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  • Engineers Arms 'Wacky Wednesdays" Saturday 6 August 2022

    Every Wednesday from 4.00pm until 8.00pm enjoy a range of discounted drinks.

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  • Engineers Arms trip to Burton Ale Trail 1st September Saturday 6 August 2022

    Kevin at the The Engineers Arms is organising a coach trip to the Burton Ale Trail which is running for four days from 1st September. The coach will be leaving the Engineers at 9.00am and returning to the Engineers by 9.00pm. Cost to be confirmed depending on the number going which will directly influence the size of the charabanc. Please contact Kev directly if you wish to be on the trip – Tel: 01462 812284; email: ku.oc.smrasreenigne@droldnal .

  • Cock, Broom Tuesday 2 August 2022

    Developments have taken place at the Cock to further enhance the experience for visitors. The building at the bottom of the garden - originally intended to facilitate spacing between guests at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic - now had been equipped with a permanent bar area. Additionally the grass area at the back of the pub, on the other side of the car park, now has a permanent fixture offering better shelter for musicians and other performers.

  • Day Trip to York - 23/07/22 Saturday 30 July 2022

    Please see below some of the pictures taken by Alan Britcher during the Branch's day trip to York.

    First drink at the York Tap, York Railway Station - John, Dave, Baz, Chris, and Ian collectively recovering from letting the train take the strain.

    First drink at the York Tap, York Railway Station - John, Dave, Barry, Chris, Ian.

    Interior view of one of the rooms in the Fox, Holgate Road

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    Assembled throng (except Chris who had headed for the Blue Bell and Alan who was behind the lens) in the Ackhorne.

    Assembled throng in the Ackhorne.

    Ian and Baz - one of whom was obviously too 'tired and emotional' to remove his jacket.

    Ian and Barry - one of whom was obviously too 'tired and emotional' to remove his jacket..

    John and Dave chewing the fat at one of York's unidentifiable fat chewing establishments - possibly the Swan or the Slip Inn

    John and Dave chewing the fat at one of York's unidentifiable fat chewing establishments - possibly the Slip Inn.

    Although we all met briefly at the York Tap at the start of the day we split up and never reassembled until the Ackhorne after which the two main groups again went in diverse directions.

    The day was fairly uneventful except we mistakenly decided to visit when York Races were on which meant that the city centre pubs were heaving until the flag dropped on the first race.

    One group of us visited the Fox, the Volunteer Arms, the Ackhorne, the Golden Ball, the Swan and the Slip Inn but I cannot report on the destinations of any of the the others. Only one complaint about a beer in the Fox...possibly nothing wrong with the beer, it just didn't tickle the imbiber's tastebuds - the second pint was well received.

    I've had no negative reports so can only assume everybody enjoyed themselves.

  • Branch Bike Ride Sunday 12 June 2022

    Photos of the Eleventh Branch Bike ride which this year went from the Engineers Arms to the Admiral.

    The peloton at the Plough with photographer, first aider, water supplier and general factotum Steve Nakoneczny 'flashing a peace' while Archie flashes Jo's loaf.

    Chris Freeman, on his first 'serious' ride since shaking off the effects of Covid

    Barry Giddings (centre) and two difficult to distinguish (for me - and please accept my apologies) companions at Jordan's bridge en route to the Cock at Broom

    Chris and Baz

    Ian and Archie

    Baz and Ian

    Archie and Ian

    Archie advising the countryside that he also comes in peace.