Ale Amble from Newbury to Kintbury

On Saturday 27 July, Andy Pinkard led an Ale Amble stopping at 3 pubs en route.

Starting from the Hatchet Inn, Newbury at 11 am, Andy, Mike, Jayne, Sarah and Tony walked to the Craven Arms, Enborne, initially following the Kennet & Avon canal towpath.

Tim and Paul were waiting for their arrival. It was still damp weather so pints of Wadworth 6X, IPA or Swordfish were enjoyed inside.


Tim, Sarah, Mike, Andy, Tony outside the Craven Arms (garden side). These five and Jayne coninued along the road in single file to the White Hart, Hamstead Marshall.

From the three Saviour beers available we all chose Saviour Gold. The weather was still damp so we stayed indoors.

Before leaving the White Hart, the group posed for a photo in front of the small building that houses the Saviour brewery.


Andy led the group on a route along minor roads and footpaths to Irish Hill where there are fine views to the south. We rejoined the canal on the other side of the hill and followed the towpath to Kintbury, crossing the canal to reach the Dundas Arms.


Here the group caught up with Richard who had arrived by train from Newbury and we sat outside at the front of the pub, by the canal.

Returning to Newbury by train, a few called in at the Cow & Cask for a final pint.


A summer of fun planned by the Craven Arms

The Craven Arms nestled in the small village of Enborne will be organising a number of events this summer to help celebrate CAMRA’s Summer of Pub campaign – an initiative to encourage pub-going over the summer months.

Starting with a quiz night on the first of the month, they are organising a number of events to encourage locals and visitors alike to head down to their pub this summer. Forthcoming activities include:

  • Outdoor BBQ and licensed bar with live music from the Newbury band Beatlejuice, who will be covering the fab four hits in their own unique way. Visit from 12 pm noon for food and 4-6pm live music on Saturday 6th July
  • Quiz night on the first Monday of every month – the next quiz will be the 5th of August
  • Garden party with a BBQ and live music from Newbury band Mash, covering all your favourite hits both new and old from 5-7pm on Saturday 10th August
  • Summer Ale Amble with the local CAMRA branch, Saturday 27th July
  • Country Day including a BBQ, hog roast and bar from 12 noon – grab your cowboy hats and join our bar dance from 4-6pm with Liam Barnes and Dave Dart on Saturday 24th August

See press release.

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To find out more about the Craven Arms, visit