I am taking part in the Great Wall of China Marathon on May 18th 2013.
The wall is not flat, but lies on top of the curves of hilly landscape. There are very steep ascents, with thousands of steps to negotiate, varying from shallow to knee high, and gradients can reach 1:10. I will be running in blistering heat and high humidity. There’s also some altitude thrown in for a bit of a laugh. It is a race renowned for bringing athletes to their knees.
I am hoping to raise £5000 for Headway South-West London, a local charity of which I am a trustee. We support victims of brain injury, their families and carers. We receive no government funding and are totally reliant on private donations. I was absolutely overwhelmed by your kind generosity and support when I took part in the North Pole Marathon last year when you helped me raise £10,000.
I would be equally delighted if you would do the same again this year. Please visit www.charitygiving.co.uk/beckynewman to make a donation or pop some coins into the collection boxes on the bar.
Thank you very much indeed
(Owner/Manager Bricklayer’s Arms)
We are delighted to announce the dates of our legendary Yorkshire Beer Festival 2013, taking place from 20th-24th February 2013.
With over 100 real ales, ciders and perries from the biggest county in the UK, this promises to be one of our very best festivals.
For the latest beer list, please click here.
Come and join us for our Christmas carol concert on
Sunday 23rd December 2pm – 4pm
Our opening times over the festive period are:
Christmas Eve: noon – 11pm
Christmas Day: noon – 2pm
Boxing Day: noon – 11pm
New Year’s Eve: noon – 1am
New Year’s Day: noon – 11pm
NB: On New Year’s Eve there’s no entrance fee and you don’t have to come in fancy dress. There will be complementary mince pies, sausage rolls and a glass of bubbly at the stroke of twelve.
Becky was a Headway Campaigner of the Year Award finalist and delighted to receive the accolade from James Cracknell at the Dorchester last Friday.
This was in recognition of her North Pole Marathon back in April. If anyone would like to donate to Headway please go to http://www.charitygiving.co.uk/beckynewman
Just to thank all our teams who came to the charity quiz night in aid of Headway. We raised over £2000, so thank you very much!
Also, in a change to the TV schedule, the Channel 5 documentary about the North Pole Marathon will now be shown on Friday 14th December.
We are looking for trivia fans to enter our charity quiz night on Wednesday 21st November. Teams of up to 5 people can take part for an entry fee of £20 per person. Each person will receive a complimentary drink on arrival, as well as light bites to eat. The quiz master will be Keith Hawley, a nurse with over thirty years experience of working with brain injured people.
The winning team will be given a cash prize of £100. A raffle is also being organised to further boost the charity’s total. There are fabulous prizes up for grabs, including a pair of tickets to a premier league football match.
I am also donating £1 from every drink bought throughout the evening.
Earlier this year I ran the North Pole Marathon for Headway, to be aired as part of a Channel 5 documentary on Thursday 29th November.
It is a fabulous charity and well worth your support. So get your team together, put your knowledge to the test and join us here at The Bricklayer’s Arms!
We are delighted to be joining with CAMRA in celebrating real perry and cider this month. There are almost 300 producers of real cider and perry in the UK today, making superb traditional drinks from locally sourced ingredients. Our finalised festival list is as follows:
WM Watkins & Sons – Oak Cider
Troggi – Handmade
White Label – Breton Style
Sam’s – Devon Medium
Countryman – Medium
Newton Court Cidery – Cider
Oliver’s – Cider
Greyfield – Pick Me Up
Brook Farm – Perry
Butford – Organic Perry
Troggi – Perry
A Festival Within A Festival
We are very excited that our Kent Beer Festival coincides with the first ever Kent Green Hop Festival. Almost every brewer in Kent is taking part and brewing one of a kind, never before tasted, Green Hop Beers. The beers will be brewed using fresh, green Kent hops, rather than dried, so that all the wonderful aromas and flavours go straight into the ale.
They will be officially launched at the Canterbury Food and Drink Fair on 28th September. However, we are delighted to be simultaneously launching them at The Bricklayer’s Arms, two days into our own beer festival, alongside all the other Kent beers we will have on offer.
The beer list for our festival can be found here.
For more information on the Kent Green Hop Festival, visit the website http://kentgreenhopbeer.com/
Twisted Spire 3.6%
Town Crier 4.5%
Old Henry 5.2%
Summer Hare 3.9%
We are delighted to announce that we will be launching a very exciting new brew at The Bricklayer’s Arms on Tuesday 28th August at 7.30pm. ‘Sophie’s Rustic Ale’ is a collaboration between Sophie Atherton, the UK’s first female accredited Beer Sommelier, and Dorset’s Art Brew. We are very excited that Sophie is making full use of her new qualification in making this English farmhouse style ale. We do hope you can join us for its world debut.
To tie in with our focus on Art Brew we will also have in stock the following beers from their range.
Hip Hop Green Bullet 4.3%
Monkey IPA 6.4%
Next week’s beers will be:
Mild 3.2% (2011 West Midlands Beer of the Year & Champion Beer of Britain 2007)
Twisted Spire 3.6%
Best Bitter 3.8%
Town Crier 4.5%
Old Henry 5.2%