Pints West - Summer 2020
Welcome to the first edition of Pints West since lockdown began. The last printed edition came out early March, about three weeks before the pubs were all ordered to close. We hope most of you managed to pick up a nice shiny copy.With the pubs now closed we have nowhere for hard copies of Pints West to go. The pubs that, between them, kindly accept the boxes (containing 10,000 copies) from the printers and store them for us – the Cornubia and Lime Kiln in Bristol, the Royal Oak in Twerton, Bath, and the Parish Pump in Worle – are closed. And the band of volunteers that then collect and distribute copies to hundreds of pubs in the Bristol & District and Bath & Borders branch areas have nowhere to take them. And so this online edition.Just because the pubs are shut and people are staying at home doesn’t mean CAMRA activities have stopped. We’ve produced a Pints Westfor a start. And the message that Nik Antona, CAMRA’s national chairman, issued less than two weeks into lockdown (reproduced below) illustrates that well.It may not be possible to go to the pub for a beer as normal, but fortunately we seem quite well blessed with breweries and pubs offering takeaway and delivery options. The pages that follow highlight plenty of examples.