Castle Rock’s Bread and Bitter on Mapperley Top has taken CAMRA’s LocAle scheme to heart over a weekend when every real ale served was brewed within 20 miles of the pub. A total of 25 were available on the pub’s 12 beer engines over the Royal Wedding weekend from Friday 29 May – and by Monday most had been supped, enjoyed and finished.
For manager, John Francis, this was the culmination of weeks of planning and sourcing to make sure the geographical spread matched the wide range of tastes and styles available locally. “Though most of the choices were bitters, we were also keen to lead the Mild in May month with never fewer than three milds on the bar at any one time.
“First to go was Blue Monkey’s BG Sips; but all the ales from Mallard, Magpie, Caythorpe, Dancing Duck and Castle Rock were sipped, discussed and enjoyed by many CAMRA members and other real ale fans,” says John. “Thanks for joining us.”
Throughout the weekend, the LocAle ales were included in Castle Rock’s One Over the Eight scheme.