beer Festival
Thursday 26th - Sunday 29th April
20+ real ales and ciders
- Timothy Taylors Tasting Evening
Tuesday 24 April 2018
Timothy Taylors Tasting Evening
Brick and Tile Retford
7.30pm start all welcome
- Dukeries Beer Festival
Thursday 5 April 2018
Dukeries Beer Festival
18 Newcastle Ave Worksop
Thursday 5th April - Sunday 8th April
20+ Real Ales and Ciders
Breweries already featuring, Vale of Glamorgan, Portobello , Geeves , Two Roses, Beartown , Fox, Ardvark, Abstract Jungle, Titan and Scarborough plus Dukeries with more to follow.
Thurs 5.30pm - 11.00 Fri & Sat 12.00 - 11.00 Sun 12.00-
Live entertainment Friday & Saturday evenings
- Fuggle Bunny Brewery achieves success at Magna
Thursday 15 March 2018
Rotherham CAMRA Beer Festival at Magna Rotherham announced the Champion Beers of Yorkshire. Fuggle Bunny Brewery achieved Gold in the Golden Ale category with 24 Carrot and Silver in the Best Bitter category with Jammy Dodger.
- The Mallard Winter Beer Festival
Thursday 1 February 2018
The Mallard Winter Beer Festival. Thursday 1st February - Sunday 4th February 2018. 20+ beers plus ciders.
- Dukeries Christmas Beer Festival Thursday 14th-Saturday 16th December
Thursday 14 December 2017
Dukeries Christmas Beer Festival at the Brewery Tap on Newcastle Avenue Worksop.
20 real ales and ciders including some Christmas beers.
Entertainment from the Crashers on Friday evening.
- Springhead Brewery Newsletter 08th November 2017
Thursday 9 November 2017
A big hello to all of our drinkers, and we hope you’re having a lovely week! We have a whole host of exciting news packed into our latest newsletter, including a Silver medal win for our American Pale Ale, Outlawed, at the Midland’s SIBA Awards on Friday, as well as a nomination in the North Notts Business Awards, our upcoming Christmas beers and info on stocking up on them for the festive season, our new beer, Exodus, and lots more!
We are very pleased to announce that our triple-hopped citrussy APA, Outlawed, won a silver award in SIBA's Midlands Independent Beer Awards 2017, Cask Standard Bitters and Pale Ales category on Friday! A huge thank you to the organisers and the judges, and of course to our wonderful drinkers, and a big congrats to our Head Brewer Keir for the sterling work he’s been doing on our brews! This follows on from a Gold Award for our porter Drop O’ The Black Stuff in last year’s awards, and another silver the year before that, so we’re very happy to see our beers being celebrated and gaining critical acclaim.
We’re also always very interested in hearing your feedback on our brews, and like to feature your reviews on our website and social media, so if you’d tried one of our beers recently, please let us know what you thought on ku.oc.daehgnirps@ofni or via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SpringheadBrewery/.
North Notts Business Awards Nomination
We are also very happy to announce that we have been nominated for the Best Artisan Business Award in the North Notts Business Awards this year. The award is given based on the number of public votes received for each category, so if you enjoy our beers, please consider voting for us. It’s a really quick, simple process, and your vote could make all the difference!
To vote for us, please click the link below, scroll down to the red ‘VOTE NOW’ button, click it to enter the voting form, and enter your nominations – it only takes two minutes, and would mean a huge amount to us!
The deadline for your votes is midnight on Friday, 12th January 2018 so there’s still lots of time, and please share on your social media pages too!
To find us on Facebook, click https://www.facebook.com/SpringheadBrewery/
For Twitter, https://twitter.com/springhead1
Or for Instagram https://www.instagram.com/springheadbrewery/
Current Seasonal Special – Surrender
Our current seasonal special is our beautiful South Pacific Pale, Surrender, made with Vienna malt, and finest Equinox and Cascade hops for a hit of tropical fruit flavours. It’s always a real favourite, so catch it while you can!
Upcoming Seasonal Specials for the Festive Period
We also have two very special seasonal brews coming up to see us merrily through the festive season - Fallen Angel, which is pale, with citrussy flavours and cinnamon warmth will be available from mid November, and Rudolph’s Ruin, which is caramel-coloured, with fruity flavours of dates and figs will be ready for the start of December.
Our Beers in Craft Kegs
Following its popularity in cask, our lovely South Pacific Pale, Surrender, is soon to join Roaring Meg and Outlawed in keg form. The craft kegging process, in which the beers are unfined and lightly filtered to maximise in aroma, taste and clarity has proved fantastic in preserving the flavours true to their original format, so if you haven’t tried them yet in keg we highly recommend them! We’re also very happy to see that producing our beers in kegs has enabled a whole host of other pubs and bars to stock our beers who previously weren’t able to. If you’d like to try them in your local, ask your landlord to get in contact, or let us know where and we’d be happy to give them a call to see what we can arrange!
This month, our brewers have also been busy with a new concoction - introducing our brand new beer, EXODUS!
Exodus, 3.7% ABV, Colour: Golden
Tasting notes: A bright golden-coloured beer, with a bold citrus flavour, balanced by a biscuity malt body, and with a burst of grapefruit aroma. Refreshing and clean tasting; the perfect session beer.
Background: Exodus is our newest brew, light, and packed with fresh citrus flavour. It is brewed using Pale and Munich malt, Cascade hops, and an all-natural grapefruit infusion for a tropical citrus burst.
The beer has had a great reception so far, and has gone out to several wholesalers already, so let us know if you spot it on a bar near you! Exodus has been flying out the brewery – so much so, that we’re already had to produce our second brew of it!
Stock up on our Beers for Christmas!
With the festival season just around the corner (how did that happen?!), we’ve also been preparing for the Christmas rush by getting in new batches of our two bottle and a branded Springhead glass presentation gift packs, as well as our 17 and 35 pint boxes of beer, which are perfect to see you through Christmas and New Year or for your next party! We also have our beers available for you to enjoy at home in bottles, cans, or even a full 9 gallon cask for the more ambitious beer connoisseur. Call us on 01777 229 020 or email ku.oc.daehgnirps@ofni for more info or to arrange to collect your order either from our brewery in Laneham, near Retford, or from our central Nottingham pick up point in The Park (NG7), or ask our team if we’re able to deliver to your door!
Our brewery tap, Meg’s Bar, will also be open as a pop-up Christmas shop for you to call in, sample our Christmas seasonal specials and other beers, and stock up on our beers in all formats from 9am-4pm from Monday-Friday the week before Christmas (18th to 22nd December).
Roaring Meg Cans in Regional Co-op Branches
We’ve also had a new batch of cans of our flagship IPA made up in preparation for Christmas, and also ready for our first order to go into regional Co-op Branches! Please let us know if you spot it on the shelves, and what you think to the cans! The cans are 330ml craft cans, which are looking and tasting great, and you can also buy the cans direct from us in packs of 6 or cases of 24.
Nottingham Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival 2017
Finally, a big thanks to everyone who visited us, stopped to chat and enjoyed a beer with us at the Nottingham Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival, where we had a Springhead bar from the 11th to the 14th of October. We had a fantastic weekend there, tried some truly delicious beers, and were very happy to see so many friendly faces visiting our bar and trying the eight beers we had on over the weekend. If you have any pictures from the festival, please send them in!
I think that’s everything for now – it’s been a busy month! As always a huge thanks for all of your support.
Eve Springhead Brewery
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- Ashbourne Beer Festival
Thursday 21 September 2017
- The Olde Red Lion Wellow Beer Festival
Saturday 26 August 2017
The Olde Red Lion Beer Festival Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th August.
- Angel Misson Beer and Music Festival
Saturday 29 July 2017
Angel Beer and Music Festival Saturday 29th July.
- Mallard Summer Beer Festival
Thursday 27 July 2017
The Mallard Summer Beer Festival Thursday 27th - Sunday 30th July.
- BeerHeadZ 2nd Village Trip
Saturday 22 July 2017
The 2nd bus trip around some village pubs. Get to some pubs you may otherwise miss. £12 per person, pay at BeerHeadZ or pay Steve Smith. The bus leaves Kettlewells depot in Retford at 11.30. Optional - start with breakfast at the Galway.
- Wetherspoons - Cider Festival 7th - 23rd July 2017.
Friday 7 July 2017
Wetherspoons Cider Festival at the Liquorice Gardens Worksop and the Dominie Cross Retford. Friday 7th July - Sunday 23rd July 2017.
- The Cannon Ale Run 2
Thursday 22 June 2017
The Beer Festival took place Thursday 22nd-Sunday 25th June
4 pubs, Ye Olde Sun, BeerHeadZ, the White Lion and the Idle Valley Tap.
Good weather was enjoyed and 30 real ales and ciders.
- Spring POTS 2017
Monday 12 June 2017
The Mallard, Worksop.
- Idle Valley Brewing awarded SIBA 2017 National Gold
Monday 20 March 2017
Harry and his team at Idle Valley Brewing took the Gold award for their Vacant Gesture in the Champion Small Pack Standard Bitter and Pale category at the SIBA 2017 National Awards. Well done Harry, keep the beer flowing.
- North Notts CAMRA Pub of the Season Winter 2016
Sunday 12 March 2017
The North Notts CAMRA Pub of the Season Winter 2016 has been tied. The two pubs are the Station at Worksop and the Olde Red Lion at Wellow. We are going to call both pubs Pub of the Season. Terry is sorting out the presentation dates but the presentation to the Station will probably be at the AGM and the first branch meeting after the AGM will hopefully be at the Olde Red Lion and the presentation will be then.
- Vacant Gesture awarded runner-up in the Champion Beer of Nottinghamshire
Monday 6 March 2017
Idle Valley's Vacant Gesture gained a very creditable runner-up award at the Champion Beer of Nottinghamshire with Blue Monkey Guerrilla Chocolate Amaretto a 4.9% ABV dark stout taking the top award. Brewer Chris Harrison-Hawkes is very pleased with the success at Nottingham and is now looking forward to the national SIBA awards at the Beer X at Sheffield Ice.
- North Notts CAMRA Pub of the Year 2016
Thursday 23 February 2017
The Mallard on Worksop railway station has been voted North Notts CAMRA Pub of the Year 2016. Congratulations to Wayne, Mel and staff, the date of the presentation of the award will be announced shortly.
- North Notts CAMRA branch chairman passes away
Monday 23 January 2017
Steve Bownes passed away on the 23rd January 2017 at 12.30pm in Bassetlaw hospital.
Steve had been ill since November and was suffering from pneumonia.
- Dukeries Brewery announce the opening of their new premises.
Wednesday 30 November 2016
A great addition to Worksop and the North Notts. The team at Dukeries Brewery are very excited as not only is it Christmas but we are also opening our new Brewery Tap at 18 Newcastle Avenue, Worksop, S80 1NP, which will be our new home for you to come and try our traditional award winning Real Ales! Also you will be able to see where it is intended for us to relocate the brewery from our current site. Ten minute walk from Worksop train station, 2 minutes from Worksop bus station.
- Midland SIBA Results 2016
Wednesday 26 October 2016
Local breweries do well at Midland SIBA Awards 2016. Midland SIBA Results 2016